The Department of Immigration and Border Protection concern of possible breach of streamlined visa processing condition

Jan 22, 2014

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection social media campaign has kicked off to educate overseas students studying in Australia about visa conditions and the possible impacts of changing course.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection social media campaign has kicked off to educate overseas students studying in Australia about visa conditions and the possible impacts of changing course.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Michaelia Cash said she was concerned that a perception existed within the international student community that it was acceptable student behaviour to change or downgrade courses from a streamlined visa processing [SVP] eligible to a non-SVP eligible provider soon after their arrival in Australia.

"Students who engage in this type of behaviour are likely to be in breach of their visa conditions and may, as a result, be subject to visa cancellation," Minister Cash said.