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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)

  • Partner Visa andSubclass 801 Partner Visa (Permanent)


Subclass 820

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

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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