Everything you need to know about bringing your partner to Australia

23Jul

The excitement of moving to a new country can be overshadowed by the stress and uncertainty of the visa process for your partner in Australia. Our expertise can help ensure you fulfil the necessary requirements for a successful outcome.You and your partner feel that you are made for each other and have decided that you want to spend your life together.

The Australian spouse visa process is quite complex and requires a lot of time and effort. You will need to gather evidence for all the required documents and meet certain eligibility criteria before applying for a spouse visa.

What is Australia’s Temporary and Permanent Partner Visas?

An Australian spouse visa is also called an Australian Partner Visa. The primary applicant i.e the Australian spouse must be either a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a citizen of New Zealand.

  • If you are applying in Australia, your current visa conditions must allow you to make an application for a partner visa onshore.
  • Your marriage must be legal under Australian Law. If you were married in a country other than Australia and that marriage is valid in that country, generally, it will be recognised as valid under Australian law.
  • You and your partner must show a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all others.
  • You and your partner must be living together or, if not, any separation must be only temporary.

If You Are Offshore And Plan to To Be Married

You must be able to legally marry according to Australian law, and you must be outside Australia at the time of application and decision.

  • Your fiancé must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You will need to be able to show that your relationship is genuine and demonstrate that you genuinely intend to marry your fiancé within nine months from the date you are granted a visa and intend to then live with your partner as their spouse.
  • You will need to present evidence of a confirmed marriage date as provided by a recognised marriage authority, either in Australia or overseas, and that you and your fiancé have physically met and are personally known to each other.

An Australia spouse visa lets your spouse (husband or wife) or your de facto partner (fiance, in a committed relationship) immigrate to Australia.

If You Have Been In A De Facto Relationship For 12 Months Or More:

  • If you are applying in Australia, your current visa conditions must allow you to make an application for a partner visa onshore.
  • You and your partner must have been in a de facto relationship, that is living under the same roof, for the entire 12 months immediately prior to lodging your application.
  • You and your partner must show a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others. If there has been any separation, it must only be temporary, such as for business travel or overseas family commitments for the visa applicant.

Eligibility Requirements for a Spouse Visa in Australia

  • The main eligibility requirement for a Spouse Visa Australia is that the relationship should be long-term and genuine.
  • You and your spouse live together on a permanent basis. 
  • You must have been in a spouse relationship for the last 12 months
  • You both must pass health and character criteria.

How long does it take to obtain a Spouse Visa in Australia?

Visa Type Processing time of 75% applications Processing time of 90% applications
309- Provisional Visa 11 months 15 months
100- Permanent Visa 20 months 23 months

How do you Apply for a Spouse Visa from India?

Step 1: Get your documents prepared

You have to be prepared to avail of every document, which enhances your immigration or visa process.

Step 2: Lodge your Australian partner visa application

You have to lodge an online partner visa application. Once you have lodged the partner visa application, you must pay the fees and keep the receipt.

Step 3: Obtain decision from the DHA

After placing the partner visa application, it takes several months for the DHA to decide on your visa application.

Step 4: Wait and get approval

Once you obtain the approval from the DHA, you can then receive your visa and start moving on accordingly.

Exceptions for a Permanent Partner Visa:

You don’t need to complete 2 years of living in Australia with your partner to transition from temporary to permanent partner visa if:

  • You have5 or more years of proof of relationship or marriage with your Australian partner
  • You have dependent children in your marriage or relationship. Length of your relationship must be over two years.
  • You were in a documented relationship with your spouse before they obtained a protection visa or permanent visa

Pros of getting Spouse Dependent Visa:

By obtaining the Spouse Dependent Visa, you can get many benefits associated with, such as:

  • You will be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship.
  • You will be Eligible to receive social security payments.
  • You can travel in and out of Australia (for 5 years).

 

 

 

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