Student Guardian Visa (Subclass 580)
Student Guardian Eligibility
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You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a Student Guardian visa.
Your individual circumstances must demonstrate that you genuinely intend to stay in Australia temporarily.
The factors that are considered during assessment of the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement include: your personal circumstances in your home country, your potential circumstances in Australia, your immigration history and any other matter that is relevant to your intention to remain in Australia temporarily.
The information provided in your application form and supporting documentation will be used to assess the GTE requirement. You may be requested to provide additional information in relation to the factors set out above.
See: Genuine Temporary Entrant – Frequently Asked Questions (73KB PDF file)
You must be of good character to enter Australia. The information you provide on the 'Character' section of your application will be used to assess your character.
You must meet certain health requirements and may need to undergo a health examination. The requirements vary based on:
- your length of stay in Australia
- other health risks in your home country or countries you have visited for more than three months within the last five years.
You may be allowed to complete your health examination before you lodge your visa application, but no more than six months before the student's course starts.
See: Information form 1163i Health requirement for temporary entry to Australia ( 58KB PDF file)
You must have health insurance in the form of Overseas Visitor Health Cover for yourself and any dependent child included in your application, for at least the first year of your stay in Australia.
You must provide a receipt or other proof of your health insurance payment with your application.
See: Overseas Visitors Health Cover
To enter Australia, you must:
- have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government
- have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government.
- be a parent, person who has legal custody, or a relative of the student for whom you will be guardian
- be at least 21 years of age
- be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student.
There are specific financial requirements you must meet in order to be eligible for this visa.
See: Financial requirements
If you are aged 18 years or over, you must declare that you will respect Australian values and obey the laws of Australia. For this visa, the values statement is included in the general declaration section of the application form. When you sign the application form it means you will also be signing the values statement. You will not be required to have read the Life in Australia book, but may do so if you wish.
You are also encouraged to gain an understanding of Australia, its people and their way of life, before applying for this visa.
See: Australian Values - Overview
Before lodging an application, please read all related requirements.