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Australia has reduced the processing time for Partner Visa Applications

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Sep 2018

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Australian government in an important update reduced the processing time of Partner Visa applications. The processing time of the partner visas under Spousal Sponsorship program has now been reduced to almost half. With this announcement, DHS (Department of Home Affairs) Australia has given a big respite to the partner visa applicants. The news has given big relief to the tens of thousands of Australian partner visa aspirants and applicants across the world.

Partner visa was under criticism due to quite high processing time

The Partner Visa of Australia allows the partner or spouse of an Australian permanent resident or citizen to live in Australia. There are two categories of this key Aussie visa, i.e.

  • Subclass 820 Visa- This is temporary visa, which is granted first, till the time you get permanent visa
  • Subclass 801- It is permanent partner visa in Australia.

Earlier, the processing time of Australian Partner visa was 21-26 months, which has now been reduced to 14-16 months by the Department of Home Affairs. The Global processing time for the visa applications last updated on August 22, 2018 for the month ending July 31, 2018. Previously, the partner visa applicants (outside Australia) had to wait for up to 26 months, before they could live in Australia with their Australian partner. The applicants were quite unhappy with this high wait time, considering the visa cost (above AUD 7K) also not providing any respite. Hence, this is a real good news for the tens of thousands of Aussie partner visa applicants.

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Eligibility Requirements of Partner visa

As an applicant of Australian partner visa, you need to be married or in a de facto relationship with:

  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An Australian citizen
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen.

The marriage needs to be valid under Australian law. If you are applying based on a de facto relationship, it has to be for at least 12 months.

Apply partner visa in Australia with the help of an expert

If you are willing to apply Partner visa in Australia, but not much aware about the whole process and formalities, you may get in touch with accredited Australian immigration expert at Visas Avenue Immigration- a leading Visa and Immigration Consultancy Company in India.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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