Registered Migration Australia
Purpose of this Visa
This visa subclass is designed for the legal custodian or relative of a Study Visa holder in Australia to accompany the visa holder as a student guardian (provided they are under 18 years of age).
A legal custodian or relative of a Study Visa holder in Australia may apply to accompany the visa holder as a student guardian if they are under 18 years of age. This may be a physical or cultural need for an adult companion to accompany a student to Australia.
The assessment levels are one of the requirements used to determine the nature of the evidence that a particular visa applicant must provide in order to satisfy the minister that he or she is a genuine student. The levels are based according to the country of issue of the passport that the applicant holds, and the education sector for the student's principal course. The levels range from one; nationals of countries who are considered "low risk" to three; for nationals that are considered "high risk". The exception to this is the “Streamlined Visa Processing” offered to eligible higher degree students from eligible universities and eligible non-university education providers.
English language proficiency
In most cases the acceptable standard of English language proficiency is determined by results of IELTS testing (or equivalent) or evidence that the education provider is satisfied of the visa applicant's English language ability.
Student Guardian Visa Requirements
A student guardian must:
Except in exceptional circumstances, the student guardian must be related to the applicant in one of the following ways:
Student guardians must meet the basic criteria of health, character, health insurance, debts to the Commonwealth of Australia, custody arrangements, and accommodation and general welfare.
They must also meet all financial requirements for students. This means they will need to show they have enough money to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for the duration of the course. They will also need to show that they have enough money for themselves, their spouse and all of their children aged under 18 years, whether or not they will be coming to Australia with them.
How to Apply:
You must apply for this visa online through ImmiAccount. If you do not have an ImmiAccount, you can create one.
You can apply for this visa:
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa.
After you apply, we may ask you to:
You can find out if you need health checks, and then complete them, before you apply for this visa by completing the online application My Health Declarations.
You can be in or outside Australia when a decision is made on your application.
If you apply for this visa from outside Australia, do not make arrangements to travel to Australia or leave your job until you have received notification from us, in writing, that you have been granted a visa.