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?
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.
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?
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
Nationwide Health Systems AUX Inc.
2nd Floor Annex, Zeta Building
191 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City 1299
St Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic – Global City
Room 1002 Medical Arts Building,
St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City
Bonifacio Global City,
Nationwide Health Systems Cebu Inc.
G/F Gillamac’s Building
Cebu City 6000
Nationwide Health Systems Baguio Inc.
Room 1, Ground Floor
144 Kisad Road
(near BGH Rotonda)
Nationwide Health Systems Davao Inc.
Unit 1, 2nd Floor, Jesusa Complex
Corner Malvar and Mt. Apo Streets
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,
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?
What Documents Do You Need to Prepare?