PARTNER TEMPORARY VISA (SUBCLASS 309) AND PERMANENT VISA (SUBCLASS 100)

For people from overseas to enter and stay in Australia with their partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. If two years after you apply the relationship is ongoing, a permanent visa may be granted.

PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA (SUBCLASS 300)

For people from overseas to enter Australia, then marry their fiancé. Their fiancé must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. Once married, holders of this visa can then apply to remain permanently in Australia.

REQUIREMENTS: AUSTRALIAN SPOUSE/PARTNER VISA

To be eligible to apply for a Spouse/Partner visa you must be either married to or in a de facto with:

  • An Australian citizen;
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen.

MARRIAGE

To be eligible to apply for a Spouse/Partner visa as a married partner, your marriage must be legal under Australian law.

DE FACTO

To be eligible to apply for a Spouse/Partner visa as a de facto partner, you and your partner must generally have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months prior to submitting your application. You are also required to satisfy health and character requirements.