Australian 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.
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