What is a Partner Visa?

Australian Partner Visas

A partner visa allows you to reunite with your partner or spouse in Australia. To apply for an Australian Partner Visa, you must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.

Are all partner visas the same?

There are various subclasses of Partner Visa and choosing the correct option depending on you situation can be difficult. This is why it is best to consult with a certified migration agent to ensure your best chance of approval.

Australian Partner Visa subclass 820

The first step is usually to apply for a temporary partner visa (subclass 820) which will allow you to stay in Australia until a further decision about your Permanent Partner Visa is made. Under this Visa you are allowed to live, work and study in Australia and you are also able to enroll in Medicare which is Australia’s health-related care and expenses scheme. You are also able to include dependent children in your application, however this does not extend to dependent adults under most circumstances.

Australian Partner Visa subclass 801

This visa is a permanent visa which allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely, continuing to work and study. It is at this point that you will also be able to apply for citizenship, sponsor relatives for permanent residency and receive social security payments. A subclass 801 visa also allows you to travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years before needing to apply for another visa to re-enter the country.

How do I apply for a Partner Visa?

To get started with your application, you need to make sure you hold a valid passport and that you meet all of the application requirements. There is a cost associated with partner visas that vary depending on your situation. The best way to get started with your application is to give Emergico a call. We are certified migration agents who can give you the best chance of having your Australian Partner visa application approved.

Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)