Visa FAQs

Information about what happens when you change your visa type.

Must I advise Deakin of any change of visa status?

Yes, you are required to advise Deakin of any change of visa status. Ideally, this should be done within 5 working days of the date your visa status changes. You are required to provide scanned copy of new visa and passport to di-q-and-c@deakin.edu.au.

Alternatively, you can present your new visa document and passport to Student Central to forward to di-q-and-c@deakin.edu.au.

Am I considered a domestic student if I get temporary resident status?

No. Students who have temporary resident (TR) status are considered international students for fee purposes. However, if you get a TR visa, you will not be subject to the conditions of an international student visa.

Am I considered a domestic student if I get permanent resident status?

As a permanent resident (PR), you will be considered a domestic student. However, this does not mean that you will be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please also refer to the Low completion and Government assistance webpage to view the changes to the Commonwealth supported place, HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

I am currently on a TR visa and need to apply for a student visa, what do I need to do?

You will require a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to lodge a student visa application. Please complete the following:

  • Complete the Student CoE form online
  • Student Central will complete a course map with the expected completion date and forward this to International Admissions
  • 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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