Student Guardian visa (Subclass 590)
Visit to support a child who holds a student visa.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa.
You can apply in Australia if you hold a substantive visa except for one of these:
You will provide care and support for:
For this visa, a relative is the student’s:
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.
To see what you will need to provide go to Gather Documents in the ‘Step by Step’ tab.
If any member of your family unit has not turned 6, you cannot be granted the visa unless:
You must make adequate arrangements for the accommodation, support and welfare of any member of your family who:
We consider you have made adequate welfare arrangements for your children aged 6 to 18 years if they will be living with:
You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Medical insurance helps limit your financial liability.
You must maintain adequate health cover for the whole of your stay if you are granted this visa. Your insurance should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.
See a guide to what we consider adequate health insurance.
Learn more about health insurance for overseas visitors.
Reciprocal healthcare agreements
Some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. Find out more from Services Australia about reciprocal healthcare agreements.
You must have substantially complied with the conditions of the last substantive or subsequent bridging visa that you held.
When we assess whether you plan to stay in Australia temporarily we will consider:
We might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.
The visa costs from AUD620 for the main applicant.
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