How to Lodge a Partner Visa: Step 1


– So if you’ve fallen in
love with an Australian or you found someone
that you want to spend the rest of your life with in Australia the next step is to look at what visas going to be most suitable
to keep them here or bring them here to Australia. Now, in terms of bringing
your partner to Australia, if you are an Australian
citizen or Permanent Resident, there’s a couple of different options. Let’s start by getting really clear about the terms that are used
to describe these options. So the two different options are either the Partner Visa or
the Prospective Marriage Visa. Most common terms used
to describe these are for the Partner Visa,
Marriage Visa, Spouse Visa, De Facto Visa. It’s actually all the Partner Visa. So the Partner Visa can be applied for on the basis of being in
a De Facto relationship or being legally married. Either way, it’s the Partner Visa; there’s just one visa to
describe those two circumstances. Alternatively, there’s the
Prospective Marriage Visa. The Prospective Marriage
Visa sometimes called the Fiance Visa. This visas applied for
from OUTSIDE of Australia. Upon grant it allows the visa holder to travel into Australia
and get married to their Australian citizen partner or
Permanent Resident partner. Now let me go into a bit more detail with describing these visas. So the Partner Visa– there’s
a couple of different numbers that are used to describe these. So if you’re applying for the Partner Visa from INSIDE Australia, that visas going to be
the Subclass 820 visa. If you’re applying for
the Partner Visa from OUTSIDE of Australia
meaning the visa applicant’s out of Australia at the time of applying, the Partner Visa you’re applying for is going to be the Subclass 309. The Prospective Marriage
Visa on the other hand thankfully just has the one Subclass, so it’s called Subclass 300 and that visas always applied for from
OUTSIDE of Australia. So there you have it in a nutshell. They’re the options that are available when you’re planning to bring your partner to Australia long-term.

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