Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) – Australia

Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) – Australia

Streamlined visa Processing (SVP) was introduced to show the world that Australia is open for business and wants to concentrate on high quality as well as students genuinely willing to study. SVP enables universities to compete globally for the finest students unobstructed by prolonged visa procedures. It also allows universities to bring in procedures that improve results for retaining students. However, the Australian Government has announced all possibilities towards the introduction of a Simplified International Student visa Framework (SSVF) which is said to replace SVP from mid-2016.  The changes will reduce the number of student visa subclasses from eight to two and introduce a simplified single immigration risk framework for all international students.

The introduction of a simplified international student visa framework will enhance impartiality and provide backing to a surrounding where high quality and low risk providers can flourish. And, in the process, improve the competitiveness of worldwide higher education. This change is a result of the government’s pledge to back international education with the help of good policy and efficient guidelines.

Read more to understand how the system will affect your case:

What is SSVF?

SSVF is Simplified Student visa Framework which will replace current Streamline visa Processing. It will simplify subclasses for visa and bring it down to 2 instead of eight in place at the moment. It is an effort made to create single and simplified immigration risk framework for all international students.

What is the purpose of introducing Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)?

SSVF has been created to make the visa process simple for students.  It has more targeted approach towards checking the student and institution integrity.

When does Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) start?

It is expected to be implemented by June 2016.

What parameters will be used to judge the visa risk?
  1. Immigration risk outcome of student education provider which is university or college where student applies for studies.
  2. Country of citizenship.
How do these parameters affect the processing of my visa application?

Insinuations immigration risk and student country of citizenship will decide documentation required for visa towards financial capacity and English level that student would need to have before coming to Australia.

What other criteria will be there?

Student intention of studying in Australia and GTE criteria will still be in place. It is expected that the student should conduct a proper research about course and institution before taking decision of studying in Australia.

Once Simplified International Student Visa Framework (SSVF) will be implemented next year, students will have much clarity about the quality of institutions and its requirement and also have simple method to judge the same. In addition to being better than Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP), SSVF has delighted Australia’s international educators because the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) will be much easier for potential students to understand and apply for their preferred university.

About Shahina Khan

Shahina Khan has more than 16 years of experience in higher education consultancy. She is recipient of multiple awards and renowned expert for international education, visa and culture. Ms. Khan continually explores new study destinations for Indian & South Asian students, and works on promotional strategies with a number of trusted institutions of higher education in various countries.