Medical examinations may not always be required for student visa re-applications. If you did not have health examinations before you applied, check your ImmiAccount to find out if you need them. The medical referral letter with your Health Assessment Portal (HAP) ID and further directions is available in ImmiAccount.
Information about arranging your health examinations can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website.
Refunds and waivers of student application charges
1. The Department of Home Affairs will waive the visa application fee to allow you to submit a further student visa application if you held a student visa on or after 1 February 2020 and couldn’t complete your course within the original visa validity because of the impacts of COVID-19. This includes if you:
- have deferred your study as you were unable to enter Australia because of travel restrictions
- were forced to reduce to a part-time study load
- were unable to complete your work-based training or placements.
This measure is not intended for students who are applying for a new student visa because of ordinary reasons (including if you have failed a course or a unit of study, deferred for personal reasons or voluntarily reduced your study load).
Additional information about eligibility is available from the Department of Home Affairs.
If you meet the eligibility criteria please complete parts B and C of the Department of Affairs’ form 1545 and submit it via Ask Flinders request to the Area of Student Visa/CoE, including ‘Form 1545’ in the subject line.
2. In addition, student visa holders who are outside Australia and arrived between 19 January 2022 and 19 March 2022 may be eligible for a refund of their visa application charges (VAC). For more information on how to apply for a VAC refund see Getting a refund.