How to successful apply for a carer visa – subclass 836 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 conditions. How to be well-prepared for a subclass 836 visa? Let’s read on to find out the answer!
What is a Subclass 836?
A Carer visa – Subclass 836 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 Subclass 836
To live in Australia permanently.
|Work and study|
To work and study in Australia.
Access to Medicare – an Australia’s universal health insurance scheme.
Travel in and out of Australia within 5 years. After 5 years, you can apply for a Resident Return visa (RRV) or citizenship.
Allow your eligible family members to apply for the visa together with you.
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 836
- Step 1: Check whether you meet the Carer visa 836 requirements.
- Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for the Subclass 836 visa.
- Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
- Step 4: Receive the 836 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.
Required documents for Subclass 836 Carer visa application
Certified copies to birth, marriage certificates.
|The applicant||Identification documents|
Proof that you’re an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident.
Provide income records, tax records, and proof showing that you can support the sponsor.
Provide medical certificate of Bupa Medical Visa Services.
Additional applicant (if any)
Under 18 years of age
From 18 to 23 years old
Cost of a Carer subclass 836
|For the main applicant||For the accompany member|
|Second installment (if required)||AUD2,065|
Note: The Subclass 836 fee listed above does not include a 1.4% surcharge.
Processing times of a Subclass 836 visa
There is no information on processing time for a Carer visa application at the present time.
Basic difference between Subclass 836 and 116 visa
You must be offshore when applying for a Subclass 116 visa. In contrast, you must be onshore when applying for a Subclass 836.
Notice when applying for a Subclass 836
Responsibilities of the sponsor
The sponsor must provide accommodation and financial support for the main applicant and dependent applicant (if any) in the first 2 years after being granted the 836 visa.
If the sponsors don’t take on their responsibility, their Subclass 836 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 836 visa.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.
Yes, but applicants must be in Australia when lodging the application.
Yes. The applicants can receive after 2 years of being granted visa 836.
You have to submit the application in Australia.
Contact VEM if you need further assistance.
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