Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Information and Checklist: Accompanying Dependent and Subsequent Entrant

PLEASE NOTE: Processing times for Student subsequent entrant visa applications processed by New Delhi are currently longer than the published global visa processing timeframes across all sectors. We have received a high number of applications for subsequent entrant applicants and are seeking to process them as quickly as possible.

If further information is required, this may be requested when the application is assessed.  We are unable to provide a timeframe for assessment of the application at this point in time, as such please do not contact us for general enquiries regarding this issue.


Important Information for Student Subsequent Entrant Visa Applicants

Before lodging your application, you should take advantage of our My Health Declarations facility to arrange your own medicals because the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) prioritises complete applications where the applicant has also cleared Australia’s health requirements**


** Please note that a health clearance does not guarantee that the application will be granted. A visa grant will be subject to all visa criteria being met.


Student Accompanying Dependant and Subsequent Entrant Applicants

Member of Family Unit: You can include family members when you lodge your visa application. For student visas, your family member is:

  • your spouse or de facto partner, or
  • your, or your spouse or de facto partner’s dependent child who is unmarried and has not turned 18 years of age.

    You must declare your family members in your student visa application even if they do not plan to travel with you to Australia. If you do not do this, your family members will not be eligible for a student visa to join you in Australia (unless they became a family member after the grant of your student visa).

    Minor Children

    If you have a newborn baby please complete this tool to determine if your baby needs a visa.

    If two or more minor children are applicants for a subsequent entrant visa and are applying without their parent(s), they will need to lodge separate applications. One minor child cannot be considered a dependent applicant on another minor child.

    Financial requirement: All accompanying or subsequent entrant applicants for a student visa must have sufficient funds or support to cover costs and expenses for themselves and each family member of the primary student applicant for the duration of the intended stay in Australia. The funds must be accessible and be available to financially support the applicants in Australia.

    Instructions are available on the Home Affairs website to assist you to determine the evidentiary requirements applicable to you, see:

    Documentation: To ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, please ensure the documents mentioned below are included with your application.

    Please provide evidence of:

  • Overseas Student Health Cover
  • All the courses completed by your nominator in Australia
  • Your nominator’s current enrolment in Australia
  • Your nominator’s current attendance record
  • Notarised copy of all the pages of the passport of the applicant
  • Evidence of a genuine and ongoing relationship between the nominator and the applicant
  • Divorce certificate if previously married and divorced

In case of minor applicants, provide evidence of:

  • Schooling arrangement and confirmation of enrolment in a school for the accompanying minor
  • Form 1229 signed by both parents along with identity documents to verify signatures