Australian Partner Visas
The Australian Partner visas category is one of the most common pathways for immigration to Australia. It provides genuine couples with a viable option to settle in Australia, which helps lead to permanent residence.
After two years of a partner visa application being lodged the applicant may be granted a permanent visa if you are able to provide evidence of your ongoing commitment to one another.
Who can apply for an Australian Partner Visa?
Partners or fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia.
Partner classifications include:
- people intending to get married (fiancés)
- married (de jure) partners
- de facto partners (including those in a same-sex relationship).
Your unique circumstances will determine which Australian visa within the partner category is most appropriate.
Partner Visa types
Whilst it is easy to convince your family and friends that you cannot bear to be apart from the love of your life – convincing the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is a completely different matter.
Have you ever thought about what your relationship looks like on paper? Can you both recall the exact date you met? What about the exact date the relationship was ‘official’? What if your parents don’t approve your partner? What if one of your friends isn’t convinced? What if they ring to the Department of Home Affairs to relay their concerns?
The fact is all these issues are highly relevant to the DHA when it comes to assessing a couple’s relationship on paper for a partner visa. Are you prepared?
The trust test of your love is not in sickness and health but whether an officer of the Commonwealth is convinced by the evidence in front of them.