Carer Visa
SC 116/836

The Carer Visa is a permanent visa that lets you as well as your eligible dependents to apply either from within Australia or overseas to provide care to a close relative in Australia who has a long-term medical condition and mobility issues. The applicants must meet the applicable criteria, as summarised below for their visa application to be successful

  • Be sponsored by an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen and the sponsorship has been approved by the minister
  • Establish that the sponsor has an existing medical condition that requires full-time care and there is no one in Australia to provide that care
  • All applicants must meet the health criteria and applicants over the age of 16 years also have to meet the character requirements
  • When requested by DHA, the applicants must sign an Australian Values Statement
  • No applicant has a debt to Australia

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