These visas are for the spouse of an Australian citizen or permanent resident to reunite with their partner.
This pathway has two separate stages:
The first stage is through subclass 820 temporary resident, successful applicants can further proceed to permanent residency via subclass 801 after holding the 820 visa for 2 years. When this 2-year waiting period lapses, applicants are not required to pay for additional fees.
The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) allows you to live in Australia if you are the spouse or de facto partner of:
In some circumstances, the visa can still be granted even in case your relationship has ended.
The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801). You must be in Australia when you apply and also when this visa is decided.
You only have to lodge one application form for your temporary and permanent visas and pay one application charge. The application then will be processed in two stages that are two years apart.
In the following situations, the applicants may receive their permanent visa quicker:
- The applicant’s spouse relationship with their spouse in Australia has lasted more than three years. Or, if they have children together, the relationship between the child and the spouse is not less than two years.
- In the situation that the applicant’s spouse die in Australia, but the relationship would have continued had that person not died, and the applicant has established a close business, cultural or interpersonal contact in Australia.
- The relationship between the applicant and spouse in Australia no longer continue, but both sides have a child together.
- The relationship between the applicant and spouse in Australia has been terminated because of domestic violence.
In such cases, applicants may want to consult migration agent with their specific circumstances to inform the trial centre. This may result in quicker grant of the permanent residence visa.
Longest waiting period: eight months for 820 and 801 visas.
Holder has the right to:
820 temporary resident spouse visa
- Stay in Australia until a decision is made about your permanent Partner visa
- Work in Australia
- Study in Australia, but with no access to government funding
- Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.
You can include your dependent children in your application, but not other dependent relatives (unless you hold or held a Prospective Marriage visa). Dependent applicants must be in Australia when they apply.
801 permanent visa
- Stay in Australia indefinitely
- Work and study in Australia
- Apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
- Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
- Receive some social security payments
- Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted – after that time you will need another visa to enter Australia.
Immigration Official Fees:
• Main applicant visa fee: AU $ 4,575
• 18 years old or more secondary applicant visa fee: AUD $ 2,290
• 18 years of age, Vice applicant visa fee: AUD $ 1,145
• If the applicant already holds a temporary resident spouse visa subclass 300, then the price will be reduced.
• Cost for health examination regarding visa application at Bupa medical centre, please refer to the official website, results will be valid for one year.
Visa fee calculation system: http: //www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/Pricing-Estimator.aspx
Note: The above fees are paid on a credit card charge a fee.