Carer visa Onshore (subclass 836)

Purpose of this visa: – This Authorized visa by Australian Government permits an individual to migrate to the nation to provide care to their relatives or a member of the family who requires support due to long-term or permanent medical condition and has nobody to take care of them in Australia.

Benefits of this Visa: – An Individual can 

  • Dwell in Australia as a Permanent Resident.
  • Sponsor family members (eligible) to move towards Australia.
  • Refer for Australian citizenship if eligibility criteria are having been met.
  • Do Job-Study in Australia.
  • Applicant can travel from and to Australia as many times as he/she wants for 5    years from the grant of this visa. In case you want to travel after the initial 5 year’s travel facility.
  • You will have to apply for and be granted a Resident-Return (RRV) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
  • If you become an Australian citizen then you don’t require a visa to enter Australia and can use it to travel and from Australia.
  • Entitled to receive healthcare through Medicare (Scheme of Australia for health regarding maintenance and expenditure) and PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme).
  • Family: – Members who can be enclosed in your application:-
  • Partner
  • Dependent child
  • Other dependent family acquaintances
  • Partner: – Partner can be
  • Spouse
  • De facto partner
  • Dependent child:
  • Below 18 years
  • 18 years or above and have been fully or considerably dependent on you for a sufficient period for basic needs.
  • Of any age and is unable to do work because of partial or total loss of bodily or mental functions (whether or not accompanying with applicant)
  • Dependent Relatives: – include the ones who
  • Have been dependent for a sufficient period.
  • Is usually dweller in the household of the main applicant.
  • have been fully or considerably dependent on you for a sufficient period for basic needs.
  • Is more reliant on applicant than any other person
  • Is unmarried, engaged to be married or in a de facto relationship.

My Eligibility Criteria: –

  1. Applicant must be onshore while applying for Carer visa 116.
  2. Applicant must be a responsible one who can look after their family member or relative who has no one else to look after them in Australia. It’s his/her duty to fully grasp the needs and condition of the one to whom he/she is carer.
  3. Obligations: – It is necessary that you and your family abide by all laws of Australian Government.
  4. Sponsor: – You need to have an eligible Sponsor. He/she can be
  5. Parent or step-parent
  6. Sibling or step-sibling
  7. Partner(Eligible) of Relative
  8. Role of the Sponsor: – On top of all, the sponsor has to be above 18 years, along with that to be a legal holder of permanent citizenship in Australia.
  9. Being a Sponsor, you must help your family members to help stay or settle in Australia. You need to provide them with financial and moral support along with sufficient space to live (for the first two years).
  10. Applicant must meet the Health and Character needs. Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  11. Family members, even if not migrating to Australia, might also have to qualify character requirements.
  12. Have paid Outstanding debt (if any) to the Australian Government: – If applicant or any family member of the applicant owe any debt to the Australian Government, it must be paid back or at least have formal arrangements to pay it back.
  13. Australian Values Statement: – You must sign the Australian values statement, which assures that you will abide by all Australian laws and will respect their way of living.
  14. Stay: – Permanent
  15. You must have held or hold a substantive Visa (any other visa than a bridging one, a criminal justice or Enforcement visa)

Steps Involved (in Applying): –

Step 1. Before Applying: – just check.

  • Your Passport.
  • Arrange for Bupa medical certificate.: – Your relative or sponsor must have Bupa medical certificate indicating that he/she has a medical condition which requires care.

Step 2.Gather all Evidences: –

  • You need to provide all necessary documents, including those of dependents or partner who might be applied with you, for the further proceedings. Arrange documents of your sponsor, too.
  • Documents: – Identity Documents (Passport and Birth Certificate)
  • Character documents
  • Certified Registration proof of marriage or relationship
  • Proof of name change.
  • Documents of dependents under 18 years of age.
  • Identity proof
  • Proof of their relation with you(Birth or marriage certificate)
  • Character documents(if apply)
  • Documents of dependents above 18 years of age.
  • Identity proof
  • Proof of their relation with you(Birth or marriage certificate)
  • Character documents(if apply)

