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    Default bridging Visa and school in victoria

    Its a long shot but hoping that someone might know.

    Our bridging visa was issued Friday and am wondering if we will still have to pay 4k per kid for school or if we can just pay the regular school fees.

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    I don't know and I hope someone does actually know, but I googled it and came up with this link - http://www.eti.wa.edu.au/studying-at...a-holders.html - it's not for Victoria, but it appears that temporary, dependent and bridging visa holders are all lumped together and mostly need to pay school fees. I had no idea this was the case - it's a lot of money for you! I hope you get permanent residency soon (how no idea how that works).

    Addition: found this link for Victoria - http://www.education.vic.gov.au/mana...ma/default.htm - you may be fee exempt. There are phone numbers to ring for more info.
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    Thanks but we are not refugees so looks like we may have to pay the 6k per kid if we want them to go to school, ill have to call on monday

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    Bummer. That's a massive amount. Hope you can stop paying it soon!

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    Is this a public school? Or private?

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    Was going to put them in the public schools here

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    Can they deny your kids an education? I mean why are they charging you that much. Sorry I don't know much about it. But what happens if you don't have the money? Will your kids be unable to go to school.
    Sounds strange to me even if you are on a visa.

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    From what I can see it depends on what your original visa was & that age/status of your kids.

    Were you on a 457? & were you paying fees before?

    I found the immigration guys quite helpful when I had questions but I'm not sure if that was a one off ;-)

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    Not sure of the number it was an electronic visa.

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    Were/are you students? It looks like school fees have to be paid when you are classified as an overseas student.

    The Victorian human rights commission were running a study from July last year - it might be worth you getting in touch with them : http://www.humanrightscommission.vic...d=748&Itemid=3


 

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