Forms & Checklists

BEFORE LEAVING HOME CHECKLIST

As soon as your student visa application has been approved, you should go through the following checklist, ensuring you have – or have done – all the things on this list.

  • Passport
  • Student VISA
  • Make contact with JTI
  • Arrange for immunisations and medications from your doctor
  • Apply for a credit card and/or arrange sufficient funds
  • Confirm overseas access to your funds with your bank
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Arrange travel insurance
  • Advise institution of travel details
  • Arrange transport from airport to accommodation
  • Pack bags being sure to include the following:
    • Name and contact details of an institution representative
    • Enough currency for taxis, buses, phone calls etc. in the event of an emergency
    • Important documents:
      • Passport
      • Letter of offer
      • eCoE
      • Certified copies of qualifications & certificates
      • Travel insurance policy
      • ID cards, driver’s licence, birth certificate (or copy)

NOTE: Make sure you leave originals or copies of these documents safely with family in your home country in case of loss.

Health and Medicine

You are advised to have medical, optical and dental check-ups before you leave home. Remember, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) does not include dental and optical services and these costs can be quite high in Australia. You may like to bring spare eye glasses or contact lenses with you. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication, have a letter or prescription from your doctor describing these using the generic drug name.

You will need to declare all prescription medication, alternative, herbal and traditional medicines and vitamin and mineral preparation formulas to Customs when you enter Australia. It is important that you keep all medicines in their original packaging.

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