Carer visa (subclass 116)
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Carer visa (subclass 116)

Subclass 116
Carer visa

With this visa you can:
  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. For citizenship purposes, your permanent residence starts on the day you enter Australia on the visa. You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date we grant this visa. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid.
If you want to travel  after the initial 5-year travel facility:
  • you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If you become an Australian citizen, you don't require a visa to enter Australia. You will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia. See more about eligibility requirements and current processing times for Australian citizenship.
You can include members of the family unit in your application when you apply. Family members who apply for the visa must meet our health and character requirements.You and your family members must obey all Australian laws.you
Eligibility of Carer visa Subclass 116:
Among other things, you must be willing and able to provide ongoing substantial care and support for your sponsoring relative or the family member who lives with them. To show this, you should fully understand your sponsor's medical condition and what their care needs are.
Other eligibilities:
  • Have a sponsor
  • Meet the health requirement
  • Meet the character requirement
  • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government
  • Sign the Australian values statement
  • Best interests of the child

 

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Last Updated: 14 December 2018
Editor: Ms. Nasrin Joulaie  
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