You can apply for a partner visa if you are in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
You can be in a married or de-facto relationship. For de-facto relationship, you will normally need to be in a de-facto relationship for at least 12 months.
The 12-month requirement will not apply if you can show us compelling and compassionate circumstances exist to grant the subclass 820 visa.
The 12-month requirement also will not apply if:
- your partner holds or held a permanent humanitarian visa
- your de facto relationship existed before we granted their visa
- your de facto partner told us about the relationship before we granted their visa
It also will not apply if you:
- are in a de facto relationship with a partner who is an applicant for a permanent humanitarian visa, or
- you have registered your relationship with an Australian authority such as a registry of births, deaths and marriages
We can help you in:
- Onshore Partner Visa (820 and 801 Visa)
- Offshore Partner Visa (309 and 100 Visa)
- Prospective Marriage Visa (300 Visa)
Please contact us with your enquiries.