The Partner Visa, allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to enter into Australia to be with their partner or to remain in Australia (if the visa applicant can apply from inside Australia). Whether you are married, in a de facto relationship, same sex or heterosexual, there is a visa that is right for you.
There are two ways to be eligible for a Partner Visa. They are based on either a de facto relationship, or a married relationship (de jure).
Both pathways usually involve a two-stage process; a provisional partner visa stage and a permanent partner visa stage. When you lodge the provisional partner visa stage you are automatically applying for the permanent partner visa stage.
After the initial two-year period, you may be granted a permanent visa if you are able to provide evidence of your ongoing genuine relationship and live together or only live apart only on a temporary basis.
To be eligible for a Partner Visa:
• You and your sponsor must be at least 18 years of age
• Your relationship must be genuine, ongoing and mutually exclusive
• You both must either live together, or live apart only on a temporary basis
• Be in a Defacto Relationship or Legally Married
• You meet the Australian health requirements.
In addition, you and your sponsor must meet the character requirements.
With both Marriage and De Facto Partner Visas, you will be required to demonstrate the genuineness and ongoing nature of your relationship. There is a long list of requirements and your suitability for a Partner Visa will depend on a range of different factors. As such it is important you are able to evidence how you meet these requirements and this is often where couple’s struggle.
Our team at Migrate with Us have been successfully helping couples apply for partner visa for many years. Whilst we can prepare and manage your complete application for those budget conscious and “hands on” people, we have a Partner DIY Package. Either way we have you covered! No matter what your situation or your budget we have the services to support you.
So if you need assistance with your Partner Visa application or if you are interested in applying for a Partner Visa, we encourage you to contact our team today.