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

Alternatively, you can present your new visa document and passport to Student Central to forward to

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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