Australia Rejected Nearly 50% of Student Visa Applications from India in 2022


Mrunmayai Bobade
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 01:30 PM IST

Australian visa applications for vocational students in India, Pakistan, and Nepal had reduced to less than one in four for most of 2022. Similarly, Indian applicants who were applying for student visas in Australia witnessed a declined success rate of 56%.

Australia Rejected Nearly 50% of Student Visa Applications from India in 2022

Many study abroad aspirants from India, Nepal, and Sri Lankaarefacing student visa rejections from theAustralian government.Various reports indicatethat the Australian visa authorities have concerns about the bona fides of these applicants.

Fewer than one in four international visas are approved for students fromIndia, Nepal, and Pakistan. This means only 3.8% or 34 out of over 900 studentapplications are beingapproved by Australia.

The percentage of vocational education students who have been granted Australian visas has been below 50% throughout most of 2022. Similarly, the success rate for Indian and Pakistani students in higher education declined to 56% and 57%, respectively.

India had 96,000 students studying in Australia as of July 2022, making it the Largest Foreign Group in Australia by the End of 2022 after China.

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On the other hand, only 33% of higher education visas and 15% of visas for vocational education visas were processed for Nepali students.

Australian immigration officials have intensively scrutinised applications for international Vocational Education and Training (VET), which has resulted in a high refusal rate.

The Australian immigration system, as per Australia's Minister of Home Affairs Clare O'Neil, is clumsy, exorbitant, and absolutely not working. She stated that a comprehensive study would be led by former treasury secretary Martin Parkinson, attorney Joanna Howe, and consultant John Azarias of the immigration policy in Australia.

A large proportion of visas are denied due to non-genuine entrants, according to Vishal Sharma, a registered migration agent with clients from India and Nepal. A lot of visas have been denied on the grounds of non-genuine applicants without even adequately taking into account the conditions of genuine students who were hoping to study in Australia, Sharma quoted to The Australia Today. Healso acknowledged that a Mafia of shady agents had been operating in the Indian subcontinent and attempting to secure visas using forged credentials.

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The Australian government has made an effort to reduce visa processing backlogs by adding more employees and dividing the workload.

The Australian higher education regulator, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), has additionally cautioned Australian universities to keep an eye on the behaviour of their education agents and the foreign students they enrol.

Nevertheless, Australia's 'Business Innovation and Investment Programme' permits recipients to stay in the country and run their own businesses. Visa recipients can apply for a PR in Australia after five years.

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Source: Livemint

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