In order to get this visa, you must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an:
- Australian citizen
- Australian permanent resident
- Eligible New Zealand citizen
You must be in Australia when you apply and also when the visa is being granted.
Average processing time for this visa is 12 to 15 months.
In some circumstances the visa can be granted where your partner relationship has
The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is the first stage towards a permanent
Partner visa (subclass 801).
One application can be lodged for both your temporary and permanent visas and pay
charge of one application. Application is processed in two stages, about two years
The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) lets you:
- Stay in Australia until a decision is made about your permanent Partner visa
- Work in Australia
- Study in Australia, but with no access to government funding
- Enroll in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses
You can include your dependent children in your application. However, unless you
hold or held a Prospective Marriage visa, you cannot include other dependent relatives.
Dependent applicants must be in Australia when they apply.
If you are later granted a permanent visa, you can:
- Stay in Australia indefinitely
- Work and study in Australia
- Apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
- Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
- Receive some social security payments
Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted -
after that time you will need another visa to enter Australia
- You must be in a genuine and ongoing relationship
- You must live with your partner or, if you do not, any separation must be only temporary
- Both parties must freely consent to the relationship
- You need to meet certain health, character and financial requirements
Mostly, the permanent residence visa takes two years to be granted in this category.
But, if you have any of the following condition, you may not need to wait for two
- Your relationship breaks down and there is a child of the relationship
Your partner dies and you can show that your relationship would have continued if
your partner had lived and you have close business, cultural or personal ties in
Your relationship breaks down and you or members of your family unit have suffered
At the time you apply, you have been in a partner relationship with your partner
for three years or more, or two years or more if you and your partner have a dependent
child of your relationship
If you are married and applying for this visa, it is mandatory that your marriage
is valid under Australian law. Australia does not legalize underage, polygamous
and same-sex marriages. If you are younger than 18 years of age, marriage can be
valid only under special circumstances. Same-sex partners can apply in de facto
In order to apply for this visa under this category, your de facto relationship
must have existed for at least 12 months immediately before your application for
this visa. Courtship period is not counted as duration for a de facto relationship.
You can be granted a visa without having been in a de facto relationship for 12 months
You can prove compelling and compassionate circumstances, such as having dependent
Your partner has been granted a permanent humanitarian visa and your de facto relationship
existed before it was granted, and you have communicated about the relationship
to the concerned authorities before the visa was granted
Your de facto relationship has been registered in Australia (this is not available
in all states and territories)
You must also be older than 18 years of age and not be related to your partner by
family. This means you cannot be an ancestor or descendant of one another, or have
a parent in common.
- A decision is made about your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801)
- You are granted another type of visa
- Your provisional Partner visa (subclass 820) is cancelled
- You withdraw your application for a Partner visa (subclass 801)
You must have a valid temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) to be considered for
a permanent visa.
If you are granted any other visa before you receive your permanent Partner visa,
your temporary Partner visa might no longer be valid. This may lead to a rejection
of your permanent visa application.
If you have a New Zealand passport, you may automatically get a Special Category
visa (subclass 444) when you arrive in Australia. In this scenario, your temporary
Partner visa remains invalid. You can avoid this by telling the immigration officer
at the border that you have a temporary Partner visa.
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