Australian Partner Visas, De-Facto / Spouse / Fiancé
If you wish to relocate to Australia and are involved in a relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you may have the capacity to apply for a Partner De-Facto / Spousal / Fiance visa.
There are different versions of the partner visa available, depending on your circumstances:
Australian Partner Visa General Overview
There are different versions of the Australian partner visa available, depending on your circumstances:
For each type of application, evidence of your relationship is required. This varies depending on which visa you intend to seek.
The application is made up of two parts –
- the sponsorship and
- the visa application
The Australian citizen or permanent resident acts as the sponsor and must consent to specific commitments; such as
- providing accommodation,
- financial assistance,
- information and advice to help their partner settle into life in Australia.
Partner Visa Applications, except the Fiancé visa, can be applied for either on-shore (from inside Australia) or off-shore (from outside Australia)
If you apply from on-shore you will be entitled to a bridging visa which will have the same living and working rights that are applicable to the appropriate visa that has been applied for whist a decision is being made on the application. These visa categories are currently taking between 18 months and 2 years to obtain a decision after the application is submitted.
All applicants must meet health and character requirements.
For further information, or to submit an enquiry regarding any of the above applications visa, please complete our enquiry form below and one of our friendly team will contact you.
Australian Partner De-Facto/ Spouse / Fiancé / Visas Fees:
The fees for the Australian Partner / Spouse / Fiancé / De-facto Visas are:
Initial registration fee:
Australian Immigration government fee: AUD 7000
Professional fee: AUD 3000
(can be paid in two parts) GST (Goods and Services Tax) can apply
The cost of this application is the same if applying on-shore (from within Australia) as opposed to off-shore (outside Australia).
Australian Partner De Facto Visa Application
The de-facto visa is suitable for couples who are living together, when one of them is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, this includes same sex relationships.
The application process consists of two parts – the sponsorship and the visa application. The Australian citizen or permanent resident acts as the sponsor.
The visa can be applied for either (on-shore) in Australia or from outside Australia (off-shore)
If you apply on-shore you will be entitled to a bridging visa which will have the same conditions as the visa you are applying for. This option is not available if you apply off-shore
To support your de-facto visa application, you must provide a variety of evidence including:
- Documents to confirm you have been living together for at least 12 months immediately prior to application
- 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
- Passport photos
For further information, or to submit an enquiry regarding the partner 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. Registration can be completed either by telephone or online.
You will then be emailed an application pack including all relevant forms and a check list of requirement documents.
Our Professional Australian Migration Service
At Australian Travel Visas, we have a dedicated team who deal with Australian Migration applications.
You will have a named member of our team to advise and assist you, they will arrange all the paperwork and deal with the Australian Government on your behalf; whilst keeping you updated along the way.
The cost of this service is AUD 3000.
This methodology frees your time up, so you can concentrate on making the other essential arrangements for your move to Australia.