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Carer Visa (Subclass 116 and 836)

The Carer Visa (Subclass 116 and 836) enables individuals to reside permanently in Australia, offering essential care to a relative unable to receive necessary support from other family members or local services. The eligible relative must have a long-term medical condition, hindering daily activities, or require practical assistance in caring for a family member with a medical condition.

carer visa 116 and 836

Subclass 116 Carer visa

This permanent visa lets you move to Australia to care for someone with a long-term medical condition. They must have no reasonable access to care options in Australia.

Carer Visa (Subclass 836): Requirements and Application Details

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Carer: You must be willing and able to provide ongoing substantial care and support for your sponsoring relative or the family member living with them. Understanding your sponsor’s medical condition and care needs is crucial.
  • Sponsorship: You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor, and the sponsorship must be approved.


Application Requirements:

  • Health Requirement: You and any family members applying with you must meet the health requirement. Even family members not coming to Australia may need to meet the health requirement.
  • Character Requirement: You and family members aged 16 years and over applying with you must meet the character requirement. Other family members might also be asked to meet this requirement.
  • Debt Repayment: If you or any family members owe money to the Australian Government, it must be repaid or arrangements made to pay it back.
  • No Visa Cancellations or Refusals: You must not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused.
  • Australian Values Statement: If you are 18 years or older, you must sign an Australian Values Statement confirming your respect for the Australian way of life and commitment to obey Australian laws.


Visa Privileges:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely.
  • Work and study in Australia.
  • Enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare.
  • Sponsor your relatives to come to Australia.
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.


Duration and Travel:

  • Initial travel validity of 5 years for unlimited travel to and from Australia.
  • To travel after the initial 5-year period, apply for a Resident Return (RRV) or consider Australian citizenship.


Including Family:

  • Include members of the family unit in your application when applying.


Cost:

  • Visa costs from AUD2,055.00 for the main applicant.
  • Additional charge for each family member applying with you.
  • Payment in 2 parts (instalments): Pay the first instalment when applying, and the second instalment when requested.

Subclass 836 Carer visa

This permanent visa lets you stay in Australia to care for someone with a long-term medical condition who has no reasonable access to care options in Australia.

Carer Visa (Subclass 836): Requirements and Application Details

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Carer: You must be willing and able to provide ongoing substantial care and continuing support or assistance to your Australian relative who needs care or their family member living with them who needs care. Understanding their medical condition and care needs is essential.
  • Sponsorship: You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor, and the sponsorship must be approved.
  • Hold or Have Held a Substantive Visa: You must hold any substantive visa (except a Transit visa subclass 771) or have held any substantive visa (except a subclass 771) and made a valid application for a subclass 836 visa within a certain time.


Application Requirements:

  • Health Requirement: You and any family members applying with you must meet the health requirement.
  • Character Requirement: You and family members aged 16 years and over applying with you must meet the character requirement. Other family members might also be asked to meet this requirement.
  • Debt Repayment: If you or any family member owes money to the Australian Government, it must be repaid or arrangements made to pay it back.
  • No Visa Cancellations or Refusals: You must not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused.
  • Australian Values Statement: If you are 18 years of age or older, you must sign an Australian Values Statement confirming your commitment to respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.


Visa Privileges:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely.
  • Work and study in Australia.
  • Enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare.
  • Sponsor your relatives to come to Australia.
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.


Duration and Travel:

  • Initial travel validity of 5 years for unlimited travel to and from Australia.
  • To travel after the initial 5-year period, apply for a Resident Return (RRV) or consider Australian citizenship.


Including Family:

  • Include members of the family unit in your application when applying.
  • Family members must meet health and character requirements.


Cost:

  • Visa costs from AUD2,055.00 for the main applicant.
  • Additional charge for each family member applying with you.
  • Payment in 2 parts (instalments): Pay the first instalment when applying, and the second instalment when requested.

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The details presented here are intended for general comprehension and do not constitute legal advice. It is advisable to verify the latest information with the Department of Home Affairs at Carer Visa (Subclass 836)

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