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Australian Student Visa: Nomination of Student Dependants
Posted by Antony Chacko | 08 Sep 2014
The information collected in the form of documents from the student will be used to assess the eligibility of the student’s dependant(s) for a temporary Australian visa.
A person who becomes a member after the student lodging their application and before it is decided is eligible for entry provided the student should inform the department in writing of that member’s personal particulars and provide evidence of their relationship to the student. Periods of stay granted to members of the family unit will generally be the same as the student’s period of stay. Family members should ensure that they always hold a valid visa while in Australia. The student’s partner will have a condition on their visa that limits their period of study in Australia to a maximum of 3 months. If the student’s partner wants to undertake a course of study beyond this period they must apply for a student visa in their own right and this application for change of status from family unit member to student can be made in Australia.
- A partner (spouse or de facto) of the visa holder; or
- A child of the student visa holder, or of that partner, who is unmarried and has not turned 18; or
- An AusAID or Defence sponsored student.
How to Nominate?
What are the Documents to Provide?
- An original letter from the student’s education provider mentioning:
- The course the student is studying
- Duration of the student’s course and the probable completion date
- Whether the student is satisfying the course requirements; evidence of, and/or declaration of access to, funds to support their nominated dependants:
- Original bank statements
- An original letter from the student’s financial institution confirming the status of their bank account
- Proof of the student’s relationship with their dependants like original marriage or birth certificate(s).
- Proof that sufficient arrangements have been made to study in Australia for the student’s school aged dependants (children/child) and where the projected period of stay is more than 3 months.
- Proof of payment of the Overseas Student Health Cover premium in favour of each nominated dependant and where ever stated, original documents must be provided. Where copies of original documents are required, the copies provided should be certified copies. A certified copy in Australia is one certified by the Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations or a person before whom a statutory declaration should be made under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959.
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