Change of visa status

Notifying change of status - student visa to PR/TR

If you change your visa from a student visa to another visa such as permanent or temporary residence (PR or TR), you are required to notify the University as soon as possible after the change so that we can complete our reporting requirements to the Government.

Change of visa status

A change in your visa status may result in different conditions being attached to your visa.

If you change your visa from a student visa to PR or TR, please notify us by:

  • Take your passport and new visa to Deakin Central on your campus.
  • Deakin Central will take a copy of your new visa and advise the DI Quality and Compliance Team to undertake the necessary reports.
  • If you have changed to PR status, you will need to take evidence of your new visa to your Faculty Office AFTER you have been to Deakin Central so your Faculty can have you fill in the necessary paperwork to change to domestic student status. (Please note: Depending on the number of domestic student places, a change of visa status to PR does not automatically guarantee you a domestic student place. Your Faculty Office will be able to discuss this with you further.)
  • Once the DI Quality and Compliance team receives details of your new visa, your CoE will be cancelled and your status will be updated in the student system.

Students who change to TR status are still considered international students for fee purposes.


Notifying change of status - TR to student visa

There are rare occasions when a student needs to change their visa from a TR visa to a student visa. In such cases, it is very important that you notify the University of this change immediately as your eligibility to remain in Australia will depend on your student visa being processed. To notify us of a change of visa status from TR to student visa, you should:

  • Take your passport and new visa to Deakin Central on your campus.
  • Deakin Central will send a copy of your change of visa status to the Admissions, Enrolments and Records Team so that your details are updated on the student system.
  • Deakin Central will also send a copy of your change of visa status to Deakin International Admissions who will check that you meet the eligibility requirements of an international student visa holder and, if so, will issue a new CoE and send this to you so that you can apply for your student visa.
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