Partner Visa

Partner Visa

To apply for a Partner Visa, you must be in a relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

To be eligible

You may be eligible for a Partner visa if you and your partner meet the following relationship requirements such as:

  • are married;
  • are de facto partners (for minimum 12 months); or
  • has registered your relationship with a relevant State/Territory authority.

For Partner Visa application, both the applicant and the sponsor are required to submit the application. You must be able to provide evidence that your relationship is genuine and continuing.

Examples of evidence are:

  • Co-habitation
  • Financial inter-dependence
  • Social inter-dependence
  • The nature of your on-going commitment for each other

Under Subclass 309 (if apply offshore) or 820 (if apply onshore) visa, the applicant will be granted a 2 year Temporary Resident Visa. Your relationship must be on-going for a minimum period of 2 years, after which you will be given the opportunity to apply for Permanent Resident Visa Subclass 100/801 visa, two years from the date of submission on the initial application.

Benefits of this visa

With this visa, you can: