Australia Student Dependent Visa (Subclass 500): Partner Visa Requirements
Australia allows international students and professionals to call their families to Australia under the Dependent Visa program. If you are going to study in Australia, you are eligible to bring your family members with you. Either you can include them on your original student visa application or you can apply for their visas once you started your education in Australia and they will join you later. Spouses, partners, and unmarried children under the age of 18 are eligible for dependent visas on student visa holders of Subclass 500 in Australia.
Those who are including their dependent family members in their original student visa application, then they should include their details on the original Form 157A. The Australian student visa holder must have a minimum of 12 months validity on the visa and appropriate funds and insurance to cover the expenses for this time period.
Documents required for Dependent Visa
Those who have started their studies and applying for the dependent visa need to submit the following documents:
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- Form 919, Nomination of student dependents
- Form 157A, Application for a student visa
- Letter from your faculty stating:
- Name of your course
- Course duration and expected completion date
- If you are fulfilling all the course requirements
- Financial proof that you can support your family members and yourself
- Proof of family ties like marriage or birth certificate
- Proof of school enrolment of school-aged children
- Proof of health insurance for dependents
For Post Study Work Dependents
The Post Study Work Visa holder needs to show proof of employment and appropriate funds along with documents like the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) or relationship proof.
Also Read: How to get PR in Australia with Student Visa?
Dependent Family Members on Student Visa
A student visa allows you to bring close family members as dependents on your student visa.
You can bring:
- Your spouse or partner who you have been living with for 12 months
- Your children under 18 or who are still in education (studying A-levels)
Also, note that the work rights of the dependent partner will depend on the course you are studying:
- If you are studying a bachelor's degree program, the dependent partner is allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight.
- If you are pursuing a master's degree program or a doctorate degree then the partner enjoys full and unlimited work rights.
The family members can also apply as subsequent entrants at a later stage which would be separate from the student visa application. Applications can be filed through ImmiAccount.
Bringing spouse to Australia on Study Visa
You can bring your spouse to Australia with you while applying for the Australian Study Visa. As a primary applicant, you need to fulfil the visa criteria. Your spouse will also get the visa if the primary applicant fulfils the visa criteria. An additional cost will be incurred while applying for a spouse visa for student visa holders.
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4 months ago
Hi, thanks a lot for ur helpful information. Recently, my student visa subclass 500 PhD has been granted. In my application I included my spouse and children as secondary applicants. Now, the application status shows finalized and visa granted. But I was sent only 1 visa grant letter and visa gra...Hi, thanks a lot for ur helpful information. Recently, my student visa subclass 500 PhD has been granted. In my application I included my spouse and children as secondary applicants. Now, the application status shows finalized and visa granted. But I was sent only 1 visa grant letter and visa grant no including details of only the primary applicant (me). With this visa grant letter, can my family travel with me to Australia? What proof /documents they need for travelling? Thanks
Reply to Sabin Huda
Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert
3 months ago
Hello Sabin, in case you haven't received the visa for your family members, you should ideally check the Immigration Application Portal. Since all visa letters come together just make sure that all the documents are there on the portal. Also I hope that you have mentioned about your family member...Hello Sabin, in case you haven't received the visa for your family members, you should ideally check the Immigration Application Portal. Since all visa letters come together just make sure that all the documents are there on the portal. Also I hope that you have mentioned about your family members in the accompanying member detail form too. Just check with the Immigration Office in case of queries. Good luck!