Migration Plus


 Student Guardian Visa

The Student Guardian visa allows a parent, legal guardian or relative of a Student visa holder to accompany that student to Australia, and to provide care and support to them whilst they are studying. The student must be either under 18 years old, or have a physical or other exceptional need to be accompanied by an adult.


As the visa applicant, you must:
  • be EITHER the student's parent or legal guardian OR a relative who is at least 21 years old
  • be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student, and to any other members of your family who are under 18 years old
  • genuinely intend to reside in Australia with the student
  • not have any dependent children under six years old (unless there are exceptional circumstances)
  • have made adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia
  • have access to sufficient funds to cover your return airfares and the cost of living in Australia. The exact amount of funds you will require is set by the Department of Home Affairs. Please contact us for further details.

The student whom you intend to accompany to Australia must:

  • EITHER be under 18 years old OR have exceptional reasons for requiring you to reside with them in Australia (e.g. need for medical care, or established religious/cultural grounds)
  • genuinely intend to reside with you in Australia.


It is a condition of this visa that you not work while you are in Australia (although voluntary work may be allowed).

The exact requirements of this visa will depend upon the circumstances of the nominating overseas student; in particular their country of origin and the type of study that they are undertaking in Australia. This will affect the level of evidence you need to provide in support of your application, in particular the evidence of sufficient funds.

Please complete the free online assessment form if you would like further information regarding your eligibility for this visa.