Simplified International Student Visa Framework (SSVF)

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Simplified International Student Visa Framework (SSVF)

A simplified international student visa framework (SSVF) has been announced jointly today by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Senator Cash and the Minister for Education and Training Senator Pyne. The new system will come into place after June 2016.


The SSVF will replace both the Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP)arrangements and the current Assessment Level Framework and will apply to all international students.


It will lay out a student’s financial and English language evidentiary requirements based on two things: the immigration profile of the student’s country of citizenship and of their education provider.


The improved approach to the administration of student visas as part of the SSVF will have clear benefits. The overall integrity of the student visa programme will be maintained, and the improved regulatory arrangements will avoid placing unnecessary burden or cost on education providers.


A working group with international education sector stakeholders is being formed to guide implementation of the new framework on the expiry of SVP arrangements on 30 June 2016.


Source: Migration Institute of Australia

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