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Partner Visas

Partner Visas

(Subclasses 820 and 801) Partner visa (apply in Australia):

  • Allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or
    eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.
  • You apply for the temporary and the permanent partner visas together.

Basic Eligibility

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

Partner visa (Temporary) 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).

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​This is a temporary visa
  • This leads directly to the permanent Partner visa
  • You must be in Australia when you apply

Partner visa (Permanent) 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).

  • ​​​This a permanent visa
  • You must hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

(Subclasses 309 and 100) Partner visa (apply overseas):

  • Allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or
    eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.
  • You apply for the temporary and the permanent partner visas together.

Basic Eligibility

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

Partner (Provisional) visa 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).
  • ​​​It is a temporary visa
  • It leads directly to the permanent Partner visa
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply
  • Stay Temporarily, until your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) application is
    decided or the application is withdrawn

Partner (Migrant) visa 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).
  • ​This a permanent visa
  • You must hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309)

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