Subclass 116 – Carer Visa

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Subclass 116 – Carer Visa Australia

Do you want to get some medical treatment from Australia? This visa allows people to come to Australia or stay longer in Australia to:

  • Get the medical treatment
  • Support someone who needs medical treatment from Australia
  • Donate an organ to someone or receive an organ from someone in Australia

The applicant can apply for this visa both from inside or outside of Australia. Visa is usually granted for up to 3 months if applied from outside Australia. And visa is granted for up to 12 months if applied from within Australia

Carer Visa Subclasses

 

Carer Visa has two subclasses. They’re,

  • Subclass 116 for applicants outside Australia.
  • Subclass 836 for applicants residing in Australia.
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Processing Time for Carer Visa – Subclass 116: No standard time available

Eligibility for Subclass 116

The Department of Home Affairs has set eligibility criteria to apply for Carer Visa (subclass 116). It includes;

  • You must be residing outside Australia to apply for subclass 116.
  • Your relative or partner must sponsor you for the first two years in Australia.
  • If your relative, or a member of their family who lives with them, has no reasonable access to care in Australia, you must provide them medical care.
  • It is necessary to meet all health and character requirements.
  • You must have paid back all your debts to the Australian Government if there’re any.

Eligibility for Subclass 836

If you’re applying for Carer Visa (subclass 836), then you must;

  • Be present in Australia while lodging your visa application and when the Department of Home Affairs grants you the visa.
  • Provide care to a relative or a member of their family who cannot access care in Australia.
  • Be sponsored by a close relative, spouse, or de facto partner for your first 2 years in Australia.
  • Hold any substantive visa except a Transit visa (subclass 771).
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Have paid back all debts to the Australian Government.

 

You must comply with all eligibility requirements to obtain a Carer Visa. Meeting the eligibility criteria also speeds up the carer visa processing time.

Requirements for Relatives 

If you’re a relative of Carer Visa applicant and need healthcare so, you must meet certain requirements. These requirements include;

  • You must be residing in Australia as a permanent resident, an Australian citizen or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.
  • Visa applicants must either be their spouse, child, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, granddaughter, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.

Requirements for Sponsors 

If you want to sponsor an applicant for a Carer Visa (subclass 116 or 836), you must;

  • Aged 18 years or older.
  • You must be a relative of the applicant who needs healthcare or a de facto partner or spouse living in the same residence in Australia.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.

Cost

Carer Visa costs around AUD 3,890. However, you’re required to pay for health checks, biometrics and police certificates separately.

Stay Period 

Carer Visa (subclass 116) is a permanent visa. It allows people to stay in Australia permanently.

Benefits 

Carer Visa holders can avail many benefits while living in Australia. As you can;

  • Live in Australia permanently.
  • Enroll in a study course.
  • Work in the Australian firms.
  • Sponsor your relatives to visit Australia.
  • Travel from and to Australia as many times as they want for 5 years.
  • Apply for citizenship in Australia if eligible.
  • Enroll in Medicare for public healthcare and medical services in Australia.

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