PARTNER VISAS

An Australian Partner Visa entitles married or de facto (same or opposite sex) couples to enter and remain in Australia with their partner. If you are in a genuine committed relationship with a person from overseas and you are an Australian Citizen, Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand Citizen or a 482 Visa holder, there are a number of options for you and your spouse or de facto under the partner visa program.

Our registered team of Migration Agents are experts in Australian partner and de facto visas and can help determine your eligibility for a partner visa in a professional and timely manner. We have assisted hundreds of clients with the preparation of partner and de facto visa applications that meet the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) requirements.

Provisional Partner Visa (Onshore) (Subclass 820)

Permanent Partner Visa (Onshore) (Subclass 801)

The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801). You must be in Australia when you apply and also when this visa is decided.

You lodge one application form for your temporary and permanent visas and pay one application charge. Your application is processed in two stages, about two years apart.

The first stage is a provisional partner visa and subclass 820 for onshore applications. After a qualifying period on the provisional partner visa, provisional partner visa holders are assessed against the criteria for the permanent partner visa subclass 801 for subclass 820 visa holders.

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian partner (Permanent) visa become an Australian permanent resident. Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.

Provisional Partner Visa (Offshore) (Subclass 309)
´╗┐Permanent Partner Visa (Offshore) (Subclass 100)

Partner visas are granted in two stages. The first stage is a provisional partner visa and subclass 309 for offshore applications. After a qualifying period on the provisional partner visa, provisional partner visa holders are assessed against the criteria for the permanent partner visa subclass 100 for subclass 309 visa holders.

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Spouse (Permanent) visa become an Australian permanent residents. Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.