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Subclass 836 – Career Visa

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Subclass 836 – Career Visa

The Carer (Subclass 836) 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 836

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 to come to Australia
● Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible


Individuals who want to apply for the Subclass 836 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

● Be a past or present holder of any substantive visa (except Subclass 771)

● Meet the health requirements

● Meet the character requirements

Location when Applying

Individuals must already be in Australia when applying and when the authorities make their decision.

Including Family

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

Read more about Subclass 836 (Carer) Visa.

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