Migrating to Australia: Obtaining Partner Visas

January 12, 2023 0 Comments

Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible citizens of New Zealand will be able to have their partners apply for any of the available visa options under the Partner Visa category. This category applies to:

* married partners

* fiancés (people planning to marry)

* de facto partners (including those in same-sex relationships)

If You Are in Australia

1. Partner temporary visa (subclass 820) – You can enter Australia and remain for approximately 2 years from the date you applied for the visa. Under this visa:

* You will be allowed to work in Australia

* You will be able to study in Australia but you will not be eligible for government funding and you will be required to pay the international fees upfront.

* You will be able to enroll in Medicare

2. Partner permanent visa (subclass 801) – if you and your partner are still together after 2 years on a temporary visa subclass 820, you may be eligible for a permanent. Under this visa:

* You can remain, work and study in Australia

* You can enroll in Medicare

* You can receive some social security benefits

* You can apply for Australian citizenship depending on your eligibility for residency

If You Are Outside Australia

1. Partner Temporary Visa (Subclass 309) – If you are from overseas you can enter Australia and stay with your partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible citizen from New Zealand. Under this visa:

* You will be allowed to enter Australia and remain until a ruling is made about your permanent visa.

* You are allowed to work in Australia

* You are allowed to study in Australia but will not get any government funding

* You may enroll in Medicare

2. Partner Permanent Visa (Subclass 100) – If 2 years on a temporary visa subclass 309 you and your partner are still together and you are still eligible for this visa, you may be granted a permanent visa. Under this visa:

* You will be allowed to enter Australia and remain permanently

* You are allowed and study to work in Australia

* You may enroll in Medicare

* You can receive some social security benefits

* You can apply for Australian citizenship 海外留學  depending on your eligibility for residency

Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)

This visa is for you if you are from overseas and wish to enter Australia before marrying your fiancé who must be Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible citizen of New Zealand. This visa is valid only for 9 months. Under this visa:

* You can enter and leave Australia as many times as necessary before marrying your fiance’, all within the 9-month validity of this visa.

* You can work in Australia.

* You can apply for a Partner visa after being married to your fiance’.

* You can study in Australia but will not receive any government funding.

* You may use Medicare but only in Australia and only if you have already applied for a Partner Visa.

If you are planning to migrate to Australia under any of the Partner Visa subclasses, a reliable Migration in Australia lawyer can help you sort out the requirements to make sure of your compliance with all the requirements.

 

 

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