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Partner Visa (apply in Australia)

Subclass 820 & 801

Partner visa (apply in Australia) (Subclasses 820 and 801)

Allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.
You apply for the temporary and the permanent partner visas together. This partner visa is sub-categorised under:
Partner Visa (Temporary)- Subclass 820
Partner Visa (Permanent)- Subclass 801

Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820)

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).

Temporarily until your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) application is finalised or you withdraw your application.

With Partner visa Subclass 820 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 provided by the Adult Migrant English Program if you are eligible
⦁ apply for access to Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare.

Eligibility criteria 

⦁ be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
⦁ have your spouse or de facto partner sponsor you
⦁ 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.

Cost

Costs for this application differ depending on your circumstances and which visa you hold. The costs below cover this Temporary visa and the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).
⦁ Most applicants: AUD8,850.00 for the main applicant.
⦁ Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holders: AUD 1,475 for the main applicant.
If you previously held a Prospective Marriage visa but didn’t apply for the subclass 820 and 801 visas before that visa expired: AUD 1,870 for the main applicant.

Partner visa (Subclass 801)

The permanent partner visa allows the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia permanently. This visa is usually only for people who hold a valid temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).

You can sponsor an eligible family member to come to Australia. You can travel to and from Australia five years from the visa granted.

If eligible, you may also attend the free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program.

You can also apply for Australia’s public health care scheme.

Eligibility

⦁ hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) or Dependent Child visa (subclass 445)
⦁ in most cases, continue to be in a genuine and ongoing relationship with your sponsor.
This is a permanent visa. You become a permanent resident on the day we grant the visa.
Allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.
You apply for the temporary and the permanent partner visas together.

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