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Students and ETA Visas

While it is generally not advised to come to Australia on an ETA Visa for student purposes, there are a few exceptions.

Firstly the DO NOT's

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  • Do not come in on an ETA Visa or eVisitor visa if you are attending university or higher learning facility where the courses run for 12 months or longer.
  • Do not come to Australia on an ETA Visa if your course is much longer than 3 months. (eg: 6 or 9 months)

Having said that, there is the possibility for overlapping your visa.

  • IF your course is for 3 or 4 months and goes longer than the 3 months you are allowed to stay in Australia, then you do have an OPTION to pop over to the following countries for the weekend and then come back Sunday night.
  • These are considered safe countries (as of 2016) but please CHECK BEFORE you travel.
    • New Zealand (safest country) or
    • Fiji,
    • Bali or
    • Vanuatu for 2 or 3 days (long weekend) and then return to Australia and stay for UP TO 3 more months.

DO NOT GO TO:

  • Solomon Islands
  • West Papua also called Irian Jaya is especially dangerous
  • Papua New Guinea (PNG) as these are considered generally unsafe

These are dangerous places to go and play tourist.

TIP

You Do NOT need to wait until the end of your 3 months to travel and return.

In fact, you can go out of Australia after 1 or 2 months and return.

This is extremely useful IF you have a LONG WEEKEND happening (for example after 2 months) and you need the extra day.

So please remember to plan your stay.


 
 
     
   
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