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PARTNER VISA : SUBCLASS 820/801
PARTNER TEMPORARY/PARTNER PERMANENT

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

  • Have sufficient and comprehensive evidence to support your claims

  • Be in Australia at the time of application and decision

  • Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused

  • Meet de facto, registered de facto relationship or marriage requirements

  • Meet the 12-month requirement (de facto only), unless eligible for it to be waived

  • Have an eligible sponsor who is not barred to sponsor you

  • Meet Australia’s Health & Character requirements

  • Satisfy all other visa requirements

 

REQUIRED TO PROVIDE

  • Evidence to prove the genuineness of the relationship

  • Evidence of length of the relationship and time spent living together

  • Financial evidence supporting your mutual commitment to each other

  • Evidence indicating the social features of the relationship, including pictures and Statutory Declarations from supporting witnesses describing the relationship

BENEFITS OF PARTNER VISA

  • Stay in Australia while the Department processes your permanent Partner visa (Subclass 801) application

  • Work and study in Australia

  • Enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare)

  • Include family members

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