The Australian partner Visa allows the partner or the spouse of an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident to reside in Australia.
Initially, you will be granted a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820). This stay might last from 15 to 24 months but for those of you who have been in a long-term connection might not have to stay on subclass 820 at all, you can be given permanent visa (subclass 801) immediately after allowing the temporary subclass 820 visa.
Love takes time and devotion – so Want to apply for a partner visa for Australia. Here is what you need to know about before you apply.
What does a Partner visa cost?
It cost around $7,000, Australian partnership visas are among the most expensive in the world.
Both visas sit at a base fee of $7715 each. Another $3860 is charged for every additional applicant over 18 years of age, and $1,935 for every applicant under 18.
Aside from the visa application fee, an applicant must also need pay for a police clarification (which could cost as much as $50), and a medical examination certificate (which costs anywhere from $250 to $300, depending on where you live and what exams you might need to take).
Additional costs will also be acquired by applicants who may obtain the help of migration lawyers or agents.
How much time it takes to approve partner visa?
The Department of Home affairs said to be preparing attempts to fast-track partner visa submissions; however, as it stands today, here are the processing times for the following partner visas:
For offshore applicants:
I. Partner Visa (subclass 309) Provisional visa
75% of applications processed between 13 – 15 months
90% of applications processed between 17 – 18 months
ii. Partner visa (subclass 100) Permanent Visa
75% of applications processed between 17 – 19 months
90% of applications processed between 25 – 27 months
For onshore applicants:
I. Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 820)
75% of applications processed in 20 – 24 months
90% of applications processed in 26 months
ii. Partner visa (subclass 801) Permanent Partner Visa
75% of applications get processed in 16 – 18 months
90% of applications get processed in 22 – 24 months
If you have applied online for partner visa, make sure to update the department regarding important life changes to further evidence that your relationship is genuine and ongoing.
3. The length of your relationship matters
Being in a valid and ongoing long-term relationship and getting children will process faster visa processing times.
Couple should be in a long-term relationship when a permanent partner visa (subclass 801) is lodged, the application could possibly be approved before the 2 years given period. A long-term relationship is described as existing for a minimum three years, or two years if the two have a child together.
4. De facto Relationships must be real and ongoing
If you are living as live-in relationship as a couple. you must be able to give evidence that you are in true relationship and has been ongoing for at least a year.
Evidence for this kind of relationship contains joint bank account, a recorded history or timeline of your relationship, messages or emails, acceptance, and appreciation by others of the relationship, etc.
For more information about Partner visa, Feel free to contact our Migration agent on +61 03 96630944 / 61 405 903 744