Why is a Partner Visa so expensive?

You may be considering lodging a Partner Visa and hesitant due to how much it will cost you.

Wondering why it is so expensive?

Yes, the Partner Visa application charge is quite hefty. Currently, at the time of publishing this blog post, it’s approximately $8,085.

We believe a Partner Visa is worth the cost. So, what do you actually get for your money?

The Partner Visa is a two-stage visa process that leads to permanent residence unlike some skilled or student visas (which do not have a pathway to permanent residency).

The Partner Visa secures a future for you and your partner together in Australia. It removes the uncertainty of potentially being stuck apart or needing to continue applying for new visas to be together.

The Visa Application Charge of $8085 covers both the Temporary Visa (Stage 1) and Permanent Visa (Stage 2). It’s paid as one lump sum payment at lodgement of the 1st Stage.

So yes, the $8,085 may seem expensive now, however, this is less than other visa pathways with multiple stages that have an application fee with each lodgement.

With a Partner Visa you will also get access to healthcare (which is known as Medicare) and full working rights. The timing of when you’ll be granted these rights depends on which Partner Visa pathway applies to you.

If you’ve read our other blog posts, you’ll know I highly recommend seeking professional assistance before you get started. A Registered Migration Agent will be able to assist you with which Partner Visa pathway is best for you and can clarify when you would receive these rights.

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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 Pearl Frankis MARN2015921

Pearl is a lawyer and Freedom Migration's Business Development Manager. She's a Registered Migration Agent who studied law and has vast experience in the legal industry. Her expertise in Partner Visa's bloomed from her fondness of a good love story and desire to help people and make a difference in people's lives.