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About Partner Visa

Partner visa is applicable for married partners including same-gender relationship too. Candidate must be sponsored by his/her spouse or Partner which include the category of same-gender relationship. Your sponsor must be the Australian citizens, permanent Australian residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to arrive and remain in Australia enduringly. The category of visa is depending upon the type of relationship between both of you. Though Partner visa could categorize three major subclasses for partner visa which is categorized, this visa is broadly divided into two categories: Prospective Marriage visa and Partner visa. The category of visa for which you should apply depends on the type of relationship you are in.

  • Subsequent are the categories of visas that correspond to applicant’s criteria
  • Prospective Marriage visa- Envisioned marriage (fiancé(e))
  • Partner visa- the Married couple (registration is necessary)
  • Partner visa- Partner relationship (including a same-gender relationship)

Subclass Partner Visa


Partner Visa has subdivided into the two categories furthermore with different criteria.

Partner Visa subclasses are of two categories: temporary and permanent. The candidates who meet the legal measures for the endowment of the visa are granted a temporary visa. And after that only, a permanent visa may be granted following an eligibility time slot or, if there is a long-standing relationship or children of the relationship, soon after the grant of the temporary visa. If your partner (sponsor) is an Australian citizen, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens then immigration also allows for the temporary entry to Australia of the fiancé (envisioned spouse) under the partner visa category.

According to the current location candidate could apply for a visa, which listed below:

  • Accommodation expenses
    • The condition you are in Australia:
    • Partner Temporary Visa
    • Partner Permanent visa
  • The condition you are outside of Australia:
    • Partner Temporary Visa
    • Partner Permanent Visa

Prospective Marriage Visa

Prospective Marriage Visa-Subclass 300 is a temporary visa for a period. Although the applicant could apply for the permanent visa to settle down in Australia This subclass is the perfect answer for people who want to enter Australia before the wedding. You need to make sure about the citizenship status or other conditions before applying for this category. Therefore, your fiancé must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen enduringly. This visa is valid for the for the 9 months only, it could not be extended for any circumstances. If you are subclass 300 visa holder, then you need to get married within these 9 months. The applicant could apply for the permanent visa after marriage. This visa will allow you to travel to Australia even before marriage.


General Terms and Conditions


Candidate must be sponsored by his/her partner and in some conditions a parent or guardian of your partner,) who is an Australian citizen could sponsor you. The criteria are Australian permanent occupant or eligible New Zealand resident and who can satisfy the legal requirements for being a sponsor. As well as the candidate must meet health and character criteria to complete the document. And if you have dependent children other reliant on family members, the applicant could make combined applications with the application provided that they meet the certain requirement for Australia visa. And sponsor should not have a legal issue at the time of applying as a sponsor and meet all requirements of citizenship permanent terms. Apply for the visa according to meet the eligibility criteria.

Expansion of partner visa eligibility in Australia

Partner visa is also applicable in some conditions of cancellations or refused. Candidate’s visa, which has been refused or cancelled since their last visit to the country. And that refusal or cancellation falls under section 48 of the Migration Act 1958 (Act) in Australia. Consequently, if you are going through the same issue or any kind of cancellation than partner visa could become your solution. As well as if you are in Australia, the applicant cannot apply for any visa except for certain recommended visa classes, which are categorized as a Protection visa or a Bridging visa.

Candidate needs to meet the criteria before applying for the partner visa.

Applicant should not have had a partner visa refused since you last entered Australia.

Applicant should not have had a visa refused or cancelled on character grounds under section 501 of the Act rule in Country.

Applicant should provide with your application a form 40SP Sponsorship for a partner to migrate to the country.

Applicant should provide with your application two statutory declarations from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand inhabitants.