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Partner visa (temporary)Subclass 820/Subclass 801

Subclass 820
Partner visa (temporary)

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen temporarily live in Australia . Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).When you get this visa you can live, work and study in Australia while we process your permanent Partner visa.
Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want. Attend free English language classes.
You must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.Also you have to be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when we decide your temporary visa application. Family who apply with you must also be in Australia.You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. 
Mostly you must be the spouse of an australian citizen,australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.Married applicants must usually, be 18 or older when they apply. This is because usually, you must be 18 or older to be married under Australian law. Applicants in de facto relationships must be 18 or older when they apply.You, and any members of the family unit or dependent child who applies for the visa with you, must meet our character requirement.If you or any family members (including those who don't apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.We might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.
Subclass 801
Partner visa (Permanent)

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently. It is usually only for people who currently hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).With this visa you can live, work and study in Australia indefinitely,You can sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia and apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.You must still be in a relationship with your spouse or de facto partner. See the subclass 820 visa for more information on married and de facto applicants.You must usually continue to be sponsored. You might still be eligible for the permanent visa if your relationship breaks down or if your sponsor dies after we haved granted the temporary visa but while we are still considering the permanent visa. If you or any family members (including those who don't apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.We might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.
 

 

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Last Updated: 12 December 2018
Editor: Ms. Nasrin Joulaie  
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