Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)


Are you the legal guardian of a student looking at studying in Australia that is under the age of 18? The Student guardian visa allows a parent or person who has legal custody of a student, to come to Australia to provide care and support for the international student.

To be eligible for a student guardian visa, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  •  You must be a parent or person who has legal custody of the student or a relative nominated by the student’s parent or guardian;
  •  Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  •  Have the ability to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support for the student;
  •  Must be a genuine temporary entrant;
  •  Meet financial requirements
  •  Meet health and character requirements

The student guardian visa does not allow you to bring any children to Australia above the age of six unless they apply and obtain a Schools Sector visa. Any children that are below the age of six are required to:

  •  hold a passport that is subject to assessment level 1 or 2 for the Schools Sector visa and there are compassionate and compelling reasons for us to grant the visa; and
  •  Granting the visa would significantly benefit the relationship between the Australian government and governments of other countries

Applicants may apply for this visa in or outside of Australia. However any offshore applications require the visa applicant to be offshore when the visa is granted and any onshore applications require the visa applicant to be onshore when the application is granted.

If you would like some assistance to determine whether you are eligible for a student guardian visa or would like some further information, please contact one of our friendly staff at Bambrick Legal.

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