Australia is a beautiful country with a stable economy and developed infrastructure. It is among those nations that offer multiple job opportunities to skilled and talented immigrant workers overseas and provide perfect settings to integrate and settle.
The Partner Visa or Spouse category visa of Australia is one of Australia’s critical aspects that raise applicants’ interest to explore the scope and opportunities of a career in Australia. Through partner visa, the Australian permanent residents and citizens’ spouses or partners can live with their partners in Australia.
The Partner Visas, i.e. Subclass 309 and 100 Visa, allows the spouses or partners of Australian Permanent Residents and Citizens to immigrate to and live with their partners in Australia. The partners or spouses of eligible New Zealand Citizens are also eligible to apply for Australian Partner Visa.
Difference between Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)
The Partner Visa Subclass 309 is a temporary visa (allocated first) that allows you to stay in Australia until the Permanent Visa, i.e. Subclass 100 Visa, is processed.
Eligibility Requirement to apply for Subclass 309 Visa
To apply for a Partner visa, you must be either married or in a de facto relationship with any of the following:
Other Key requisites to apply for the visa
As an applicant, you need to be,
The marriage needs to be legitimate as per the Australian law. If you apply for a partner visa as a de facto partner, you must have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months.
An applicant can obtain this visa if he/she is in a de-facto relationship for less than 12 months, moreover, you/your
Applying for the Australian Partner visa is a two-stage process. Firstly, if you are married or in a de facto relationship (for at least 12 months), you can apply for the Subclass 309 visa in Australia. You need to submit the application together for both subclass 309 visa and Subclass 100 visa (permanent) while you only pay for one visa. If your application for Subclass 309 Partner visa (temporary) is successful, you become eligible for the assessment for the Permanent visa, i.e. Subclass 100 Visa.
The subclass 309 visa is a temporary visa, and based on the same; you can temporarily live in Australia until your permanent visa allocated. After two years of being on subclass 309 visa in Australia, you can supply additional documents to apply for the Subclass 309 visa. The immigration authorities will check your documents, and if everything is correct, you will get Permanent visa, i.e. Subclass 100 Permanent Partner visa.
Benefits of Subclass 309 Visa
Partner visa (subclass 100)
As already mentioned, the Subclass 100 visa is a permanent visa and second stage of Partner visa application, when provisional visa (i.e. Subclass 309) already granted to the applicant. Authorities can assess you for Subclass 100 visa after two years of lodging the application for Subclass 309 visa.
You can obtain the Permanent Visa before the specified period provided you fulfil following parameters:
Benefits of Subclass 100 Visa
Find below the key benefits of Subclass 100 Visa:
Fees for Partner Visa Subclass 309/100
Find below the visa fees for Subclass 309/100 Visa:
|Visa subclass||Visa fees|
|Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100)||AUD7,715|
Note: The visa fees given above is subject to change and revision periodically. Hence, you may contact Visas Avenue, immigration expert, for any clarification or confirmation of the latest visa fees.
Additional charges applicable
If you wish to apply for Australia PR Visa, skilled visa, study visa, visit visa, family-sponsored visa, etc. in Australia this year; you may contact Visas Avenue on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777 for complete support and assistance. Alternatively, fill a free assessment form to get a call back.
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