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Hello

I am currently working overseas and have done so for the past 15 years. I am 65 this year.

In the next year I intend to return to Australia permanently.

I have had in my employ as one of my household staff a person of Thai nationality for most of that time (14 years). He is 30 years old.

Since I am in failing health I have become more reliant on that person to assist me with the routine matters of life, driving, cooking and general house duties etc. I have 2 chronic medical conditions, one of which limits my mobility and physical capacity.

Now I have checked the government web sites but can't seem to find a visa class that fits my desire of relocating, hiring that person there in Australia for at least a 2 year period on Australian rates and conditions.

In other words, when I return to bring this one member of my household staff to Australia for at least 2 years.

The government web site is not very helpful for special cases like mine.

Therefore, can you please let me know if anyone sees a way forward, how much fees would be and how long the process takes.


I hope to hear from you
 

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I discussed a visa application once, with Immigration, for someone to assist in a similar capacity.

The reply that I was given was if there was no one in Australia that I could employ for that same position, then I could apply and there may be a chance of approval.
However, if there were people that could do that job, then I had zero chance.

I stated that I was not employing or paying that person, a relative, but they said that bit is not material to them.

I gave up on that idea at that point.
 

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I discussed a visa application once, with Immigration, for someone to assist in a similar capacity.

The reply that I was given was if there was no one in Australia that I could employ for that same position, then I could apply and there may be a chance of approval.
However, if there were people that could do that job, then I had zero chance.

I stated that I was not employing or paying that person, a relative, but they said that bit is not material to them.

I gave up on that idea at that point.
As JandE has said it is extremely difficult to obtain a carers visa. You have to be assesed as to the level of care you require and as JandE has said you must be able to prove that there is no one here that could provide assistance.
Does the person posses any formal qualification that may enable them to apply for a skilled visa?
 

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The Carer's Visa (116) is for applicants to migrate to take care of a relative in need of medical assistance. As AussieSteve has said, you'd need to be assessed as to your medical needs, and there's a long wait. And they must be a relative of yours.

From what you've posted, your assistant would not qualify for a visa as you could easily hire an Australian to perform the same work. However it may be worth speaking with a migration agent to see if they know of any options. There are several migration agents who post on this forum who may be able to offer some assistance (look for usernames CCMS, WRussell, Mark Northam and Jeremy Hooper).
 

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I looked into this for someone with a similar situation a while ago and found no solutions. I haven't had time to look further into this particular case, but, based on the limited information provided, I don't believe there are any realistic long term options. A tourist visa might be a possibility initially, although it will be subject to work restrictions.
 
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I looked into this for someone with a similar situation a while ago and found no solutions. I haven't had time to look further into this particular case, but, based on the limited information provided, I don't believe there are any realistic long term options. A tourist visa might be a possibility initially, although it will be subject to work restrictions.
Thanks everyone. so then I have to look to education or tourism option.

or maybe the rules may change over time

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Thanks everyone. so then I have to look to education or tourism option.

or maybe the rules may change over time

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A Student Visa, if you can afford the course costs, could work for a few years, and then see what happens next.

Rules do change over time, but normally getting harder...

Australia will only allow a certain number of new migrants per year, and with more wanting to get in, they have to set the standards even higher, and the prices even higher, to try to trim down the applications.

eg: Fiance Visa (PMV) application costs going from $2,000 to near $7,000 in just a few years.
 

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As JandE has said it is extremely difficult to obtain a carers visa. You have to be assesed as to the level of care you require and as JandE has said you must be able to prove that there is no one here that could provide assistance.
Does the person posses any formal qualification that may enable them to apply for a skilled visa?
no special qualifications///
 

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A Student Visa, if you can afford the course costs, could work for a few years, and then see what happens next.

Rules do change over time, but normally getting harder...

Australia will only allow a certain number of new migrants per year, and with more wanting to get in, they have to set the standards even higher, and the prices even higher, to try to trim down the applications.

eg: Fiance Visa (PMV) application costs going from $2,000 to near $7,000 in just a few years.
thanks for this info.
 
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