PARTNER VISAS

PARTNER VISAS - ONSHORE & OFFSHORE

Partner visas or de facto visas as they are often referred to are visas which allow spouses or de facto partners of Australian permanent residents, citizens or Eligible New Zealand citizens to live permanently in Australia with their partner.

Partner visas are available for both heterosexual and same sex couples.

Partner visas are granted in two stages. The first stage is a provisional partner visa (subclass 820 for onshore applications and subclass 309 for offshore applications). After a qualifying period on the provisional partner visa, provisional partner visa holders are assessed against the criteria for the permanent partner visa, (subclass 801 for subclass 820 visa holders and subclass 100 for subclass 309 visa holders).

Provisional Partner Visas

Subclass 820 Onshore Provisional Partner Visa

Subclass 309 Offshore Provisional Partner Visa

There are two provisional partner visas, the subclass 820 visa for applicants who apply for the visa while they are living in Australia and the subclass 309 visa, for applicants who apply for the visa while they are living outside Australia.

Both the subclass 820 provisional partner and subclass 309 provisional partner visas are provisional visas which are granted for an indefinite period (until superseded by the permanent partner visa) and are conditional on the applicant living in a de facto relationship with their de facto partner or spouse.

Permanent Partner Visas

Subclass 801 Onshore Permanent Partner Visa

Subclass 100 Offshore Permanent Partner Visa

Around 24 months after applying for a temporary partner visa, applicants are assessed by the department of immigration against the criteria for the permanent partner visa.

To qualify for the permanent partner visa, two years after applying for the provisional partner visa, applicants must be able to prove they are still living in a de facto relationship with their partner. Holders of subclass 820 provisional partner visas are granted a subclass 801 permanent partner visa if the department is satisfied they are still living in a de facto relationship with their partner and similarly holders of a subclass 309 provisional partner visa are granted a subclass 100 permanent partner visa.

Once a permanent partner visa subclass 801 or subclass 309 is granted the applicant’s Australian residency becomes unconditional and the visa holder has the right to live indefinitely in Australia whether or not they remain in a de facto relationship with their partner.

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