We have received further confirmation today that whilst evidence of English is a time of application requirement for sc485 visa application, that due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, immigration will now take the following approach:

  • DoHA is seeking a policy turnaround for English being required at Time of Application and until the Regulations are amended;
  • Processing of sc485 applications will commence until English language results are attached, effectively meaning that English will be assessed at Time of Decision.

The above is designed so as not to disadvantage students in any way due to the situation being outside their control and also the department not wanting applicants to become unlawful.

If you student visa is expiring and you are unable to obtain your English result prior to visa expiry, please contact us to discuss your options.