What is my assessment level?

To identify your assessment level, you need to match the country of your passport with the visa you are applying for.

The assessment level can change according to the country of your passport and to the education sector of your main course of study. If you are eligible for streamlined student visa processing, you are not assigned an assessment level as you are treated as having a lower immigration risk, regardless of the passport that you hold.

Your application will be assessment level 3 if the country of your passport is not listed in the above information sheet and you are applying for one of the following visas:

Your application will be assessment level 2 if the country of your passport is not listed in the information sheet and you are applying for Postgraduate Research visa (subclass 574).

Your application will be assessment level 2 if you are sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Department of Defence and are applying for a Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector visa (subclass 576).

Student visa processing assessment levels

Passport held Subclass
570
ELICOS
Subclass
571
Schools
Subclass
572
VET
Subclass
573
Higher Education
Subclass
574
Postgraduate Research
Subclass
575
Non Award
Subclass
576
Foreign Affairs or Defence
Afghanistan 3 2 3 3 2 3 all 576 travel documents are Assessment Level 2
Andorra 1 1 1 1 1 1
Argentina 2 1 2 1 1 1
Austria 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bahamas 2 2 2 1 1 2
Bahrain 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bangladesh 3 3 3 3 2 3
Barbados 2 2 2 1 1 2
Belgium 1 1 1 1 1 1
Belize 3 3 2 2 2 3
Bhutan 2 2 2 2 1 2
Bolivia 3 3 3 2 2 3
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 3 2 2 2 2
Botswana 2 1 2 1 1 1
Brazil 2 1 2 1 1 1
Brunei 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bulgaria 1 2 1 1 1 1
Burma (Myanmar) 3 3 3 3 2 3
Cambodia 3 3 3 3 2 3
Canada 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chile 1 1 1 1 1 1
China (excl. SARs and Taiwan) 3 3 3 3 1 3
Colombia 2 2 3 2 2 1
Costa Rica 2 2 2 1 1 2
Croatia 2 3 2 2 2 2
Cuba 2 3 3 3 2 3
Cyprus 1 2 1 1 1 1
Czech Republic 1 1 2 1 1 1
Denmark 1 1 1 1 1 1
East Timor 2 2 2 2 1 2
Ecuador 3 2 3 2 1 2
Egypt 3 3 3 3 1 3
El Salvador 2 3 2 2 2 2
Estonia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fiji 3 3 3 3 2 2
Finland 1 1 1 1 1 1
France 1 1 1 1 1 1
Germany 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ghana 3 3 3 3 2 3
Greece 1 1 1 1 1 1
Grenada 2 2 2 2 2 2
Guam 2 2 2 2 1 2
Guatemala 2 2 2 2 2 2
Honduras 2 2 2 2 2 2
Hong Kong SAR 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hungary 2 1 2 1 1 1
Iceland 1 1 1 1 1 1
India 3 2 3 3 1 3
Indonesia 2 1 2 2 1 2
Iran 3 3 3 3 2 2
Ireland 1 1 1 1 1 1
Israel 2 3 2 2 1 1
Italy 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jamaica 3 3 3 2 2 3
Japan 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jordan 3 2 2 3 1 3
Kazakhstan 3 3 3 2 1 2
Kenya 3 2 3 3 2 3
Kiribati 3 3 3 2 2 3
Korea, Republic of 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kuwait 1 1 1 1 1 1
Laos 2 2 2 2 1 2
Latvia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lebanon 3 2 3 3 1 3
Liechtenstein 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lithuania 1 1 1 1 1 1
Luxembourg 1 1 1 1 1 1
Macau (SAR) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Malawi 3 3 3 2 2 3
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of 3 3 3 3 2 2
Malaysia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Maldives 2 1 2 1 1 3
Malta 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mauritius 1 1 2 1 1 2
Mexico 1 1 1 1 1 1
Monaco 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mongolia 3 3 3 3 2 3
Montenegro, Republic of 2 3 2 2 2 2
Mozambique 3 3 3 2 2 3
Namibia 3 3 3 2 2 3
Nauru 3 3 3 3 2 3
Nepal 3 2 3 3 1 3
Netherlands 1 1 1 1 1 1
New Caledonia 1 1 1 1 1 1
New Zealand 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nicaragua 2 2 2 3 2 2
Nigeria 3 3 3 3 2 3
Northern Mariana Islands 2 2 2 2 1 2
Norway 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oman 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pakistan 3 3 3 3 2 3
Papua New Guinea 2 2 2 1 1 2
Paraguay 2 2 2 2 2 2
Peru 2 1 2 1 1 1
Philippines 3 1 3 2 1 1
Poland 1 1 1 1 1 1
Portugal 1 1 1 1 1 1
Puerto Rico 2 2 2 2 2 2
Qatar 1 1 1 1 1 1
Reunion 3 3 1 1 2 3
Romania 3 2 3 2 1 2
Russian Federation 3 2 3 2 1 2
San Marino 1 1 1 1 1 1
Saudi Arabia 1 1 2 1 1 1
Seychelles 2 1 1 1 1 1
Singapore 1 1 1 1 1 1
Slovak Republic 2 1 2 1 1 1
Slovenia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Solomon Islands 2 1 2 1 1 1
South Africa 2 1 2 1 1 1
Spain 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sri Lanka 3 3 3 3 2 3
St Kitts-Nevis 2 2 2 2 2 2
St Lucia 2 2 2 2 2 2
St Vincent & Grenadines 2 2 2 2 2 2
Suriname 3 3 3 2 2 2
Sweden 1 1 1 1 1 1
Switzerland 1 1 1 1 1 1
Syria 3 3 3 2 2 3
Taiwan 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tanzania 3 2 3 3 1 3
Thailand 2 1 2 1 1 1
Tonga 3 3 3 2 1 3
Trinidad and Tobago 2 2 2 2 2 2
Turkey 3 2 2 2 1 1
Tuvalu 3 3 3 3 2 3
Ukraine 2 2 3 2 1 2
United Arab Emirates 1 1 1 1 1 1
United Kingdom            
- British Citizen 1 1 1 1 1 1
- British National Overseas 2 2 1 1 1 2
United States of America 1 1 1 1 1 1
Uruguay 2 3 2 2 1 3
Vanuatu 2 1 2 1 1 1
Vatican City State 1 1 1 1 1 1
Venezuela 2 1 1 1 1 1
Vietnam 3 2 3 2 1 3
Western Samoa 3 3 3 3 2 3
Yemen 3 3 3 2 2 3
Zambia 3 2 3 2 2 3
Zimbabwe 3 2 3 3 2 3

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