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Student visa application requirements

IDP can assist you with your student visa requirements and application for Australia, New Zealand, UK, and USA.

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. It’s best to apply for a student visa as early as possible, regardless of when your program is due to start. Student visa application requirements vary from country-to-country. For Filipinos, you can use this checklist for reference:

Visa requirements for Australia

  • Photocopy of Passport including pages with entry/exit travel stamps
  • Confirmation of Enrolment
  • Letter of Offer of place in a CRICOS registered course from the education provider including information on commencement date, duration of study, end date and tuition costs
  • Evidence that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your visa
  • Birth Certificate of primary applicant from NSO
  • Evidence of relationship between yourself and all members of your family unit
  • Transcript of Records and Diploma or Completion Certificate for previous qualifications
  • NBI Clearance
  • HAP ID (MyHealthDeclaration)

Visa requirements for New Zealand

  • Cover Letter
  • Passport
  • Offer of Place 
  • Evidence of your educational and/or employment background
  • Transcripts of Academic Record
  • Diploma or Completion Certificate
  • Relevant Employment Certificate
  • Birth and Marriage Certificates
  • International English Language Assessment Test
  • NBI Clearance

Visa requirements for United Kingdom

  • Completed visa application form
  • A current and valid travel document or passport
  • One passport sized colour photograph
  • Evidence of your permission to be in the country where you are applying, if you are not a national of that country
  • Previous passports
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • Documents used to obtain your CAS

Note that you may be asked for other personal, financial and/or medical documents. For a complete list of the requirements, visit the following websites:

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