Migration pathway for partners

Partner visa to Australia. How to get it easier and faster?

If you’re reading these lines, chances are you already have an idea of what a partner visa is. At the same time, if you’re reading these lines, you’re still thinking about how to obtain your partner visa.

So keep reading, here you will find a lot of useful information!

Partner visas can be granted to applicants who are at least 18 years old and have a sponsor-potential partner/spouse who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

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AUSTRALIAN PARTNER VISAS, TYPES AND DIFFERENCES

Prospective Marriage visa for applicants located outside of Australia.

This visa can be granted if the applicant and the sponsor don’t have a long-standing relationship but have met in person at least once.

If this is your case, the Prospective Marriage visa is the first substantial step towards a partner visa.

This is a short-term temporary visa that is granted for a period of 9 to 15 months. During this time, the applicant must arrive in Australia and enter into an official marriage with the sponsor.

Partner visa for onshore applicants.

Applicants can apply for this visa if they are already in Australia and have been in a partner relationship with the sponsor for at least 12 months or less in the case of registering de-facto relationship or official marriage.

If this is your case, the onshore partner visa is your first stage (out of two) for obtaining Permanent Residency in Australia with partner sponsorship.

This is a temporary visa that is granted until the decision is made on PR 801/100 visa, where after 2 years from the date when you applied for 820 visa, you have to prove your relationship with the sponsor again and can apply for the second-stage permanent partner visa.

Partner visa for offshore applicants.

Applicants can apply for this visa if they are NOT in Australia and have been in a de-facto or married relationship with the sponsor for at least 12 months or less in the case of registering de-facto relationship in Australia.

If this is your case, the offshore partner visa is your first stage (out of two) for obtaining Australian Permanent Residency with partner sponsorship.

This is a temporary visa that is granted until the decision is made on PR 801/100 visa, where after 2 years from the date when you applied for 309 visa, you have to prove your relationship with the sponsor again and can apply for the second-stage permanent partner visa.

Permanent partner visa for applicants in or outside of Australia.

An applicant can apply for this visa if they have to be in a de-facto or married relationship with the sponsor for more than 2 years from the first-stage temporary visa application lodgment.

ATTENTION, there may be exceptions for some cases, read further about them.

These visas are permanent residency visas that allow you to live in Australia permanently and may be eligible for Australian citizenship.

Partner visa for New Zealand partner applicants.

This visa allows family members of New Zealand citizens to temporarily reside in Australia but does not provide eligibility for a permanent visa or New Zealand citizenship.

HOW TO PROVE A RELATIONSHIP FOR A PARTNER VISA

To obtain a partner visa, the applicant and sponsor must provide substantial evidence of the genuineness, sincerity, and long-lasting relationship. To maximize the chances of a positive outcome on your partner visa application, we recommend submitting a significant amount of solid evidence. Just a marriage certificate or birth certificate of your children always will be not enough.

There are four groups of evidence for partner relationships: financial, household, social, and commitment. You must present evidence from each group to get a positive visa outcome.

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FEATURES OF PARTNER VISAS IN AUSTRALIA

Partner visas for same-sex partners

Visas for same-sex partners are assessed the same way as visas for opposite sex partners, without any exceptions or intolerance.

Since 2010 the team of Yulia Moiseeva & Associates has been working with partners including same-sex couples from around the world. We always maintain a high level of confidentiality. We appreciate your trust!

Australia is a very tolerant country where partnerships and marriages between same-sex individuals are allowed. That is why many couples prefer to migrate to find peace and understanding.

Find related visas processed by our practice below and read more about same-sex partner visas here.

Partner visas in long-term relationships

Clients of Yulia Moiseeva & Associates sometimes can obtain both the first and the second stage partner visa simultaneously if they have been in a long-term partner relationship or already have joint children in their family. In other words, regardless of your location at the moment of visa application lodged, potentially two visas can be granted together.

Find examples of our successful clients’ cases below.

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FASTER PROCESSING FOR PARTNER VISAS

We have a very specific and tailored approach to proving relationships, preparing documents, and creating a decision-ready submission letter. That is why clients of Yulia Moiseeva & Associates may receive their visas 30% faster than average.

The processing time for a prospective marriage visa for some of our clients was ONLY 1 MONTH!

Find examples of related visas processed by our practice below.

The Department provides average processing time information for partner visas. As of May 2023, the official statistics from the department for processing 25% and 90% of all applications are as follows:

  • Visa 300 – processing time ranges from 5 to 32 months
  • Visa 309 – processing time ranges from 6 to 32 months
  • Visa 820 – processing time ranges from 4 to 37 months
  • Visa 801 – processing time ranges from 4 to 37 months
  • Visa 100 – processing time ranges from 6 to 32 months

The statistics of Yulia Moiseeva & Associates differ significantly from the official statistics. We proudly present to you the processing time of our clients’ applications:

  • Visa 300 – processing time ranges from 1 to 6 months
  • Visa 309 – processing time ranges from 3 to 6 months
  • Visa 820 – processing time ranges from 3 to 6 months
  • Visa 801 – processing time ranges from 6 to 12 months
  • Visa 100 – processing time ranges from 6 to 12 months

Book a personal consultation if you would like to discuss your case with highly qualified migration agents to receive efficient migration advice or a detailed strategy.
By the way, we can arrange a three-way consultation, involving your partner / sponsor / spouse in the conversation.

If you have any questions, please email us at office@yuliamoiseeva.com.au and provide a detailed description of your case to receive an efficient written response.