Partner Visa 820/801 – 300/801
To be eligible for these Visas, the applicant must be married or in a de-facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
The Partner Visa is a Temporary Visa, which allows the applicant to live and work in Australia and it leads to Permanent Residency
There are two main visa through which partners of Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents can obtain a visa for Australia, depending on the individual circumstances and whether the person applying for the visa is onshore or offshore:
The applicant must be in Australia to access this Visa.
This is a Two Stage Visa – 820/801.
The initial stage, the subclass 820, requires the applicant to be married, or have been in a De Facto relationship for at least 12 months, with an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen, or eligible NZ Citizen.
Two years from the date of the application for the subclass 820 visa, the applicant is invited to submit evidence that the relationship is ongoing, to allow the Department of Home Affairs to grant the applicant with the Permanent Residency, through the application for the Subclass 801 visa.
The applicant must be outside of Australia to access this Visa.
This is a Two Stage Visa – 309/100.
The initial stage, the subclass 309, requires the applicant to be married, or have been in a De Facto relationship for at least 12 months, with an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen, or eligible NZ Citizen.
An applicant must be outside of Australia for the temporary Subclass 309 visa to be granted, after which they can enter Australia
Similar to the onshore process outlined above, the applicant will initially be granted a Temporary Visa, and will be given the opportunity submit evidence that the relationship is continuing in order to obtain the permanent visa, the Subclass 100.
If you do not meet these requirements, but you are planning on marrying your partner, you might be eligible for a Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300).
- Be married, or have been in a De Facto relationship, with an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen, or eligible NZ Citizen.
- Be 18 or older.
- Meet health and character requirements
- Be onshore (subclass 820) or offshore (subclass 301) when you make the application and when a decision is made on your temporary visa application.
Once you will be granted a Temporary Partner Visa (subclass 820 for onshore or subclass 301 for offshore), you will be entitle to:
- Stay in Australia until a decision is made by the Department of Home Affairs
live, work and study in Australia
- Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid
attend up to 510 hours of free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program
- Apply for permanent residence after 2 years from the lodgement of the application
- You can include a dependent child or children in your application.
You can stay on the visa until a decision is made on your permanent visa (subclass 801 or 100) application.
For most applicants, this stay is from 15 to 24 months.
Applicants who have been in a long term relationship before they apply might not have to stay on the subclass 820 visa at all and be grant the permanent visa immediately.
a. Applicante principale: $8,085.00
b. Applicante Secondario oltre i 18: $3,860.00
c. Applicante Secondario sotto i 18: $1,935.00
Processing Time – 16 to 29 months