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Main Eligibility

  • Be sponsored by the spouse or de facto partner (or intended spouse or de facto partner) of an Australia citizen, or Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen

Main Conditions

  • First entry must be made before a specified date

Did you know?

  • Partner visa is a 2-stage visa. You first apply for the provisional visa, then you can apply for the permanent visa
  • However, you may be eligible to be granted both the provisional and the permanent visas together if you and your sponsor are in long-term relationship
  • You must be able to evidence your relationship if your sponsor is your “de facto” partner

Additional Information

StayTemporarily, until your Subclass 100 visa is decided. Subclass 100 is a permanent visa.
CostAUD7,715 for primary applicant
AUD3,860 for additional applicant over 18 years
AUD1,935 for additional applicant under 18 years
Processing TimeSubclass 309:
75% of applications: 17 months
90% of applications: 25 months

Subclass 100:
75% of applications: 17 months
90% of applications: 23 months

Health Requirement

You and your family members may be required to take a health examinations to meet the health requirement to show that you are free from any disease or condition that is:

  • a significant healthcare and community service cost to the Australian community
  • likely to limit the access of Australian citizens and permanent residents to healthcare and community services that are in short supply by placing demand on those services.

Your health examination will include the standard medical examination. Additional tests (such as TB Screen test, chest x-ray, and HIV test) will be required by different age groups. In some circumstances, you may be required to take additional tests such as: hepatitis B and C test, syphilis test, HIV test, and tests that address your specific health risks.

Character Requirement

You must be of good character and pass the character test. There are a number of circumstances where you may not pass the character test. For example, if you have a substantial criminal record. A substantial criminal record means if you have been:

  • sentenced to death or imprisonment for life
  • sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 12 months or more
  • sentenced to two or more terms of imprisonment (even if served concurrently) where the total is 12 months or more
  • found by a court to not be fit to plead in relation to an offence but found to have committed the offence and detained in a facility or institution

You may be required to obtain one or more documents to prove your character, such as: a police certificate, Form 80, character statutory declaration, military certificate, or a letter of good conduct from an employer.

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