Home | Migrants | Partner/Parent | 820/801 Partner Visa (Apply In Australia)
This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).
The onshore partner visa application is divided into two stages: the first stage is the 820 visa; The second stage is the 801 visa.
Both 820 and 801 visas can be submitted at the time of 820 application. Normally, the applicant can only obtain the 820 visa first. Two years after submitting the visa application, if the two parties remain in a genuine and going relationship and the required relationship documents are supplemented, the applicant will be granted the 801 visa. This is so called two-year waiting period.
* The 820 visa is valid until the 801 visa is issued
* However, in some special circumstances, it is possible to obtain a permanent residence visa directly. For example, the applicant and the sponsor have been married or in a de facto relationship for more than three years at the time of applying for the visa, or under extreme conditions such as domestic violence.