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Tribunal: Member G Cullen

The applicant asked the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to review a decision made by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) to refuse to grant him a temporary student visa.[1]

The visa was refused on the grounds the applicant had not provided evidence of adequate arrangements for health insurance during the period of his intended stay in Australia.[2]

The applicant’s current certificate of enrolment showed he was enrolled in a Diploma of Business from 1 April 2019 until 29 March 2020. He also provided information from the NIB health insurance group showing he had overseas student health insurance cover from 28 August 2019 to 29 March 2020, covering the remainder of his intended stay. In light of this, the AAT found the applicant had provided evidence of valid arrangements for health insurance for his stay in Australia.

The AAT remitted the application to the Department for reconsideration, noting the applicant met the relevant criterion.

Read the full decision on AustLII.


[1] Section 65 of the Migration Act 1958

[2] Required by the Migration Regulations cl.500.215 of Schedule 2 of the Migration Regulations 1994