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Partner Visa Options

Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage

Offshore
 

The fiancé or prospective marriage visa (Subclass 300) is a temporary entry permit that allows you and your spouse to be married in Australia. This visa is available only for offshore applicants. It lasts up until nine months (or longer). Once you are married, you will be able to transition to a Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801) onshore.

This visa is preferable for couples who never lived together but have met in person and know each other well. This option is also most suitable for arranged marriages.

Don’t rush to get married – talk to us first. A marriage certificate without any evidence of cohabitation will not guarantee a successful visa outcome.

Subclass 309/100 – De Facto or Spouse 

Offshore
 
The purpose of the Partner visa is to allow the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to enter and remain in Australia. The applicant is initially granted a temporary visa and eligible for permanent residency if the relationship exists after a two-year waiting period since the date of initial application.
 

Subclass 820/801 – De Facto or Sopuse

Onshore

The purpose of the Partner visa is to allow the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to remain in Australia. The applicant is initially granted a temporary visa and eligible for permanent residency if the relationship exists after a two-year waiting period since the date of initial application.
 

Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship

Onshore and offshore
 
If you are married or in a de-facto relationship with a New Zealand citizen either living in Australia or offshore, the Subclass 461 visa may be a suitable option for you. 


You must be a family member of:

  • a New Zealand citizen, but not an Eligible New Zealand Citizen
  • and either
    • holds a Special Category visa (subclass 444) and is living in Australia, or
    • is eligible to hold a Special Category visa (subclass 444) and is accompanying you to Australia.

This visa allows you to live and work in Australia for up to five years and can be renewed as long as you continue to meet the criteria for the visa grant.

The Subclass 461 visa is also available to other eligible family members of New Zealand citizens.

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