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Australia Spouse Visa Requirements in 2021- All you need to know!

by Visa Consultant Immigration Expert

The application processing of the Australia spouse visa is complicated, thus requires a lot of understanding, time, and effort. Applicants must gather all the necessary documents and fulfill the basic eligibility criteria before qualifying for the spouse visa.

 

While applying for the partner visa, the primary applicant must have sufficient funds to support his/her partner during their stay in Australia. This article provides all relevant information about the application process and fund requirements for the spouse visa in Australia.

 

Australia’s Temporary and Permanent Partner Visas- an Overview

 

The spouse visa for Australia is also known as an Australian partner visa. To apply under this category, the primary applicant, i.e. the Australian spouse must either be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a citizen of New Zealand.

 

The visa allows an Australian spouse to invite their husband/wife/fiancé/or a de facto partner to move to Australia permanently. There are two types of partner visas in Australia- Temporary and Permanent Partner visa. These visas are further divided into six categories.

 

The pathway to migrate to Australia begins with temporary visa first. Once the temporary visa is issued, you can then apply for permanent residence, provided you meet the Australia PR requirements.

 

Types of Australia Spouse or Partner Visas

 

Provisional Partner visa (Subclass 309)

It’s a temporary visa but can be converted into permanent residency through the subclass 100 visa. The visa is issued for one year.

 

Who is eligible?

 

  •  You are in a married or de facto relationship with your sponsor
  • You are applying from outside Australia
  • Your Australian sponsor must be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.

 

Permanent Partner visa (Subclass 100)

It’s a permanent resident visa with at least two years of after your Subclass 309 temporary visa is granted.

 

Who is eligible?

 

To apply, you must:

 

  •  Hold the subclass 309 temporary visa
  • Be in a relationship with your Australian sponsor
  • You have lived with your partner for over two years in Australia

 

Temporary Partner visa (Subclass 820)

It’s a temporary visa which can be converted into permanent residency through the subclass 801 visa.

 

Who is eligible?

 

To apply, you must:

 

  •  Be in a married or de facto relationship with your partner
  •  Be applying for this visa while in Australia

 

Permanent Partner visa (Subclass 801)

It’s a permanent residency visa with at least two years after your Subclass 820 temporary partner visa is granted.

 

Who is eligible?

 

To apply, you must:

 

  •  Be the holder of Subclass 820 visa
  •  Be in a genuine relationship with your Australian sponsor
  •  Have lived with your partner for over two years in Australia

Prospective Marriage visa (Subclass 300) or the Fiancé visa

The subclass 300 is a non-immigrant temporary visa that allows you stay in Australia for at least nine months. You can marry your partner in Australia, and then upgrade to a temporary partner visa (subclass 820).

 

Who is eligible?


To apply, you must:

 

  •  Be engaged to an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  •  Be in a de facto relationship and have lived together for at least one year
  •  Be planning to marry your partner in nine months of arriving in Australia

 

Choosing the correct visa category is important for you as it directly impacts the chances of your success. Make sure that you consider all aspects of immigration before proceeding for the visa either it’s a partner visa or Australia subclass 494 visa.

 

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