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Partner Visa(Subclass 309/100)

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:

  • A citizen of Australia
  • A permanent resident of Australia
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen.

Other Key requisites to apply visa

As an applicant, you needs to be,

  • Outside¬†Australia.
  • Partner of Australian citizen, Permanent resident or eligible New Zealand.
  • Married and your:-
    • Relationship breaks down but there is a child of relationship.
    • Partner passes away and you can demonstrate that your relationship would have continued if your partner had lived and you have close business, cultural or personal ties in Australia.
    • Relationship breaks down and you or members of your family have suffered family violence.

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

  • Can show¬†gripping and compassionate situation, i.e. having dependent children.
  • Partner has got a permanent humanitarian visa and your de facto relationship happened before it was given, and you confirmed authorities about the relationship before the visa was given.
  • De facto relationship has been recorded in Australia (Not in all Aussie states / territories).
  • Have good moral and health behaviour.
  • Don‚Äôt have any outstanding debts to government of Australia or have preparations to pay if any.

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

  • Live in Australia till the time decision is taken on your permanent partner visa.
  • Study in Australia, but without¬†government aid
  • Get enrolled for Medicare- Australia‚Äôs health coverage scheme
  • You will be considered for a Subclass 100 permanent ¬†visa , about 2 years after you submitted your application for this 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:

  • If you already have been in a relationship for 3 years with your spouse/partner at the time of applying or not less than 2 years if there is a dependent child of your relationship.
  • Your sponsor or de facto partner expires, the relationship would have continued if they had not deceased, and you have established close business, cultural or personal ties in Australia
  • The relationship breaks down and there is a child of the relationship
  • The relationship breaks down because of the family violence.

Benefits of Subclass 100 Visa

Find below the key benefits of Subclass 100 Visa:

  • Live and work in Australia on a permanent basis
  • Get enrolled for Medicare, health scheme.
  • Apply citizenship after meeting criteria.
  • Move in and out of Australia for 5 years starting when visa granted.
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for Australia PR.

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

  • Medical Certificate charges
  • Police Clearance Certificate charges
  • Charges for Certification/Translation of Docs

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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