Dependent Visa For Australia From Nepal

June 21, 2022

A Dependent Visa is a visa that allows spouses and children to go to another country to accompany or join a family member with a corresponding Visa. 

Depending on how the dependent visa is granted, the dependent can live with the primary applicant or travel and explore.

To apply for a visa on behalf of dependents, the applicant must prove that he has the funds to support the dependents and won't rely on state or public funds to take care of them. 

Dependents must demonstrate that they plan to live with the primary applicant for the duration of their stay and that their relationship is authentic.

Children under 18 must demonstrate that they do not live independently and depend on the primary applicant for assistance.

Documents proving the relationship, such as a marriage certificate for a spouse and a birth certificate for children, are necessary.

The Dependent Visa program allows international students and professionals to call family members in Australia. Prasana International Consultancy can assist you in putting together a comprehensive application package that will speed up the arrival of your loved ones in Australia.

What is an Australian Dependent Student Visa?

If a student is in Australia on a student visa for a 12-month or longer academic term, their close family members can accompany them. Dependent student visas are available in Australia for spouses, partners, and unmarried children under eighteen.

Rights Under Australian Dependent Student Visa

In Australia, dependent partners are allowed to work. Students' course of study determines whether they are allowed to work. Students have the following rights:

  1. You can study in Australia with your dependent partner for three months.

  2. The dependant partner of a bachelor's degree student will be permitted to work up to 40 hours per week.

  3. The dependent partner of a student pursuing a doctorate or conducting research will have complete and unlimited job rights.

Eligibility for Australian Dependent Student Visa

To be eligible to enter Australia as a dependent on a student visa, the following are the eligibility conditions:

For Dependent Spouse or Partner

The financially dependent person on you must be your husband or de facto partner (including same-sex partners).

To receive a dependent as your de facto partner, you must have shared an authentic and exclusive connection with that person for at least 12 months.

For Dependent Child

  1. It must be your or your partner's dependent child.

  2. At the time of the application, the child must not be married, engaged to be married, or in a de facto relationship.

  3. The child must be under the age of eighteen and remain in school. 

Documents Required for Australian Dependent Student Visa

Please include the following papers in your application to guarantee that your application is processed as promptly as possible:

  1. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

  2. The courses your nominee completed in Australia.

  3. The recent enrolment status of your nominator in Australia.

  4. The recent attendance record of your nominee.

  5. All pages of the applicant's passport must be notarized.

  6. There must be proof of a genuine and continuous relationship between the nominator and the applicant.

  7. If you've been married before and divorced, you'll need a divorce certificate.

Documents Required for Children/Minor Applicants

In the case of minor applicants, provide documentation of: 

  1. Schooling arrangements and confirmation of enrolment in a school for the accompanying minor 

  2. To verify signatures, both parents must sign Form 1229 and provide identity documents

Steps to Follow to Apply for an Australian Student Visa for Dependents

To obtain an Australian dependent visa, you must be recommended by your partner in their application for an Australian student visa. They must nominate you while in Australia.

Step 1: Fill out the nomination form.
The first step is to complete Form 919, the nomination form.

Step 2: Gather the application's required paperwork.
Make a list of all the documents you'll need to send with your application form. Gather all of the necessary paperwork and keep them on hand.

Step 3: Give your dependent the nomination form.
Send your dependent overseas the completed nomination form together with the relevant papers.

Step 4: Complete the application.
The Form 157A Application for an Australian student dependant visa must be completed by your dependent.

Step 5: Fill out and submit both forms.
Your dependent must submit the Form 157A Application and Form 919 Nomination and the relevant documentation to an Australian mission or consulate near them.

Step 6: Pay the application cost that is required.
When completing the application form, your dependant must pay the dependent student visa fee.

Step 7: Collect the dependent visa
Your dependant must collect the dependent visa as soon as it is issued.

Obtaining an Australian Dependent Student Visa: What to Do and What Not to Do 

These are some of the things you are or are not permitted to do in Australia:

What to Do?

  1. You should list your family members on your Australian student visa application even if they cannot accompany you.

  2. Be sure to complete your application form thoroughly and accurately since incomplete records will not be accepted.

  3. When you visit the Australian Immigration Department to file your application, bring original copies and certified photocopies of all supporting papers.

What Not to Do?

  1. Do not submit forged documents.

  2. Do not conceal or falsify information in your application.

What Documents Are Required For a Spouse Visa Application?

For a Spouse Visa, numerous documents are required. The particular documents will be determined by the spouse's nationality and the home country. A copy of your passport, a birth certificate, evidence of relationship, police records, and other documents will be required.

The following are the essential documents:

  1. Certificate of marriage

  2. Passport-size photographs

  3. The passport must be valid

  4. Photos showing the authenticity of a relationship, such as family photos

  5. Bills related to joint housing

  6. A joint statement of bank accounts

  7. Additional requirements as defined by the Immigration authorities

Aside from that, in some countries, the primary candidate and his or her spouse must be over the age of 18. To verify this, you'll need a birth certificate.

The primary applicant must provide proof of financial ability to support his spouse and additional dependents in the form of bank statements.

What Are the Chances of a Dependent Visa Being Rejected?

A number of factors influence the chance of a dependent visa being rejected. There could be a variety of causes for this:

  1. Incorrectly filling out the application form.

  2. The documents were received in the wrong format.

  3. Failure to submit the required documents.

  4. Essential visa-related information is kept hidden.

  5. Instead of sending original documents (when asked), photocopies are sent.

  6. Documents submitted may be forged.