Must see: Changes in VISA regulations
There have been changes in the Visa regulations. The major regulations in the Visa for various countries are given below:
UK visa regulations
- The funds must have been held in savings for at least 28 days.
- Only parents and legal guardians can sponsor the student.
Australia visa regulations
- Students must have funding for the duration of their programme to a maximum of 3 years. The exception is PhD which requires only 1 year of funding.
- Funds must be 6 months old. Only parents, grandparents, siblings can sponsor. Uncles and Aunts who are permanent residents of OZ or NZ can also sponsor the student.
New Zealand visa regulations
- Students must have at least a year of funding for their programme, both fees and living expenses.
Canada visa regulations
- Students going to universities must show enough funds to cover the duration of their studies.
- Only parents or blood relatives can sponsor the student, preferably from India.
USA visa regulations
- Student has to show full funds for 1 year of education which can be a bank loan + savings.
- For second year fund capability, normally only parents can sponsor.
- Ideally funds should be 6 months old and sponsor should show the Income Tax Returns.
|Important websites for visa information|
|Australian Government Website|
Singapore Government Website
USA Government Official Website
With inputs from Natasha Chopra and Shivani Manchanda