The Partner visa or otherwise known as a Spouse visa or De Facto visa is a visa upon grant allows the spouse or De Facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to enter into Australia to be with their partner or to remain in Australia for those applying while already here.
The applicant is initially granted a temporary visa, and is eligible for permanent residency if the relationship still exists after a two-year waiting period.
In order to be eligible for this visa, you must meet the following requirements:
Above is only a summary of some of the requirements for a partner visa. The circumstances of every relationship are different so it is important you identify which visa is the most suitable for you and your partner before lodging an application to the Department of Immigration.
Congratulations on your engagement!
If your fiancé is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, the Prospective Marriage visa will allow you to travel to Australia in order to be married within nine months of the date that the visa is granted. The Marriage visa is also commonly known as the Fiance visa. Once the marriage has taken place, the next step is to apply for a Partner visa.
Some of the requirements for applying for a Prospective Marriage visa, require you and your fiancé to meet the following:
If you are in the process of planning your future and trying to work out what the most suitable visa will be for you and your partner, call our team to arrange a Planning Session – 07 3063 1200. This can be arranged by skype, telephone or in-person.
IMPORTANT: Please note, this does not constitute Immigration advice. Always seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent before applying for an Australian Visa. Migration Law is constantly changing. This information is accurate only at the time of publication.
Emma is the founder and principal migration agent at Freedom Migration. She is extremely passionate about uniting partners and families with their loved ones overseas. It might be because she's a product of a partner visa family.
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