Partner Visa (Subclass 820)

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.

MORE ABOUT THE PARTNER VISA (SUBCLASS 820)

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Partner Visa (Subclass 820) holders can:

  • Live, work and study in Australia while the Department of Home Affairs process the permanent Partner Visa application
  • Travel to and from Australia as often as desired
  • Apply for access to Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for this Partner Visa, candidates must:

  • Be older than 18
  • Be in a genuine relationship with their spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Have sponsorship from their spouse or de facto partner
  • Be in Australia when applying for their visa and when the Department of Home Affairs decide on their visa application
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements

THE RELATIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS IN DETAIL:

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. 

Married applicants

Candidates can apply as married applicants if their marriage is valid under Australian law, and:

  • The relationship is one of mutual commitment to the exclusion of all others
  • The relationship is genuine and continuing
  • The spouses either live together or do not live permanently apart
  • The spouses aren’t family

De facto partners

Candidates must be in a de facto relationship to apply as a de facto partner. That means that:

  • The candidate is not married to their partner
  • The relationship is one of mutual commitment to the exclusion of all others
  • The relationship is genuine and continuing
  • The spouses either live together or do not live permanently apart
  • The partners aren’t family

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 candidate's partner holds or held a permanent humanitarian visa
  • The de facto relationship existed before Australia granted the humanitarian visa
  • The de facto partner informed Australia about the relationship before the Department of Home Affairs granted their visa 

The 12-month requirement also won’t apply if: 

  • The de facto partner is an applicant for a permanent humanitarian visa, or
  • The partners have registered their relationship with a relevant Australian authority

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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:

  • meet Australia’s health and character requirements, and
  • be in Australia.

Yes, 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.

IMMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA

SKILLED MIGRATION

EMPLOYER SERVICES

PARTNERS

FAMILY

STUDENTS

SHORT-TERM VISAS

RETURNING RESIDENTS

CITIZENSHIP

CORPORATE CLIENTS

Get Licensed Advice About The Subclass 820 Visa

Hamburg, Germany

Kallmorgenweg 1

Groß Flottbek

+49 (0) 40 896 987 13 

Cape Town, South Africa

2nd Floor, Graphic Centre

199 Loop Street

+27 (0) 21 202 8200

Email:

info@intergate-emigration.com

Licenses:

Our advisors are licensed to give immigration advice for Australia, New Zealand, and Canada: Our MARA numbers are 1467325 and 1807854. Our IAA numbers are 201400975 and 201600505, and our LIAA number is 220104. Our RCIC number is R520558. Katrin Maja O'Flynn and Maike Versfeld are also authorized under §1 AuswSG in Germany.

 

 

Copyright © 2022 Intergate Emigration. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.

TOP