Partner Visa : Onshore and Offshore Applicants
This Visa is for partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay in Australia with their partner. If two years after you apply the relationship is ongoing, a permanent visa may be granted. Generally, you should be living with your partner in a married or de facto relationship at the time you apply.
Onshore Partner visa applicants are required to hold a valid substantive visa and be in Australia at the time when visa is granted.
Offshore Partner visa applicants are required to be outside of Australia at the time when visa is granted.
Eligibility for Partner Visa (Married or de facto)
You are eligible for this visa if you want to enter Australia on the basis of your relationship with your partner. Your partner must be one of the following:
- an Australian citizen
- an Australian permanent resident
- an eligible New Zealand citizen.
|(For Married Applicants)
If you are in a married relationship, you and your partner must show a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all others. You and your partner must be living together or, if not, any separation must be only temporary. You must also have a genuine and continuing relationship with your partner at the time of the application.
Your marriage must be legal under Australian Law. If you were married in a country other than Australia and that marriage is valid in that country, generally it will be recognised as valid under Australian law.
( For De Facto Applicants)
For applying as De Facto you and your partner must have been in a de facto relationship for the entire 12 months immediately prior to lodging your application.
You must not be related by family. This means you and your sponsor(partner) must not:
You must be at least 18 years at the time of application.
All Australian visa applicants are required to satisfy health and character requirements.
Note: You apply for a temporary and a permanent Partner visa at the same time and in the same application. If you are granted a temporary Partner visa, there is no need to lodge another separate application for your permanent Partner visa.(*you can also apply for a permanent visa directly if you are eligible)
What can I do with this Visa?
If you are granted a temporary Partner visa, it is normally valid throughout the waiting period (usually 2 years)until a decision is made on your permanent Partner visa application.
If you are granted a permanent Partner visa, it will allow you to remain in Australia permanently.
This is what you can do in Australia if you have a temporary or permanent Partner visa.
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