Carer Visa (Subclass 116): A Permanent Visa to Care for a Family Member in Australia
The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) is a permanent visa that allows you to move to Australia to provide substantial and long-term care for a family member who has a medical condition. This visa is for individuals who are willing and able to provide ongoing care and support for a relative in Australia.
To qualify for the Carer Visa (Subclass 116), you must meet the following requirements:
- Be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted.
- Have a relative in Australia who needs care due to a long-term medical condition, or be caring for a family member who lives with your relative and has the same need.
- Be sponsored by an eligible relative or their partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Understand the nature of your relative’s medical condition and be able to provide the necessary care.
- Be able to demonstrate that your relative’s or their family member’s medical condition requires ongoing care and that there are no reasonable healthcare options available in Australia.
- Meet the health and character requirements set by the Australian authorities.
- Have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government, or have made arrangements to repay any debts.
- If 18 years or older, sign the Australian values statement.
- Ensure that granting the visa is in the best interests of any applicant under 18 years old.
Your sponsor must be able to provide support and accommodation for you and your family members for the first two years of your stay in Australia. The sponsor must also meet specific character requirements and agree to undertake certain obligations during the visa holder’s stay in Australia.
Applying for the Carer Visa (Subclass 116) requires careful preparation and attention to detail. Our team of expert migration consultants is here to support you through every step of the application process. From initial consultation to final visa decision, we will guide you, ensuring that all requirements are met and that your application has the best chance of success.
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June 15, 2023