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What is the Subclass 309/100 – Partner Visa?
- The Partner visa is for couples that are:
- (a) living together and have been living together for over 12 months; or are
- (b) married.
- This is a provisional permanent visa that has two steps:
- 1. Apply for the Subclass 309 visa, a temporary residency visa that will allow you to enter and remain onshore to live with your significant other until you can –
- 2. Apply for the Subclass 100 visa, a permanent residency visa that you can be considered for either:
- 24 months after lodging your Subclass 309 visa (if you have been granted your Subclass 309) or
- Once you are granted your Subclass 309 visa (if above the 24 month period).
- These visas enable you to live in Australia for the purpose of being with your partner.
- You are in a 12 month+ de facto relationship or you are married to an Australian permanent resident or citizen;
- You can demonstrate that you have met, know and have an established relationship with your prospective spouse;
- You are eighteen or older.
- You meet health and character requirements.
- You must be offshore when applying for this visa.
- You must be offshore when a decision is being made on your application.
- You may be able to visit your onshore partner during the processing of this visa, on a Visitor visa.
- This visa grants you full working rights.
- This visa grants you full study rights.
- This visa grants you multiple travel facilities – that is, you can arrive and depart Australia on this visa.
- Your children can also apply for this visa if you intend for them to migrate with you.
This visa has a global processing time, which can be found here. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times
We can also help you with the following:
Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa – allows members of the family unit of a New Zealand citizen to come to or remain in Australia with temporary residency, work and study rights for a period of five years.