Visa Guide: What You Need to Know Before Applying for a Carer Visa (Part 1)

Carer Visa Requirements


What is a Carer Visa?

  A Carer visa is a permanent visa issued to a relative of an Australian who requires substantial and continuous assistance (at least two years) due to a long-term or permanent medical condition that is causing intellectual, sensory or physical impairment of their ability to perform activities of daily living. The relative must be unable to “reasonably obtain” the needed care from another relative in Australia or an Australian healthcare facility, such as a hospital or a nursing facility.  

What Are the Types of Carer Visas?

Subclass 116
The application for a Carer visa (subclass 116) must be lodged in the Philippines or any place outside Australia. You, or any other relatives included in the application, must be outside of Australia when the visa is granted.  
Subclass 836
The application of a Carer visa (subclass 836) must be lodged in Australia. You must be in Australia at the time of lodgement. You should also be in Australian when the visa is granted.  

Are You Eligible for This Visa?


Carer Visa Eligibility Visa Guide: What You Need to Know Before Applying for a Carer Visa (Part 1)

Health Requirement

To pass the health requirement, you must be free from a disease or condition that is: –          considered to be a risk to public health or the Australian community. –          likely to put additional pressure on health care and community services that are already in short supply. –          likely to burden the Australian community with significant health care costs.   You must be able to provide a receipt for health examinations from an approved Panel Doctor.  

Medical Facilities with Approved Panel Doctors

  Metro Manila Nationwide Health Systems AUX Inc. 2nd Floor Annex, Zeta Building 191 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village Makati City 1299 Metro Manila   St Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic – Global City Room 1002 Medical Arts Building, St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City Bonifacio Global City, Taguig   Cebu Nationwide Health Systems Cebu Inc. G/F Gillamac’s Building 169 Sanciangko Cebu City 6000   Baguio Nationwide Health Systems Baguio Inc. Room 1, Ground Floor EDY Building 144 Kisad Road (near BGH Rotonda) Baguio City Benguet 2600   Davao Nationwide Health Systems Davao Inc. Unit 1, 2nd Floor, Jesusa Complex Corner Malvar and Mt. Apo Streets Davao  

Character Requirement

You must be able to provide an NBI certificate that is marked “Valid for Travel”. You can apply for an NBI clearance in person or by post (if you are applying from Australia).   NBI Head Office NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila Philippines 1000  

Ability to Provide Care

Another factor that is considered when applying for a Carer visa is your ability to provide care. As a ‘carer’, you must: –          have a full grasp of the nature of your relative’s medical condition, as well as the assistance and the daily care required. –          be willing and have a genuine intent to provide the necessary continuing assistance and care. –          be capable of providing the required care and assistance.  

Who Can Sponsor You?

 Sponsor Requirements Visa Guide: What You Need to Know Before Applying for a Carer Visa (Part 1)


What Documents Do You Need to Prepare?


Document requiremnets Visa Guide: What You Need to Know Before Applying for a Carer Visa (Part 1)


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