Australia is a key destination for individual looking for a better quality of life, infrastructure and professional opportunities in overseas countries. Every year tens of thousands of people apply and obtain Permanent Residency in Australia. The Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens can sponsor their eligible family member, i.e. Spouse, de facto partner or dependent children, to come and live in Australia.
A spouse visa allows the spouses or de facto partners of Australian citizens and permanent residents to join their partners in Australia as permanent residents. You are eligible for a spouse visa or partner category visa if you are:
If you are a partner of an Australian citizen and permanent resident living outside Australia, below are the right visa options for you:
Partner (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 309) and Permanent Visa (Subclass 100)
The Partner visas, i.e. subclass 309 visa and subclass 100 Visa, allows the spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, or permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to come and live in Australia.
Australian government approve the temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) first, and it lets you stay in Australia. After the due course of time, the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa, the DHA allocate the (subclass 100). Hence, a Subclass 309 visa is a temporary visa allocated until you get the permanent residence visa, i.e. subclass 100 visa.
Who can apply for a Spouse visa?
You can apply for these categories of Visas, provided you are:
Eligibility Requirements for Australian Spouse Visa or Partner visa
Find below the key eligibility requirements to apply for an Australian Spouse Visa or Partner visa:
Find below the key information about the processing time of an Australian spouse visa, which basis on the time taken for the recent applications:
|Stream||75 per cent of applications processed||90 per cent of applications processed|
|309 - Provisional visa||18 months||22 months|
|100 - Permanent visa||18 months||22 months|
However, the Australian visa processing time may vary based on individual applications and circumstances, which may comprise any of the following:
Australia spouse visa fees
The Spouse Visa fee costs From AUD7, 715. An applicant pays only one fee, which takes care of the permanent and the temporary visa, and he/she pay this at the time of lodging the application. The government do not refund the Visa application fees in maximum cases, when your application’s withdrawal or your visa rejection.
Apart from visa fee charges, other costs for this visa include the cost of a police clearance certificate, medical certificate, etc.
Australia spouse visa document checklist
Here are the key documents needed to apply for an Australian spouse category visa:
What is a Dependent Child Visa?
A Dependent Child visa (subclass 445) is a temporary visa, which allows a child to travel to and from or live in Australia until Aussie government approve and allocate his/her parent’s permanent Partner visa.
The applicant need this particular visa if the child is to be included in a permanent Partner visa application after the grand of the temporary Partner visa to the parent.
The eligibility requirement to apply for a Dependent Child visa
An applicant or child applying for this visa needs to be the dependent child of a parent who has a temporary Partner visa or a Dependent Child visa. Generally, a parent applies on behalf of the child. The applicant child needs to be:
Dependents document checklist (under 18)
For each dependent under 18 who is applying for this visa, provide:·
How to apply Australia spouse Visa or Dependent child visa?
Well, first, you must be outside Australia to apply for an Australia spouse visa, i.e. subclasses 309 provisional visas. Now create an Immigration count to start your application.
If you need help, advice, assistance or support to apply Spouse Visa or dependent child visa for Australia, you may contact certified Australia Migration Experts at Visas Avenue.
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