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Partner Visas

Australian Partner Visas allow married or de facto (same or opposite sex) couples to enter and remain in Australia with their partner. If you are in a genuine committed relationship with a non-Australian and you are an Australian Citizen, Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand Citizen, there are a number of options for you and your spouse or de facto under the partner visa program.

What are the options of partner visa?

Option 1: 820/801 partner visa
If you are:
• Applying for a visa in Australia, and
• A spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

The Partner visas (subclasses 820 and 801) allow the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.
The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is granted first and lets you stay in Australia, after 24 months you may be eligible for a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).
Eligibility
You must be married or in a de facto relationship with:
• an Australian citizen
• an Australian permanent resident
• an eligible New Zealand citizen.

You could be granted an 820/801 visa if:
• Your marriage must be valid under Australian law. This means you must have parental permission if you are 16 or 17 years of age.
• You must have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months.
• If you’re inside Australia at the time of application.
• You already hold another visa type, e.g. student visa, visitor visa or working holiday visa.
• You do not have an “8503 – No further stay” condition.
• Meet health and character requirements.

Option 2: 309/100 partner visa
If you are:
• Applying for a visa outside Australia, and
• A spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
• Intend to marry before a decision is made on your Partner visa application
The Partner visas (subclasses 309 and 100) allow the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia.
The temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) is granted first and lets you stay in Australia while the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) is processed.
Eligibility
You must be married or in a de facto relationship with:
• an Australian citizen
• an Australian permanent resident
• an eligible New Zealand citizen.
• Your marriage must be valid under Australian law. This means you must have parental permission if you are 16 or 17 years of age.
• You must have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months.
Length of stay
• On the temporary 309 visa, you can stay until a decision is made about your permanent Partner visa (subclass 100).
• On the permanent 100 visa, you can stay permanently.

Option 3: 300 Prospective Marriage Visa
This visa allows people to come to Australia to marry their fiancé.
If you are granted this visa, you should marry your fiancé and apply for a Partner (subclasses 820 and 801) visa before your Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) expires.
Eligibility
You must:
• intend to marry
• have met and know your prospective spouse
• meet health and character requirements
• be at least 18 years of age.
Length of stay
Nine months
What is a de facto relationship?
You and your partner are in a de facto partner relationship if all of the following applies:
• you are not legally married to each other
• you are committed to a shared life to the exclusion of all others
• your relationship is genuine and continuing
• you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis
• you are not related by family.
• Your relationship can be with someone of the same or different sex.

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