Australia is the third most popular destination in the world for international students who want to study overseas. Based on the data from the University College of London’s Centre for Global Higher Education, Australia is likely to come in second position following the United States of America.
Such facts prove that Australia is constantly improving its education sector and academic services for international students. This includes the regulation allowing international students to bring their immediate families to Australia as dependents on their Student Visa.
The immediate families of a main applicant on a Student Visa are eligible to apply for a Student Visa for Dependents. Immediate family includes the following:
Partner includes spouse or de-facto partner of a main applicant on a Student Visa.
Under-18 Children to a main applicant on a Student Visa, who are still under the guardianship of, and who fully depend on the main applicant on a Student Visa.
Student’s dependents can also apply for a Student Visa for Dependents as Subsequent Entrant given the condition that they are previously declared on the main applicant’s Student Visa application. In other words, Student Visa for Dependents can be applied at the same time or subsequently after the main applicant’s Student Visa.
Your dependents will be allowed to study for a 3 (three) month duration during their stay in Australia. Usually, Student Visa Holder’s dependents would prefer short courses such as English course or any courses that can be finished in a short time.
However, there are different requirements if the main applicant on a Student Visa wants to include school-aged children to stay with him/her in Australia. The children must have been registered with one of the schools nearby their domiciles in order to put the best interest of the children to receive the best education.
All in all, do you plan to pursue your study and bring your families with you to Australia but do not know how and where to start? Got a question or problem regarding your study in Australia? You can contact us here.
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