Australian visa for partners: A new life together
You and your partner feel that you are made for each other and have decided that you want to spend your life together.
The excitement of moving to a new country can be overshadowed by the stress and uncertainty of the visa process for your partner in Australia. Our expertise can help ensure you fulfil the necessary requirements for a successful outcome.
To be eligible:
You must either be married, engaged and intending to get married or living together in a de facto relationship. In all partner visa applications, you need to present evidence that you are in a genuine and committed relationship. Applications can be lodged in Australia when the applicant is in Australia (820/801) or if the applicant is overseas (309/100). If lodged in Australia, the applicant can go on a bridging visa and remain in Australia for however long it takes to assess the application. Prospective partner visas, also known as fiancé visas (300), have to be lodged when the applicant is offshore.
Partner visas are two-stage applications. The first stage is an application for a Provisional Visa and the second stage is an application for a Permanent Visa. You can sponsor up to two overseas partners in your life with each application having to be at least 5 years apart.
How Does The Partner Visa Work In Australia?
Your partner must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, in order to sponsor you. There are certain circumstances where your partner may not be able to sponsor you, for example, if he or she has sponsored another partner before in the last 5 years.
You must either be married, engaged, in a registered relationship, or a de facto relationship.
If You Are Married:
What happens next?
Once the assessing officer is satisfied that you are in a genuine relationship and you meet all the other criteria, you will be issued a Provisional Partner Visa that allows you to come and stay in Australia, valid until a decision is made on your permanent visa. You can submit documents for a permanent visa two years after the initial application lodgement. Provided you can demonstrate that the relationship is ongoing and genuine, you will be granted Permanent Residence visa.
In certain circumstances, such as if at the time of a partner visa application lodgement you have been married or living in a de-facto relationship for three or more years, or you have a child from the relationship you may be granted provisional and permanent visas at the same time.
If You Are Offshore And Plan to To Be Married
You must be able to legally marry according to Australian law, and you must be outside Australia at the time of application and decision.
What happens next?
If You Have Been In A De Facto Relationship For 12 Months Or More:
What happens next?
If You Have Been In A De Facto Relationship For Less Than 12 Months:
What happens next?
Partner visas are complex. Please contact our team of experienced registered migration experts for immediate advice and assistance.
Juan applied for a Spouse Visa (Provisional 309) in March 2011 and got her Permanent Visa (Subclass 100) in August 2012.
She is currently living in Sydney and works at Kairos International Pty Ltd, as a Software Support Assistant.
I met my husband, Rainer, an Australian of Norwegian background, and an IT Technician, in Jan 2008 and we got married in China in Jan 2010. At that time, I was working in Nanjing, China and my husband was working in Sydney, Australia. We had to live separately even after we got married, which was very grievous for a recently married couple.
The visa application process was complex and very challenging. AustraliaMigrate helped me to prepare and lodge my application in a limited time. My application was approved just within one week and my 457 long stay business visa was granted.
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Thank you Ian. Fabulous news. Thanks to you and your team’s effort and work. Great service.
Thank you SO so much for all of your patience and work on this. Still hasn’t sunk in yet that I’m actually free! Once again, massive thanks to both you and Mariola!!
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Thank you Ian ,I highly appreciate your kind efforts. Its a big day for me and my family and you make it possible. May you live long with health, wealth and peace.
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