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Visa Counselling

The most crucial step in overseas admission process is visa processing. Any error during this process can cause rejection rendering all the efforts put so far useless. Our visa counsellors’ advisors are well versed with the visa application requirements of different countries and provide assistance regarding visa application. Once the student has received an admission offer from the University, our team briefs students with the visa procedure and guides them in preparing the various documents required for obtaining visa.

Our Services include

Comprehensive Guidance on Student Visa Processing

Visa Application Process & Documents Verification

Visa Interview Training & Mock Interviews


Our counsellors will help you fill visa applications forms, booking appointments, collate relevant documents and conduct mock interview sessions (if required). We also help you arrange financial documentation for visa to improve your chances.
Visa for US
Visa for UK
Visa for Canada
Visa for Ireland
Visa for Germany
Visa for France
Visa for Italy
Visa for Poland
Visa for Australia
Visa for New Zealand
Visa for US

USA Student Visa Requirements


American Consulate has introduced a system of prior appointment for Visa Interview. On the given date, the applicant has to appear for a personal interview. The applicant should convince the visa officer that he / she has the necessary funds to cover the cost of education. The applicant should prove that he / she has strong ties with India and also that he / she is not an intending immigrant. While answering the questions, one should be brief and to the point.One should not be surprised or angry if the officer is unable to review all the documents that are carried by the applicant. Since officers have very little time for each applicant, they may not be able to look at many or even any documents at times. Therefore one should be prepared to explain one’s situation orally and to answer all questions promptly, patiently and confidently.The applicant will be informed whether he / she has been granted or refused a visa on the same day. The name of the University whose I-20 has been submitted to the consulate, will also be mentioned on the passport. Therefore it is advisable to make the final selection of the University very carefully. If, for some reason, your visa is rejected in the first attempt, you can reapply after 3 working days.


Document Checklist The following is a list of some of the documents that you are supposed to carry along with you on the day of VISA interview:


  • Passport having validity of at least six months

  • Visa Fee Receipt

  • Interview Appointment Letter

  • I-20 and Admission Letter from the University / College mentioning the total cost of education in USA (If You have received Admission letters / Rejection letters from more than one University, carry all of them)

  • Evidence of Scholarship / Aid / Grant, if any

  • Sponsorship Letter

  • Educational Certificates, Degrees, Diplomas & Mark sheets

  • Score Reports of TOEFL and GRE / GMAT / SAT

  • Work Experience Certificate / Reference Letter from Employer, if Employed

  • Bank Statements / Pass Books of the sponsors for the last Three Years

  • Summary Statement of Assets and Total Income of Family Members

  • Income Tax papers of the sponsor and his Family for the last 3 years

  • Proof of all movable and immovable assets

For more updated information on Student Visa and the latest Fees, Kindly visit the websites: https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/ http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-ds160info.asp

Some of the Questions likely to be asked by the Visa officer:


  • What is the purpose of your trip?

  • Which university are you planning to go to?

  • Who is sponsoring you?

  • Why do you want to do MS / MBA?

  • Why do you wish to study in the US and not in India?

  • Why did you select this University?

  • Do you have any relatives in the US?

  • Why is your GRE / GMAT / SAT / TOEFL score low?

  • What are you plans after completing your studies?

  • What is your Father’s annual income?

Visa for UK

UK Student Visa Requirements


UK Student Visa application should be made at the nearest VFS Application center. Originals of all financial and academic documents should be submitted at the time of Visa application. The student will be called for personal interview at the British Deputy High Commission, only if required.


Documents That are Required For a Student Visa


  • Student Visa Application Form

  • Photograph – size 2 inches x 2 inches

  • CAS statement from the Institution (CAS – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)

  • IELTS / PTE score, if applicable

  • Valid Passport

  • Visa fees to be paid Online

  • Copies of Academic Mark sheets and Certificates

  • Work Experience Certificates, if applicable

  • Proof of payment of fees, if applicable

  • Proof of Funds – Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient liquid assets to pay the tuition fees, living expenses and traveling cost without engaging in employment in UK. Even Bank Loans are accepted.

  • Letter from the sponsor

  • Medical Report from an Approved Panel Doctor



Interview The student may be called for an Interview, if required. If this is the case, you will be advised the date and time for the interview.


Sample of possible questions for screening intention to study:


  • Why do you want to study in UK?

  • What are the benefits of studying in the UK compared to your home country or USA/Canada/Australia etc.?

  • Why did you choose this University/College?

  • How did you find about it?

  • Which other colleges/universities have you considered?

  • Where is the college/university?

  • Do you know anyone who has already studied there?

  • Do you know roughly how large the college/university is?

