(Partners of students and other temporary residents can apply for corresponding temporary visas to join their spouses here.)
These visas are for people to stay in Australia with their partners, who are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens. The partner visa option for you is Subclass 820/801 visas. Two years after you have applied for the partner visa initially and if the relationship is still genuine and continuing, a permanent visa (Subclass 801) may be granted.
Meet relationship requirements
Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused
Married applicants must usually, be 18 or older when they apply. This is because usually, you must be 18 or older to be married under Australian law.
Applicants in de facto relationships must be 18 or older when they apply.
You, and any members of the family unit or dependent child who applies for the visa with you, must meet health requirement. Family members who don’t accompany you to Australia might also need to meet health requirement.
You, and any members of the family unit or dependent child who applies for the visa with you, must meet character requirement.
If you or any family members (including those who don’t apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.
The visa might not be granted if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.
To be a married applicant:
To find out if your marriage is valid under Australian law, contact the relevant state or territory agency for births, deaths and marriages.
To be a de facto partner, you must be in a de facto relationship.
Usually your de facto relationship must have existed for at least 12 months immediately before you apply for the visa. Time spent dating or in an online relationship might not count as being in a de facto relationship.
The 12-month requirement will not apply if you can show us compelling and compassionate circumstances exist to grant the subclass 820 visa.
The 12-month requirement also will not apply if:
It also will not apply if you:
You might still be granted the temporary visa if your relationship has broken down or if your sponsor died.
If you need to apply for a visa and want the process as smooth of an experience possible, talk with one our Migration Experts. Alongside their expert knowledge about migration laws they will make sure your application goes through quickly so that all eyes can stay on what really matters you.
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