Visa holders precluded from lodging Student visa onshore

Legislative Instrument – IMMI 16/016 – F2016L00638 – Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Categories of Visas that Preclude a Person from Lodging a Student Visa Application in Australia 2016/016, specifies that persons who hold the following visas are unable to apply for a Student Class TU visa application in Australia:

  • Subclass 426 Domestic Worker (Temporary) – Diplomatic or Consular visa – whole subclass
  • Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) visa – Domestic Worker (Diplomatic/consular) stream only
  • Subclass 995 Diplomatic visa – granted to a primary applicant
  • Subclass 771 Transit visa – whole subclass
  • Subclass 600 Visitor visa – Sponsored Family stream and Approved Destination Status stream


This Instrument commences on 1 July 2016