  • Why did you choose this course and how does it relate to your previous study?

  • How do you explain the gaps in your study/professional history?

  • What is the relevance of the course to your future career path?

  • What qualification will you receive?

  • How long does the course last?

  • How is your course assessed? (apparently frequently asked and students do not know)

  • Do you know what level you course is at?

  • Did you consider any other course?

  • Does this course offer any professional recognition?

  • Are you planning to stay in the UK on completion to study for a higher award?

  • Are you thinking of transferring to another institution on completion?

  • What facilities are you expecting at the college/university?

  • Will you need help finding accommodation?

  • Do you need a meet and greet service?

  • Do you understand the responsibilities of students entering the UK under Tier 4 of the PBS?



Sample of possible questions for screening financial viability:


  • What is your current occupation?

  • Do you have relatives who have studied at similar level or studied overseas?

  • Do you think your course is appropriate for someone your age?

  • Who is financing your studies?

  • What is the profession of your financial sponsor and what relationship they have to you?

  • Do you have evidence of the financial status of your financial sponsor, e.g. bank statements for last 6 months, bonds, investments, etc.?

  • Are you able to verify the genuineness of these documents?

  • Can you prove the money is available for study?

  • Would you be able to pay your tuition fees in full up front?

  • Have you checked the refund policy?

  • Do you know what your accommodation will cost in the UK?

  • Do you know how much your living expenses will be?

  • Do you know whether you are entitled to work part-time in the UK?

  • Do you know how many hours are you allowed to work?

  • Do you know the likely hourly rate of pay?

  • How reliant are you on being able to work?


Visa Application Form IMP:


Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) introduced to visa process International students undertaking a programme of study in the UK of six months or more must now pay an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) as part of the tier 4 visa application process. Dependents joining them may also be eligible to pay the surcharge. Detailed information on the surcharge can be found here. Students must pay the correct fee and enter all data relating to their studies in the UK accurately on the payment system. Failure to do so may result in a visa rejection.

Visa for Canada

Canada Student Visa Requirements


International students are required to obtain a Study Permit before going to Canada. The student can apply for Study permit under the Study Direct Stream (SDS) of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Canadian Immigration Programs in New Delhi and Chandigarh. To qualify for Study Permit Application under SDS the student should hold an unconditional offer letter from one of the universities / colleges that are included under this scheme. SDS is currently open to Indian nationals only. Allow 4-6 weeks for your Visa to be processed.


Documents Checklist for SDS (Study Direct Stream):


  • SDS Checklist – Attach THIS checklist as a cover sheet to your application.

  • Application form fully completed (all questions answered), dated and signed, indicating your personal mailing address, reliable phone contact, and your personal email address (if you agree to e-mail communications).

  • Original, valid passport for yourself, as well as a photocopy of the bio data page

  • Family Information Form and Student Questionnaire (leaving no gaps).

  • Two passport photographs with a white background for yourself and each family member requesting a visa. The photographs should have your name printed on the back, dated and taken in the past 6 months.

  • Letter of Acceptance from your SDS educational institute in Canada stating unconditional admission, course title, duration of study, level of study, start date (multiple start dates, if applicable) and latest possible date of admission.

  • Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476) (if applicable)

  • IELTS test results taken within last 24 months with overall band not less than 6.5, with no individual band lower than 6.

  • Photocopy of the most recent diploma/leaving certificate, and most recent mark sheets (for entire program; consolidated mark sheets are NOT acceptable)

  • Copy of receipts for tuition payment provided by the SDS institution.

  • Proof of funds: You MUST demonstrate the purchase of a special (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada. Official GIC document is mandatory.

  • Copy of medical examination form IMM1017 if you opted to undergo a medical examination before submitting your application.



  • It is mandatory to complete a medical examination prior to submission of your application. Medical results are valid for one year.

  • Only one application per person per semester will be processed under the SDS (Study Direct Stream). Subsequent applications for the same semester following a refusal will NOT form part of SDS processing

  • To file Study Permit application under SDS, it is mandatory to show a GIC certificate obtained from Scotia Bank proving that funds to the extent of CAD$ 10000 are available as living costs for the student.

  • After reviewing your application, the Visa officer will decide if an interview is necessary. The Visa interview will be taken at CHC, New Delhi

Please feel free to Contact Us for any further queries related to Study Permit Application

Visa for Ireland

Ireland Student Visa Requirements


You must make your visa application on-line using the AVATS on-line facility , the online visa application facility is available worldwide and must be used by all applicants.

Your application will only be processed when the on-line form is completed and the required documentation, passport photograph and appropriate fee are received by the relevant office as indicated by the on-line system.


