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Subclass 116 (Carer) Visa

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Subclass 116 (Carer) Visa

The Carer (Subclass 116) Visa is a permanent visa that allows individuals to move to Australia to provide long-term care for a person who has no reasonable access to medical care in Australia.

Benefits of Subclass 116

With this visa, individuals can:

  • Stay in Australia permanently
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Individuals who want to apply for this visa must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a carer:

○ Be willing and able to provide continuous and substantial support and care for the sponsoring individual
○ Completely understand the individual’s medical condition and care needs

  • Have a sponsorship:

○ By an eligible sponsor
○ That is approved by the Australian authorities

  • Meet the health requirements
  • Meet the character requirements
Location when Applying

Individuals must be outside Australia when applying and when the authorities make the decision.

Including Family

Individuals can include members of their family unit in their application. These family members must also meet health and character requirements.

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