The family visas are designed for Partners, Parents and Children of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible NZ citizens or those NZ citizen holding temporary visas. Depending on which visa you apply for, you may be granted a temporary or permanent residency visa. The application will be assessed and a decision made depending on your relationship with your Australian, PR or eligible NZ citizen family member.
This visas allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible NZ citizen to live and work in Australia. The visa applicant and the "sponsor" must be married to or in a de facto relationship (including same sex).
The applicant must be in Australia at the time of application and when the visa is granted - usually two years later.
Generally, the Partner Visa is processed in two stages:
1. Temporary stage (subclass 820) visa. This visa is valid until a decision is made on the permanent residency application; and
2. Permanent stage (subclass 801) after approximately two years from submitting the temporary application.
The Partner visa has full work and study rights. It requires applicants to demonstrate that they are in a GENUINE AND CONTINUING relationship with their Australian partner at both temporary and permanent stages.
What Can You Do?
The Temporary Visa (subclass 820) will allow you to:
The Permanent Visa will allow you to:
Visa Applicant Requirements
You must be married or in a de facto relationship (same sex included) with one of the following:
Sponsoring Partner Requirements
As a sponsor, you must:
The first step to start you visa application with FastVisa, is to book a consultation on our website. One of our experienced immigration advisors will review your individual circumstances, guide you through the visa options available to you and clarify all your doubts.
The visa information above should be used as a guide only. To know if a particular visa is appropriate for your circumstances, just Book a Consultation for a complete and thorough assessment of your situation and visa eligibility or CONTACT US for more information.
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Partner Visa eBook - contains all you need to know before applying for a Partner Visa
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