Documents Requirement:


  • A printed and signed summary from the online application. All applications must be lodged online on https://www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome.aspx

  • All questions on the online application form should be answered. Failure to do this will result in the application being refused

  • Additional Student Visa Application Form and Questionnaire. Copies are not required as these will not be returned to the Applicant

  • Original Passport valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from Ireland. A full copy of all pages should be submitted

  • The overseas travel medical insurance

  • One recent passport-size photograph not more than 6 months old.

  • Photograph should be 45-50 mm in height and 35-38 mm in width. It should show a close up of the face and the top of the shoulders so that the face takes up 70-80% of the frame

  • All previous passports (original and copy). If Applicant has been refused a visa for any other country, details of this, preferably the original letter issued by the authorities of that country should be submitted. Concealment of visa refusals will result in the Irish visa application being refused

  • An up to date Police Clearance Certificate or Observation in the passport is required

  • The date of commencement of the Course and the name of the Agent has to be provided. Not supplying the Agent’s name will be considered as an attempt to mislead the Visa Official and the application will be refused. This will also be reported to the Educational Institute in Ireland

  • Details of family members residing in Ireland or another EU country

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Brief CV

  • Certificate of Educational Qualifications

           - Class 10th Mark Sheet and Certificate

           - Class 12th Mark Sheet and Certificate

           - Graduation Mark Sheet & Certificate (in case of a Post Graduation Course)

           - Evidence of adequate level of English through the TOEFL (a minimum score of 5), IELTS (a minimum scor of 173) etc (when the Course being pursued is through English)

  • Letter from current Employer or Experience Certificate (where applicable).Only a letter from the Student’s current Employer should be submitted. Any other recommendation letters should not be included.

  • Affidavit of Support

  • Financial Documents of Sponsor like:

           - Bank statements of the last 6 months and Bank Certificate

           - Bank Loan Paper (if any)

           - Statement of the Chartered Accountant

           - Evaluation Report

           - Income Tax Return Papers

           - Any other financial documents (please specify).

  • Documents pertaining to Property Deeds, NSC’s, KVP’s, and Mutual Funds will not be accepted by the Embassy. A Chartered Accountant’s statement incorporating the value of the above property/ funds will suffice

  • Fixed Deposit receipts should not be submitted. A statement from the bank (on the letter head) giving the total value of the deposits will suffice

  • Please note that Applicants may be required to attend a personal interview Applications handled by the Visa Office New Delhi may take up to 4 weeks to process if all documentation is in order

  • Please note that Applicants may be required to attend a personal interview. Applications dealt with by the visa office New Delhi may take up to 4weeks to process if all documentation is in order

  • Please supply the full contact details of all sponsors. If they are not directly related e.g. Mother/Father/Sibling, please explain the relationship and provide some evidence of this. If sponsors are unrelated please provide some explanation of their undertaking to sponsor the Education in Ireland.

  • All of the above documents must be submitted along with the application. If unable to provide any of these documents, a written explanation for the omission must be given.

  • Old passport in photocopy required

  • Applicants should not purchase their tickets before their visa is approved where proof of tickets issued is not listed in the checklist as a mandatory document to be provided with the application. Neither Consulate nor Thomas Cook takes any responsibility for any ticket purchased by the applicant without a visa being issued

Visa for Germany

Germany Student Visa Requirements


Application process for Germany VISA

Step 1 – Prepare your visa application
Depending on the purpose of your visit to Germany please check with our site the appropriate visa type you need to apply for, the visa fees and all the required documents. Complete and sign the application form and collect all the required documents before applying.
* Please ensure that you complete the form in full, – please also print, sign and bring with you when attending for your Visa appointment. Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Step 2 – Make an appointment
It is mandatory that you book an appointment before you can go to the Application center to submit your documents for a German VISA. All visa applications are accepted only if you have made prior appointment.

Step 3 – Go to the Application Center
After you arrive at the Application Center, your appointment letter will be verified and you will be issued a token. Please be on time, the embassy may not be able to process your visa request if you are late for more than 10 minutes.

Step 4 – Visa application submission
The submission process generally takes 10 minutes to complete. Your documents and visa application form will be checked and verified. Please make sure that:

  • All your documents are arranged in the order stated on the checklist

  • Your application form is complete and signed

You will be asked to collect another token if the visa application form is incomplete, you have not arranged the documents in the required order or you have not provided all the necessary photocopies of documents.
If the application is complete your passport, application form and documents will be held temporarily by the application center. Please note that you can not take the passport during the application process with you, if you have to take your passport for whatever reason the application will be canceled and you will need to re-apply.

