Provides residency rights to the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who meets the eligibility requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
To prove your relationship with your partner or spouse some of the documents you can include:
- De-facto relationship certificate or marriage certificate (a marriage that is recognized under Australian Laws)
- Photos together with your family and friends
- Joint bank statements
- If you have been apart together- communications to show this such as calls and messages
- If you have a child together, their birth certificate
- Joint lease/joint rent
These are only a few suggestions. You will need to illustrate to the case officer that you are in a genuine and committed relationship.
When you apply for the partner visa on de-facto grounds you would generally need to prove 12 months of living together. However, if you register your relationship with an Australian Territory or state government you can be exempt from this.
You will need to visit the respective states ‘births, deaths, and marriages’ site for the requirements of the relationship certificate.
There are sponsorship limitations for a subclass 300 Prospective marriage visa, 820 Partner visa and 309 Partner visa.
A sponsor can sponsor 2 people in a lifetime.
However, there are circumstances where this can be waived. These include:
- Death of previous partner
- The new relationship is long term
- If your previous partner has abandoned you and your dependent children, and you as the sponsor require care
- If you have a dependent child and your child is dependent on the both of you.
Your spouse visa has two stages; first the 820 or the 309 (depending on if you are offshore or onshore), then after two years at the time of application you will be able to apply for your 801 or 100 permanent visa.
Depending on your circumstances you may be granted the permanent visa;
- If you are in a long term relationship with your partner
- If you have children together and are in a long term relationship
- If you sponsor died after being granted the temporary visa
- If you have suffered family violence
The partner/spouse visa costs: $8,085 AUD for the main applicant
For dependents over 18: $4,045 AUD
For dependents under 18: $2,025 AUD
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