Partner Visa to Australia

Partner Visa

 

Partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens are eligible to immigrate to Australia. The following are considered “partners” in Australian immigration law:

  • Fiancé(e)s
  • Married partners; and
  • De facto partners including same-sex marriages.

 

Living in Australia

If you currently living in Australia on a temporary visa and want to continue to stay with your partner, you may apply for a Partner Temporary Visa (Subclass 820). This visa is granted for a two-year period after which you may apply for Australian permanent resident status through a Permanent Visa (Subclass 801).

The Partner Temporary Visa (Subclass 820) is for partners, married or de facto, of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens who are living in Australia.

living in australia

Living Abroad

If you are living abroad (outside of Australia) and wish to join your partner in Australia, then you may apply for a Partner Temporary Visa (Subclass 309). This visa is also granted for two years after which you may apply for Australian permanent resident status through a Permanent Visa (Subclass 100).

The Partner Temporary Visa (Subclass 309) is for partners, married or de facto, of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens who are living outside of Australia.

Australian Citizenship

Australian permanent residency allows you the option to become an Australian citizen. Adjusting your status to citizenship gives you all the rights offered to natural-born citizens of Australia. As an Australian citizen you can:

  • Participate in the election of government officials;
  • Join the Australian Defence Force;
  • Live anywhere in Australia;
  • Work without restriction;
  • Obtain an Australian passport;
  • Enjoy protections from the Australian government while travelling abroad;
  • Enjoy the freedoms and security of a stable, democratic society.

Source: https://www.immigrationdirect.com.au/family-visa/partner-visa.jsp

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