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Subclass 836 Carer Visa

The carer visa (Subclass 836) is a permanent visa that allows applicants to come to Australia to provide care to an Australian relative or a member of their family unit who requires support owing to a long term or permanent medical condition. Subclass 836 requires an applicant to be sponsored by their relative or their relative’s partner. An applicant who already holds a substantive visa and is in Australia can apply for this visa. For applicants who are offshore and wish to apply for a caregiver visa, subclass 116 is the eligible stream that requires the applicant to be outside Australia while lodging the application and when the visa is granted. For specific or general queries on eligibility conditions/requirements and migration, processing contact our 836 visa consultants or immigration agents.

How does a Subclass 836 Carer Visa Work

Subclass 836 visa allows an applicant to be a carer for their nearest relatives or a member of their family residing in Australia. The relative can be the applicant’s parent, partner, child, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent, grandchild (or step-equivalent) and be ordinarily resident in Australia and must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen

Such relatives should not have any other alternative or reasonable access to care in Australia. The kind of assistance and care expected from the applicant must be of a type that cannot reasonably be availed from any other relative or from welfare, hospital, medical, nursing, or community services in Australia. The subclass 836 carer visa has been framed to allow an individual to care for a relative in Australia. Therefore, the individual must fully understand the essentials of what kind of care is required, and the individual must be willing and able to provide the required care and support.

Besides, the carer visa requires an applicant to be sponsored by an eligible Australian relative (above 18 years of age) or their partner, and such sponsorship should be approved by the Department. The sponsor must provide a written undertaking to ensure financial assistance, support, and accommodation for the applicant, and accompanying applicants, for the first two years of their stay in Australia.

The relative in need of care and support must either have a long term medical condition and inability to perform day to day activities or should require reasonable support in order to be able to take care of the family member suffering from a medical condition. For the purpose of this, an assessment of their medical condition from an authorized health service centre would be required. The medical assessment certificate should be submitted along with the visa application.

Complex visa requirements have made the Australian visa application process a little complicated. For most people, applying for a visa is quite a daunting task. We, here at E-Help, specialize in doing the same; if you are looking to secure a visa, then we can assist you from start to finish. Connect with us or call us at +61 7 3172 4965.

What are the Eligibility Criteria to apply for a Carer Visa Subclass 836

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 836 carer visa, an applicant must ensure the following:

  • The applicant must be willing and capable of providing substantial care and continuing support or assistance to their relative or their family member.
  • The applicant must be in Australia at the time of application and when the visa is granted.
  • The applicant must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor, who must be either their relative or their spouse or de facto partner, for the first two years of their stay in Australia.
  • The applicant must be the holder of a substantive visa except the transit visa subclass 771.
  • The applicant and accompanying family members must meet the specified health requirements as set out by the Department.
  • The applicant and accompanying family members must meet the specified character requirements as set out by the Department.
  • The applicant (if aged above 18) must confirm and sign the Australian Values Statement to ensure that they abide by the Australian laws and respect the Australian way of living.
  • It must be ensured that any outstanding debt (if any) owed by the applicant or his family towards the Government of Australia has been repaid, and if not, adequate arrangements have been made to pay back the same.
  • The applicant must not have had any Australian visa cancelled, or previous application refused.

The shared information is exclusive but not exhaustive, and the applicants are advised to take the help of a qualified migration agent to go through the complete eligibility requirements before applying. For more information on visa conditions and processing, please contact our immigration consultants to assist you through the entire process. The requirements for a carer visa subclass 836 are specific and necessitate due compliance for a favourable decision; let our expert migration agents decode the complexities for you. Contacts us now.

Why Apply for a Subclass 836 Carer Visa

Subclass 836 visa allows its holders to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely
  • Travel to and fro from Australia for up to five years from the date of visa grant–once the 5-year travel validity expires, they will need a Resident Return Visa to re-enter Australia.
  • Apply for studies and work in Australia for an indefinite period.

Processing Time for a Subclass 836 Carer Visa

The accurate processing time for this visa is not available. The Department receives a very high volume of subclass 836 visa applications every year, which makes it a subject to capping and queuing arrangements.

The Department’s decision process involves assessing applications on a case-by-case basis. The processing timeline for applications may vary and differ due to numerous reasons, such as incomplete application, the requirement of additional information, verifications and crosschecks, etc. Communicate with a professional visa immigration agent at E-Help for further information on visa processing and guidelines.

Contact Us

We, at E-Help, understand the value of time and opportunity. Hence, our specialised 836 experts are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a favourable visa decision for a subclass 836 visa. Apply for a carer visa (subclass 836) and get an opportunity to be in Australia. Our immigration agents are more than happy to assist in your visa processing journey. Please schedule an appointment with our immigration consultants to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey. Contact us now.

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