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Alternate Options After your Visa Expired

Visa Expiring soon?

If your current Visa is expiring soon and you are willing to apply for a student visa, you need to apply for this Visa before your current visa expires. Overstaying your current Visa is a breach of the Visa conditions.

It is recommended to apply for a new Student Visa or, a Student Visa extension 3-6 months before your current student visa expiry date. However, if you are already late and your student visa is expiring soon or have not done so yet, contact us today.

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Following are the common reasons for which you may have to extend your Visa:

  • You have commenced a new course

  • Your study period has been extended

  • You have submitted a proposal for Research/Ph.D. but the outcome did not come yet and you would have to wait for the outcome

  • Your current visa will expire before you can complete your course due to failed subjects, a Leave of Absence, or, a Reduced Study Load.

  • Your first visa was canceled administratively by the Department of Home Affairs.


After the submission,

  • If applying inside Australia, you will be granted a Bridging Visa A (BVA) to lawfully stay in Australia while your visa is processed.

  • If you want to travel outside Australia while waiting for your visa, you will need to apply for a Bridging Visa B (BVB) for permission to travel.

  • If applying outside Australia, you will have to wait until your student visa is granted before coming back to Australia. But considering the current circumstances and border restrictions, applying for a student visa from outside of Australia is not certain.


Visa extension could be complex if you do not know the step-by-step procedure. To stand a chance to attain a positive visa outcome, based on your situation and residency, you will need to arrange certain documents like Health Check, Financial Proof, etc.

You may be aware that a Covid Visa (subclass 408), may not be an option for you anymore. The Government is closing the Pandemic Event COVID visa (subclass 408).

  • From February 2024, the Covid visa will be closed to all applicants. 

  • From 2 September 2023, the Pandemic Event visa will only be open to applications from existing Pandemic Event visa holders.

  • All other visa holders will be ineligible for the Pandemic Event visa.

You may consider a few alternate options for a Covid Visa. There are alternate options all across Australian states with each having its own eligibility criteria for Migration if you do wish to pursue it. For example, Tasmania, QLD, and Western Australia - each has its own Graduate stream.

Few possible alternate options to Covid visa:

  • 1 Year Diploma courses start from $5,000. Multiple major options.

  • Certificate III+ Certificate IV in Ageing support package course: starting from only $5,150/year

  • Up to 30% Scholarship for In-demand Bachelor/Master courses.

  • 2 Years of Graduate Visa (With Full time working right) with Diploma courses.

  • PR pathway with Aged care courses (Starting from $7,000 per year).

  • 2 Years Master of Research course with full-time working right during study period (AU$13,500/year)

In terms of student visa applications, The Government will increase the amount of savings international students will need in order to get a student visa. This requirement has not been indexed since 2019 and needs to increase to reflect higher living expenses. From October 1 2023, international students will need to show evidence of $24,505 in savings, which is a 17% increase on current levels. 

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