Australian Dependent Spouse/Partner visa

Australia Dependent Spouse/ Partner visa grants permission to the spouse or fiancée/fiancé of the Australian permanent resident or Australian citizenship, or any New Zealand citizen  to stay in the nation permanently. Partner visa bestows special rights and benefits to the spouses who want to immigrate to Australia from their country on Australian Partner visa. For obtaining Partner/ spouse visa, applicant has to meet the eligibility criteria, processing time, cost and other conditions before applying for the visa.

Australian Spouse/partner visa for Australia – Subclasses

The applicants have to go through the Partner Visa Checklist to be eligible for the visa, you apply for. Check out all the visa sub classes and identifies the right one as per your eligibility and requirements:

For applying  offshore or outside Australia:

  • Partner visa subclass 100 and Partner visa Subclass 309: Both Partner Visa Subclass 100 and subclass 309 allows the applicants to reside in Australia only if they are spouse or partner or fiancée of any Australian citizen or permanent resident or any New Zealand citizen. Overseas applicants who are aspiring to obtain Australian permanent residency have to first apply for subclass 309 visa (temporary visa). After your application has been approved for the temporary partner visa subclass 309, you are eligible to apply for permanent partner visa Subclass 100.

 For applying onshore or inside of Australia:

  • Partner visa Subclass 820 and Partner visa Subclass 801: Under Partner visa subclass 820, you can live in Australia on the temporary basis. This partner visa 820 is a gateway to the permanent partner visa subclass 801. You can apply for both the visas simultaneously but you are required to pay only for one application at a time. You will be granted partner visa subclass 820 at first while the permanent Partner visa subclass 801 is in the process.
  • Prospective Marriage Visa subclass 300: This partner visa allows you to immigrate to Australia if you have a fiancée who is Australian citizen, permanent Australian resident, or eligible New Zealand. You are allowed to marry and live with them in Australia under Australian Immigration program.

Australian Partner/Spouse visa Cost

The cost for different partner visa has been determined by the Australian government, you will be needed to identify which partner visa suits and accordingly apply for that particular partner/spouse visa. The partner visa cost has been listed below, kindly check the details.

  1. Partner visa Subclass 820 and Partner visa Subclass 801: AUD7160.
  2. Partner visa subclass 100 and Partner visa Subclass 309:  AUD7160.
  3. Prospective Marriage Visa subclass 300: AUD7160

NOTE: Applicants may have to incur other additional cost which include family member fee who is accompanying you in your application, health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Australia Partner/spouse visa Application process

For Partner visa Subclass 820 and Partner visa Subclass 801

  1. First you have to apply for the temporary partner visa subclass 820 where you need to be in a de facto relationship in the past 12 months or is married.
  2. After you have successfully applied and temporary visa subclass 820 is granted, then you are eligible to apply for Partner visa Subclass 801.
  3. You have to provide additional documents for permanent visa on which you are assessed for about two years if your relationship lasts forever.
  4. If the documents are up to the mark, then the department will grant you permanent Parent visa subclass 801.

It’s a two stage process to permanent visa where applicant is first awarded subclass 820 visa, which is a doorway to subclass 801 visa.

Related : How can you settle in Australia on Family Visa? 

For Partner visa Subclass 100 and Partner visa Subclass 309

  1. First you have to apply for the temporary partner visa subclass 309 where you need to be in a de facto relationship in the past 12 months or is married with your partner living in Australia.
  2. You will be granted subclass 309 visa if the government finds your visa application ideal to approve, then you are eligible to apply for Subclass 100.
  3. You have to provide additional documents for permanent visa on which you are assessed for about two years if your relationship lasts forever.
  4. The department will process your permanent subclass 309 visa application, if you keep them updated with vital documents whenever demanded.

It’s a two stage process to permanent visa where applicant is first awarded subclass 100 visa, which is a doorway to subclass 309 visa.

For Prospective Marriage Visa subclass 300

  1. You have to first assemble all the necessary documents required to migrate to Australia under this partner visa.
  2. After clustering all your documents, you can apply to subclass 300 visa. You must be living outside of Australia together with a valid passport  while applying.
  3. When you apply, you have to keep them updated with changes in the documents and also present proofs of police certification, health checkups, biometrics, and additional documents which department may inquire to proceed your visa application.

Related: Know the steps to settle in Australia on the permanent basis

Australian Partner visa Processing time

The partner visa processing time depend largely upon how efficient you are in providing documents to government of Australia. However, there are specified time which visa applications may take for partner visa.

Subclass Stream75% of applications processed in90% of applications processed in
Subclass 309 visa21 months26 months
Subclass 100 visa23 months32 months
Subclass 820 visa24 months30 months
Subclass 801 visa 16 months23 months
Subclass 300 visa18 months23 months

For more information regarding all the eligibility requirements for immigration to Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Hongkong, Denmark and New Zealand. Call the official helpline +91-7042 184 185  or Email your queries on info@makevisas.com.

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