Carer Visa (Subclass 116) Offshore Application
ABOUT THIS VISA
The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) is a permanent visa that lets you move to Australia to care for someone with a long-term medical condition. They must have no reasonable access to care options in Australia. The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) is to be applied for if you live OUTSIDE Australia.
CARER VISA (SUBCLASS 116)
The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) enables a carer to enter and remain in Australia permanently. The carer must be willing and able to provide ongoing substantial care and support for the sponsoring relative or family member who lives with them. The holder of the Carer Visa (Subclass 116) must be able to demonstrate they understand the sponsor's medical condition and individual needs.
To be eligible for the Carer Visa (Subclass 116), you will need to:
Be sponsored by an eligible sponsor and such sponsorship needs to be approved by the Australian Government.
You and your eligible family members will need to meet the necessary health requirements.
Have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government.
Sign the Australian Values Statement.
Demonstrate that it is in the best interests if you are a child under the age of 18.
MORE ABOUT THIS VISA
The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) is a permanent visa that allows you to remain in Australia indefinitely. You can work and study in Australia and enroll in Australia's public health care scheme Medicare. You can in turn sponsor your relatives to come to Australia and travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years. After this point you will either have to apply for a Resident Return Visa (RRV) or alternatively you can consider applying for Australian Citizenship. As stated, you can include your family in this visa.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CARER VISA SUBCLASS 116 & CARER VISA SUBCLASS 836
The main difference between the Carer Visa (Subclass 116) & Carer Visa (Subclass 836) is that the Carer Visa (Subclass 116) is to applied for offshore (outside Australia) while the Carer Visa (Sublcass 836) is to be applied for if you are currently within Australia.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CARER VISA (SUBCLASS 116)
The current cost of the Carer Visa (Subclass 116) is approximately $1665AUD. There are additional charges for each family member that applies with you. Costs are covered in 2 seperate installments for this visa. Other costs can include Police Checks, Health Checks, Biometrics etc. You must be outside Australia when you apply for and are granted this visa. This visa is assessed in two stages. The first stage is to assess the eligibility of the applicant and if eligible, the application is added to a queue. Once a position becomes available, the second stage is where a place becomes available within the Carer Visa (Subclass 116) scheme and a decision is made.
WHO IS THIS VISA SUITABLE FOR
This visa is suitable for carers of Australian citizens who are sponsored to provide care for a sponsoring relative or their family member who has no access to reasonable care in Australia.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CARER VISA (SUBCLASS 116) OFFSHORE
The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) costs over $1500AUD to apply for. To ensure that your application is to get your application done right first time and to avoid unnecessary delay, use a registered migration agent Mark Pelley - Principal Migration Agent for Visas To Australia. The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) requires substantial documentation to support claims made in the application. This process can be lengthy and confusing. Failure to correctly apply for the Carer Visa (Subclass 116) could result in a rejection from the Department of Home Affairs and having to reapply and to pay all costs again. Contact VISAS TO AUSTRALIA to help you apply for this visa.
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