A legal guardian may accompany students who are under 18 years of age. The guardian is to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student.
Only certain people are able to apply as a Student Guardian and they must fulfil the set criteria as part of the application process.
To find out if you are eligible to apply for an Australian student guardian visa, book a consultation with one of our experienced migration agents. We’ll assess your situation and help you explore your visa options.
Student Guardian Visa Basic Requirements
To apply for a Student Guardian Visa, applicants are required to:
- be at least 21 years of age;
- be a parent or a person who has legal custody or guardianship of the proposed Student Visa holder that they wish to accompany to Australia;
- be able to provide suitable accommodation, general welfare and other support to the proposed Student Visa holder;
- meet all other general visa requirements such as genuine temporary entrant, financial criteria, health and character.
Student Guardian Visa Entitlements
A Student Guardian Visa is a temporary visa. It is valid for the same period as the student visa of the student they are accompanying, or until the student turns 18 years of age.
Successful applicants may also be able to study in a course (other than the English language) for up to three months. No work is permitted.
Government Fees and Processing Time
|Partner Application Fee||N/A|
|Dependents Application fee||N/A|
|Processing Time||14 days to 3 months|