A student visa is an endorsement by the immigration authorities on your passport. It indicates that you are allowed to enter the country and stay to study for a specified period of time.
When should I apply for my student visa?
You can begin your student visa application once you receive confirmation of your enrolment in your chosen university or institution. It’s best to apply as early as possible, regardless of when your program is due to start, as the time taken for your visa to process will vary from country to country.
When do I need to apply for a student visa?
There are several steps to consider when applying for a student visa. However, the order of these steps, processes and requirements may vary according to where you are planning to study.
You may need:
1. Enrolment in a recognised educational institution.
2. Proof of your capacity to cover the cost of air fares, course tuition fees and living costs for you (and your family members) for the duration of your stay year.
3. Passport size photos and a passport valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay.
4. Some countries may require an evidence of your English language proficiency, or ask you to undertake health examinations and/or police checks.
*Please note that these are the basic requirements, speak with your IDP counsellor for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing
How does IDP help with visa applications?
If you’re an IDP student with an offer letter from any of our 700 partner institutions in Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the UK or the US, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process. We’ll make sure you are fully informed on the latest visa requirements and conditions; and also help you prepare the right documents for your submission.
Our team will direct you to the official websites and to authorised immigration representatives to ensure you have the latest applications forms and guidance. In fact, to reduce the hassle, we can also help with certifying, translating and couriering your documents.