Emerging details on proposed SSVF (to come into effect from July 2016) has thrown a major surprise. Nepal at Risk AL2 along-with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, while India is a riskier AL3. It however solves one big headache regarding acceptability of banks for Nepal…

DIBP has put out the online tool by which by matching the University name with source country, one can find out if the student visa application will be streamlined. Since yesterday, many have…

DIBP needs to be applauded for bringing in a minimum English proficiency requirement with student visas under the SSVF. “Medium of Instruction” certificates from Indian institutions can’t replace the IELTS/PTE/TOEFL requirements for non-streamlined applicants.

Under SSVF, "regular" (non-streamlined) students from the sub-continent will need to meet the basic English Language Proficiency requirement set by the DIBP and this can be met through a required score…