Partner Visa Australia
If you are in a relationship with an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident, apply for Partner Visa.
If your partner is overseas and you have registered your relationship, apply for the 309 Partner Visa.
If your partner has a temporal visa (Student, Graduate, etc.) you can join his/her temporal visa.
I am in a relationship with a citizen or permanent resident and we want to apply for the Partner Visa.
PARTNER VISA AUSTRALIA
If you are in a relationship (de facto or married) with an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you might be eligible to apply for Partner Visa. It is necessary to apply that the couple lives together and have one of the following arrangements: Married, Registered with the state (only possible in some states) or De Facto Relationship.
STEPS TO APPLY FOR PARTNER VISA IN AUSTRALIA
STEP 1: APPLY FOR 820 VISA (TEMPORARY)
Applicant receives Bridging Visa A (BVA) but remains on their current visa until it expires.
STEP 2: RECEIVE 820 VISA (TEMPORARY)
The 820 can take 6-18 months but once granted it comes with full travel and work rights
STEP 3: APPLY FOR 801 VISA (PERMANENT)
If the applicant receives an 820 visa, then exactly 2 years after the first application was made, they can request the 801 visa free of charge. New evidence in all categories needs to be provided.
STEP 4: RECEIVE 801 VISA (PERMANENT)
Here the applicant is now a full permanent resident. If the couple breaks up after this, the applicant keeps their permanent resident status.
4 AREAS OF INTERDEPENDENCE
Evidence that the couple shares financial obligations. Some examples include:
- Joint Bank Account
- Individual Bank Accounts
- Nomination in the superannuation as beneficiaries
Evidence the couple lives under the same roof. Some examples include:
- Joint Lease
- Shared utility bills
- Correspondence (either joint or individually) at the same domicile
Evidence that other people know the couple:
- Photos in social settings
- Screenshots of social media posts
- Declarations from Australian friends (forms 888)
Evidence that the couple is committed to each other in the long run:
- Personal Statements (relationship history statement)
IS YOUR PARTNER OVERSEAS?
If your partner is overseas, you can still apply for the 309 Partner Visa if you are married, have a registered relationship in an Australian state or you can prove that you have lived together for at least 12 months.
To apply for the 309/100 Partner Visa, the visa applicant must be overseas.
The 309 Partner (Provisional) Visa is temporary but leads to the 100 Partner (Migrant) Visa two years after the date of application.