Step 5 – Entering of application information
After the verification of your application, all the application form information will be entered into the on-line system of the German consulate and you will receive a printed copy of your application. This process usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. After you get the printed form please make sure to verify all the details are correct and sign the form.
Please note that forms for minors (up to 18 years) have to be signed by both parents.
After you pay for the visa you will be issued a receipt which you have to keep in order to collect your processed application.

Step 6 – Biometric data collection
Once the application has been completed, biometrics will be collected using a quick process that captures a 10-digit fingerprint scan with a digital finger scanner. This will usually take 7-8 minutes per applicant.
Congratulation, you have now completed the visa application process. This application will be sent for processing the next working day to the Consulate. Make sure to keep the payment receipt as this is required to collect your passport

Documents required to apply for a student visa are:

  • Two duly completed national visa application form

  • Two recently taken biometric portrait photographs (strict requirements, read our photo requirements page)

  • A valid passport (read passport requirements)

  • University admission letter “Zulassungsbescheinigung”, letter of admission from Studienkolleg, Propaedeutic courses or preparatory German language course

  • Authenticated certificates of earlier education (formal and informal)

  • A curriculum vitae accompanied with evidences about any previous and current internship and employment

  • Proof of financial means “Finanzieruungsnachweis” – 8,640 euro per year (personal financial statements of the last three months, scholarship award certificate, fixed deposit statement “Sperrkonto” – blocked account, written confirmation of parents or sponsor that he/she will cover your costs, or other)

  • Proof of covered health insurance – for the entire period of stay in Germany

  • A motivational letter – explaining the reason for choosing the university, the program, study plan and future plans and how these studies will improve your career in the future

  • Marriage certificate and birth certificate of any child (if applicable)

  • Proof of paid visa fee – 60 euro

*Note: Each original has to be offered with 2 (two) photocopies.

Visa for France

France Student Visa Requirements


In order to apply for a France student visa, an applicant must have secured an unconditional offer of a place at one of the universities or recognized educational institutes in France.


Types of France student visa


There are four types of France student visas. A student can opt for one of these visas depending on his or her duration of studies, as specified in the letter of enrolment. The student visa categories are listed below:


1. Short stay student visa

The short stay student visa is meant for those students who want to stay and study in France for a maximum period of 3 months. This visa is suitable for students who want to enrol in a language course or other short term courses. This visa is also known as Schengen short stay visa.


2. Student-examination visa

The student-examination visa is meant for those students who want to come to France to sit for an entrance examination in order to get admission into an institute of higher education.This visa is valid for a period of 90 days.


3. Temporary long stay student visa

The temporary long stay student visa is meant for those students who want to stay and study in France for a period of 3 to 6 months. Students with a temporary long stay visa do not require a residence card during their stay in France.


4. Long stay student visa

The long stay student visa is meant for those students who want to stay and study in France for a period of more than 6 months. This visa is valid for the entire duration of the student’s study period in France. Generally, it is granted for a period of three years for a bachelor’s degree, two years for a master’s program and four years for a PhD.


Eligibility criteria for France student visa


To be eligible for a visa to study in France you must fulfil the following conditions:

  • You must have a signed and valid passport with a validity of 3 months beyond the expiry date of your student visa

  • You must have been enrolled in an eligible academic program in an authorized and accredited educational institution in France.

  • You must provide an official enrolment letter or an acceptance letter from the educational institution in France stating that you have been accepted for full-time study in their institution. The letter must also provide full details about you and complete details of your program of study, including the start and end dates of the academic program.

  • You must provide proof that you have enough financial resources to pay for your expenses during your stay in France. At present, the amount required is EUR 615 (INR 47,747.55) per month. You can show proof of having the finance through your bank statement, a guarantor’s letter or funding by means of a loan, grant or scholarship.

  • You must show a copy of an airline ticket or reservation that specifies the date of your departure from France or a handwritten statement by you that states your intended departure date.

  • You must show proof of having medical insurance with a minimum cover of EUR 30,000 (INR 2,329,149.00) and it covers the period of your stay in France.

  • You must provide proof of your accommodation during the period of your stay in France. In case you are staying on campus or student housing, then you will have to provide the confirmation letter from thes university or college stating the details. If you’re staying with family or friends then you will need to get a certificate of board and lodging.

  • You must show proof of your proficiency in French in case you are studying a French language course.

  • You must show intention to leave France at the end of your authorized stay


Steps to follow to apply for France Student Visa


To obtain a France student visa, citizens of some countries need to first register online with the website of Campus France, http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en.

Please check with the website whether citizens of your country require getting registered with them first before they proceed with the other formalities of France student visa application.

In case you do not need to register with Campus France, you can start from Step 9 of the below-mentioned procedure.

