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Partner Visas

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Partner visas can be highly complex matters. Many clients believe it is enough to be in love with their partner to apply for a partner visa. 

It is not. There are many criteria that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to apply when assessing a partner visa application. Broadly, DIBP must be satisfied that the relationship is genuine with a mutual commitment by both parties to the relationship. 

It seems straightforward. However proving that a relationship is genuine to DIBP can be a daunting exercise. DIBP will want to see that the couple share their lives together across areas such as finance, management of the home to social interaction. Not only do the facts need to be established but the right kinds of evidence – supplied in the right kind of way – is also required. There are many other factors to also consider such as getting the timing of the application right. 

Partner visas are a two step process. The visa applicant is to hold a temporary visa for a year and if the relationship still exists and the same circumstances are the same DIBP will the consider to grant the second stage permanent visa. 

Making mistakes in a partner visa application can have distressing consequences resulting in partners and families separated for long period. 

Visa Migration Services Australia assist clients in finding the right strategy and getting the right documentation. We professionally case-manage the following partner visas:

300 Prospective Marriage

Enables applicant upon first entry to marry their sponsor-fiancé onshore and apply for the Partner visa 820/801.

309 Partner 

The first stage for partner visas applied offshore. A temporary visa held for a year before the grant of the permanent visa (100 partner) is considered. 

100 Partner 

The second stage for partner visas applied offshore. Once the visa applicant holds the temporary (309 Partner) visa for a year the relationship is assessed. If the relationship meets the criteria for visa grant the visa applicant will be granted a permanent visa.

820 Partner 

The first stage for partner visas applied onshore. A temporary visa held for a year before the grant of the permanent visa (801 partner) is considered. 

801 Partner

The second stage for partner visas applied onshore. Once the visa applicant holds the temporary (820 Partner) visa for a year the relationship is assessed. If the relationship meets the criteria for visa grant the visa applicant will be granted a permanent visa.

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Partner visa news and updates

Partner visa taking a long time to process? Get new documents! 

04-Nov-2016 -  The processing time for partner visa applications for low risk countries is approximately 6 months and high risk 8-12 months. However processing times for partner visas are presently taking a long time. Ind.. read more

Long Processing Delays for Partner Visas 

22-Aug-2016 -  The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is telling Registered Migration Agents that "due to a high volume of cases, we currently have a backlog of applications. As a result, we are curren.. read more