What is a partner visa?

The visa allows one to migrate to Australia on the basis of either married or de-facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. This visa must be applied from outside Australia.

The subclass 309 (temporary) is granted first. All applicants for the subclass 100 visa must hold a 309 visa and continue to be in a relationship with their partners.

What are the benefits of this partner visa?

The temporary visa allows you to migrate to Australia and remain with your partner until a decision is made. The 309 (temporary) visa leads to a permanent partner visa.

What are the partner visa requirements & eligibility?

You need to be either the spouse or a de-facto partner of either an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. Married applicants must be in a genuine relationship, de facto partners would usually need to be in relationships that have existed for at least one year.

You need to have a sponsor, be over the age of 18 and meet all health and character requirements.

How Can I Apply for a Partner visa?

  1. Assess your eligibility with Withstand Lawyers to ensure you meet the visa requirements 
  2. Gather your documents for the visa application using our comprehensive and tailored checklist of documents 
  3. Lodge your Application and ensure post-lodgement requirements are arranged such as completion of medical examinations
  4. Wait for a decision 

What are the partner visa processing times?

Subclass 309- temporary

12 – 20 months

Subclass 100 – permanent

15 – 20 months

What are the partner visa fees?

From AUD7,715

Why choose Withstand Lawyers for your partner visa?

Australia’s immigration laws are complex and everchanging. It can be challenging to discern the appropriate pathways to get the best possible outcome. Our immigration lawyers and Registered Migration Agents have significant amounts of training, expertise, and experience working with this type of visa. We will be able to streamline the process for you to ensure applications are submitted to the Department as decision-ready. 


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