What are Schedule 3 Requirements for Partner Visas to Australia ?

The criteria for a partner visa at the time of application and time of decision, in 820.211 (1)  (2) (a) (c) (d) (5), (6), (7), (8) or (9), is satisfied and particularly the compelling reasons. In 820.211 (2) (d) (ii) state the applicant satisfies schedule 3 criteria 3001,3003 and 3004 unless the Minister is satisfied […]


MIGRATION PROGRAM PLANNING LEVELS | 2023-2024 On 9 May 2023, the Australian Government has announced that the planning level for the 2023-24 permanent Migration Program will be set at 190,000 places. The 2023-24 Migration Program has been designed to address persistent and emerging skills shortages and support the transition to a net-zero emissions economy by […]

<strong>Top 5 reasons why Partner Visas are refused</strong>

Introduction Do you plan to submit a partner visa application? The best chance of a good outcome and avoiding a partner visa refusal is to be well-informed about the requirements and make sure that you fully address these in your application. In this essay, we outline the primary causes of partner visa denials to aid […]


Introduction You may qualify for a spouse visa, which offers a route to permanent residency in Australia if you are married to an eligible Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. In the migration provisions, a spouse visa is referred to as a partner visa because eligibility is not based solely on marital […]

Schedule 3 Requirements for Partner Visas

Introduction If you meet the requirements in Schedule 3 of the Migration Regulations of 1994, even if you do not have a valid visa for Australia at the time your partner visa application is submitted, you may still be granted access. If you have a bridging visa, a criminal justice visa, or an “enforcement visa,” […]

How to win Partner Visa schedule 3 cases

Introduction Schedule 3 Partner Visa – if you are in Australia without a valid visa, you may still apply for a Subclass 820 Partner Visa (click here to learn more). However, at the time of your application you must either: entered Australia: as a holder of Subclass 995 (click here to learn more) or as […]

Don’t believe everything the Department tells you

Senior Migration Agent Thong Nguyen of Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers was recently contacted by a person who wanted to sponsor his mother and her de facto partner for subclass 870 visas. The 870 is a visa introduced last year which allows parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens to come to […]