The visa subclass 836, Onshore Carer Visa, allows individuals to live in Australia permanently and provide assistance to their relatives who is not capable of receiving required support from any other relative or from nursing, welfare, hospital, or community services in Australia and has one of following:
For subclass 836, the visa applicants must be living in Australia at the time of lodging an application and when the visa is finalised.
With this visa one can
This permanent residence visa lets you stay in Australia permanently in order to care for someone with a long-term medical condition who has no realistic access to care options in Australia.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
There are some basic eligibility requirements for this visa.
Step 1 – Organise a Bupa medical certificate
Your relative or their family member must be evaluated by Australian Bupa Medical Visa Services. Bupa will issue a certificate which must include a statement that the person has a medical condition and needs a certain amount of care.
We won’t accept the visa application unless we have evidence this process has at least begun.
Step 2 – Apply for the visa
You must make a paper based application for this visa. You must be in Australia at the time of visa lodgment.
Complete and submit with your other documents Form 47OF Application for migration to Australia by other family members (622KB PDF).
The forms must be completed in English language.
You must pay for the visa application before it is submitted using the online portal payment function in ImmiAccount. Attach evidence of payment with your application. For other payment options you can see how to pay.
This Visa Application can’t be submitted in person. Send the application by post or courier to the Child and Other Family Processing Centre in Perth at the address on the form. Include all required documents and forms with your application.
Step 3 – After you apply
DHA will let you know when they have received your application. There are other things you need to know and might have to do.
If you did not provide the Bupa medical certificate when you applied, you should give it to DHA within 3 months of visa lodgement. Without a medical certificate from Bupa, you will not be able to get granted
Step 4 – Visa outcome
The department of Home Affairs will let you know the following information through the visa grant letter:
You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date Australian Immigration grants this visa. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia