820/801 Partner visa (apply in Australia)

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Project Introduction

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.

Project Advantages

No requirement for the applicant's education, English, assets, work experience, etc.
Live, work and study in Australia while the immigration centre process your permanent Partner visa
Attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program if you are eligible
Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
Apply for access to Australia’s public health care scheme
You can include members of your family in your application

Application Requirements

Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused
Not hold certain regional visas
Be in Australia when you apply
Have a sponsor (Your sponsor is usually your partner.)
Be the right age (18 or older)
Meet relationship requirements (You must be the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.)
Meet our health requirement
Meet our character requirement
Have no debt to the Australian Government
Best interests of the child.

Application Process

Assessment of the situation of the applicant and sponsor
Relationship evidence collection and visa documents preparation
Submit 820/801 visa application
Approved 820 visa
Retain and collect relationship evidence during the 2-year relationship study period
After meeting the two-year examination period, i.e. two years after submitting the 820 application, the materials for the 801 visa shall be supplemented
801 visa grant