Apply for a Partner Visa Australia / Marriage Visa / Spouse Visa / De Facto Visa for your partner

Learn About the Requirements | Processing Time | Costs

A Partner Visa Australia (also known as a Spouse Visa, Marriage Visa or De Facto Visa Australia) is designed for a couple that are either married or in a ‘de facto’ relationship. This visa allows the Applicant to live and work in Australia. It will also lead to a Permanent Residency (PR) application. This may be applied for outside or inside Australia.

The Applicant is in a genuine and continuing relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

The relationship must be either a marriage which is legally recognised by Australia or a de facto relationship

Both the Applicant and Sponsor must satisfy certain eligibility criteria, or the application will be refused

If you are going to apply for the visa by De Facto your relationship also has to meet the Departments definition of de facto

The Applicant must also be able to satisfy Australia’s health and character criteria

The applicant can include their ‘secondary’ dependent family members, such as their children, in the application. All secondary applicants must also satisfy a set of criteria to be eligible. On top of this, any dependants must satisfy health and character criteria.

The application is a complex process. It usually takes one or more months to prepare an application, and the official global departmental processing time is about 1 to 2 years, although times vary depending on many factors, including the thoroughness of an application, how well it is prepared, which Embassy or Government office is processing the application, and how busy they are at the time. Unless strict guidelines are followed, including meeting all the relevant criteria and the attachment of all relevant supporting evidence, it is highly likely that a visa application will be refused (approximately 70% of all self prepared Australian visa applications are refused). The cost of a Partner visa Australia is currently $7715AUD, and if the application is refused the application fee is almost never refunded – therefore you definitely want to make sure you get it right the first time!

So, if you are thinking of applying for a Marriage or De Facto visa yourself but are finding it difficult, why not get some personalised help from a qualified and experienced Immigration agent? Contact us now. Our detailed knowledge of the law and years of experience preparing literally hundreds of applications will take the stress, confusion and high risk of failure out of the visa process. You can give us a call, send us an email, or alternatively, send us an enquiry by clicking the button below.