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Partner Visa

Australia welcomes spouses of its citizens and permanent residents to join their partners and remain in Australia through a range of visa options. The partner, whether it is different-sex or same-sex, encompasses:​married couples, fiancés, and

those in de-facto relationships.


Visa Options
  • Subclass 820 Partner Visa (Temporary) & Subclass 801 Partner Visa (Permanent)

  • Subclass 309 Partner Visa (Temporary) & Subclass 100 Partner Visa (Permanent)

Subclass 820
Subclass 309

Partner Visa (Temporary)
  • You must:

  • Be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or De Facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen

  • Be in Australia when you apply for this visa

Subclass 801
Subclass 100

Partner Visa (Permanent)

You must:

  • Hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

  • In most cases, continue to be in a married or De facto relationship with your sponsor

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