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Are you applying for Australian Partner Visa? Contact us for professional legal assistance with your Partner Visa application. We can handle your application from start to finish.

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Australian Partner Visa

Does your Partner need a Visa to Australia?

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The Australian Partner Visa is an Australian Visa option for partners or spouses of an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen. This visa allows non-Australian partner to travel, live and work in Australia. To apply for this Visa category applicants must show they are in a genuine and on-going relationship with their Australian partner and they are either:

  • Legally Married
  • Unmarried De-Facto Partners (including those in a same-sex relationship)
  • Engaged Partners (Fiancee)

 

Our team at Taylor Hampton Solicitors will explain different Visa options, chose the best pathway, prepare and submit your Partner Visa in timely manner. We help with all aspects of the application from start to finish, including:

– providing you with a comprehensive Australian Partner Visa documentation pack
– advice and checking your relationship evidence
– drafting and preparing Visa forms
– preparing and witnessing statements
– free of charge certification of documents
– ensuring the application meets the requirements
– application lodgement and monitoring
– assistance with medical and police reports
– answering your queries throughout the process

We have been dealing with the Australian Partner Visa applications for over a decade. We have first hand knowledge on how the applications are assessed and what paperwork you should provide to make your case goes smoothly. Please call us on 0207 427 5290 to discuss your case.  You may also email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk or fill in the form on the right hand side and we will be in touch shortly.

Australian Partner Visa  – Options:

Australian Partner Visa options include:

1. Australian Spouse /De-Facto Partner – Subclass 309 /820
2. Australian Spouse / De-Facto Partner – Subclass 100/ 801
3. Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300

Contact us to discuss which Partner Visa is most suitable for you and your partner. Email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-Australia.co.uk

 

Australian Partner (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 309/820)

To apply for the Australian Partner Visa (Provisional 309/820) you need to demonstrate that your relationship with the Australian Partner is genuine and has been on-going for a minimum 12 months prior to lodging the application. The 309 / 820 Visa application is processed in two stages, about two years apart. You can apply for this visa from outside or inside Australia.

Features

The Australian Partner (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 309/820) lets you:

  • enter Australia and stay in country until a decision is made on permanent Partner visa.
  • work in Australia.
  • study, but with no access to Government funding.
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.

 

To discuss your 309/820 Australian Partner Visa Application, call us on  0207 427 5290,  email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk or fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.

 

Australian Partner (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 100/801)

To apply for the Australiann Partner Visa (Permanent 100/801) you need to demonstrate that your relationship with the Australian Partner is genuine and has been on-going for a minimum 3 years prior to lodging the application. The 3 years is reduced to 2 years if there is a child from the relationship. The 100/801 Partner Visa is a permanent residency visa allowing Visa holders to live and work in Australia on permanent basis. You can apply for this visa from outside or inside Australia

Features

The Partner (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 100/801) lets you:

  • live in Australia on permanent basis.
  • work in Australia.
  • study but with no access to Government funding.
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.

 

A permanent residency Visa is a great option for those looking to Emigrate to Australia to settle on permanent basis. Australian Permanent residency status might facilitate things like getting a mortgage or permanent/long-term employment. This visa allows to apply for Australian Citizenship and Australian passport. The Citizenship rules require applicants to have lived in Australia for the relevant period of time (*currently 4 years).

To discuss your 100/801 Australian Partner Visa Application, call us on  0207 427 5290,  email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk or fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.

 

Australian Prospective Marriage (Fiancé/Engagement) Visa (Subclass 300)

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is for applicants engaged to an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen. This is a temporary visa, valid for nine months. Applicants must be outside Australia when the application is lodged and when the application is decided on. Once the Visa is granted, applicants have nine months to marry their Australian Partners and apply for the Spouse Visa in Australia.

Features

The Prospective Marriage (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 300) lets you:

  • enter Australia within 9 months from the visa grant date.
  • marry Australian partner within 9 months from the visa grant date.
  • work in Australia.
  • study in Australia, but with no access to Government funding.
  • apply for a Partner visa in Australia once married.

From 9th December 2017 as a result of introduction of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, same sex couples can apply for the Prospective Marriage Visa.

To discuss your 300 Australian Partner Visa Application, call us on  0207 427 5290,  email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk or fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.

 

Australian Partner Visa – Relationship Requirement

To be granted the Australian Partner Visa, The Australian Immigration Department must be satisfied that the relationship is genuine and has been on-going for the relevant period. Applicants must demonstrate the relationship is of a permanent nature. The Australian Immigration Department will look at various aspects of the relationship, such as level of commitment, future plants, financial and social aspects of the relationship.

As with other visas, there a number of other requirements applicants must meet, such as having passed health and character test.
From November 2016, as part of the Australian Government commitment to reduce violence in the Australian community, Australian Sponsors must pass the character test.

To discuss your individual case, contact us by email: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk. or call 0207 427 5290

Australian Partner Visa –  Processing Times

The current processing times for Partner Visa applications are 14-16 months for Partner Visa lodged outside Australia (*applications lodged in London might be processed within 10-14 months). Australian Partner Visa applications lodged in Australia currently take 19-24 months to finalise. Processing times fluctuate from time to time and Visa applications might take longer or quicker to complete. Requests for priority processing are generally not considered unless there are compelling and compassionate circumstances to consider. Contact us if your case is urgent.

The current Global processing times can be viewed here: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/access-accountability/service-standards/global-visa-citizenship-processing-times

Our team at Emigrate to Australia, Taylor Hampton Solicitors can look at various Australian Partner Visa options for you, advise on the best Visa pathway based on your circumstances as well as handle your application. We work with you on the required documentation, we certify documents free of charge, prepare, submit and manage the entire Visa application whether you are in or outside Australia.

To discuss your individual case and how we can help, please contact us on 0207 427 5290. You may also email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk or fill in the form on the right hand side and we will be in touch shortly.

Does your Australian partner need a UK passpot and/ or UK Visa to live & work in the UK?  Speak to our UK Immigration Solicitor, Loretta Pang who can assist with UK Immigration and Citizenship application: http://www.taylorhampton.co.uk/immigration-visa-services/uk-spouse-visa/  & http://www.taylorhampton.co.uk/team/loretta-pang/

Emigrate to Australia is part of Taylor Hampton Solicitors, a SRA regulated law firm based in the UK. We provide legal assistance with the Australian visa application process.

Apply for a Partner Visa to Australia

If you are in a genuine and continuing relationship with an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident and you are thinking of making the move to Australia with them and you need help and advice with the visa process, please complete the form below and we will contact you shortly.

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