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Want to know what Partner (Provisional) Visa Subclass 309 and Partner (Migrant) Visa Subclass 100 have to say?

Family comes first to all of us. Living in a foreign country alone can be difficult and mentally straining. So the government of Australia introduced the Partner visa (subclass 309 and subclass 100) to ensure that the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen is allowed to live in Australia. The Partner Visa (Subclass 309 and 100) is basically a dual application visa.This visa is for the partner (applicant) who is required to be outside Australia while applying for this visa and when this visa is granted. In other words, if you live outside Australia, the subclass 309/100 offshore partner visa is for you. Let us learn about these two connected Partner visas (Subclass 309 and subclass 100) in this article.

WHAT IS PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 309?

The Partner (Provisional) visa Subclass 309 is designed to allow the de facto partner /spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia on a temporary basis. This is an offshore partner visa and requires the applicant to be outside Australia when applying for this visa and when the visa is granted. The issuance of this visa ensures your first step towards the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 100). The application for both temporary and permanent partner visas needs to be applied together.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 309:

The following requirements have to be fulfilled before applying for this Partner (Provisional) visa Subclass 309. Let us explore them.

  • It is quintessential that the relationship between the Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and his/her spouse, de facto partner has to be genuine in nature.
  • The applicant must be a residing out of Australia.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old while applying for this visa (This condition is applicable to both spouse/de facto partner).
  • A sponsor is required when your partner is below the age of 18 years. (Your partner’s parents, legal guardian must be Australian citizens/Australian permanent residents/eligible New Zealand citizens to be your sponsors).This rule is strictly followed because in most of the cases, your partner is your sponsor.
  • All the health and character requirements have to be fulfilled mandatorily.

BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 309:

This Partner (Provisional) visa Subclass 309 helps you with the following benefits:

  • One can stay in Australia until the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 100) is issued.
  • Work and study in Australia.
  • Multiple travels are allowed to and from Australia.
  • Attend upto 510 hours of free classes in English language. These classes are provided by the Adult Migrant English Program.
  • Enroll in Medicare which is Australia’s public health care scheme.

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DURATION OF STAY:

One can stay temporarily, until the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 100) is granted or the application is withdrawn.

PROCESSING TIME:

The Processing time required to process the applications of Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 309 are as follows:

  • 75% of the applications require 13 months for processing.
  • 90% of the applications require 21 months for processing.

The processing time for each application differs based on the facts and circumstances of each application. Sometimes, applications take longer to process if:

  • The application is not filled properly.
  • If all the required documents are not included.
  • Verifying the information is a tedious process and may take longer.

WHAT IS PARTNER (MIGRANT- PERMANENT) VISA SUBCLASS 100?

The Partner (Migrant) visa subclass 100 is designed to allow the de facto partner/ spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live permanently in Australia. This visa is granted to people who hold the temporary Partner visa subclass 309.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PARTNER (MIGRANT) VISA SUBCLASS 100:

The following requirements have to be fulfilled before applying for this Partner (Migrant) visa Subclass 100. The requirements are as follows:

  • In most of the cases, one must hold a temporary Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 309.
  • In most of the cases, one must continue to be in a genuine and ongoing relationship with your partner.
  • It is essential that the applicant must abide by the Australian laws and conditions on the temporary subclass 309 visa.

BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITHPARTNER (MIGRANT) VISA SUBCLASS 100:

This Partner (Migrant) visa Subclass 100 helps you with the following benefits:

  • One can stay, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis.
  • Multiple travels are allowed to and from Australia.
  • Attend upto 510 hours of free classes in English language.These classes are provided by the Adult Migrant English Program.
  • Enroll in Medicare which is Australia’s public health care scheme.
  • You can apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.
  • Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia.

DURATION OF STAY:

One can stay permanently in Australia once this visa is granted.

PROCESSING TIME:

The Processing time required to process the applications of Partner (Migrant) visa subclass 100 are as follows:

  • 75% of the applications require 23 months for processing.
  • 90% of the applications require 27 months for processing.

The processing time for each application differs based on the facts and circumstances of each application. Sometimes, applications take longer to process if:

  • The application is not filled properly.
  • If all the required documents are not included.
  • Verifying the information is a tedious process and may take longer.

COST:

The fees for the main applicant is AUD 7,715. The fees covers for both temporary (Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 309) and the permanent (Partner (Migrant) visa subclass 100). A separate fee is required to be paid for every family member who applies for the visa with the applicant. There is no fee for Dependent child visa (subclass 445).

CONCLUSION:

The application process for Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 309 and Partner (Migrant) visa may seem tedious to most of you but it is not so. If we want to live with our loved ones, this is the best visa that one can apply for.

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