Australia has a strong export education sector that sees tens of thousands of students from many other countries come to Australian schools, colleges and universities in search of an education. Quite a number of these students decide that life is better in Australia after graduating and apply for jobs here or permanent residence. By the time their residence visas are granted they will have become experts in navigating their way through the Australian migration system, not least of which is the requirement to furnish accurate translations of all their important documentation in English.
Are you applying for a student visa, residence visa or any other visa for Australia? If you haven’t already done so yet, you should download the correct application form and the instructions that go with it and study the instructions carefully. Many applications are turned down because of misunderstandings about what to include on the form.
Do you need to apply for an Australian visa? Do you fully understand what it is that you have to do? Be careful, because small misinterpretations of the questions on the visa application form can result in a refusal to grant you a visa. At the very least, simple errors in translation can mean a delay in the release of a visa. As many visas need to be sent to an Australian consulate or representative by mail or by courier, a requirement to fill a visa application out again can take a lot of time.
Applications for Australian visas all require some sort of supporting documentation. The only exception is the three month tourist visa which is submitted online. One of the most difficult aspects of applying for an Australian visa of any kind is understanding exactly what you have to do. More often than not, a slight error, a signature missed or document not included can delay an application or even end in a refusal to grant one.