Dependents above 18 must be: –

  •  Above 18 but not yet 23 years of age.
  •  Above 23 years yet unable to support themselves due to physical or cognitive limitation.
  • Bupa Medical certificate including a statement that your relative or their family member has a medical condition which requires care.
  • Provide: –
  • Marriage certificate(Current)
  • Proof of de facto relationship with partner for a minimum of 12 months before applying date.
  • Photographs: – You need to provide 4 photographs which
  • must be of passport size(45mm* 35mm)
  • must be less than 6 months old and of good quality (not laser copies)
  • With a full-face view of head and shoulders.
  • Background should be plain and light.
  • Prepare your documents: –
  • You will need to translate all non-English documents into English.
  • Scan your documents or get them photographed in color.
  • Scan must be a valid one.
  • Keep a replica of your completed application.

Step3. Visa Application: – 

  • This visa needs to be applied on paper.
  • You should be onshore during submission of your application, but not in immigration clearance, and also at the time of decision.

Step 4. After Applying: –

  • We will inform you after receiving your application and documents.
  • Might be you need to send more information.
  • Give Bupa medical certificate within 3 months of applying if not given at the time of submission of application.
  • Visa will not be granted if Bupa medical certificate is not provided by the time of deciding.

Step 5. Outcome of Visa: – While deciding of application, you must be offshore.

  • During granting of your visa, we will inform you about your visa grant number, the date of start of your visa and its conditions. 
  • In case of refusal of our visa, we will let you know the reason of refusal and if you have a right to a review of the decision.
  • Application fee is non- refundable.

Processing Time: –

  1.  Applications are prone to capping and queuing.
  2.  No Processing time is provided for this visa as family migration visas demand is high. It might take many years for granting of this visa. Certain situations influence the testing time, such as time taken by external authorities, for instance, by police and health services and the government to conduct check and provide information.
  3. Application, however, also might take a longer time to process
  4. if not filled correctly.
  5. All documents are not provided.
  6. It takes time by us for verification of your information

Evaluation: –

Evaluation of application is done in 2 steps.

  • First step is to check the eligibility to add the application and line or to refuse it.
  • Second step involves the continue testing of the application when the place becomes available and deciding on it.

Not be eligible: –

  1. In case of Previous Cancelled Visa.
  2. Visa is not granted if it is not in the friendly interest of an applicant under 18 years of age.

Cost: – From AUD$1,795

  1. Additional charges are there for other family applicants applying.
  2. Fee is given in 2 installments. First is paid at the time of submission of application and second when asked to.
  3. Second installment can be reduced to nil, if the applicant can prove second installment is leading to severe financial hardship to him/her or to the person to whom he/she is carer.

Visa label: – Your visa will be digitally linked to your passport so you would not get label in your passport.

Obtaining the visa (In Australia): – You must

  1. Abide by all Australian laws.
  2.  Check your visa expiry and its conditions.
  3. This being a permanent visa lets you stay in Australia indefinitely from a grant of visa.

Travelling: – Applicant can travel from and to Australia as many times as he/she wants for 5 years from the grant of this visa. In case you want to travel after the initial 5 year’s travel facility.

  • You will have to apply for and be granted a Resident-Return (RRV) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
  • If you become an Australian citizen then you don’t require a visa to enter Australia and can use it to travel and from Australia.
    • Being a newly arrived immigrant might be, you have to wait to take certain benefits of Australian Governments.
  • After certain Duration, you might be eligible to become a citizen.
  • As an Australian Permanent resident, you might sponsor eligible family relative to come to Australia.

Before Leaving Australia: –

  • Ensure you have a valid passport or other travel documents to leave Australia.
  • Check your visa validity.

Conditions for Carer Visa (Subclass 836)

There are no conditions attached to Carer visa (Subclass 836)

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  • We at BANSAL Immigration consultants offer the much needed help so as to convince the Australian Immigration authorities about your actual intention to stay and work in Australia.
  • We do everything possible to present you as a true candidate and that you will adhere to all rules and commitments during your stay in Australia.
  •  Also, we assure that your interview round goes well, which is yet another growing step to get this visa in Australia.

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