Australia is a wonderful country with stable economy and developed infrastructure. It is one among those nations, which not only offer the multiple job opportunities to the skilled and talented immigrant workers from overseas, but also provide perfect settings to integrate and settle.
The Partner Visa or Spouse category visa of Australia is one among the key aspects of Australia immigration that raise the interest of applicants to explore the scope and opportunities of career in Australia. Through partner visa, the spouses or partners of the Australian permanent residents and citizens can come to live with their partners in Australia.
How you can apply for Spouse or Partner Visa 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 till the time the Permanent Visa, i.e. Subclass 100 Visa is processed.
Eligibility Requirement to apply Subclass 309 Visa
To apply for Partner visa, as an applicant you must be either married or in a de facto relationship with any of the following:
Other Key requisites to apply visa
As an applicant, you needs to be,
The marriage needs to be legitimate as per the Australian law. If you are applying for partner visa as a de facto partner, then 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
How you can proceed to apply
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. The application in fact, is submitted together for the both subclass 309 visa and Subclass 100 visa (permanent), while you pay for one visa only. If your application for Subclass 309 Partner visa (temporary) is successfully, you become eligible to be assessed for the Permanent visa, i.e. Subclass 100 Visa.
The subclass 309 visa is granted to you on a temporary basis, and based on the same; you can live in Australia temporarily, until your permanent visa is granted. After two years 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 found correct, you will be granted Permanent visa, i.e. Subclass 100 Permanent Partner visa.
Benefits of Subclass 309 Visa
Partner visa (subclass 100)
As already mentioned, Subclass 100 visa is a permanent visa and second stage of Partner visa application, when provisional visa (i.e. Subclass 309) has already been granted to the applicant. You can be assessed for Subclass 100 visa after 2 years of lodging of 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, for any clarification about the fees or to confirm the latest/updated visa fees, you may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert.
Additional charges applicable
If you wish to apply Australia PR Visa, skilled visa, study visa, visit visa, family sponsored visa, etc. in Australia this year, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777 for complete support and assistance or fill free assessment form to get a call back.
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