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The Partner Visa (Subclass 820) lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily.
This visa is the first step towards becoming a permanent resident through the permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801), and candidates will apply while in Australia.
Partner Visa (Subclass 820) holders can:
To apply for this Partner Visa, candidates must:
The Partner Visa (Subclass 820) is for the spouse or de facto partners of Australians or eligible New Zealand citizens. The relationship can be with partners of the same or opposite sex.
Candidates can apply as married applicants if their marriage is valid under Australian law, and:
Candidates must be in a de facto relationship to apply as a de facto partner. That means that:
The Australian Department of Home Affairs usually requires a de facto relationship of at least 12 months immediately before applying for the Partner Visa.
The 12-month requirement won’t apply if all of the following are true:
The 12-month requirement also won’t apply if:
With a Subclass 820 Visa, candidates can stay in Australia until a Subclass 801 Visa is granted.
Candidates who get a Subclass 820 Visa can live, work and study in Australia until the Department of Home Affairs grants them a permanent Subclass 801 Visa.
No, it is not. It’s a provisional visa that allows visa holders to stay temporarily in Australia while waiting on the outcome of their permanent Partner Visa application.
Yes, candidates can include immediate family members when lodging their visa application. Candidates can also add dependent children after lodging their visa application but before Australia decides on their visa.
Family members included in the application must:
Subclass 820 visa holders may live, work and study in Australia while waiting on the outcome of their permanent Partner Visa applications.
While the Partner Visa (Subclass 820) and the Partner (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 309) are both temporary partner visas, applicants must be in Australia when applying for the Subclass 820 Visa and outside of Australia when applying for the Subclass 309 visa.
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