Permanent partnership visa (Subclasses 100 & 801)

Join your partner in Australian permanently!

Under the Partnership Visa Stream, applicants who are married, engaged or are in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, may be eligible for a grant of an Australian permanent partnership visa.

partner visa australiaAustralian Permanent partnership visa (Subclass 100 or 801)

An Australian partner visa is a two-stage process where to be eligible for a permanent partner visa you must be granted a temporary Partner visa (Sc 309 or Sc 820) first.

Applicants for a permanent partner visa must be able to prove they are still in a relationship with their Australian partner or spouse at the time their application is assessed by a case officer.

Once approved, the permanent partner visa holder may live in Australia indefinitely regardless of whether their relationship with the Australian partner continues.

Do I need a Registered Migration Agent to help?

Because the success of your application is based on a thorough preparation and review of the eligibility criteria, and particularly the evidence of relationship, it is recommended to have your application prepared by a registered migration agent to ensure you will meet Australia immigration requirements and avoid costly disappointment.

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What can a permanent partner visa holder do?

Holders of permanent partner visa can:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely (with valid travel conditions)
  • work in Australia for any employer or be self-employed
  • study in Australia as a domestic student
  • receive free or subsidised health care at publicly funded health services (Medicare)
  • be a sponsor for eligible relatives to come to Australia
  • attend English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program at no cost, if eligible
  • if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship
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