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Partner Visa Subclasses
There are 3 different visa types in the Partner Stream.
The Partner Visa has different sub classes according to the location of the Applicant at the time of application and the relationship type. The Partner Subclass 820/801 Visa is for onshore applicants (applicants in Australia) and the Partner Subclass 309/100 Visa is for offshore applicants (applicants outside Australia). Both of these Visas are available to heterosexual and same sex couples who can fulfil the specific visa requirements.
The two different numbers of the sub classes, i.e. 820/801 and 309/100 refer to the temporary residency and permanent residency subclass that are applied for at the same time and place using the same forms and covered by the same fee. In actual fact the Visa Application Charge covers the permanent residency visa subclass.
Prospective Marriage (Fiancé) Visa Subclass 300 (offshore only)
Applicants under the prospective marriage (fiancé) category must be outside Australia, be engaged to their sponsor, and plan to marry their sponsor in or outside Australia after the visa has been granted and within the 9 month validity period. As with the Partner Visas, your sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen in Australia.
Partner Visa - Subclass 309/100 (offshore) Subclass 820/801 (onshore)
Applicants under the Spouse category must be legally married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen. The Australian Partner must sponsor the Overseas Partner.
If you are not married, but in a de facto relationship, generally your relationship must be at least 12 months in duration at the time you apply. There are exceptions to the 12 month relationship requirement.
From 1 July 2009 the following changes commenced. The former "Interdependent Relationship" visa subclass was removed.
Same-sex partners are recognised as de facto partners
The definition of de facto partner now includes same-sex and opposite-sex partners. A person is the de facto partner of another person (whether of the same sex or a different sex) if:
- they have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others;
- the relationship between them is genuine and continuing;
- they live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis; and
- they are not related by family.
For visa applications both people in the de facto relationship must be 18 years or over.
Over the years we have helped many people from all over the world realise their dream of a new life in Australia.
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Due to industry regulations, in order to be able to provide you with migration advice and assistance you must first become a client. If you are serious about Partner Migration it is worthwhile having a professional assessment by a Registered Migration Agent.
Please contact us so that a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent can analyse your profile, determine your eligibility and if eligible advise you further on how to secure an Australian Partner Visa.
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We have used the legal services of Andre at My Australian Visa to help us through the visa processes 3 times now. The first time was when I was sponsored by my employer for a 457 Visa. Then as I married an Australian I was unaware of the processes to get a partner visa in Australia. Andre helped us ...
Dear Andre, I am so excited for the news that my Partner Visa is granted. I apologise for taking so long but it has been a very busy period for Matt and I and once more I thank you for the great job and the patience you showed. We wish you all the best and we will keep in touch for the second step ...
When my partner and I decided to be together, we were overwhelmed with the paperwork and the process to get an Australian Visa for me but when we make the decision of contact a migration agent we were also surprise for the diversity of agents and how vulnerable we can be for scam or fraud when there ...
My husband and I are very happy with the results achieved while working with Andre on the prospective marriage visa. I was granted a visa sooner than originally expected! Andre worked quickly with resolving some questions from the immigration department and I was granted the visa while still ...
'Through a recommendation, Sasha and I first made contact with My Australian Visa mid – 2013. We enquired with another reputable Visa Migration Service in St. Kilda prior to this. However we felt that there was a much greater level of care, connection and transparency My Australian Visa could offer. ...
Dear Andre, Thank you so much for all of your time and patience throughout the process of getting my visa. I was amazed at how quick the application was resulted with such good news, and you made the whole procedure as easy as possible with all of your help. There is no way I could have done it ...
We would like to thank Andre and the team at My Australian visa.com. Andre took the hassle out of applying for a very complicated visa subclass. It was very helpful to get a professional Service. Andre was just a phone call away and was happy to answer all our questions. Our Visa Application was ...
Thank you Andre You have done an excellent job. We are very happy with the result. We are celebrating tonight!! Thankyou again mate. Kind regards Anna and W
We were so lucky to have had My Australian Visa as our Migration Lawyers during both the de facto visa process as well as the 801 visa process. Everything was set out for us which made this process seamless and simple. Without the professional help we wouldn't be where we are today. I am now a ...
Dear Andre Thank you for your help and support in successfully securing my permanent residency visa. From beginning to end the process has been made easier by your effort on my behalf. You were always easy to contact and clearly explained steps that needed to be taken. I have always felt nothing was ...