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When can you get an OSHC refund?

OSHCstudents-Refund policies for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) in Australia can vary depending on your specific circumstances and the insurance provider you have chosen. Generally, you may be eligible for an OSHC refund under the following circumstances.

Visa Refusal or Cancellation

If your student visa application is refused or your student visa is canceled before you arrive in Australia, you can typically request a refund of your OSHC premium. You will need to provide supporting documentation, such as the visa refusal letter from the Department of Home Affairs.

Early Departure from Australia

If you leave Australia earlier than planned and no longer require OSHC coverage, you may be eligible for a refund for the unused portion of your policy. The refund amount will depend on the terms and conditions of your OSHC provider.

Change of Visa Status

If you change your visa status in Australia (e.g., from a student visa to a permanent resident visa) and are no longer required to maintain OSHC, you may request a refund for the unused portion of your policy. Documentation of the change in visa status may be required.

Duplicate Coverage

If you accidentally purchase OSHC coverage from multiple providers and can provide proof of the duplicate coverage, you may request a refund from one of the providers for the overlapping period.
To request an OSHC refund, you can contact our agent partners or our Annalink team. We will guide you through the refund process and provide you with the necessary forms and instructions. Be prepared to provide supporting documents to substantiate your request.
If you are international students, foreigners arriving to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact Annalink team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.
OSHCstudents Team

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