Now that same-sex marriages are recognised under Australian law, it is possible to apply for a partner visa on the basis of marriage. Under the Marriage Act notice of 30 days must be given before a marriage can take place in Australia.
Overseas same-sex marriages are now recognised providing they are recognised in the country where they take place.
This new legislation will also make it easier to include partners as secondary dependents in a number of other visa pathways. Previously, you could only include a same-sex partner if you can establish that you are in a de facto relationship. Married couples can now be included as dependents in a variety of permanent and temporary visa applications such as student visas, provisional skilled and business migration visas.
Eligibility is the most important step in determining whether a person may meet the legal criteria for a visa application and one consultation could save you money.Book a Consultation