STUDENT DEPENDENT VISA

Enrolment

Evidence of your enrolment must be provided to make a valid application.

  • If applying outside Australia this must be a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for all intended courses.
  • If applying in Australia this can be a letter of offer or CoE for all intended courses but a CoE must be provided before the visa can be granted.

Exceptions

You do not need to supply a Confirmation of Enrolment if you are:

  • sponsored by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – provide a letter of support
  • sponsored by the Australian Department of Defence – provide a letter of support
  • a secondary exchange student – provide an Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Student (AASES) form
  • a postgraduate research student required to remain in Australia for marking of your thesis – provide a letter from your education provider.

Welfare arrangements for under 18 year old student

Evidence of accommodation and welfare arrangements in Australia if you are under 18 years of age must be provided to make a valid application. This can be:

  • Form 157N - Nomination of a student guardian in Australia.
  • Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter from the student’s education provider.
  • An AAESES form for secondary exchange students only.
  • Letter of Support from DFAT or Defence stating that arrangements have been made for the student’s welfare.

Health insurance

Evidence of adequate health insurance. Your education provider could arrange this. Health insurance can only be met by Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). You might only need to provide details in your application or you might be asked for evidence of your policy. Note: If you are from Norway, Sweden or Belgium, you might not have to obtain OSHC.

Genuine temporary entrant requirement

Evidence to show that you meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement for a student visa. This can include a statement that you intend to genuinely stay in Australia temporarily. The Department will consider your circumstances, your immigration history if you are a minor and the intentions of a parent, legal guardian or spouse, and any other relevant matter.

Identity

Evidence of your identity. This might include a certified copy of your Birth Certificate or Driver's Licence.

Change of name

If anyone in the application has changed his or her name, certified copies of documents verifying the name change. This might include a marriage or deed poll certificate or a certified copy of evidence of the name change.

Parental consent

If you have a child under the age of 18 included in the visa application and one or both parents (or legal guardians) are not applying for an Australian visa, both parents will need to complete and sign the form 1229 - Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years. Alternatively, you can provide a letter from each parent (or legal guardian) that is not included in the application that includes permission for the child/ren to be in Australia in your care. A copy of the parent (or legal guardian) Personal Particulars (bio-data) page of their current passport should also be included. If you have sole custody of the child/ren, provide evidence such as a court order.

Relationship - spouse, de facto partner

Evidence of your relationship with your spouse/de facto partner. This could include a certified copy of your marriage certificate, Family Book, Household Booklet or other evidence of family composition.

Employment history

Evidence of current or most recent employment which might include payslips or a contract. You can also attach your most recent curriculum vitae or résumé. Your curriculum vitae or résumé should include full employment and educational history, including dates and positions held for at least the last five years.

Migration Agent - Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person

Provide a completed and signed Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance (252KB PDF).

Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient - Form 956A

Provide a completed and signed Form 956A Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient (251KB PDF).

Evidence of dependent school enrolment

Evidence of enrolment of an accompanying dependent child 5 to 18 years of age at an Australian school. If any family unit members are 5 – 17 years of age (inclusive) and will live with the applicant in Australia, documentation confirming their enrolment in an Australian school.

Closure of education provider

Evidence of closure of your education provider if you are applying for a Student and Student Guardian Visa because of this reason.

Qualifications – Australian

Evidence of your Australian qualifications. This might include a certified copy of your academic transcripts, Educational Certificate (Degree, Diploma etc.) or letter/statement from your Australian Education Institution.

Qualifications – outside Australia

Evidence of your overseas qualifications. This might include a certified copy of your academic transcripts, Educational Certificate (Degree, Diploma etc.) or letter/statement from your overseas Education Institution.