You must also check the time required for the student visa application process to be completed. Once you are sure of these details, you can go ahead with the application procedure mentioned below.


Step 1: Log on to the website of Campus France for online registration

Log on to the http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en.


Step 2: Register online at the website

Create your account on the website of Campus France and register online.


Step 3: Get Campus France Registration Number

Fill up the account creation form that will open in the new window. After successful filling up of the form, you will get your unique Campus France Registration Number and your Username (ID) and Password.


Step 4: Access your Campus France Account

Log in to your Campus France Account using the given Username (ID) and Password. Follow the procedure to fill the Campus France Form. On completion of filling up of all details carefully, DO NOT CLICK ON “SAVE” button at the bottom of the page.


Step 5: Send your file for review

Send your file to the assigned Campus France office in order to get it reviewed and to be able to request an appointment for an academic interview.


Step 6: Request an appointment for an academic interview

Contact the nearest Campus France office and request an appointment for the academic interview via email or phone. You can also request for an appointment online.


Step 7: Appear for the academic interview

Appear in person for the academic interview with the Campus France advisor. Reach the venue on the scheduled date on time. During this interview, you will have to explain your reasons for selecting France and the institution where you took admission.

Remember to carry all your documents along with you. Refer to Mandatory Documents to be sure about the essential documents that you need to carry with you. You need to have one set original and one set photocopies of all documents.

You will also need to carry the Campus France fee payment. Refer to Fee Payment Procedure for Campus France.


Step 8: Get your interview completion certificate

The photocopies of your documents will be verified against the originals. At the end of the interview, you will be provided with an Interview Completion Certificate from the Campus France Advisor.


Step 9: Download the visa application form

Your next step is to obtain the student visa application form for France. You can obtain it either from the Embassy or Consulate of France in your country or you can download the form from the internet.

For a short stay student visa application you can download the Schengen Visa Form and for a long stay student visa application, you can download the Long Stay Visa Application Form.


Step 10: Fill up the visa application form

Fill out the details required in the visa application form carefully. Do not forget to put your signature on your application form.


Step 11: Gather the required documents for visa application

Prepare a checklist of the documents that you need to submit along with your visa application form. Gather all the documents and keep them ready for submission.

If you have registered and attended the academic interview conducted by Campus France, take the Interview Completion Certificate that you received from Campus France along with you when you go to submit the visa application form.


Step 12: Provide photograph for your visa application

Provide your recent colour photograph for the visa application. Remember that your photograph should match or correspond to all the required specifications for visa photographs.

In any case, your photograph must not be more than 6 months old. You will need to submit two copies of your passport photograph along with the application form for visa.


Step 13: Check the visa application fee

Check the fees required for your visa application and the mode of payment accepted at your local France Embassy or Consulate. Keep the fee ready for submission along with your visa application form.


Step 14: Schedule an appointment

Fix an appointment at the France Embassy or Consulate to submit your student visa application. Remember that you have to register online to schedule an appointment. No appointment is given over phone or through internet.


Step 15: Submit your visa application form

Submit your completed visa application form in person at the France Embassy or Consulate nearest to you, along with all the required documentation.


Step 16: Pay required visa application fee

Pay the applicable fee for your visa application at the time of submitting your application form.


Step 17: Collect your visa

After your visa is issued, you will be notified regarding the issuance. Collect your visa.

Required Fees for France Student Visa

  • Fees for France Short Stay Student Visa – EUR 60 (INR 4,658.30)

  • Fees for France Long Stay Student Visa – EUR 50 (INR 3,881.92)


  • Your application fee will not be refunded if your application for a student visa is refused or rejected for any reason.

  • The conversion into Indian currency is based on current conversion rates, which may change.

  • The visa application fee is subject to change at any time.

Dos and don’ts of France student visa application

You must remember the following dos and don’ts while applying for France student visa.



  • Fill the Short Stay or Long Stay visa application form depending on the length of your course.

  • Apply for a student visa at least 8 weeks in advance of your planned travel date to allow enough time for the application procedure to be completed on time for you to join your course.

  • Fill up your application form carefully with all accurate details

  • Bring along original copies and at least one set photocopies of all documents when you come to submit your visa application form at the France Embassy or Consulate

  • Make sure that all the photocopies of documents are in black and white and on A4 size paper

  • Be ready to provide any other document that the Visa Officer may request from you



  • Do not attempt to submit your student visa application form more than 3 months in advance of your departure date, else it will not be accepted

  • Do not present false documents for your student Visa

  • Do not hide or misrepresent facts in your application

Visa for Italy

Italy Student Visa Requirements


A foreign student who wants to study in Italy will have to avail the Italy student visa. If a student opts for a course or program that does not extend beyond 90 days, he or she will require a Schengen visa or short stay visa. However, if the student opts for a course or program that lasts for more than 90 days, he or she will have to obtain long term student visa or national visa (NV).

