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  • Jenny Murphy MARN 0852535

Restricting Student Visa Options Onshore

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The Minister for Home Affairs has announced that, starting from 1 July 2024, holders of Temporary Graduate, Visitor, and Maritime Crew visas will no longer be able to apply for a Student visa while in Australia. This change expands the existing list of visa holders who are not eligible to apply for a Student visa onshore. The complete list of affected visa categories includes:

- Temporary Graduate (Sc 485)

- Visitor (Sc 600)

- Electronic Travel Authority (Sc 601)

- Medical Treatment (Sc 602)

- e-Visitor (Sc 651)

- Transit (Sc 771)

- Maritime Crew (Sc 988)

- Diplomatic Temporary (Sc 995) – primary visa holders only

- Temporary Work (International Relations) (Sc 403) – Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream

- Domestic Worker (Temporary) – Diplomatic or Consular (Sc 426)


To review your visa options and understand your eligibility, book a consultation with one of our experienced Registered Migration Agents today.

Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please get in touch with SCA Connect.

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