Partner Visa (Subclass 309 and 100)
The Partner Visa (Subclass 309 and 100) allows the partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealnd citizen to live in Australia.
For most applicants, the length of stay on the 309 Visa is from 15-24 months and getting the 309 Visa is the first step in obtaining the permanent Subclass 100 Visa.
Partner (Provisional) 309 Visa
The 309 Visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia temporarily.
Partner (Provisional) 309 Visa Eligibility
You must be the spouse or de facto partner of an:
- Australian citizen,
- Australian permanent resident, or
- An eligible New Zealand citizen
To be a married applicant:
- You and your partner must both be committed to a shared life together,
- Your relationship must be genuine and continuing,
- You must live with your spouse or do not live apart on a permanent basis,
- Your marriage must be valid under Australian law.
De facto partners
To be a de facto partner, you must be in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months.
Both married and de facto relationship partners must be over 18 years or older when they apply.
You and any member of the family unit or dependent child who applies for the visa with you must meet Australia’ health requirement.
You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement.
(Provisional) 309 Visa Obligations
Holding a Partner 309 Visa will allow you to;
- live, work and study in Australia
- travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
- enroll in Medicare, Australia’s health-care scheme.
Partner (Permanent) 100 Visa
The Partner (Permanent) 100 Visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, live in Australia permanently. It is usually granted to people who hold a temporary Partner (Provisional) 309 Visa.
Partner (Permanent) 100 Visa Eligibility
In order to be eligible for this visa, you must continue to be the spouse or de facto partner of the same person who sponsored you for the temporary Partner 309 Visa. You must also;
- be married or in a de facto relationship
- have a genuine and continuing relationship
- live together, or not live permanently apart
- be mutually committed to a shared life excluding other partners
(Permanent) 100 Visa Obligations
Holding a Partner 100 Visa will allow you to;
- live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
- sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
- apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
- enrol in Medicare, Australia’s health-scheme
- travel to and from Australia for 5 years
Free Online Visa Assessment
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