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LGBTI+ Partner Visa

Australia recognizes LGBTI+ rights and allows same-sex relationships for any legal effect, including same-sex Partner Visas.

If you are in a relationship (de facto or married) with an Australian citizen, resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, please feel free to contact us.

PARTNER VISA Minimum Requirements


To apply for the Partner Visa it is necessary that the couple live together and have one of the following arrangements:

💍 Married

✍️  Registered with the state (Except in WA and NT)

🏠 De Facto Relationship  

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 that other people know the couple:

  • Photos in social settings
  • Screenshots of social media posts
  • Declarations from Australian friends (forms 888)


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 the couple is committed to each other in the long run:

  • Personal Statements (relationship history statement)

How long does it take to get the Permanent Residency?

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.

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.

What happens if the couple separates before the Permanent Visa is approved?

The couple must report the permanent separation to the Department of Home Affairs within 28 days . If the applicant is eligible, they may be able to apply for other visas.

Can the applicant still get a Permanent Residence even after a break up?

Most of the time, the answer is NO.

However, there are 3 exceptions:

1. If the applicant suffers domestic violence (and there is evidence of this)
2. If the sponsor dies (not killed by the applicant)
3. If the couple shares joint custody of a child.

Apply for Partner Visa

Start your process by booking a FREE consultation with Gamba Migration. 

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