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Child visa 101- urgent queries (student status)

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Hi there,

 

I am posting as i need further advice about my Child visa 101 (offshore) application, that is about to be lodged by my migration agent....

 

I am aged 23 years old, female, a British citizen, and currently a student (but about to graduate in 3 weeks with a First Class Honours Degree).

 

Last year i appointed a registered migration agent to help lodge my application, my parents used them about 4 years ago when they emigrated to Australia permanently, and to date they have been helpful to me.......However, i have found something out, very recently, that could affacted my eligibility for the visa, of which the migration agent has not made me aware of (which is strange!). Basically i have been advised that i might have to remain a student until the visa is granted, rather than at the time of being lodged... I wanted to know if this is the case and if anyone has experienced problems with this?

 

I have been exploring my options if this is the case, and the main option would be to undertake a Postgraduate course, full-time, which is for 1 year (of which will cost me alot of money!!!), but this would give me an extra year for the visa to go through (hopefully). Alternatively, if i graduated and then remained working part time in my job, whilst still receiving money from my parents, would i still be classed as dependent on my parents, even though i wouldn't have my student status?

 

I will be speaking to my migration agent about this also, but just wanted some advice from others who may have experienced anything like this, or know about it.

 

Thanks

 

Jennifer

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Yes you need to remain dependent on your parents and must be a full time student. Applying for and being accepted on a full time course would cover that. You may well have your visa before the course starts anyway or if it was something you wanted/needed to do you might be best doing it in the UK because it would cost you so much more to do in Aus!


05/09/09 Mailed my 309/100 app 17/09/09 CO 05/10/09 Meds 08/10/09 PCC 09/10/09 Xray, 18/12/09 Extra Medical report recieved by CO 14/01/10 Hep B test, 09/02/10 New CO aggh 18/02/10 309, Baby visa needed now for our move in Sept 2011

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Yes you need to remain dependent on your parents and must be a full time student. Applying for and being accepted on a full time course would cover that. You may well have your visa before the course starts anyway or if it was something you wanted/needed to do you might be best doing it in the UK because it would cost you so much more to do in Aus!

 

Hi Shel,

 

Thanks for your reply! I didn't really want to apply for a postgraduate course as it costs alot of money (you have to pay the tuition fees yourself without a student loan), and it just wasn't something i considered....but if it means that i will remain with my student status during the processing time then i am more than willing to apply for a postgrad course. I hope you're right and that i get the visa sooner rather than later!

 

Jen x

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Have you lodged your application yet?


05/09/09 Mailed my 309/100 app 17/09/09 CO 05/10/09 Meds 08/10/09 PCC 09/10/09 Xray, 18/12/09 Extra Medical report recieved by CO 14/01/10 Hep B test, 09/02/10 New CO aggh 18/02/10 309, Baby visa needed now for our move in Sept 2011

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Have you lodged your application yet?

 

I am just waiting for the migration agent to lodge it, this should be within the next few days hopefully, (therefore i will still have my student status at lodgement as i have not yet graduated.)

 

But if what i have been told about remaining a student is correct (which im sure it is) then DIAC will most likely want further evidence during the processing time of still being a student and financially dependant on my parents.

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