The Partner visas (subclasses 820 and 801) permits the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to reside in Australia.
The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is granted first and permits the applicant to reside in Australia while the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is being processed.
Obtaining the permanent Partner visa is a two stage process. To be eligible for a permanent partner visa you first need to be granted a temporary partner visa. You apply for both the permanent and temporary visas at the same time and pay only one fee. If you are granted the temporary visa, you are eligible to be assessed for the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) about two years after you lodged your application. You will need to provide further documents for this assessment.
If you have been in a long term relationship before you lodge your application, the permanent subclass 801 visa will be granted immediately after the temporary subclass 820 visa.
If you are married, usually you must be 18 or older when you apply. This is because usually, you must be 18 or older for your marriage to be valid under Australian law.
If you are a de facto partner, you must be 18 or older when you apply.
You must be the spouse (married) or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
You might still be eligible if your relationship breaks down after you lodge your application.
You must have a sponsor, who will be your partner, except if your partner is under 18 years of age.
Applicant must qualify specific health requirements. The health examinations will be based upon few factors like the nation of citizenship; time spent in other nations during the last five years and intended activities in Australia. The health examinations results are mostly valid up to 12 months.
This health examination is mandatory for the applicant and all members of the family mentioned in the visa application.
Candidate can arrange the health examination prior submitting the visa application.
Applicant must qualify specific character requirements. A police clearance certificate from each and every nation, the applicant has resided in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age have to be submitted. This certificate must be only arranged when asked by the authorities.
This is mandatory for the applicant and all members of the family mentioned in the visa application.
You must have repaid, or have arranged to repay, any outstanding debts to the Australian government.
Eligibility criteria for the permanent Partner visa (subclass 820)
Visa Application Process
Candidate must submit all the documents given in the documents checklist to support the claims made in the visa application. Few documents may take a longer time to attain. Hence, the candidate must keep the documents ready at the time of filing the visa application in order to deduct the process delays.
Applicant must submit all the required documents in order to support the visa application. He or she must submit good quality colored scan copies for the supporting documents in the ImmiAccount.
In case the documents are not available in English, then they must be having authorized English translations.
Applicant can follow the below-given checklist in order to make sure that the visa application do not remain incomplete. Filing a successful visa application helps in deducting the processing time.
Each and every applicant must submit their latest passport’s biographical pages or any travel documents. In case the name of the applicant has modified or the name of any other person who was added in the visa application has modified will need to submit proofs for the name modification.
1. Authorized copy of birth certificate and relationship proof with the primary applicant
2. Proof related the fact that the children resided within primary applicants’ residence
3. Financial dependency proof for a period of at least 12 months prior visa application
In case primary applicants’ family is subclass 457 visa holders which were approved on the basis of the primary applicant, then he/she may not require submitting the above mentioned proof.
1. Authorized copy of a court-issued parental custody, access or guardianship order
2. Statutory declaration stating permission
3. Consent form in order to approve the Australian visa for 18 years below child
All the family members who are added in the application including the primary applicant needs to submit the Police clearance certificate(s) from the country(s) they have resided in for a time period of 12 months or above in the last 10 years post turning 16 years of age.
For person who was a part of the army in any country, Military service record or discharge papers for all persons need to be submitted. Police certificates will also be required from the country served.
1) Two of Form 888 – Statutory declaration by a supporting witness in relation to a Partner or a Prospective Marriage visa application.
2) Proof that your relationship is genuine and continuing
3) If you are married, your marriage certificate
As many of the following documents as possible:
A statement about your relationship that describes:
Documents that show you and your partner share financial responsibilities, for example:
Documents that show that you and your partner share household responsibilities, for example:
Documents that show your relationship is known by others, for example:
Documents to show you are committed to each other your long term relationship, for example:
Documents about other relationships
If you have previously been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
Applicant must submit complete related documents and complete payment for the visa application charges via credit card at the time of visa application.
Applicant must upload the required documents by utilizing his or her own ImmiAccount at the time of filling the online visa application. This will benefit in deduction of delays in process.
Post submitting the visa application and the required documents, the authorities will provide an acknowledgment that they have received your data.
The visa application can be tracked and managed by utilizing Immi Account.
Visa processing time:
|75 % applications processed||
90% applications processed
|820 – Temporary visa||
|801 – Permanent visa||
Candidate must note that the visa application might take longer duration in case the candidate requires character or health certifications or to add some additional data.
Priority processing arrangements applies in the processing of visa application. It states the sequence in which the authority takes the application into consideration regardless of the time, applications were filed.
In case the candidate have applied outside Australia, they must not travel to Australia until they are said so in written that their visa has been granted. Applicant must wait for the final decision from the authority prior leaving the job, selling home or booking any travel package.
In case the applicant have applied inside Australia, they might also get eligible for the Bridging visa which permits the applicant to be in the country legally at the time of visa application process. In case, the applicant has acquired the Bridging visa A, he or she can apply for a Bridging visa B (BVB) in order to travel outside Australia till the time your final decision is out.
In case Visa is granted, the Australian immigration authorities will provide information related:
In case Visa is not granted, the Australian immigration authorities will provide information related:
Visa application process Cost
In case the applicant is making the payment for the visa application via credit card, a surcharge will be applied.
The present surcharge rates are:
NOTE: The surcharge rate will also be applicable on Debit Visa cards and Debit Master Cards at the time of online payments.
Visa costs modifies with time. Cost is based upon the date on which the immigration authorities have received the visa application. In case there is a price rise in between the filing date and the date on which the immigration authorities have received the visa application, the applicant will have to pay the modified application charge.
This visa application charge is taken in the form of Australian dollars (AUD) that to be paid for the visa application. In few cases the visa application charge can be NIL as well.
Note: All charges will be in Australian Dollars.
Base application charge
|Additional applicant charge
18 and over
Additional applicant charge under 18
Applicant may need to pay the other costs, including health assessments costs, police certificates costs, or other certificates or tests costs. The applicant is alone responsible for organizing the needful requirements.
Subclass 801 is a form of a permanent residency visa. It allows the primary applicant and his or her family members whose visa grant has been approved to:
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