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Renewing your student visa

To renew your visa, you should lodge your application with the Australia Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) a minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) before your current student visa expires.

You will need to start this process at least 6 to 8 weeks before your current student visa expires.

Please note that you need to have a chest x-ray done at least 2 weeks before your visa medical examination.

The table below provides a timeline guide:


Student visa expiry date   Recommended Chest X-ray date   Recommended Visa medicals date   Recommended Visa lodgement date  
 15 March  18 January  1 February  15 February
 31 July  12 June  26 June  3 July
 31 August  13 July  27 July  10 August
 30 September  10 August  24 August  7 September
 31 December  9 November  23 November  7 December

Applying to renew your Student Visa from inside Australia

  1. Ensure your Passport is valid for at least 6 months when you submit a visa application
  2. Complete and lodge an eCoe request form (PDF* 136KB). This form can be handed into Student Support or emailed to International Student Support.
  3. Renew your Overseas Student Health Cover with your OSHC provider.
  4. Obtain a chest x-ray and medical examination (if required)
  5. Submit your application via the DIBP website.

If you have any questions on the above information you can submit a question via USQAssist > Ask a Question (Question Type: Other).


*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact Student Support, telephone +61 7 4631 2285 to obtain this information in an alternative format.