Partner Visas – Overview

Partner Visas – Overview

We specialise in Partner visas.  Below is an overview of the application process, how to qualify and how we can help with a successful application.

A Partner visa allows a partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.  There are two stages – a temporary visa is initially granted and then two years from when the initial visa application was lodged the applicant can qualify for the second stage permanent visa.

The application process is very detailed, there is a significant amount of information and supporting evidence required, but we can help to make it very easy for you.

There are 3 ways to qualify as a partner or spouse:

  • Marriage – either in Australia or overseas (as long as it is valid under Australian law)
  • De Facto – living together for at least 12 months before you lodge your visa application
  • De Facto without living together for 12 months – the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) will accept a relationship registration with a State Government or Territory

Whether married or de facto, you must provide as much evidence as you can of your genuine and continuing relationship, under the following categories:

  • Financial aspects
  • Nature of the household
  • Social context
  • Nature of your commitment to each other

Of course every relationship is different, and DOHA understands this, but they need to see plenty of evidence to see how your relationship works, that you are committed to each other long term to the exclusion of all others.

The application can either be lodged while you are in Australia (onshore – subclass 820/801), or outside of Australia (offshore – subclass 309/100), depending on your circumstances.  We will advise the best option for you.

How we can help?

We initially provide a free consultation (click here to make an enquiry), so we can check that you qualify and advise the best visa pathway for you.  We will then assist with the preparation and processing of the application, to make it very easy for you, and ensure the application is lodged completely and correctly.  We pride ourselves on the exceptional service we provide to our clients, always contactable by phone and respond efficiently to emails.

With over 13 years of experience with successful Partner visa applications, we give you the peace of mind that it is all looked after for you.