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Second Stage for Provisional Partner Visa Holders (Subclass 801 and 100)

Conditions & Duration | Criteria | Processing Time | Cost | Australian Citizenship

This is the second-stage of Partner visa subclass 820 and 309 respectively.

Visa Conditions and Duration

After the two-year period – from when you lodged your initial application – the Department of Immigration will look to grant you a Permanent Partner Visa. At this stage, you will be asked for current evidence of your relationship covering the period since your visa grant.

In some circumstances, you may be eligible for permanent residence even if the relationship has broken up before the end of the two year period. These circumstances include:

Visa Criteria for the Second Stage of Partner Visa

In order to be eligible for a partner visa, you must meet the following criteria:

Processing Time

Please review the Department of Home Affairs current global processing time at

How much is a Partner Visa subclass 801/100?

There won’t be any additional visa application charges (VAC) for subclass 801 or subclass 100 application.

The Government fees cover both stages of application subclass 820/801 and 309/100.

The Partner Visa fees are usually not refundable if the application is unsuccessful; if you decide to withdraw your application after you have lodged it.

To check the Government visa application charge please access

Becoming an Australian citizen

After a certain time, you might be eligible for Australian citizenship. Find out more about Australian citizenship

Partner Visa Success Story - Subclass 801

Adam & Laura

Adam and Laura planned to call Australia home after returning from the UK. Migration Downunder were able to successfully guide them through their visa process, helping this couple obtain their Subclass 801 and 820 visas, after a short period of time.

Adam says, “There are days when we wake up and still can’t believe it! From the very initial consultation, Julie and her team at Migration Downunder were superb.”


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