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Let the Partner visa (Apply in Australia) Subclass 820 and Subclass 801 speak for themselves

Life is beautiful when you have your family with you. Nothing can beat the significance of a partner in a person’s life. Your partner can be your mentor, friend, family, and support during your good and bad times. Understanding this crucial aspect the Government of Australia came up with the Partner visa (subclass 820 and subclass 801) 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. This visa is for the partner (applicant) who is required to be in Australia when applying for this visa. In other words, if you are in Australia, the subclass 820/801 onshore partner visa is for you. Let us explore these visas to understand them well.

WHAT IS PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 820?

This Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820 is a temporary partnervisa that allows the de facto partner or spouse of the Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia on a temporary basis.This is an onshore partner visa and requires the applicant to bein Australia at the time of applying for this visa. Your first step towards the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is the issuance of this Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820.The applications for both the Partner Visas (Subclass 820 and 801) have to be applied together.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 820:

Before applying for this Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820, one has to fulfill the following requirements. These requirements are as follows:

  • It is extremely crucial for the applicant to have a genuine relationship with his/her spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • This visa requires the applicant to be in Australia at the time of applying for this visa and when the visa is issued. If your family is applying with you, the family is also required to be in Australia.
  • Both the partners must be 18 years or older.
  • 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.
  • The health and character requirements have to be fulfilled mandatorily.

BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 820:

The following benefits are associated with the Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820:

  • One can stay in Australia until the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is granted.
  • Study and Work in Australia.
  • Avail Australian hospital care schemes and Australian medical benefits expenses like Medicare.
  • Travel to and from Australia multiple times.
  • Attend the free classes in English language provided by the Adult Migrant English Program.

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DURATION OF STAY:

One can stay temporarily, until the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is granted or the application is withdrawn.

PROCESSING TIME:

The Processing time for the applications of Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820 are as follows:

  • 75% of the applications require 21 months for processing.
  • 90% of the applications require 28 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 (PERMANENT) VISA SUBCLASS 801?

The Partner (Permanent) visa subclass 801 is a permanent visa. It designed to allow the de facto partner/ spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live on a permanentbasis in Australia. This visa is granted to people who hold the temporary Partner visa subclass 820.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PARTNER (PERMANENT) VISA SUBCLASS 801:

Before applying for this Partner (Permanent) visa Subclass 801, the following requirements have to be fulfilled. The requirements are as follows:

  • One must hold a temporary Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820.
  • One must continue to be in a genuine and ongoing relationship with your partner.
  • It is crucial that the applicant must abide by the Australian laws and conditions on the temporary subclass 820 visa.

BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTNER (PERMANENT) VISA SUBCLASS 801:

One can have an access to the following benefits associated with the Partner (Permanent) visa Subclass 801. The benefits are as follows:

  • One can stay, work and study in Australiapermanently.
  • Travel to and from Australia multiple times.
  • Attend free classes in English language provided by the Adult Migrant English Program.
  • Avail medical benefits through Medicare (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 (Permanent) visa subclass 801 are as follows:

  • 75% of the applications require 10 months for processing.
  • 90% of the applications require 19 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 approximately AUD 7,715. The fees covers for both temporary (Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820) and the permanent (Partner (Permanent) visa subclass 801).For Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) visa the fees is around AUD 1,285.

CONCLUSION:

Partner (Provisional) visa subclass 820 you are sponsored by your partner but you are not eligible to sponsor anyone. As you stride towards the Partner (Permanent) visa subclass 801 and finally get it, it enables you to sponsor your family to come to Australia. So in short, Subclass 801 empowers you.

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