Italy student visa in an entry visa and a student will need to obtain a “permit to stay” after arriving in Italy.


Eligibility criteria for Italy student visa


To be eligible for Italy student visa you must fulfil the following conditions:

  • You must provide the official letter of acceptance issued by an Italian university confirming your admission to the course

  • You must have a valid passport with at least two blank visa pages

  • Your passport must have a validity that exceeds the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 3 months

  • Your passport must have been issued within the previous 10 years

  • You must have a copy of your completed and signed visa application form

  • You must provide proof of your financial ability so as to support yourself financially during your entire period of study in Italy.

  • You must provide a copy of your flight itinerary. This is required to confirm the details of your return tickets to your home country as one-way tickets are unacceptable

  • You must provide a recent statement of your financial situation from your bank, duly signed by a bank official.

  • You must provide proof of having obtained valid health and medical insurance that covers the entire duration of your stay in Italy.

  • You must not have a criminal record

  • You must not have been refused entry into Italy previously

  • You intend to leave Italy at the end of your authorized stay


Steps to follow to apply for Italy student visa

You will have to apply at the Italian Embassy or Consulate for the student visa. After you receive the letter of acceptance or letter of admission for your intended course of study, you can check your eligibility for obtaining an Italian student visa and then go ahead with the below mentioned procedure.

Step 1: Get the student visa application form

As the first step of your visa application procedure,

you need to obtain the student visa application form. You can download the form from the internet.

Step 2: Fill up the student visa application form

Carefully fill out the details required in the visa application form.

Step 3: Gather the required documents for student visa application

Make a check list of all the documents needed for submission along with your visa application form at the Italian Embassy or Consulate. Gather all the documents and keep them ready for submission.

Step 4: Provide photograph for your student visa application

Make sure that you provide your recent colour photograph for the student visa application. Your photograph must match or correspond to all the specifications required for student visa photographs. In any case, your photograph must not be more than 6 months old.

Step 5: Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment with the visa application centre in order to submit your application form.

Step 6: Submit your student application form

Submit your visa application form along with the required documents and application fees at the Italian Consulate. Remember to carry the original copies of all supporting documents. After you submit your application form and pay the visa application fee, you will be issued an acknowledgement receipt for your submission.

Step 7: Track your student application form

You can keep track of the progress of your student visa application through online tracking, messaging service, phone call to the application centre or through email.

Step 8: Collect your student visa

You can opt to have your student visa delivered to you through courier service or you can personally collect your student visa directly from the Italian Embassy by showing the original acknowledgement receipt issued to you. In case you send someone else to collect the visa on your behalf, he or she will have to carry the following documents:

  • Original acknowledgement receipt

  • Letter of authority mentioning the name of your representative and bearing your signature

  • Photo ID proof of the representative

  • Your passport copy for signature verification


Required fees for Italy student visa

Application fees for Italy student visa – EUR 116 (INR 7,832.41)


  • Your application fee will not be refunded if your application for student visa is refused or rejected for any reason.

  • The conversion into Indian currency is based on current conversion rates, which may change.

  • The visa application fee is subject to change at any time.


Dos and Don’ts for Italy student visa

You must remember the following dos and don’ts while applying for Italy student visa.


  • Apply for a student visa soon after you receive the official letter of acceptance from your hosting Italian university

  • Fill up your application form carefully with all accurate details

  • Bring original copies and photocopies of all supporting documents when you come to submit your visa application form at the Italian Embassy or Consulate



  • Do not present false documents for your student visa

  • Do not hide or misrepresent facts in your application


Visa for Poland

Poland Student Visa Requirements


  • Admission must be confirmed before applying for a visa

  • Students from certain countries do not need a visa to study in Poland

  • A student visa should be applied for at least a month before the date of travel

  • Poland student visas take 2-3 weeks to be processed


Do you need a Poland Student Visa?


European citizens do not need a visa to study in Poland but if the course is longer than three months, they must register their stay in Poland. Citizens of a few other countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore may also not need a Poland student visa to study in Poland.

If the country you belong to is not amongst the list of visa exempt countries you will need to apply for a Poland student visa before arriving in Poland. This visa typically allows a person to stay in Poland for up to 90 days at a stretch in a period of 180 days. Hence, after arriving in Poland, the student will have to apply for a Temporary Stay Card.


Documents Required for a Poland Student Visa

The first thing you need to have before applying for a student visa is a valid passport. You will also need 3 recent passport sized color photographs of yourself. Apart from this, a number of other documents are also required. These include:

Completed and signed Poland student Visa Application form

This form is available online and can be downloaded freely. The application form must be filled in no earlier than 6 months from the date of submission.

