What will the Partner Visa mean for us?

When you first embark on the Partner Visa journey, you can both become so caught up in the planning and logistics of what needs to be done – the forms, deciding what information to include, the cost, who’s doing what etc.. It can all become a bit of a mind-freeze.

What is the danger of this preoccupation?

You and your partner can become so concerned with the paperwork and ticking off the tasks that you lose sight of the end-goal. What is it again? Oh YEAH, that’s it! Being TOGETHER, long-term!

Your journey can quickly become a stressful and negative process for you both; I’ve, unfortunately, seen it happen to hundreds of couples over the years.

How can we minimise application stress on our relationship?

When you first set out on your Partner Visa journey, the MOST important thing to do is be really clear about what getting the Partner Visa actually means to you. Ask yourself, “WHY am I going through this process?” Take time with your partner to really process your thoughts on this and keep your dreams and goals UPPERMOST in your mind.

Why is thinking it through so important?

In the long run, you need to decide what the visa grant will mean to the two of you. For example, will the visa grant mean security and freedom to be able to plan the rest of your lives together? Will it be the next step towards having children together or being able to purchase your forever home? Or it might mean more work opportunities for the Visa applicant. Whatever goals you are aiming to achieve by getting a Partner Visa, it’s really important to consciously think about your goals from the outset. And if you keep sight of your couple goals, you can make the process a positive one for you both.

As always, we recommend you seek professional advice from a MARA Registered Migration Agent if you have any concerns or need help. Feel free to contact our friendly and experienced team at Freedom Migration – we are only too happy to carry the ‘s-t-r-e-s-s’ of your Partner Visa application! Don’t forget to leave your comments and questions below… We’ll respond to them as soon as we can.

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.

About the Author Emma Drynan MARN0960361

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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