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Renewing your visa

You will need to start the visa renewal process at least 6 to 8 weeks before your current student visa expires.

You should lodge your visa renewal application with the Department of Home Affairs a minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) before your current student visa expires.

Steps to renew your student visa:

  1. obtain a chest X-ray
  2. get a medical examination
  3. submit your visa renewal documentation at least 4 weeks before your visa expires.

The table below provides a timeline guide:

Student visa expiry date   Recommended Chest X-ray date   Recommended Visa medicals date   Recommended Visa lodgement date  
 15 March  18 January  1 February  15 February
 31 July  12 June  26 June  3 July
 31 August  13 July  27 July  10 August
 30 September  10 August  24 August  7 September
 31 December  9 November  23 November  7 December

Applying to renew your student visa from inside Australia

  1. Ensure your Passport is valid for at least 6 months when you submit a visa application
  2. Complete and lodge an online eCoe request form
  3. Renew your Overseas Student Health Cover with your OSHC provider
  4. Obtain a chest x-ray and medical examination (if required) 
  5. Submit your application via the Department of Home Affairs website.

If you have any questions on the above information you can submit a question via USQAssist > Ask a Question (Question Type: Other).