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The Government is making a number of changes to temporary visa holder arrangements during the coronavirus crisis in order to protect the health and livelihoods of Australians, support critical industries, and assist with the rapid recovery post the virus.

International students

There are 565,000 international students in Australia, mainly studying in the higher education or vocational education sector. They are an important contributor to our tertiary sector and economy, supporting 240,000 Australian jobs.

Students are encouraged to rely on family support, part-time work where available and their own savings to sustain themselves in Australia. As part of their visa application, international students have had to demonstrate that they can support themselves completely in their first year.

Students who have been here longer than 12 months who find themselves in financial hardship will be able to access their Australian superannuation.

The Government will undertake further engagement with the international education sector who already provide some financial support for international students facing hardship. For example, we understand there are some education providers that are providing fee discounts to international students.

The Government will also be flexible in cases where Coronavirus has prevented international students meeting their visa conditions (such as not being able attend classes).

International students are able to work up to 40 hours per fortnight.

International students working in aged care and as nurses have had these hours extended to support these critical sectors.

International students working in the major supermarkets had also had these hours extended to help get stock on shelves during the high demand. From 1 May, their hours will return to the maximum 40 hours a fortnight as more Australians are being recruited into these roles.

Student Visa Agents

HELPING STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA THAT HAVE A COMPLEX VISA SITUATION
At VisaOne, we know what kind of skill, determination, and meticulousness it takes to represent a complex student visas with Immigration. With a proven track record of successes in complex student visas, our legal team are expert defenders for our case applications with the Department of Immigration.
If you are looking to get a Student Visa or have a Student Visa but have violated the conditions, you likely have many questions. Our team is here to answer your questions. Give us a call or scroll further down to learn top tips on how to get a student visa!

Student Visa Quick Tips

Getting Started with a Student Visa Application
TIP #1: IT IS FREE TO ENGAGE AN EDUCATION AGENT OVERSEAS

Usually, a student visa can be prepared and lodged by your overseas Education Agent in your home country.

Migration Agents & Lawyers charge a fee to represent a student visa application.
TIP #2: YOU ONLY NEED TO CONSIDER A MIGRATION AGENT FOR COMPLEX STUDENT VISAS

Complex student visas may require professional assistance.

This is especially in the case when you don’t comply with the visa requirements or have not complied with your current or previous visa conditions.
TIP #3: DON’T VIOLATE YOUR STUDENT WORKING CONDITIONS

Be sure that you adhere to your student visa work condition.

If you have violated any conditions on your student visa, it is important you hire a Migration Agent or Lawyer with experience in handling situations like this.

Why Use VisaOne?

100% Free Consultation

Your first initial consultation is free of charge.

Accurate Visa Advice

Get accurate legal advice on the visa pathways that best suit your situation.

Registered Migration Agents

Our agents are OMARA registered immigration agents.

Fast Response

Speak to a visa expert in less than 24 business hours after sending a message.

Legal Representation

Your case is represented by a registered immigration agent with the Department of Home Affairs. Our agents are highly skilled in liaising with the Department of Home Affairs during decision time.

Maximise Your Success

Give your visa the best chances of success with an experienced agent. We know which parts of your case to strengthen and omit to give you the highest chance of success.

Help With Visa Appeals

Got a visa refusal and unsure what to do next? Find out whether you can turn things around in an appeal.

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Start planning for your steps towards gaining Australian Permanent Residency.

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Explore Your Visa Options Today 

Get accurate eligibility advice on your visa situation first time round. A VisaOne Migration Agent will get in touch with you in 24 business hours.
100% Free Consultation

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a registered migration agent?
Registered migration agents are allowed to provide immigration advice and assistance, including help lodging visa applications.

Migration agents must be qualified and demonstrate to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) that they:
- have sufficient knowledge of migration law and procedures
- are a person of integrity
- are a fit and proper person to provide immigration assistance

Furthermore, migration agents can advise if your visa application is likely to succeed, but they do not make visa decisions and cannot influence outcomes. Only the Department of Home Affairs makes decisions about visa applications.

Please note, it is against the law for someone in Australia who is not registered with the OMARA to provide you with immigration assistance. Some migration agents work for voluntary organisations and provide services for free. Most migration agents charge a professional service fee.

In conclusion, a registered migration agent helps you prepare your visa application for lodgement.
What is the difference between a migration agent and a migration lawyer?
Migration agents, registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) can:
- Provide advice on visa requirements
- Assist with lodging visa applications
- Deal with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf

Migration agents typically complete a 12-month certificate or diploma in Australian Migration Law with a tertiary institution. Following this, they are able to register with OMARA and practise as a migration agent.

However, many lawyers are also migration agents. If a lawyer wants to become a migration agent and practise immigration law, they must also register with OMARA. Furthermore, immigration lawyers usually retain dual registration to provide immigration advice and assistance. However, unlike migration agents without legal qualifications, immigration lawyers can also appeal cases in courts such as the Federal Court or High Court.

Overall, here are the key similarities and differences between migration agents and immigration lawyers:

Migration Agents

Immigration Lawyers

Qualifications

Completed a 12 month certificate or diploma in Australian Migration Law
Completed a law degree and Practical Legal Training

Registration

Registered with MARA
Registered with the Legal Admissions Board, the Law Society, and MARA

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Can assist with visa applications and merits review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Can assist with visa applications and merits review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Other Courts

Cannot assist with appeals to Australia Courts
Can assist with appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCCA), the Federal Court of Australia (FCA), and the High Court of Australia
Therefore, it is important to ensure the migration agent or lawyer you engage is qualified for your specific case.
Why use a professional visa service? Why use a migration agent or lawyer?
Cost Effective
With about 100 visa subclasses available in Australia, it can be hard to navigate which visa subclass is most appropriate for you. It may seem like you are saving money by completing the application yourself. However, if your application is refused, it can be very costly. Some visa applications can cost more than $8,000AUD. Refunds for lodging the application are only available in limited circumstances. Furthermore, if you are a business or employer, you must also pay the SAF Levy. The SAF Levy contributes to the [Skilling Australians Fund](https://www.employment.gov.au/skilling-australians-fund) to help support Australian jobs. A refund for this levy is also only available in limited circumstances if the Department of Home Affairs refuses your application. In addition, if you appeal your case in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, this could also increase your costs.

Avoid Lengthy Delays
An experienced migration agent or immigration lawyer can prepare your application and make it ‘decision ready’ for the case officer assigned to your matter. If you have left out any important information or documents in your application, it could delay the process. You may receive:
- A request for information (RFI)
- Invitation to comment [PIC 4020] (https://legalvision.com.au/what-is-public-interest-criteria-4020/) or
- A request to respond to natural justice letters.

If you are unsure how to reply to these letters or what to do in these situations, it can be an overwhelming and a stressful experience. A well-prepared application is more likely to be successful.

Expertise
The Department often refuses visas because employers and individuals do not meet the eligibility criteria. Investing in an initial consultation to explore your eligibility and visa options with your migration agent or lawyer will confirm:
- Your suitability
- Your likely prospects of success
- The costs involved
- The process and duration

Each case is different and can present its own unique challenges and obstacles. Therefore, a migration agent or lawyer will identify the legal issues in your case and present you with practical solutions.

Take Out The Stress
There is no doubt that migrating is a stressful experience. When you use a migration agent or migration lawyer, you are guided each step of the way.

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