Cover Letter

This must mention why you have chosen to study in Poland, your intent to go back to your home country after the course is completed and a list of documents included. If any of the required documents have not been attached to the application, a reason for the same must be mentioned here.

Letter of acceptance from a recognized university in Poland

You may also have to show proof of tuition fees that have already been paid.

  • Recent resume

  • Copy of school certificates and degrees

If the student has studied to a level equivalent of the European Baccalaureate, the certificates will have to be nostrificated or certified.

Proof of having sufficient finances to pay for the course and live in Poland

This could be in the form of bank statements for the last three months, salary slips or a copy of your income tax returns. If the tuition is being sponsored by someone else, the relationship between the student and the sponsor should be explained.

Health insurance

Healthcare in Poland is not free. Hence it is essential for all international students to have health insurance of at least 30000 EUR.

  • Proof of accommodation

  • Flight itinerary

  • Proof of proficiency in the course language


Specifications of Passport Photograph for a Poland Student Visa

One of the common causes for the denial of a visa is an improper passport photograph. Hence, ensure that your passport photograph meets the below specifications.

  • Size: 35mm x 45mm

  • The photograph must be in color and set against a neutral backdrop

  • The photograph should have been taken in the last 6 months

  • The applicant must be looking straight into the camera with a neutral expression

  • The applicant’s face must take up 70-80% of the frame

  • The applicant’s face must be clearly visible from the forehead to the chin

  • Headgear of any kind is not allowed unless worn for religious purposes. In such cases, it should not cover any part of the face

  • If spectacles are to be worn, they must be non-reflective and the applicant’s eye must be clearly visible

  • There should be no creases or marks on the photograph

  • The applicant’s face must be in focus and the photograph must be clear


How to Apply for a Poland Student Visa?

Once the application has been filled in and the necessary documents are in place, the applicant will need to book a visa appointment at the closest Poland consulate. This can be done online at the

e-konsulat page. A date and a time slot will be appointed.

The applicant will then be directed to the registration page where personal details will need to be filled in. This page should be printed along with the email confirming the visa appointment.

On the date of the visa appointment, the first thing to be done is the payment of visa fees. This amounts to 99 EUR and may be paid in cash or by debit/credit card. The visa fee is non-refundable.

The application form, passport photographs, supporting documents and visa fee receipt will then need to be submitted. A token no. will be given to the applicant for the visa interview.

The visa interview is quite straightforward. The applicant must answer all questions honestly and confidently. Biometric details such as fingerprints will also be taken at this time.

The student visa typically takes 2-3 weeks to be processed after which the visa and all other documents can be collected from the consulate.

Visa for Australia

Australia Student Visa Requirements


Australian Student Visa applications are processed by Australian High Commission, New Delhi. Student now have to apply, if eligible, under SVP (Streamlined Visa processing), which has replaced PVA (Pre-Visa Assessment). The following is the list of documents to be submitted along with the Visa application:

Document Checklist


  • Visa Application fee payable by Bank Draft favouring “Australian High Commission, New Delhi”

  • Completed Visa Application Form

  • Nomination form 956 to be completed only if you are lodging through an agent

  • Student has to pay the 1st Semester Fee and will then receive e-COE (Electronic-Confirmation Of Enrollment) from the institution

  • Passport – Original passport is not required, instead all pages of current and previous passports, if any, to be notarized.

  • Four recent passport size photos

  • Statement of Purpose

  • “Details of Relatives” form

  • Guardianship form, if the student is under 18 years of age

  • IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Scores

  • All Mark sheets, Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas

  • Reference letter from current employer and previous employer, if employed

  • Affidavit of support from Sponsor

  • Affidavit of support from Student

  • Bank Statement / Bank Passbook for the last 3 months and current balance certificate

  • Income Tax returns of the sponsor for the last 3 years

  • Property Documents along with Valuation Report

  • Details of acceptable funds in the form of a table / matrix

  • Evidence of relationship with the sponsor

  • Bank loan Sanction Letter (if applicable)

  • Other Liquid Assets like Fixed Deposits, etc.


Visa Decision

As Australia has done away with student visa stamping in the passport to travel and enter Australia, a visa decision is intimated to the applicant electronically via email, once a decision has been made by the visa authorities.

If approved the department will send a Notification of Grant letter to your nominated postal or email address. It is recommended that you print this letter and keep it with you when you travel to and from Australia. This letter contains:

Visa for New Zealand

New Zealand Student Visa Requirements

You can lodge your application at your nearest New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC). For more information about the VACs, visit: www.ttsnzvisa.com. It’s important you provide all the relevant information requested below so we can process your application promptly.

