Following the release the Review of the Student Visa Assessment Level Framework 2013 Report the Government has announced a proposed simplification of the Student Visa Assessment level Framework which would include:

The proposed changes would lower the minimum evidentiary requirements needed for the grant of a Student visa for AL3 countries and education sectors, providing a benefit to prospective students; however, AL3 applicants (Filipinos) would no longer be able to use a non-relative as the sponsor for the financial support/show money.  Under the proposed changes, the funds would need to be either demonstrated through savings or a bank loan, either in the name of the student visa applicant or close relative.

Contact my office if you wish to discuss this in more detail.

Geoffrey Ward 

Principal Migration Consultant 

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