Have some pie!

Agents speak: how do student visa processes compare?

Manoeuvring through the student visa application process can be a trying experience and the rules constantly evolve as immigration policies change to suit the political climate. Sara Custer spoke with 20 major education agencies about the visa journey and charted their insight into the pros and cons of systems in top study destinations.

Australia: devil is in the detail for SSVF

The Simplified Student Visa Framework came into force this month, promising to level the playing field by enabling students across all education sectors to access streamlined visa processing. The new framework has been broadly welcomed, but there may still be hiccups to overcome.

Australia rolls out SSVF, 10-year visa to China

In his first ever visit to China, Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull courted Chinese tourists and students by introducing simplified student visa categories and piloting a 10-year visitor visa. The prime minister also declared 2017 will be the Australia-China year of tourism.