New rules by Australia immigration to stop abuse of Australian student visa
Australia, 29th April: Australian immigration has announced new measures to control abuse of Australian student visa.
The changes in the Australian immigration policy for international student visas will not only make the process of Australian student visa much easier for genuine applicants but also require additional checks on applicants found to be abusing the visa system, clarified Chris Evans, Australian immigration minister.
The new rules have given additional powers to Australian immigration authorities for cancellation of Australian student visas of such applicants.
The changes introduced by Australian immigration department also aim for tightening noose on international students pursuing two or more courses in Australia.
A higher risk assessment level will need to be met by all foreign students studying two or more study courses in Australian institutes, Senator Evans maintained during the American Chamber of Commerce in Perth.
Main motive of this rule is to check any incidence of fraud and to ensure that all foreign students choose only those study courses which they really intend to complete and not just for receiving a favorable risk assessment level.
Hence, under new guidelines by Australian immigration department, any international student found guilty of having deferred his study in Australia or suspended his study program for any non-genuine reasons. Meanwhile, any foreign students on Australian student visa who actually experience difficult circumstances will be allowed to get a temporary leave from their study program.
Moreover, new Australian immigration rules targeted towards Australian student visa holders give additional powers to question and verify claims of students if immigration department does not find the reasons to be compelling for suspension or deferral of study by the student.
Changes in Australian immigration policies will also streamline the process of Australian student visa for potential Postgraduate students from various nations of the world.
The changes aim to allow applicants for postgraduate research sector to file applications through e-visa, asserted Senator Evans adding that this is being done since the level of fraud in this sector is quite low while level of compliance is significantly high.