Applying for an Australian Partner Visa or an Australian Spouse Visa?

Partner Visas are one of the most complicated types of visas to apply for, as the complexities involved when applying in this category, should never be under-estimated. This is especially important if you have not been cohabitating as a couple for 12 months which can be addressed by an Immigration Law Specialist at ASC Migration.

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

You may include your dependent children (including step-children) in your visa application (conditions apply).

If the Spouse or Partner Visa is granted

  • the applicant will be granted a temporary visa (that has a waiting period of approximately two years).
  • if after this waiting period the relationship still exists, you will be eligible to apply for a permanent visa.
  • However, you may be granted a permanent visa immediately, if children are included in the application (Conditions Apply)

Your partner must be at least 18 years of age at the time of your application and be eligible to provide sponsorship for you if you applied for this visa from outside Australia.

  • you will be permitted to enter Australia after the temporary visa is granted.
  • you will be entitled to work in Australia
  • you will be entitled to study in Australia.
  • you may enrol in Australia’s medical and hospital care scheme, Medicare.

OR if you are granted a permanent visa –

  • you are permitted to enter or remain permanently in Australia
  • you are entitled to work and study in Australia
  • you may enrol in Australia’s medical benefits scheme, Medicare.
  • you may be eligible to receive certain social security payments
  • you may be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship

You and your partner must have been in a de facto relationship for the entire 12 months immediately prior to lodging your application and you must provide evidence of a genuine and continuing relationship (this requirement can be waived in certain circumstances).

Unfortunately, many people do not seek professional assistance when applying for Partner or De Facto Spouse Visas, which is part of the reason it has a 74% rejection rate.

While this may seem like a gloomy number, you can minimise the risk of a refusal by engaging the professionals at ASC Migration.

To find out if you and your partner meet the above requirements please contact us HERE for more information or complete our General Enquiry assessment form.

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If you are a Fiance(é) of & in a relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible NZ citizen this visa will allow you to migrate here.

Fiancé (or Prospective Marriage Visas) also allow people from overseas who are in a genuine and continuing relationship with the same type of person to enter Australia.

You must be sponsored by this person and you must marry your fiance(é) within a specified time. Once married, holders of this visa can then apply to remain permanently in Australia.

What Does The Visa Let You Do?

With this visa, you can:

  • enter Australia before you marry your fiancé
  • leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish before your visa ceases
  • work in Australia
  • apply for a Partner visa in Australia after you marry your fiancé
  • study, but you will not have access to government funding
  • use Australia’s medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme, Medicare.

You must have met (as adults) your intended spouse in person and know him or her personally. This must be the case even if:

  • it is an arranged marriage
  • you met on the internet


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