Permanent Residency in Australia on a Partner Visa is a two step process involving Partner Visa (Subclass 820) followed by Partner Visa (Subclass 801)

What is a Partner Visa (Subclass 820)?

This is a temporary Visa (provisional visa), and the first step to gaining permanent residency in Australia. It is for spouses, de facto partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who live in Australia.

You can apply for the Subclass 820 Visa if you are currently in Australia.

What is a Partner Visa (Subclass 801)?

This permanent visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. It is the second step to gaining permanent residency in Australia.

You can apply for the Subclass 801 if you hold a Subclass 820 Visa, and are residing in Australia.

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Who would the Partner Visas (Subclass 820 and 801) be suitable for?

A Subclass 820 Visa would suit you if:

  • you and your Australian partner are legally married or have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months prior to the date of your application
  • you are in Australia at the time of your application

A Subclass 801 Visa would suit you if:

  • you hold a Subclass 820 Visa
  • you and your Australian partner have been in a genuine and continuing relationship for 2 years after applying for the Subclass 820 Visa
  • you pass the assessment conducted by the Department of Immigration against the criteria for the permanent Partner Visa
  • you are in Australia at the time of your application

These Partner Visas apply equally to heterosexual and same sex relationships.

When can you expect your Partner Visas (Subclass 820 and 801) to be approved?

The processing times for a Partner Visa (Subclass 820) and for a Partner Visa (Subclass 801) can be found at the:
Australian Immigration and Border Protection Website

How do you apply for Partner Visas (Subclass 820 and 801)?

It is best to contact Aus Visa Specialists. Your dedicated Aus Visa Migration Agent will ensure that you have all of the documentation necessary, and follow the application guidelines to speed up your Partner Visa application. Aus Visa Specialists has reunited husbands and wives, and partners with great success for over 13 years.

Simply fill in the “Claim your Free Visa Assessment” form on this page and one of our friendly team members will contact you soon.