AUSTRALIAN PARTNER VISAS

 APPLICANT ONSHORE

 APPLICANT OFFSHORE​​​​​​​

Onshore Partner Visa
Offshore Partner Visa
Fiance / Prospective Marriage
Required Documentation

ELIGIBILITY

• Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused
• Meet relationship requirements
• Have a sponsor and be the right age
• Meet health & character requirement
• Pay your debts to the Australian Government​​​​​​​

BENEFITS

• Live, work and study in Australia while we process your permanent Partner visa
• Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
• Attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program if you are eligible

OBLIGATIONS

• Be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when we decide your temporary visa application. Family who apply with you must also be in Australia​​​​​​​

APPLICATION FEES

• From AUD7,850 for most applicants.
• From AUD1,310 for Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holders.
• You pay for the temporary and the permanent visa at the same time.​​​​​​​

PROCESSING TIMES

• 25% of applications: 5 months
• 50% of applications: 9 months
• 75% of applications: 21 months
• 90% of applications: 31 months​​​​​​​


PARTNER (ONSHORE) – SUBCLASS 820/801
STAGE 1 – SUBCLASS 820
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ELIGIBILITY

•Hold a Partner visa (subclass 820) or Dependent Child visa (subclass 445).
•Still be in a relationship with your spouse or de facto partner.
•You must usually continue to be sponsored.
•You might still be eligible for the permanent visa if your relationship breaks down or if your sponsor dies after the department has granted the temporary visa but while still considering the permanent visa.
•Pay your debts to the Australian Government​​​​​​​

BENEFITS

• Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
• Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
• Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible​​​​​​​

OBLIGATIONS

• Hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)
• In most cases, continue to be in a married or de facto relationship with your sponsor

APPLICATION FEES

• Paid for when you applied for your Subclass 820.​​​​​​​

PROCESSING TIMES

• 75% of applications: 12 months
• 90% of applications: 20 months​​​​​​​


PARTNER (ONSHORE) – SUBCLASS 820/801
STAGE 2 – SUBCLASS 801
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Finances

• Joint mortgage or lease documents
• Joint loan documents for major assets like homes, cars or major appliances
• Joint bank account statements
• Household bills in both names

Your household

• A statement about how you share housework
• Household bills in both names
• Mail or emails addressed to you both
• Documents that show joint responsibility for children
• Documents that prove your living arrangements​​​​​​​

Social matters

• Joint invitations or evidence you go out together
• Proof you have friends in common
• Proof you have told government, public or commercial bodies about your relationship
• Proof you do joint sporting, cultural or social activities together
• Proof you travel together
• Statutory declarations from your partner's parents, family members, relatives and friends about how they see your relationship​​​​​​​

Commitment

• Proof you have knowledge of each other’s background, family situation or other personal details. You could tell us this at an interview
• Proof you have combined your personal matters
• The terms of your wills
• Proof you stay in touch when apart​​​​​​​

RELATIONSHIP DOCUMENTS
In order to prove you are in a genuine relationship with your spouse/Partner you are required to provide as many of the below documentation as possible​​​​​​​

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