Do you want to migrate to Australia because you are in a relationship with an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident? If so, you will almost certainly want to apply for a Partner visa Australia. This visa is designed for people that want to move to Australia permanently on the basis of their relationship with an Australian. In this article we describe the process, including the application, the different stages, and the Partner visa Australia cost.
To get a Partner visa you will have to fill in a Partner visa application Australia. The application for a Partner visa is relatively complex. There are many questions covering different types of eligibility criteria. Also, a considerable amount of supporting documents will also need to be obtained. You can look to try to prepare the application yourself or you can get a qualified Migration Agent like us here at Australian Visa Advice (AVA) to help you.
There are 2 stages of a Partner visa: the Temporary Partner visa Australia, and the Permanent Partner visa – for Permanent Residence (PR). At the 1st stage you need to make sure you are eligible for the visa. This applies not only to you but also to your Sponsor who is your Australian partner. If you are both eligible for the visa then the next step is to start your application and prepare and obtain some of the documents that you will need in support of your application. One your Partner visa application Australia is completed you can then submit it. It is at this time that you will pay the application fee. The Partner visa Australia cost is described below.
The main major cost which is associated with an application for a Partner visa Australia is the Australian Government Visa Application Charge (VAC). As of October 2019 the VAC is $7715AUD. This is the fee that you pay when you apply for your Temporary Partner visa Australia. There are also relatively small fees that you will have to pay for things like the Visa Medical Examination, and also for things like obtaining and translating documents (where necessary). However, these fees even combined are usually very minor compared with the VAC.
If your Temporary Partner visa Australia is granted then, after a period of time, you will become eligible to apply for your Permanent Partner visa. There is currently no VAC for the 2nd or Permanent part of the Partner visa Australia. The steps for the 2nd stage are very similar to the steps for the 1ststage – to make sure you are eligible and then to prepare and submit your application, and provide your supporting documents. If this application is granted then you will have your Permanent Partner visa / PR.
We wish you the best of success with your Partner visa. If you need any assistance feel free to contact us here at Australian Visa Advice (AVA). We have helped clients from all over the world to get an Australia Partner visa. Good luck! : )
Written by Luke ©2019