Spouse visa Australia allows married partners to immigrate to Australia because they are married to someone living in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. This Visa lets your spouse (husband or wife), or your de facto partner (fiancé in a committed relationship) immigrate to Australia.
To be eligible for application of this visa, all applicants must prove that their relationship is genuine and continuing. Financial Commitment, social acceptance, emotional support, and the nature of the household are ways of demonstrating this.
Spouse Visa Australia is divided into Onshore and Offshore visas, which differ based on where you are when you apply – in Australia or outside. They are further divided into temporary and permanent visas based on their duration. All types of spouse visas have different processing times and fees.
Eligibility Requirements for a Spouse Visa in Australia
- You should be in a long-term and genuine relationship to apply for a spouse visa in Australia
- Your relationship with your spouse should be for the last 12 months
- You and your spouse must pass the character and health criteria
- You and your spouse live together permanently
Fee for Australian Spouse Visa
- For getting a temporary partner visa, the charges are AUD 8,850
- For getting a prospective marriage visa, the costs are AUD 1,475
TYPES OF PARTNER AND SPOUSE VISA IN AUSTRALIA
Partner Visa (Temporary) – Subclass 820
- With this visa, you can stay in Australia, Work in Australia, Study in Australia, Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program if you are eligible, apply for access to Australia’s public health care scheme.
- You can also include members of your family, but they should meet the health and character requirements to be in Australia
- While applying for this visa, you must be in Australia Family members who apply with you must also be in Australia.
- The processing time for this visa type is around 21 to 25 months.
Partner Visa (Permanent): Subclass 801
- With this visa, you can stay in Australia, Work in Australia, Study in Australia, travel to and from Australia for 5 years, have access to Australia’s public healthcare scheme, and sponsor your family members to come to Australia.
- If you are eligible, you can apply to attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program and apply for Australian citizenship.
- One becomes a Permanent resident of Australia when the visa is granted
- If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
Partner (Provisional) Visa (subclass 309)
- While applying for this visa you must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Your partner should sponsor your visa
- You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa
- You must be in or outside Australia when we decide on your temporary visa application
- This visa leads directly to a permanent partner visa
- If you are outside Australia at the time of the visa grant, you must enter Australia before the first entry arrival date (initial arrival date) specified in your grant letter
- With this visa, you can stay in Australia, Work in Australia, Study in Australia, Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program
Partner Migrant Visa (Subclass 100)
- This is a permanent visa and to get this visa one must hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309)
- With this visa, you can stay permanently in Australia
- You can live, work, and study in Australia
- You can also sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
- With this visa you can stay in Australia, Work in Australia, Study in Australia, travel to and from Australia for 5 years, access Australia’s public healthcare scheme, sponsor your family members to come to Australia
- If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
- You can apply for Australian Citizenship, once you are eligible
Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)
- You must be 18 years or above while applying for this visa
- The sponsor of this visa must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
- You must be intended to marry your prospective spouse before the visa period ends
- With this visa, you can stay in Australia for 9 to 15 months from the date of the visa grant
- You can work and study in Australia
- If you want to settle down in Australia, you must be married and apply for a Partner Visa (Subclass 820 and 801) before your prospective marriage visa ends
Required Documents for Applying for an Australian Spouse Visa
- Joint loan documents for significant assets like homes, cars, or essential appliances
- Joint bank account statements
- Joint Lease Documents
Documents of Social Matters
- Marriage Certificate
- Proof you travel together
- Pictures of togetherness with familiar friends
Documents to prove Commitment
- Proof of knowledge of each other’s background, family situation
- Evidence of your combined personal matters
Documents to prove De Facto Commitment
- Evidence of marriage and event photos or videos
- Birth certificates for any children you have
- Written statements of purpose by spouse explaining your relationship history
- Proof of Joint finances shared (e.g., joint rental agreement, joint bank accounts, joint credit cards, bills, and lease agreements)