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How to successful apply for a carer visa – subclass 836 visa?

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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, you need to be well-prepared for the subclass 836 visa. How to be well-prepared for this visa? Let’s read on to find out the answer!

What is a Subclass 836?

The Subclass 836 visa, or Carer Visa, is a permanent visa that enables individuals to move to Australia to care for a relative who has a long-term or permanent illness. 

The relative must be an eligible Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen that can sponsor their relatives to come to Australia to provide necessary care.

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What is a Subclass 836?

Benefits of holding a Subclass 836

Benefits of holding a Subclass 836 visa include:

  • Permanent residency: Live in Australia permanently.
  • Caregiving: Allows visa holders to provide substantial care to a relative.
  • Healthcare and social services: Grants access to healthcare and social services support available to Australian residents.
  • Work and study: Permission to work and study in Australia.
  • Health care: Access to Medicare, Australia’s universal health insurance scheme.
  • Citizenship pathway: If the visa holders meets citizenship requirements, they can apply for Australian citizenship.

In addition to subclass 836, if you want to apply for a family sponsored visa onshore, you can consider subclass 835 or subclass 838 visa.

Requirements of a Carer visa

The Carer visa 836 requirements typically include:

  • Sponsorship: You must be sponsored by an eligible relative in Australia who requires your care due to a chronic medical condition. 
  • Health and character: You and your accompanying family members must meet health and character standards as required by Australian immigration authorities.
  • Financial support: The sponsor must provide an Assurance of Support (AoS) demonstrating financial support and accommodation arrangements for you during your stay in Australia.
  • Caregiving: You must demonstrate your capability and commitment to providing substantial and continuous care to the sponsored relative.
  • Age requirements: There may be specific age criteria that applicants need to meet, depending on the visa subclass.
  • Visa application: Submit a comprehensive visa application that includes all necessary supporting documents and evidence to support your eligibility and caregiving role.

In addition to Subclass 836, the Aged Dependent Relative visa (Subclass 838) can help you to sponsor your relative for permanent residency in Australia.

To know whether you meet the requirements, you can contact our professional migration expert.

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Requirements of a Carer visa

Steps to apply for a Subclass 836

Below is a detailed outline of the steps you need to follow to apply for Carer visa – Subclass 838 visa:

  • Step 1: Check whether you meet the Carer visa 836 requirements
  • Step 2: Gather essential documents like identification proofs and health assessments.
  • Step 3:  Fill out the visa application form online and pay the required fees.
  • Step 4: Submit your completed application and all supporting documents. 
  • Step 5: If your application is approved, prepare to migrate to Australia. If your application is denied, you can consider alternative options.
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Steps to apply for a Subclass 836

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.

Consultation with VEM

Required documents for Subclass 836 Carer visa application

For both

Relationship evidence

Certified copies to birth, marriage certificates.

The applicantIdentification documents
    • Certified copies of your valid passport
    • Certified copy of your identification
    • 4 ID card photos (45mm x 35mm)
    • Proofs of legal name change (if necessary)
The sponsor



Identification documents

Proof that you’re an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident.

Financial documents

Provide income records, tax records, and proof showing that you can support the sponsor.

Medical document

Provide medical certificate of Bupa Medical Visa Services.

Additional applicant (if any)

Under 18 years of age

    • Identification documents.
    • Compete form 1229.

From 18 to 23 years old

    • Identification documents.
    • Relationship evidence (if any).

Cost of a Carer subclass 836

As of the latest information, the Department of Home Affairs has risen the subclass 836 visa fees as follow:

 For the main applicantFor the accompany member
First installmentAUD 2,115
    • From and over 18 years old: AUD1,060
    • Under 18 years old: AUD530
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 Carer visa 836 processing time at the present time. VEM will provide the latest information when the DHA announces the subclass 836 processing 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.

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Notice when applying for a Subclass 836

Medical certificate 

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.

Contact VEM if you need further assistance.

Consultation with VEM

By: Peter Phong D Cao – Registered migration agent

(MARN: 1577877, MIA: 12648)

Frequently asked questions


Can I include family members in my application?

Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.

Can I apply for a Subclass 836 while holding a Bridging A visa?

Yes, but applicants must be in Australia when lodging the application.

Will applicants of visa 836 receive benefits from Centrelink?

Yes. The applicants can receive after 2 years of being granted visa 836.

Can I apply for a Carer visa onshore or offshore?

You have to submit the application in Australia.

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  3. Ngo Trieu Linh says:

    Tôi đã nộp xin visa 836 được hơn 1 năm. Vậy tôi có thể xin hỗ trợ gì từ chính phủ Úc không ( Medicare, thẻ xe bus giảm giá, học tiếng Anh miễn phí….). Cảm ơn VEM

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