If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent resident we can help you bring your husband or wife, or de facto partner to Australia. The DIBP have implemented specific criteria to test your relationship over 2 years, prior to granting permanent residency.
There are two temporary partner visas
Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 309)
This is a visa for partners who are not living in Australia at the time of the application. An Australian visa office in your partner’s country of origin will process the application.
Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820)
This is a visa for people who have already entered Australia on a valid visa and wish to switch to a visa that reflects their partner status.
Both these visas can convert to permanent residency as subclass 100 or 801 visas.
Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)
This temporary nine-month visa enables you to marry your prospective spouse in Australia or in another country. After your marriage you can apply for a partner visa leading to permanent residence.