Subclasses 820 & 801:
ONSHORE PARTNER VISA AUSTRALIA
Partner Visa Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide For Your Partner in Australia
Australian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor their spouse or de facto partner for permanent residency in Australia through a partner visa. This is a two-step process consisting of a provisional Subclass 820 visa for which the application is lodged within Australia, followed by a permanent Subclass 801 visa.
Proving genuineness of a relationship requires a great deal of evidence. Simply marrying or registering a de facto relationship will not be enough to satisfy the Department for the visa grant. It is difficult to prove genuineness if the visa applicant and sponsor have not met in person, and thus relationships which have only ever existed online would unlikely be sufficient for any partner visa subclass.
It should be noted that the visa applicant may qualify for direct permanent residency if he or she has a child, or have been in a married or de facto relationship for at least 3 years, with the sponsoring partner.
Being a spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen; and
- The partner is not prohibited from sponsoring for partner visas; and
- The partner’s application for sponsorship is not refused by the Department.
Eligible NZ Citizen
Acceptable Forms of Relationships
Relevant Public Interest Criteria:
- Base application charge: $7,715
- Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $3,860
- Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $1,935
In certain circumstances, applicants may be eligible for concessional fees. For example, Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa holders are not required to pay the full application charge for their Subclass 820/ 801 applications.