Carer visa (subclass 116) offers

Live & work freely in Australia

You have the freedom to live and work anywhere in Australia without restrictions.

Indefinite residency

Your 5-year visa can be renewed an unlimited number of times.

Family support

Sponsorship is available for eligible family members.

Medicare benefits

Eligible for comprehensive health coverage through Medicare.

Homeownership assistance

Eligible for a $10,000 first home owners grant.

Higher education funding

Access financial aid through Higher Education Loans Program (HELP).

A clear path to citizenship

After 4 years of residency, you can become an Australian citizen.

Citizenship for children

Children of permanent residents are automatically citizens.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for this visa, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be willing and able to provide ongoing substantial care and support for your sponsoring relative or the family member who lives with them
  • Fully understand your sponsor’s medical condition and what their care needs are
  • Be sponsored by an eligible sponsor who has been approved by the Department of Home Affairs
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Have paid back any debt owed to the Australian government
  • Sign the Australian values statement if you are 18 years of age or older
  • Meet the best interests of the child requirement, if applicable

Application Process

To apply for the Carer visa (subclass 116), you need to check if you meet the eligibility requirements and find an eligible sponsor. Our experienced migration consultants can guide you through the process and provide ongoing support. Take advantage of our expertise, services, and guidance to apply for the Carer visa (subclass 116).

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