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
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
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
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
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