Partner Visas

We understand that our clients may have partners and spouses overseas and wish to reunite with them in Australia. Our Best Partner Visa Consultants and Registered Migration Agents specialises and are experts in partner visa and prospective marriage visa applications including, spouse visas, de facto visas, fiancé visas, SC 300, 820, 801, 309 and 100 as well as dependent visas, with high success rate and professional advice and service. 

 

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There are various types of Partner Visas. Learn more about the types of partner visas as you read on. 

Prospective Marriage Visa  (Subclass 300) 

 

If you are in a relationship with an Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen, then this visa may be suitable for you. 

 

It is noted that the definition of ‘eligible New Zealand Citizen’ must be interpreted correctly. This is because we New Zealand Citizens living in Australia may or may not be classified as an ‘eligible New Zealand Citizen” and if so, then you may wish look into another visa option. You can view our website on visa options for New Zealand Citizen’s family visa options or contact us for more information. 

 

To be eligible for this visa, you must be engaged to be married, then this may be a visa option for you. Generally, you must be18 years or older, be sponsored by your fiancé and intend to marry your prospective spouse before your visa ends. The visa is granted for 9 months. With this visa, you can work and study in Australia, and also travel. After marriage, you may eligible to apply for a Partner Visa. Usually, if you have been granted a prospective marriage and then go on to apply for a Partner Visa, the cost for Partner visa is not as dear as the initial fees for Prospective Marriage Visa. 

 

It is noted that to be granted this visa, you must not be married before the Prospective Marriage Visa is granted. If you do get married before the visa is granted, then you may need to request for a conversion from a Prospective Marriage Visa to a partner visa. If you have already applied for a Prospective Marriage Visa but need to get married before the visa is granted, please contact us for advice on how to move forward with your case.  

 

It is important to show proof that your relationship is genuine. This can be evidenced with the 5 aspects of relationship including financial, nature of household, social commitment, nature of your committed to one another and the development of your relationship. 

 

The Australian Immigration will take into account your relationship via evidence such as shared finances (this can be joint bank accounts, or transfer of funds from one person to the other), joint utility bills, evidence of same address, joint invitations to special occasions like weddings or birthdays, communications (such as chats on Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype other form of communication), wills and superannuation, Witness Statements, if you live together then evidence of same residency such as mortgage or rental agreement and so on and so forth. 

 

If you have concerns about the type of evidence to provide, our firm would be happy to assist in providing you with advice on how to support your application. 

 

If you have an Australian Partner or Fiancé and would like to apply for this visa, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Partner Visa (Onshore and Offshore) 

 

If you are in a relationship with an Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen, then this visa may be suitable for you. 

 

It is noted that the definition of ‘eligible New Zealand Citizen’ must be interpreted correctly. This is because we New Zealand Citizens living in Australia may or may not be classified as an ‘eligible New Zealand Citizen” and if so, then you may wish look into another visa option. Contact us for more information is you require a verification in regard to same.

 

There are two (2) stages to this visa, namely Temporary Partner Visa and Permanent Partner Visa. Usually, an applicant will be granted the Temporary Partner Visa first, after which once eligible, a visa holder can then apply for Permanent Residency. 

 

With this visa, there is an onshore or offshore option. Onshore visa is for those who are eligible apply in Australia whilst offshore is for partners who apply from outside Australia. There are various types to this visa including Onshore Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820), Onshore Permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801) and Offshore Partner Visa (Subclass 309/100)

 

The laws around where and when to apply can be complicated. Hence, if you are uncertain as to where and when to apply, please contact us for professional advice. 

 

Generally, you must show that you are married or are in a de facto relationship with your Australian Sponsor. Your marriage must be a legal marriage. If you are in a de facto relationship, you may also apply for this visa however must meet the ‘de facto’ couple definition. This can be complicated and if you require assistance in verifying if you meet the requirement, please contact us. 

 

If you are eligible to apply in Australia, then it most cases you may also be eligible to be granted a Bridging Visa A to remain in Australia legally until your case is decided. In most circumstances, visa holder will have work rights, study rights and you may also be eligible to access Medicare.  However, if you wish to travel, you may need to apply for another visa which will enable you to return to Australia and this visa must be granted even before your leave Australia, as failure to do so may mean that you are unable to return to Australia.  Notwithstanding same, some of our clients do not have to apply for another visa before they travel, as their current substantive visa allows them to travel. If you are unsure about your travel rights, please contact us. 

 

It is important to show proof that your relationship is genuine. This can be evidenced with the 5 aspects of relationship including financial, nature of household, social commitment, nature of your committed to one another and the development of your relationship. 

 

The Australian Immigration will take into account your relationship via evidence such as shared finances (this can be joint bank accounts, or transfer of funds from one person to the other), joint utility bills, evidence of same address, joint invitations to special occasions like weddings or birthdays, communications (such as chats on Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype other form of communication), wills and superannuation, Witness Statements, if you live together then evidence of same residency such as mortgage or rental agreement and so on and so forth. 

 

If you have concerns about the type of evidence to provide, our firm would be happy to assist in providing you with advice on how to support your application. 

 

If you have an Australian Partner and would like to apply for this visa, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

It is noted that the information on this website is not to be treated as legal or migration advice. It is basic information only. Our firm assess each case on a case by case basis. Please do not hesitate to contact us for specific advice for your case. Thank you. 

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