You can apply for your student visa online. Alternatively, application forms are available from the website

Download the Student Visa Application form (INZ 1012)

When you make an online application you have to set up a New Zealand Government RealMe account: https://www2.logon.realme.govt.nz/cls/logon.logon?cid=1

Documents Checklist


  • A completed application form

  • Two passport-sized colour photographs (less than 6 months old)

  • Valid passport(s). If you have old passports, copies of those

  • If you have previously studied overseas, documentary evidence of previous visa declines and/or copies of endorsed visas/biometric cards issued

  • Application fee: Up-to-date fees can be found at the Office and Fees finder

  • VAC Service Fee: Refer to ttsnzvisa.com

  • Statement of purpose explaining why you chose your course and your future career plan

  • Offer of place from New Zealand education provider

  • A completed external English Language Proficiency Test:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS: Academic)

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)

  • Occupational English Test (OET)

  • Cambridge English: First (FCE) and FCE for Schools

  • Pearson Test of English: Academic (PTE: Academic)

  • Test results must be no more than 2 years old at the time the application is lodged. For External English Language

  • Proficiency Tests such as Pearson, please ensure that access is provided for verification/authentication

  • If you have if you have previously studied or worked, evidence of qualifications and work experience.

  • Documents must include all mark sheets, certificates, salary account statements, salary slips, experience/promotion/relieving letters, Income Tax Returns, Form 16, etc

  • For returning students, provide evidence of satisfactory progress. This can include academic transcripts or a letter from the education provider.


Funds Requirements


  • A fully completed Financial Undertaking Form INZ 1014 or Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry INZ 1025 from guarantors residing in New Zealand

  • Evidence of funds to cover full tuition fee. Please note we accept only funds from your immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, and parents-in-law).

Please ensure relevant documents are submitted to establish the relationship between yourself and your sponsor. We do not accept Voter ID, Ration Card, academic documents or driving licenses as evidence of relationship. Documents such as copy of passport (bio-pages), Aadhar Card, birth certificate, etc. are acceptable

  • Evidence of funds for maintenance:

– For courses longer than 9 months (36 weeks or longer) you must show evidence of funds of NZ$15,000 for living expenses.

– For shorter courses you must show evidence of at least NZ$1,250 per month.

Funds for the first year should be readily available liquid funds.

Acceptable evidence of funds includes – original bank deposit certificate; education loan sanction letter from a nationalised or multi-national bank only, with security against fixed asset(s) belonging to the applicant or sponsor; bank statement(s) for yourself or acceptable sponsor(s) for past 6 months; fixed deposits at least 6 months old; public/employee provident fund accounts supported by documents pertaining to employment.

  • For scholarship students, letter of offer from New Zealand education provider detailing the scholarship and dates of the programme

  • Payment plan for courses of more than one year can include sponsor’s tax return showing income and saving patterns, EPF/GPF accumulated over a period of one year, fixed deposit due to mature in the following year, savings account statement with source of recent funds (if any)

  • Letter from parents or your financial sponsor detailing gross annual income, length of employment and position held, personal tax records, etc., and for self-employed sponsors evidence of business registration and recent business tax returns with income statement

  • Documentary evidence of identity of guarantor including date of birth, proof of signature and full contact details including telephone numbers e.g. Pan Card, Aadhar Card or passport. Please note that a Voter ID card is not acceptable evidence of identity

  • A cover letter providing details of the funds evidence and explaining the source of funds as well as relationship of the applicant with the sponsors


Health and Character Requirements


  • If you are intending to stay in New Zealand for more than 6 months, an eMedical Chest X-Ray certificate issued by one of our appointed panel physicians. Please note, if you applied for a student visa more than 6 months ago and were unsuccessful, you must provide a new Chest X-Ray Certificate (less than 3 months old) with your application

  • If you are intending to stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months provide police certificates from:

– All countries of citizenship, and

– Any countries in which you have lived for five years or more since the age of 17 years.

More Information on how to obtain a police certificate can be found on our website.

Additional information request

Immigration New Zealand reserves the right to request additional information in the course of assessing an application and to retain information and documents on file. We will consider all of the information you provide in support of your application. When lodging your application, please provide all evidence and information you have available for assessment.


Wait for a decision

Most applications are processed in a month. If INZ needs more information they’ll contact you to ask for it.

When you get your visa

If you apply online, you’ll usually get an eVisa. Print it out or keep it on your mobile phone so, if you need to, you can show it at the border when you arrive. You can ask INZ to put a label in your passport, but you have to pay for this service.


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