Australia Country Wise Assessment Levels for Student Visas

AUSTRALIA FOREIGN STUDENTS APPLYING STUDENT VISA ARE ASSESSED BY IMMIGRATION ACCORDING TO RISK LEVEL DEPENDING UPON COUNTRY FROM 1 TO 3 FOR EXAMPLE AFGHANISTAN STUDENT PLACED AT RISK 3 MEANS MORE SCRUTINY WHEREAS THOSE FROM ARGENTINA PLACED AT RISK LEVEL 1 MEANS LESS SCRUTINY

If you are not eligible for streamlined visa processing, the passport you hold and the education sector of your principal course will determine the assessment level of your visa application.

All students sponsored by Foreign Affairs or Defence seeking subclass 576 (Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector) visas are assessment level 2.

Students holding a passport which is not listed in the table below, with a main course of study in the subclass 574 (Postgraduate Research) sector are assessment level 2.

Students holding a passport which is not listed in the table, with a main course of study in the following education sectors are assessment level 3:

570 – Independent ELICOS
571 – Schools
572 – Vocational Education and Training
573 – Higher Education

575 – Non-Award.To identify the assessment level for your visa application, match your passport type with the visa subclass for the education sector of your principal course.

Your assessment level is the one in effect for your passport and visa subclass on the date that you lodged a valid application with us.
Student visa processing assessment levels
Passport held Subclass
570
ELICOS Subclass
571
Schools Subclass
572
VET Subclass
573
Higher Education Subclass
574
Postgraduate Research Subclass
575
Non Award Subclass
576
Foreign Affairs or Defence
Afghanistan 3 2 3 3 2 3 all 576 travel documents are assessment level 2
Andorra 1 1 1 1 1 1
Argentina 2 1 2 1 1 1
Austria 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bahamas 2 2 2 1 1 2
Bahrain 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bangladesh 3 3 3 3 2 3
Barbados 2 2 2 1 1 2
Belgium 1 1 1 1 1 1
Belize 3 3 2 2 2 3
Bhutan 2 2 2 2 1 2
Bolivia 3 3 3 2 2 3
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 3 2 2 2 2
Botswana 2 1 2 1 1 1
Brazil 2 1 2 1 1 1
Brunei 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bulgaria 1 2 1 1 1 1
Burma (Myanmar) 3 3 3 3 2 3
Cambodia 3 3 3 3 2 3
Canada 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chile 1 1 1 1 1 1
China (excl. SARs and Taiwan) 3 3 3 3 1 3
Colombia 2 2 3 2 2 1
Costa Rica 2 2 2 1 1 2
Croatia 2 3 2 2 2 2
Cuba 2 3 3 3 2 3
Cyprus 1 2 1 1 1 1
Czech Republic 1 1 2 1 1 1
Denmark 1 1 1 1 1 1
East Timor 2 2 2 2 1 2
Ecuador 3 2 3 2 1 2
Egypt 3 3 3 3 1 3
El Salvador 2 3 2 2 2 2
Estonia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fiji 3 3 3 3 2 2
Finland 1 1 1 1 1 1
France 1 1 1 1 1 1
Germany 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ghana 3 3 3 3 2 3
Greece 1 1 1 1 1 1
Grenada 2 2 2 2 2 2
Guam 2 2 2 2 1 2
Guatemala 2 2 2 2 2 2
Honduras 2 2 2 2 2 2
Hong Kong SAR 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hungary 2 1 2 1 1 1
Iceland 1 1 1 1 1 1
India 3 2 3 3 1 3
Indonesia 2 1 2 2 1 2
Iran 3 3 3 3 2 2
Ireland 1 1 1 1 1 1
Israel 2 3 2 2 1 1
Italy 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jamaica 3 3 3 2 2 3
Japan 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jordan 3 2 2 3 1 3
Kazakhstan 3 3 3 2 1 2
Kenya 3 2 3 3 2 3
Kiribati 3 3 3 2 2 3
Korea, Republic of 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kuwait 1 1 1 1 1 1
Laos 2 2 2 2 1 2
Latvia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lebanon 3 2 3 3 1 3
Liechtenstein 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lithuania 1 1 1 1 1 1
Luxembourg 1 1 1 1 1 1
Macau (SAR) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Malawi 3 3 3 2 2 3
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of 3 3 3 3 2 2
Malaysia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Maldives 2 1 2 1 1 3
Malta 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mauritius 1 1 2 1 1 2
Mexico 1 1 1 1 1 1
Monaco 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mongolia 3 3 3 3 2 3
Montenegro, Republic of 2 3 2 2 2 2
Mozambique 3 3 3 2 2 3
Namibia 3 3 3 2 2 3
Nauru 3 3 3 3 2 3
Nepal 3 2 3 3 1 3
Netherlands 1 1 1 1 1 1
New Caledonia 1 1 1 1 1 1
New Zealand 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nicaragua 2 2 2 3 2 2
Nigeria 3 3 3 3 2 3
Northern Mariana Islands 2 2 2 2 1 2
Norway 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oman 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pakistan 3 3 3 3 2 3
Papua New Guinea 2 2 2 1 1 2
Paraguay 2 2 2 2 2 2
Peru 2 1 2 1 1 1
Philippines 3 1 3 2 1 1
Poland 1 1 1 1 1 1
Portugal 1 1 1 1 1 1
Puerto Rico 2 2 2 2 2 2
Qatar 1 1 1 1 1 1
Reunion 3 3 1 1 2 3
Romania 3 2 3 2 1 2
Russian Federation 3 2 3 2 1 2
San Marino 1 1 1 1 1 1
Saudi Arabia 1 1 2 1 1 1
Seychelles 2 1 1 1 1 1
Singapore 1 1 1 1 1 1
Slovak Republic 2 1 2 1 1 1
Slovenia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Solomon Islands 2 1 2 1 1 1
South Africa 2 1 2 1 1 1
Spain 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sri Lanka 3 3 3 3 2 3
St Kitts-Nevis 2 2 2 2 2 2
St Lucia 2 2 2 2 2 2
St Vincent & Grenadines 2 2 2 2 2 2
Suriname 3 3 3 2 2 2
Sweden 1 1 1 1 1 1
Switzerland 1 1 1 1 1 1
Syria 3 3 3 2 2 3
Taiwan 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tanzania 3 2 3 3 1 3
Thailand 2 1 2 1 1 1
Tonga 3 3 3 2 1 3
Trinidad and Tobago 2 2 2 2 2 2
Turkey 3 2 2 2 1 1
Tuvalu 3 3 3 3 2 3
Ukraine 2 2 3 2 1 2
United Arab Emirates 1 1 1 1 1 1
United Kingdom
– British Citizen 1 1 1 1 1 1
– British National Overseas 2 2 1 1 1 2
United States of America 1 1 1 1 1 1
Uruguay 2 3 2 2 1 3
Vanuatu 2 1 2 1 1 1
Vatican City State 1 1 1 1 1 1
Venezuela 2 1 1 1 1 1
Vietnam 3 2 3 2 1 3
Western Samoa 3 3 3 3 2 3
Yemen 3 3 3 2 2 3
Zambia 3 2 3 2 2 3
Zimbabwe 3 2 3 3 2 3

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