How to apply for a successful subclass 116 visa – care visa?
If you want to come to Australia to care for your relative who is really in need of your care due to their health status. How to be well-prepared for Subclass 116 visa? Let’s read on to find out the answer!
What is a Subclass 116 visa?
A Carer visa – Subclass 116 is a permanent residency visa that allows eligible New Zealand citizens/Australians/Australian permanent residents to sponsor their relatives to come to Australia and take care of them.
The sponsor needs to prove that they have a long-term medical condition and are unable to access enough healthcare support in Australia.
Benefits of holding a Carer visa
To live in Australia permanently.
|Work and study|
To work and study in Australia.
|Health care||Access to Medicare – an Australia’s universal health insurance scheme.|
|Multiple entries||Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want within 5 years. After 5 years, you can apply for a Resident Return visa (RRV) or citizenship.|
|Family member||Allow your eligible family members to apply for the visa together with you.|
|Citizenship||Apply for Australian citizenship if they meet the requirements.|
Requirements of a Carer visa
The sponsor must be the relative or relative’s spouse of the applicant.
Meet the health and character requirements.
Have no debt to the Australian government.
|For the sponsor|
Must be eligible New Zealand citizens/Australians/Australian permanent residents.
From and over 18 years of age.
|For the applicants|
Contact our professional migration expert to make sure you meet the requirements.
Steps to apply for a Subclass 116
- Step 1: Check whether you meet the requirements.
- Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for the Subclass 116.
- Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
- Step 4: Receive the 116 visa.
It’s best to find a registered migration agent to support you with your visa application process.
VEM will be your trust companion. Our qualified consultant – Mr. Peter Cao, a registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877), will assist you for the whole process of your application.
Subclass 116 processing time
There is no information on processing time for a Carer visa application at the present time.
Required documents for Subclass 116 application
These are what you should prepare before lodging your Subclass 116 visa application.
|For both||Relationship evidence|
|The applicant||Identification documents|
|The sponsor||Identification documents|
|Additional applicant (if any)||Under 18 years of age|
|From 18 to 23 years old|
Cost of a Career visa – Subclass 116
|The amount of money (AUD)|
|For the main applicant||For the additional applicant|
|Second instalment (if required)||AUD2,065|
Note: The Subclass 116 fee listed above does not include a 1.4% surcharge.
Notice when applying for a Subclass 116 visa
Responsibilities of the sponsor
The sponsor has to provide accommodation and financial support for the main applicant and dependent applicant (if any) in the first 2 years after being granted the Subclass 116.
If the sponsors don’t take on their responsibility, their Subclass 116 may be cancelled.
If you cannot provide the Bupa medical certificate at the time of making the application, you can submit it within 3 months of applying.
After this period, if you still have not provided the medical certificate, you will not be granted the 116 visa.
Frequently asked questions
You have to submit the application outside Australia. In addition, when the visa is granted, you also need to be offshore.
You may have a chance to apply for a review with AAT or reapply the visa application.
Yes, but applicants must be outside Australia when lodging the application.
You must be offshore when applying for a Subclass 116. In contrast, you must be onshore when applying for a Subclass 836 visa.
Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.
We hope you have got the full picture of the Subclass 116 visa via this writing. If you need more information, please contact VEM.
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