Eligibility Criteria For Australian Dependent Student Visa.
An oversea student who come to Australia with a student visa to pursue an academic course of Twelve months or longer duration is permitted to bring immediate family members as dependents.
Australian immigration program allow spouses and unmarried children of less than Twenty-One years to be qualified for dependent student visas.
The interesting path of this type of student visa is that dependent spouse or partner are granted work rights in Australia. They enjoy this full and unlimited work rights for the duration of the student’s program of study.
Eligibility Criteria for Australian Dependent Student Visa
To be qualified to come to Australia as a dependent on a student visa the following are the eligibility requirements:
For dependent spouse or partner
- The dependent partner have to be your spouse i.e the person you are married to (including same sex partners).
- If the dependent is your de facto spouse, you should have been living with your partner for a minimum of twelve months, and you share a real and exclusive relationship with your partner
For dependent child
- The dependent child have to be your child or that of your partner.
- The dependent child must not be married or engaged to be married.
- The dependent child have to be less than Twenty-One years of age and must be still in continuous education (i.e. studying A-levels)
Steps by step guide to apply for Australian Dependent Student Visa
To obtain your Australian dependent visa you must be nominated by your spouse in his/her application for Australia student visa, or he/she will have to sponsor you while already studying in Australia.
Step 1: Complete the nomination form
The first step will be to fill up the nomination form (i.e Form 919). Don’t forget to insert your signature on the application form.
Step 2: Gather the important documents for the application
Make a check list of the required documents that are needed to submit along with the application form. Get all the documents and make them ready.
Step 3: Forward the nomination form to your dependent
Forward the completed form along with the other important documents to your dependent overseas.
Step 4: Fill up the application form
Your dependent have to complete the form Application (form 157A) for an Australian student dependent visa.
Step 5: Submit both the forms
Your dependent must lodge the form 157A Application and the form 919 Nomination along with the other important documents to an Australian mission or consulate close to him/her
Step 6: Pay required application fee
Your dependent have to pay the required applicable fee for the dependent student visa while submitting the application form
Step 7: Collect the dependent visa
At this point, the dependent visa is granted, your dependent must collect it on time
Fees Required for Australian Dependent Student Visa
Prior to lodging your application form, ensure you check the latest required fee for dependent student visa on the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection of the Australian Government.