Are you a parent, custodian or relative of a student visa holder? Are you anxious about being apart for a long period of time? Did you know that you can accompany your child while they are in Australia doing their study? With a subclass 590 Student Guardian Visa this is possible!
With a subclass 590 visa you can come to Australia and provide care and support for your child (or children) who is a holder of a student visa holder who is under the age of 18. There are also exceptional circumstances where parents can granted a subclass 590 if their child is over 18. Moreover, while you are in Australia you can even study an English Language Intensive Course! Or any other study or training for that matter, as long as it is no more than 3 months in duration. The only downside is that you will not be able to work. And as you will see below, you will be required to prove that you are financially able to support yourself and your child while you are staying in Australia.
Usually, your stay in Australia will depend on the length of the student visa holder’s stay, however you can stay in Australia longer by applying for a further Student Guardian visa. You can also travel outside of Australia and re-enter as many times as you want during the validity period of your visa – but here’s the catch – your child must go with you!
Here’s everything you need to know:
- You can be in or outside of Australia when you apply. If you decided to apply while you are in Australia, you can but only if you do not currently hold any of the following visas:
- Domestic Worker (Temporary) Diplomatic and Consular visa (subclass 426)
- Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) in the Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or consular) stream
- Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) – primary visa holder only. A family member of a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) can apply for a Student visa in Australia
- Transit visa (subclass 771)
- Visitor visa (subclass 600) in the Sponsored Family stream or in the Approved Destination Status stream
- You must be a parent, a custodian or a relative of the student visa holder
- You must be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and support to the student.
- You must show us evidence that you have enough money to pay for your stay in Australia for meeting the costs and expenses of yourself, your accompanying family members and in most cases, the student visa holder.
- You can bring your other children (as long as they have turned 6)
- You must make welfare arrangements for your dependents who are not coming to Australia with you, who are under 18 and who do not have a Student visa
- You must have adequate health insurance to cover your stay in Australia
- You must be a genuine temporary entrant. Here the Department will assess:
- your personal circumstances in your home country
- your potential circumstances in Australia
- your immigration history
- anything else that relates to your plan to remain in Australia temporarily
- You must meet the health requirement
- You must meet the character requirement
- You must sign the Australian values statement
- You must not have debt to the Australian Government
- You must not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused before
Our Registered Migration Agents at Migration Centre of Australia have been in the migration industry for many years and have helped thousands of clients onshore and offshore. We are trained professionals in Australian Migration Law and we are trusted providers in the industry for our services. If you are interested in applying for subclass 590 Student Guardian Visa, or you wish to know more about subclass 500 student visas or you need professional migration advice on assessing your eligibility and visa options, contact us today on (02) 4626 1002 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of my registered migration agents will be ready to help you.