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Partner Visa Australia
Australian Partner Visa
Emigrate-to-Australia.co.uk is part of Taylor Hampton Solicitors, an independent Law firm based in London, UK. Our legal team specialises in various matters such as litigation, defamation, property law as well as UK and Australian Immigration, including Australian Partner, Spouse and Prospective Marriage Visa applications.
What are the eligibility criteria for the Australian Partner visa?
You can apply for the visa if your relationship with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Visa holder or Eligible New Zealand Citizen is genuine, committed and it has been on-going for at least 12 months before you apply. Your relationship should be beyond boyfriend and girlfriend stage and you will be expected to provide a range of documents evidencing various aspects of your relationship, such as:
- mutual commitment
- sharing of financial responsibilities
- nature of your household
- social aspects of your relationship
Naturally, as each relationship is different, couples have different arrangements of their life together. We can to present your case in the right way and advise you on best documentation to evidence the relevant aspects. For couples with limited documentation, we will discuss alternative Visa options as applications with poor evidence are unlikely to succeed.
Australian Partner Visa – subclass 309/100 & 820/801
You can apply for this Visa if you are a Spouse or unmarried Partner ( De-Facto Spouse) of an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Visa holder or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.
The application can be submitted outside Australia or you can apply in-country.
To apply for this Visa, you need to show that your relationship is exclusive, genuine and it has been on-going for the relevant period. In most cases this will be 12 months prior to the application date. You must be sponsored by your Australian Partner. The Partner must be eligible to sponsor you, unless sponsorship limitations apply.
As part of the application, you will be required to provide evidence of your relationship covering relevant aspects, including your household arrangements and sharing of financial responsibilities. As each relationship is different, the amount of paperwork will depend on your individual circumstances. You also must pass the health and character test, unless a waiver can be granted. Our Australian migration agents are here to advise you on best paperwork to support your visa application based on your case and history of your relationship. We have been successfully handling Australian partner visa applications for many years. Guided by expertise and years of working with the Australian immigration office, we are best equipped to advise our clients on documentation required by the authorities and provide you with a helping hand throughout the application process to ensure a successful outcome.
For comprehensive assistance with the Australian Spouse or Partner visa application, call us on 0207 427 5290 or email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-Australia.co.uk
Australian Partner Visa – Visa Validity
The Australian Partner Visa is a permanent residency visa. Some applicants are granted a temporary visa to start with leading to permanent residency after 2 years.
The Permanent Visa is generally granted to applicants who have been in a relationship with their Australian partners for at least 3 years. This period is reduced to 2 years if there is a child from the relationship.
To discuss your Australian Partner Visa Application, call us on 0207 427 5290, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.
Where and how to apply
The Partner Visa applications are lodged electronically with the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
You can be outside or inside Australia when the application is submitted. Applicants in Australia are issued with a Bridging Visa which allows them to remain lawfully in the country until the Partner Visa is decided on. You must apply whilst your substantive Visa is still valid. You cannot apply onshore if your substantive Visa comes with a “no further stay” condition or if there are other matters preventing you from making a valid in-country application.
Australian Partner visa application cost
From 1st July 2019, the Australian Partner visa fee, including Spouse and Prospective Marriage Visa applications cost is AUD$7,715.
There is AUD$1,935 fee to add a dependant child under the age of 18 is AUD$1,935 and AUD$3,860 to add a dependant over the age of 18.
The application fee is payable in full upon submission of the application to the Australian Immigration Department. The fee is non-refundable.
In addition, applicants must budget for medical and police reports.
Australian Prospective Marriage (Fiancé/Engagement) Visa
The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is for applicants who are engaged to an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen. This is a temporary visa, valid for nine months. You cannot apply for this Visa whilst in Australia.
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 apply for this Visa you need to show your relationship is genuine and you have intention to marry your Partner. You must marry your partner within 9 months from Visa grant. You can apply for the Australian Spouse Visa once you are married. Applicants must pass the health and character test.
Prospective Marriage visa application cost
The Visa applications fee is AUD$7,715 for applications lodged on or after 1st July 2019.
The cost of adding a dependant child under the age of 18 is AUD$1,935 and AUD$3,860 to add a dependant over the age of 18.
The application fee is payable in full upon submission of the application to the Australian Immigration Department. .
Card payment surcharge fees apply.
To discuss your Australian Fiancee Visa Application, call us on 0207 427 5290, email us: email@example.com or fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.
Australian Partner Visa – Processing Times
The Visa application processing times can be lengthy, so it is best to make a start with the application once you have decided on relocation plans. The processing times fluctuate from time to time and depend on a number of factors, such complexity of the case, yearly family visa allocation quota, a number of applications in the pipeline and other factors. Submitting a complete, decision-ready application will certainly help finalising the application in the shortest time possible. The official Australian partner visa processing times can be viewed here :https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times. Since October 2020, the Australian Department of Home Affairs has allocated a higher number of Australian partner visa places. As a result, the visa processing times have significantly accelerated and we are seeing applications finalised much quicker. For the latest update on Australian spouse visa processing times, contact us on 0207 427 5290 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
How we can assist
Our team at Emigrate to Australia, Taylor Hampton Solicitors can look at the Australian Partner Visa options for you and advise on the best Visa route based on your individual circumstances, available evidence, your migration plans and current migration rules and policies. We work with you on the required documentation, we certify documents free of charge, we prepare your application, submit and manage the entire Visa application whether you are in or outside Australia. We have an exceptionally high success rate due to our expertise, diligence and years of experience in practical application of the Australian Migration laws and regulations. We are part of Taylor Hampton Solicitors, a highly reputable law firm based in London, right opposite the Royal Courts of Justice and 5min walk from the Australian High Commission in the Strand.
To discuss your individual case and how we can help, please contact us on 0207 427 5290. You may also email us: email@example.com or fill in the form on the right hand side and we will be in touch shortly.
Does your Australian partner need a UK passport and/ or UK Visa to live & work in the UK? We assist with UK Immigration and Citizenship applications: http://www.taylorhampton.co.uk/immigration-visa-services/uk-spouse-visa/
Emigrate to Australia is part of Taylor Hampton Solicitors, a SRA regulated law firm based in the UK. We are Australian Migration Agents and we provide legal assistance with the Australian visa application process. We are not the Australian Department of Home Affairs.