* ONSHORE TEMPORARY PARTNER VISA 820
* ONSHORE PERMANENT PARTNER VISA 801
* OFFSHORE PROVISIONAL PARTNER VISA 309
* PARTNER MIGRANT VISA – SUBCLASS 100
* PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA 300





ONSHORE TEMPORARY PARTNER VISA - Subclass 820


This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).

Stay Temporarily while we process your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) application or it is withdrawn.


Cost

From AUD7,715 for most applicants.

From AUD1,285 for Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holders.

You pay for the temporary and the permanent visa at the same time.


Processing times

• 75% of applications: 23 months

• 90% of applications: 27 months With this visa you can

• live, work and study in Australia while we process your permanent Partner visa

• travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

• attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program


You must

• be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

• be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when we decide your temporary visa application. Family who apply with you must also be in Australia With this visa you can

• stay in Australia until we decide your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 801) or that application is withdrawn • work in Australia • study in Australia (you will not receive government support)

• travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

• attend up to 510 hours of free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare Include dependent children


You can include a dependent child or children in your application:

• when you submit your application, or

• after you submit your application but before we decide your temporary visa What you can do on this visa

• stay in Australia until we decide your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801)

• work and study in Australia

• travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

• attend up to 510 hours of free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare


ONSHORE PERMANENT PARTNER VISA – SUBCLASS 801


This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently.

It is usually only for people who currently hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).


Stay Permanently

Cost You paid for this visa when you made your combined application for the temporary and permanent partner visas.


Processing times

• 75% of applications: 22 months

• 90% of applications: 26 months With this visa you can

• live, work and study in Australia indefinitely

• sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

• apply for Australian citizenship if eligible You must

• hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

• in most cases, continue to be in a married or de facto relationship with your sponsor With this visa you can

• stay in Australia indefinitely

• work in Australia

• study in Australia

• enrol in Australia's public healthcare scheme, Medicare

• sponsor your family members to come to Australia

• travel to and from Australia for 5 years

• if eligible, attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program

• if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship Travel to and from Australia for 5 years


You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date we grant this visa. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid. If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility:

• you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident

• you might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If you become an Australian citizen, you don't require a visa to enter Australia.

You will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia.

See more about eligibility requirements and current processing times for Australian citizenship







OFFSHORE PROVISIONAL PARTNER VISA - Subclass 309


This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily.

Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 100).


Stay Temporarily, until we decide your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) application or the application is withdrawn


Cost

From AUD7,715


Processing times

• 75% of applications: 14 months

• 90% of applications: 19 months With this visa you can

• live, work and study in Australia while we process your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa

• travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

• attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program You must

• be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

• usually, be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted With this visa you can

• stay in Australia until we decide your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) or the application is withdrawn

• work in Australia

• study in Australia (you will not receive government support)

• travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

• attend up to 510 hours of free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare



PARTNER MIGRANT VISA – SUBCLASS 100

The visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, live in Australia permanently. It is usually granted to people who hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309).


Stay Permanently


Cost

You will have paid for this visa when you applied for the combined temporary and permanent partner visas.


Processing times

• 75% of applications: 18 months

• 90% of applications: 26 months With this visa you can

• live, work and study in Australia indefinitely

• sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

• apply for Australian citizenship if eligible


You must

• in most cases, hold a temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309)

• in most cases, continue to be in a genuine and ongoing relationship with your partner With this visa you can

• stay in Australia indefinitely

• work in Australia

• study in Australia

• enrol in Australia's public healthcare scheme, Medicare

• sponsor your relatives to come to Australia

• travel to and from Australia for 5 years

• if eligible, attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program

• if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship



SUBCLASS 300 PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA

This visa lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa.


Stay 9 months from date of grant of visa


Cost

From AUD7,715


Processing times

• 75% of applications: 12 months

• 90% of applications: 16 months With this visa you can

• stay in Australia for 9 months from date of grant of visa

• work in Australia

• study in Australia at your own expense


You must

• be 18 years old or older

• be sponsored

• intend to marry your prospective spouse before the visa period ends With this visa, you can

• stay in Australia for up to 9 months from date of grant of visa

• work in Australia

• study in Australia at your own expense

• travel to and from Australia as many times as you want Partner visa If we grant you this visa and you and your spouse want to settle in Australia, apply for a Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801)

• after you are married, and

• before your Prospective Marriage visa ends You will pay less for the Partner visa if you apply for it while your Prospective Marriage visa is still valid.


How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa.

You can stay in Australia for up to 9 months from date of grant of visa.

The visa period starts on the date it is granted. Include family

You can:

• You can include members of the family unit in your application. when you apply

• add family members to your application after you apply but before we decide on your visa Apply from You must be outside Australia when you apply and when we make a decision on your application.


Processing times

We process:

• 75% of applications in 12 months

• 90% of applications in 16 months


Your application might take longer to process if:

• you do not fill it in correctly

• you do not include all the documents we need or we need more information from you

• it takes us time to verify your information


We cannot process your application if you do not pay the correct visa application charge. We will notify you if this is the case. Your obligations You and your family members must meet all visa conditions and obey Australian laws. Your marriage You must enter Australia on the Prospective Marriage visa before the date specified on your grant letter.

You must have married your prospective spouse before your Prospective Marriage visa expires. You can get married in Australia or any other country. Your marriage must be valid under Australian law.