This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).
You can live, work and study in Australia while your permanent Partner visa is being processed.
You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want.
You can attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program.
Temporarily while your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) application is being processed or it is withdrawn.
You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.
In most cases, you must be the spouse or de facto partner of an:
– Australian citizen
– Australian permanent resident or
– eligible New Zealand citizen
Your relationship can be with someone of the same or different sex.
To be a married applicant:
– you and your spouse must both be committed to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others
– your relationship with your spouse must be genuine and continuing
– you must live with your spouse or do not live apart on a permanent basis
– your marriage must be valid under Australian law
To be a de facto partner, you must be in a de facto relationship:
– you are not married to each other
– you are committed to a shared life to the exclusion of all others
– your relationship is genuine and continuing
– you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis
– you are not related by family
Usually your de facto relationship must have existed for at least 12 months immediately before you apply for the visa. Time spent dating or in an online relationship might not count as being in a de facto relationship.
You and anyone who applies for the visa with you must have a sponsor when you lodge your application and when you are on this visa.
Your sponsor is usually your partner.
Your sponsor must be approved. There are limitations on approval.
You can’t change your sponsor. The person who sponsors you when you apply for the visa must be same person who sponsors you for 2 years after the grant of your temporary 820 Partner visa.
Married applicants must usually, be 18 or older when they apply. This is because usually, you must be 18 or older to be married under Australian law.
Applicants in de facto relationships must be 18 or older when they apply.
You, and any members of the family unit or dependent child who applies for the visa with you, must meet character requirement.
You, and any members of the family unit or dependent child who applies for the visa with you, must meet health requirement.
The visa will not be granted if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.
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