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Student Guardian Visa (subclass 590)

Visit to support a child who holds a student visa. If the visa holder is under 18, a legal guardian or family member may accompany them with the new student guardian visa (subclass 590).

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Student Guardian Visa (Subclass 590): Requirements and Application Details

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Hold a Certain Visa: You can apply for the visa both inside and outside Australia, except if you hold one 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 (family members 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
  • Relationship Requirement: To be eligible, you must be the parent, custodian, or a relative nominated in writing by a parent or custodian of the student visa holder. You must provide care and support for the student visa holder.
  • Provide Care and Support: You must be able to provide accommodation, general welfare, and support to the student visa holder.
  • Financial Capacity: Have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Australia.
  • Health Insurance: Adequate health insurance coverage is required.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant: Your intention must be to stay temporarily in Australia to provide care and support for the student visa holder.
  • Character Requirement: You and any family members must meet the character requirement.
  • Australian Values Statement: Sign an Australian Values Statement confirming your respect for the Australian way of life and obedience to Australian laws.
  • Debt to Australian Government: Must not owe any debt to the Australian Government.
  • Visa Cancellation/Refusal: Must not have had a visa cancelled or an application refused.

Visa Privileges:

  • Provide care and support for a student visa holder who is under 18 years of age or over 18 in exceptional circumstances.
  • Care for more than one student.
  • Study an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) for less than 20 hours per week, or any other study or training for no more than 3 months.

Duration of Stay:

  • Stay in Australia until a date specified on your visa grant letter, typically considering the student visa holder’s stay or when they turn 18.

Extension and Further Stay:

  • Apply for a further Student Guardian visa to stay longer in Australia.

Including Family:

  • Children 6 years old or older can apply for their own student visa.
  • Children under 6 years old can only be included in the application under specific circumstances.


  • Visa costs from AUD710.00 for the main applicant, with additional charges for family members.

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The details presented here are intended for general comprehension and do not constitute legal advice. It is advisable to verify the latest information with the Department of Home Affairs at Student Guardian Visa (subclass 590)


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