If you are married to, in a committed relationship with or the fiancée of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain an Australian Partner Visa. All applicants for a Partner Visa must have an Australian sponsor. Your sponsor must provide a written statement pledging to support you for your first 2 years in Australia, including accommodation and financial assistance to meet reasonable living needs. Your relationship with your partner will be assessed as part of the application process. Additionally, applications are assessed against Australian health and character requirements.
There are two types of Partner Visas: Subclass 820 and Subclass 801. The Subclass 820 visa is a temporary partner visa that allows you to live in Australia. The Subclass 820 visa is the first stage towards a permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801). You apply for both visas at the same time and pay only one application charge. Applications are processed in two stages, about two years apart.
Work and live in Australia indefinitely Opportunity to study in Australia Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s state-run healthcare program Opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship Sponsor relatives for permanent residence Travel in and out of Australia as you please
The Temporary Partner visa allows you limited benefits, including Live and work in Australia until a decision is made about your permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801) Study in Australia (without access to government funding) Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses Include dependent children on your application (dependent applicants must be in Australia when they apply)
This partner visa has been designed for the spouse or de facto partner of a permanent resident, citizen or eligible New Zealand citizen to visit and stay with their partner in Australia.
The Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) is for people who want to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse. It is a temporary visa for nine months. You must be outside Australia when you lodge your application and when the visa is granted. You can have the wedding in any country: the wedding does not need to be in Australia.