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Get your partner to Australia

1. Partner / Spouse Visa (Subclass 820/801)

  • Available to onshore applicants already in Australia.
  • Temporary visa (Subclass 820) leads to a permanent visa (Subclass 801) after a waiting period.

2. Partner Visa (Subclass 309/100)

  • Designed for offshore applicants who are outside Australia.
  • Temporary visa (Subclass 309) precedes the permanent visa (Subclass 100).

3. Partner Visa / Prospective Marriage Visa        (Subclass 300)

  • The Prospective Marriage Visa allows fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter Australia for the purpose of getting married.

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Eligibility Criteria

1. Relationship Requirement​

Evidence of a genuine and committed relationship is essential. Marriage certificate, joint financial commitments, and shared household responsibilities are examples of supporting documentation.

2. Health and Character Requirements

Applicants must meet health and character standards. Medical examinations and police clearances are often required.

3. Financial Capacity

Sponsors need to demonstrate the ability to support their partner financially. This ensures that the visa applicant will not rely on Australian government assistance.

Application Process

1. Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)

Begin by submitting an Expression of Interest through the Department of Home Affairs' online system.

2. Lodging the Visa Application

Once invited, lodge the visa application along with all required documentation. Pay the relevant fees and provide biometrics if requested.

3. Assessment and Decision

The application undergoes thorough assessment by immigration authorities. If successful, the temporary visa is granted, followed by the permanent visa after the stipulated waiting period.

Benefits of Australian Partner Visas

1. Family Reunification

Allows couples to live together in Australia, fostering family unity.

2. Work and Study Rights

Visa holders can work and study in Australia without restrictions.

3. Access to Medicare

Eligibility for Australia's public healthcare system, Medicare, ensures access to medical services.


Australian Partner Visas provide a pathway for couples to build a life together in Australia. By understanding the eligibility criteria, application process, and benefits, individuals can navigate the immigration journey with confidence and reunite with their loved ones in the land down under.

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Yes, same-sex couples are eligible to apply under the same criteria as heterosexual couples.

Yes, dependent children can be included in the application as secondary applicants.

Sponsors must be at least 18 years old and be either an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Yes, it’s possible to apply for a partner visa while holding a valid tourist visa, provided all other eligibility criteria are met.

If your application is refused, you may have the option to appeal the decision or reapply with additional evidence.

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