Our client who came from a high-risk country was studying at a challenging school and, like many students, found himself struggling to keep up with his studies due to language issues and a very challenging academic program. A sudden medical condition resulted in the student having to take an extended period of time off from his studies, after which he became concerned about re-entering studies as he felt he was too far behind. He became depressed and dropped out of school without notifying immigration officials. Over a year later he came to us to assist him when after lodging a new student visa application he was asked a number of questions about his extended period of non-study without notice.
“This client had spent many months dreading his return to studies, and was very concerned that he would not be granted a further visa because he had taken a long time away from school without notifying the immigration department. We helped gather all applicable documents and put together a detailed submission about his period of non-study, including his issues with keeping up with a challenging academic program.” — Mark Northam
Outcome: The client was granted his new student visa and allowed to remain in Australia to continue his studies.