You can also visit any of the VFS offices and they will assist you in filling up the application form as well as scanning and uploading the documents for a fee of 1,350 Rs/-. Alternatively, you can fill up the form yourself at home as well.
You will need to upload the documents on the weblink given above. List of documents are as given below:
Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
This will be sent by the University to you by email after you have submitted your IELTS / Pearson PTE English test score along with the 50% tuition fees + OSHC (health insurance) to the University. Visa application can be filled online only after you have received the CoE from the University.
Passport - Old & new of self (wife and children also if married)
IELTS / Pearson PTE test result
Marriage Certificate & Birth Certificate of children (if applicable even if they are not accompanying you in Australia)
Bank Statement / Passbook & Educational Loan Sanction Letter
Scanned clear copies of bank statement / passbook for the last 12 months of the applicant will be uploaded. If you have taken an educational loan, the loan sanction letter copy will also be attached with the bank passbook / statement. The funds shown need to cover the balance college tuition fees (50%), living expenses in Australia (Au$ 19,830) for the main applicant, travel to Australia (Au$ 2,000) per applicant, if spouse is accompanying you (Au$ 6,940), child (Au$ 2,970) and school costs (Au$ 8,000 per year) for any school going children in Australia as would be determined by DIBP. The above costs apply from 1 July 2016 onwards.
To check currency conversion rate applicable on the date of visa application submission, please visit www.oanda.com
Work Experience Documents: Please upload clear copies of the below documents.
CDC – all relevant pages Contract Letter of last few ships if you have them Salary Slips of last ship if you have them Sea Service Tabular Format
Academic Certificates: Please upload clear copies of the below documents.
Class X Class XII Diploma / Degree Pre-sea course STCW basic and advanced courses GMDSS CoC AMSA Eligibility Letter if received
If required, the visa officer will inform the applicant to undergo a Health Check-up at one of their registered doctors / clinics. The applicant does not need to do any health check-up before submitting his application at the VFS office. Approved panel doctors list can be seen by visiting the link below:
On Visa Application, an HFA ID will be generated which will be emailed to you. After receiving the HFA ID, you can book an appointment with the doctor. The approximate cost of medical will be in the range of 3,000 – 4,000 INR. You need to carry a printout of the email and your Passport in ORIGINAL when you go to do the medical. The medical report will be sent by the doctor / clinic directly to the Australian High Commission.
Health Insurance and Character Documents:
The E-CoE will have it mentioned that health insurance has been paid by the student already. The visa expiry date will be determined by the expiry date of the health insurance.
A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) if required will be informed by the visa officer after the application has been submitted by the student. PCC can be applied online at the Passport Suvidha Kendra if asked for.
The visa processing time is normally 3 -4 weeks.
If you have any questions, please do contact us at the earliest:
Note: To reach our office, take autorickshaw from Goregaon (E) station. It will cost you about 50 Rs/- and the distance is 3.0 kms from station. It should take you about 20 minutes to reach our office in normal traffic conditions from the station. Alternatively, take Bus No. 452 from Goregaon (E) station and get down at the last bus stop i.e. Mayur Nagar. The office is about 10 minutes walk from the Mayur Nagar bus station.
Please fill up the Enquiry Form and we will revert back to you at the earliest: