Given that the continues global spread of the COVID-19, the Australia border is still restricted for non Australian citizens. Some regions are even facing another wave of outbreak, such as Victoria and Hong Kong.
It is believed that many international students’ study plans have been impacted. Therefore, Australian government has announced that student visa (subclass 500) can be extended for FREE started from August 5, 2020 in order to assist holders who are being affected by the COVID-19. Here are the details:
- Only new applications (since August 5) will be eligible to have the application fee waived
- Holders who are not able to complete the scheduled program since February 2020
- Family member (combined applicants) of current or recent students whose studies were affected by COVID-19 will also be able to avail the fee waiver
Contact our consultants now if you have any enquiries or needs.