Australian Spouse Visas

There are almost 100 different categories and subclasses of Australian Visas – all of these have their own specific requirements and permit you to undertake specific actions.

Applying for the wrong Visa is very common for Australia and this often has a negative impact on travelers. Australian Immigration is notoriously difficult and strict, and amongst one of the most complicated in the world.

Australian Partner/Spouse/Fiancé(e) Visas Explained

Partner (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 100) – The Subclass 309 Visa is a provisional Visa that will allow you to enter Australia to join your partner whilst your permanent Visa (Subclass 100) is being processed.

This is useful when you simply cannot be without your partner whilst a different Visa is being processed.

You would submit these Applications whilst you are outside Australia.

Partner Visa (Subclasses 820 and 801) – Much like the above Visas, one is applied for before the other to ensure you can remain in Australia with your partner until a Visa is reached. As such, this Visa is made whilst you are already in Australia, even if it were in a different Subclass.

You would first apply for the Subclass 820 and then the 801.

Prospective Marriage Visa for Fiancé(e)s (Subclass 300) – This permits you to enter Australia to marry your partner.

Once this is granted and you are married, the Subclass 300 must then be switched into the Subclass 820 and then the 801.

Perfect for the swift, romantic gesture.

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