Student Guardian Visa is a temporary visa which allows parents and other legal guardians of international student, Student visa (subclass 500) holder to stay in Australia with them in order to provide accommodation, welfare, and support to them while they study. The length of the stay depends on the student visa holder’s stay, when that student turns 18 or whether they were in exceptional circumstances. You can include members of the family unit in your application.
According to the information released by the Department; this visa enables you to
To be eligible to apply this Visa, you must
You cannot be granted this visa if any member of your family has not turned 6 years old, except
Children six years old or older can come with you but they must apply for their own student visa.
There are two options to prove that you have enough money to support yourself, the student visa holder(s) and any children who come to Australia with you.
Option 1: You need to have enough money to pay for:
Option 2: you can show us that your spouse or de facto partner who is not travelling to Australia will support you and has an annual income of AUD70,000 or more in the 12 months immediately before you apply.
Work out how much money you need
You need to calculate the pro rata costs then divide the annual cost by 365 and multiply the result by the number of days you intend to stay in Australia.
Please read the guide below provided by the Department.
|12-month living costs are: for students or guardians – AUD20,290 for a child under the age of 6 years coming with you – AUD3,040 Schooling costs 12 months course fees for the student visa holder(s) or pro-rata if less than 12 months. If you are including school-age children (under 6 years) in your application, add schooling costs of at least AUD8,000 per year per child. Costs vary between states, territories and schools in Australia – you are responsible for finding out how much the child’s schooling will cost.|
|As a guide, allow $2000 per person.|
However, the following conditions might be attached to this visa:
You cannot work in Australia and must not do work that a person would normally get paid for. Unless, it is a volunteering, doing work online for your job in your home country, studying in a university outside Australia etc. If your situation changes after you arrive in Australia, you must submit to the Department about your condition.
The holder must engage in work in Australia only if the work is relevant to the conduct of the business, or specified in the visa application
You must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia.
You must continue to satisfy the criteria of this visa.
While you are in Australia, we will not grant you a new substantive visa, other than:
You must live in Australia while the nominating student is in Australia, you must
You must not leave Australia without the student without approval. You could waive this condition if you have
You must be
You will provide care and support for:
For this visa, a relative is the student’s:
Step 1: Organise health exams
Step 2: Prepare your documents
Step 3: lodge this visa online via ImmiAccount and pay the legal fee You should apply for this visa at least 6 weeks before the student’s course starts
Step 4: The Department could request further document due to deficient information If you made a mistake on your application, you may need to complete Form 1023 Notification of Incorrect answers.
Step 5: Visa outcome
You can find all information in relation to the cost of this visa on the Department website.
The visa costs from AUD630 for the main applicant.
There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.
Please be aware that other costs may applies such a health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
As indicated in the Department website, it is usually ranging from 5 months to 6 months to proceed the application.
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