Partner Visas


Australia Spouse Visa

The spouse visa for Australia is designed for individuals whose spouse or partner is an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or an eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia, and who wish to live with them. Applicants eligible for these visas include couples who are married, couples living together but not married, and those in a de facto relationship with intentions to marry. This visa allows applicants to live with their partner in Australia and enjoy various benefits, including work, study, and access to health services.

Spouse Temporary Visa (Subclass 309 and 100): The Subclass 309 spouse visa is suitable for individuals whose spouse or partner holds Australian permanent residency or citizenship while the applicant resides outside of Australia. This visa is initially issued as a temporary visa and can be converted to permanent residency via Subclass 100 after two years. To convert, the applicant must provide evidence of living together with their partner during this two-year period.

Spouse Visa (Subclass 820 and 801): Subclass 820 is suitable for individuals who have entered Australia through other visas and currently reside in the country. This visa is initially issued as a temporary two-year visa and can be converted to permanent residency via Subclass 801 thereafter. To convert, the applicant must provide evidence of living together with their spouse or partner during this two-year period.

Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300): The Prospective Marriage Visa is intended for individuals whose fiancé is an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or an eligible New Zealand citizen and meets Australia’s living conditions. The validity of the Prospective Marriage Visa is nine months, during which the applicant must enter Australia and marry the intended person. After marrying the intended person and before the expiration of the Prospective Marriage Visa, applicants must apply for the Spouse Visa to commence their shared life in Australia.

Four Key Aspects Applicants Must Consider for Spouse Visa Applications:

  1. Financial Aspects of the Relationship: Providing evidence that both partners can financially support each other through joint bank accounts, shared financial commitments, and common ownership of property.
  2. Nature of the Household: Demonstrating shared responsibilities such as household chores, joint rental agreements, shared utility bills, and mutual care of any children.
  3. Social Aspects of the Relationship: Evidence of participation in social activities together, such as memberships in clubs or cultural centers, and shared travel itineraries.
  4. Nature of the Commitment: Showing the duration of the relationship, cohabitation periods, emotional support, and long-term commitment.

Documents Required for Applying for an Australia Spouse Visa:

  • Valid passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Identification documents (ID card, driver’s license, etc.)
  • Name change documents if applicable
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Proof of financial aspects of the relationship
  • Marriage certificate if previously married
  • Divorce documents if applicable
  • Documents related to dependent children

Cost of Australia Spouse Visa (Subclass 309 and 820): The base application fee for the Spouse Visa to Australia for the primary applicant (spouse) is AUD 8850, with additional fees of AUD 2215 for each dependent child below the legal age. Additional costs for medical examinations and police clearances are also required.

Processing Time for Australia Spouse Visa: The processing time for obtaining the spouse visa to Australia can range from approximately 12 to 24 months from the time of application submission, depending on the type of visa and individual circumstances. For more detailed information on processing times, visit the Australian Skills Immigration website using the link provided.

The spouse visa to Australia is suitable for individuals whose spouse is an Australian citizen or permanent resident and who intend to migrate to Australia through this pathway. The spouse visa to Australia can be converted into permanent residency if the applicant can demonstrate to the immigration inspector that they have lived together for two years and meet the conditions for obtaining permanent residency.

If you are interested in applying for a spouse visa, please contact us for further information.

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