The document checklists available on this page will help you to prepare the documentation required to electronically lodge a student visa application outside of Australia for your client. A visa cannot be granted until you have provided all of the documents requested in the relevant checklists.
Applications eligible for streamlined visa processing lodged outside Australia
For streamlined visa applications, the below document checklists are available.
Note: The streamlined visa application document checklists are currently not accessible from the eVisa system.
Vocational Education and Training visa (subclass 572) streamlined application document checklist
Higher Education Sector: Temporary visa (subclass 573) streamlined application document checklist
Postgraduate Research Sector: Temporary visa (subclass 574) streamlined application document checklist
Non Award Sector: Temporary visa (subclass 575) streamlined application document checklist
Applications not eligible for streamlined visa processing lodged outside Australia
For offshore document checklists,
contact the departmental office in the relevant country for the specific checklist.
AL2 and AL3 applications
Online lodgement of AL2 and AL3 student visa applications is available to most citizens of the following countries who are in that country at the time of application and who lodge through an authorised agent:
- People's Republic of China
document checklist for agents for AL2 and AL3 eVisa applications is available on our website. This must be completed and attached to the application along with the required documentation.
To see a full list of documentation that the student should provide you, please refer to the relevant
The below country document checklists provide further detail on country-specific documents.
China (excluding SARs and Taiwan) (43KB PDF)
India (43KB PDF)
Thailand (25KB PDF)
Indonesia (27KB PDF)
Note: These checklists are updated to incorporate changes in legislation and policy from time to time. Please ensure that you refer to the most up-to-date versions by checking the publication date against the documents that are available on this webpage.
Applicants under 18 years of age – additional document requirements
Applicants under 18 years of age must provide consent from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian if the child is travelling:
- with only one parent or legal guardian.
Consent can be provided on Form 1229 or on a Statutory Declaration or equivalent under the relevant law of the applicant's home country.
Form 157N must also be provided unless the student's welfare arrangements are being provided by their education provider.
Form 1229 - Consent to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years ([an error occurred while processing this directive]B PDF)
Form 157N - Nomination of a student guardian ([an error occurred while processing this directive]B PDF)
Note: Evidence must be provided to confirm family relationship or guardianship, for example, full birth certificate stating names of both parents.