Couple who are legally married are able to apply for a spouse visa when one of you is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
The application is made up of two parts – the sponsorship and the visa application. The Australian citizen or permanent resident acts as the sponsor.
This visa is initially valid for a two year period. During this time you are able to live and work in Australia. After this two year period, your application will be re-assessed and should your circumstances still be the same, and the relationship still be continuing, your visa will be made permanent. You will apply for both the temporary and permanent visa at the same time.
In some circumstances, such as a long term spousal relationships or those with children, your visa may be made permanent from day one without the need for the two year waiting period. This is at the discretion of the Australian immigration.
A range of evidence must be provided to support your spouse visa application including:
- Your marriage certificate
- Witness statements from family & friends confirming your relationship
- Relationship statements from each of you
- Joint financial/legal commitments
- Evidence of sponsor's employment
- Knowledge of each other's personal circumstances
The fees for the spouse visa are:
£ 60.00 initial registration fee
$6865.00 AUD government fee (£ 3900.00 approx)
£ 995.00administration fee (payable in two parts)
Additional costs apply if your application is submitted from inside Australia.
For further information, or to submit an enquiry regarding the spouse visa, please complete our enquiry form below and one of our friendly team will contact you.
Should you wish to proceed with an application for a partner visa, we require you to register with our company. An application pack will then be emailed out to you, including all relevant forms and a check list of requirement documents. You may complete the registration process either online or by phone.
Phone consultations by arrangement.