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Partner Visa (Offshore 309 & 100)

From 17th April 2019, current arrangements for an existing visa, including a partner visa will continue to operate as there is no timeframe to expand the new sponsorship framework for other family visa.

New Sponsored Parent (Temporary) 870 visa will be the only new change implemented to sponsored family visa, commenced on 17th April 2019.

After the above changes roll out to Partner visa, Sponsor ships must be lodged first and approved, Before Partner visa can be lodged . To discuss and understand how changes may impact your Partner visa application, book an appointment with us.

Features

New Sponsored Parent (Temporary) 870 visa will be the only new change implemented to sponsored family visa, commenced on 17th April, 2019.

After the above changes roll out to Partner visa, Sponsorships must be lodged first and approved, Before Partner visa can be lodged . To discuss and understand how changes may impact your Partner visa application, book an appointment with us.

Eligibility

Following is must to be Eligible in Australia:

  • It is must that either you are married or in a de facto relationship with
  • Australian citizen.
  • Australian permanent resident.
  • Eligible New Zealand citizen.

Validation of your marriage is required under Australian Law. If you are above 16 or 17, you must have parental Permission.

Also, your de facto relationship must be of at least 12 months.

Length of stay

  • Until you get a final decision about your permanent visa, you can stay on your temporary 309 visa.
  • You are allowed to stay permanently after you are on the permanent 100 visa.

The process

It is a two stage process for obtaining the Permanent Partner (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 100). Temporary (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 309) is a must to be eligible for a permanent partner visa. You only need to pay the fees for one even though you have applied for both the permanent and temporary visa at the same time. After you have lodged your application, you are eligible to be assessed for the Permanent (Migrant) visa (Subclass 100)for about two years only if you are granted the Temporary Partner (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 309). Further documents are required from your side for its assessment.

For immediate permanent partner (Migrant) visa (Subclass 100) after temporary Partner (Provisional) Visa (subclass 309) you need to have a long term relationship before you lodge your application.

Processing time

  • It takes about 12 to 17 months for 309 Provisional Partner Visa applications.
  • It takes about 17 to 28 months for 100 Provisional Partner Visa applications.

Long term relationship

You will be granted your permanent Partner visa (Subclass 100) immediately after temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 309) if you have already been in a long term relationship with your partner at the time you have applied.

Eligibility :

Age

When you apply, you must be 18 or above if you are married. According to the Australian law, you must be 18 or above for your marriage to be valid.

While you have applied for a visa, you must be 18 or above when you show you are a de facto partner.

Your relationship

Either you should be an eligible New Zealand citizen or spouse or a de facto partner of an Australian citizen.

If your relationship breaks down after you lodge your application, you might still be eligible.

Sponsor

You must have a sponsor, who will be your partner, except if your partner is under 18 years of age.

Health

Staying in proper health is a must, to meet health requirements.

Debts to the Australian government

Outstanding debts must be repaid by you to the Australian Government.

Eligibility criteria for the permanent partner visa (subclass 100)

It is must for you to:

  • Have a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309).
  • Have your spouse or de facto partner except that your relationship has ended or have any special conditions.
  • Be complying with all the laws of Australia while you are on your temporary visa.

The visa :

What you can do

Until you get your permanent partner visa (subclass 100), you are allowed to stay in Australia on your temporary Partner visa (subclass 309).

Additional family members

For any children applying for a visa with you, there’s a fee amount.

Other costs

You need to pay for health checks, police certificates and biometrics if you need to have the children.

Location

When your decision is made for a temporary Partner Visa (subclass 309) and you lodge your application, you must be outside Australia.

While making a decision about permanent Partner Visa (subclass 100), you can be inside or outside Australia.

How long the visa lasts

Your Temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) lasts until the decision is made on your Permanent Partner Visa (subclass 100).

Permanent Partner (Migrant) Visa (subclass 100) is valid from the date it is granted and lasts forever.

Family

While writing your application, you can include your dependent children or stepchildren.

Your children will have the same rights and conditions as you have, if you are granted the visa.

Your obligations

You and your children must be compatible with the Australian government and Visa conditions.

Through VEVO, you will be able to find your visa conditions.

Sponsors :

Eligibility

Being an applicant, your sponsor is usually the husband, wife or de facto partner.

Limitations on sponsorship

If you hold or have held certain visa and certain circumstances apply to you then you might not be able to be a sponsor.

How long sponsorship lasts

Whether your partner first enters Australia on their Temporary Partner visa (Subclass 309) or on Permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 100), your sponsorship ends after 2 years.