Carer visa (subclass 116)

The Carer Visa (Subclass 116) offers a unique opportunity for individuals to stay in Australia indefinitely and extend their support to family members with long-term medical conditions. This visa comes with various benefits, including the ability to work and study in Australia, access to Australia's public healthcare system (Medicare), sponsorship of relatives, and the option to apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you must be outside Australia when applying and when the decision is made.

The processing time can take at least 7 years, but it may vary.

Yes, you can include dependent family members in your application.

This means assisting with daily needs, medical conditions, and overall well-being of your family member.

Provide evidence, including medical assessments, reports, and information on care services.

While the applicant doesn’t need a medical assessment, a family member living with the sponsor might.

Yes, you can work and study without restrictions.

No, this visa is for providing care to your Australian relative or their family member in need.

Yes, if you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for Australian citizenship after a specific period.

Your immigration history will be considered, and prior issues may affect eligibility, but exceptions exist in certain cases. Refer to “Limitations on applications in Australia” for more information and consult an immigration professional for specific advice.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).