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Partner Visas

Partners and fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia and include:

  • people intending to get married (fiancés)
  • married (de jure) partners
  • de facto partners (including those in a same-sex relationship)


Partner Visa: Onshore Temporary and Permanent
(Subclasses 820 and 801) or

Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent
(Subclasses 309 and 100)

This visa allows you to enter or remain in Australian on the basis of your married or de facto relationship with your partner:

  • on a temporary visa (usually for a waiting period of approximately two (2) years from the date you applied for the visa)
  • on a permanent visa if, after the waiting period (if applicable), your partner relationship still exists and you are still eligible for this visa

Your partner must provide sponsorship for you.


Who is this visa for?

This visa is for you if you want to enter Australia on the basis of your relationship with your partner. Your partner must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen


Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

This visa allows you to enter Australia and marry your intended fiancé within the visa's nine (9) month validity period. Your fiancé must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen


As the partner or fiancé of Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, you do NOT have an automatic right of permanent residence in Australia. If you want to reside permanently in Australia, you must first apply for a permanent visa and be assessed against the legal criteria for the grant of that visa.


For more information on the legal criteria for an applicant and a sponsor, please contact one of our Migration Agents.


If you are looking for Humanitarian Program (Split Family Provisions), please discuss with our Migration Agent for further details.