Carer Visas (subclasses 116 and 836)

Carer visa (subclass 116)

A Carer visa (subclass 116) is a permanent visa for people who want to live in Australia to provide substantial and continuing care or assistance for a relative who either:

  • Suffers from a long-term medical condition which prevents them from looking after themselves; or
  • Needs permanent or long-term support to help them care for a family member in their household with such a medical condition.

Carer visa (subclass 836)

A Carer visa (subclass 836) is a permanent visa for people who want to live in Australia to provide substantial and continuing care or assistance for a relative who either:

  • Suffers from a long-term medical condition which prevents them from looking after themselves; or
  • Needs permanent or long-term support to help them care for a family member in their household with such a medical condition.
Carer visa (subclass 116)About This Visa
A Carer visa (subclass 116) is a permanent visa for people who want to live in Australia to provide substantial and continuing care or assistance for a relative who either:

  • Suffers from a long-term medical condition which prevents them from looking after themselves; or
  • Needs permanent or long-term support to help them care for a family member in their household with such a medical condition.

The family member must not be able to reasonably obtain the care they need from any other relative or welfare, hospital, nursing or community services in Australia.

The Carer visa (subclass 116) is a permanent visa. Applications must be made outside Australia. Applicants and other family members included as applicants must be outside Australia when it is granted.
Carer visa (subclass 836)
About This Visa
A Carer visa (subclass 836) is a permanent visa for people who want to live in Australia to provide substantial and continuing care or assistance for a relative who either:

  • Suffers from a long-term medical condition which prevents them from looking after themselves; or
  • Needs permanent or long-term support to help them care for a family member in their household with such a medical condition.

The family member must not be able to reasonably obtain the care they need from any other relative or welfare, hospital, nursing or community services in Australia.

The Carer visa (subclass 836) is a permanent visa. Applications must be made outside Australia. Applicants and other family members included as applicants must be outside Australia when it is granted.
These visas allow:

  • Applicants to reside in Australia indefinitely as an Australian permanent resident;
  • Applicants to apply for Australian citizenship (if eligible);
  • Travel to and from Australia as a permanent resident for up to 5 years from the date the visa is granted.

How can CTG Lawyers help you?

Carer Visas (subclasses 116 and 836) can be refused for several reasons. Carer Visa (subclasses 116 and 836) applications have strict criteria which must be met and there are very few waiver provisions for the age, English language and skill requirements.

To satisfy these requirements, it is essential that all applications are assessed, structured and lodged in a way that meets all applicable DIBP law and policy. CTG  Lawyers has the expertise to handle the most complex cases and achieve the best outcomes in circumstances where the applicant would have failed had they applied without our support.

What to do next

To get the right advice, contact us for a consultation with one of our specialist advisors.

 

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