Which Australian Partner Visa is right for you?
Australia recognises a range of relationships. If you are in a relationship with and Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen an Australian Partner visa will allow you to live in Australia with your partner, Whether you are married, in a de facto relationship, same sex or heterosexual, there is a visa that is right for you.
“Even if you are in a 100% committed relationship this does not guarantee a grant of an Australian Partner Visa”
Our registered migration agents will explain to you in clear simple to understand language what Australian partner visa options there are, And after a detailed consultation they will provide you with advice on the best Australian Partner visa option for your situation
People intending to get married (fiance)
For unmarried couples intending to get married in Australia the subclass 300 visa or Prospective Marriage visa might be the right visa for you. The Prospective Marriage commonly knows as the fiance visa once granted allows your partner to travel to Australia so you can legally marry in Australia. Believe it or not but Australia does not recognise same sex marriages, and same sex marriages are currently not possible in Australia so this visa is limited to heterosexual relationships. But that does not mean we don’t have options for same sex couples.
“While same sex marriages are not currently legal in Australia same sex couples can register their relationships in certain states, which is recognized for the purpose of the Australian Partner Visa.”
Married or Defacto Australian Partner Visas
This visa is to allow a heterosexual married couple or a Defacto couple (whether same sex or heterosexual) to live together in the Australia on an Australian Partner Visa if sponsored by their Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident Spouse. The visa is a two stage visa with 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 which can be granted 2 years from the date of the date of the application. There are special provisions for early grant of the permanent stage that your registered migration agent can discuss with you to see if you are eligible.
These Australian Partner Visas are currently available in 2 variations depending on whether you are applying from onshore or offshore. Your Registered Migration Agent will explain the advantage and disadvantages of lodging onshore or offshore.