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Posted On : 1 April 2024     |     By : Kangaroo Edu

Securing a Partner Visa in Adelaide: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you looking to bring your partner or family to live with you in Adelaide? It can be pretty tough to live far from your loved ones. Fortunately, there are a number of visa options you can lean into to close the gap. One of them is the Partner Visa.    Depending on where you’re currently living and who you want to sponsor, it can be a different variety of the Partner Visa. But don’t worry, we will walk you through all the ins and outs of how you can bring your partner to live with you in Adelaide. 

What is a Partner Visa in Adelaide?

  Alright, let’s start with the basics. The Partner Visa (subclasses 820, 821, 309, 100) is your ticket to temporarily or permanently living in Australia with your significant other. Whether you’re married, in a de facto relationship, or maybe even planning to tie the knot soon, this visa is your key to bringing your partner to live with you in Australia.   Now, depending on whether you’re already in Australia or still chilling overseas, the process might look a tad different. Let’s break it down:  

Applying for a Partner Visa From Within Australia

  1. Subclass 820 (Partner visa – Temporary)

  The Subclass 820 (Partner visa – Temporary) is a temporary visa that grants your partner the privilege to work, study, and reside in Adelaide or anywhere in Australia while awaiting a decision on their permanent partner visa application. Here are the requirements that you and your partner must fulfil in order to be eligible to apply.  
  • You and your partner must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • You must be in a married or de facto relationship with the applicant
  • You must be the one sponsoring the applicant’s visa application
  • You and your partner must meet health and character requirements
  • The department should not have previously cancelled or refused the applicant’s visa
  • The applicant should not possess any regional visa
  • You must be residing in Australia when you fill the form and during decision time
  • You must not have any pending debts towards the Australian government
 
  1. Subclass 801 (Partner visa – Permanent)

  The Subclass 801 (Partner visa – Permanent) is a permanent visa that grants your partner to permanently live with you in Adelaide or anywhere in Australia. However, in order to be eligible for this visa, your partner/applicant must have held a Subclass 820 (Partner visa – Temporary) for two years and continued to live with you throughout these 2 years. Here are the requirements that you and your partner must fulfil in order to be eligible to apply.  
  • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • You must be in a married or de facto relationship with the applicant
  • Your partner/applicant must have held a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) for 2 years
  • You and your partner must not have any debts owed to the Australian government
  • You and your partner must not have committed any crime
 

Applying for a Partner Visa from Outside Australia

  1. Subclass 309 (Partner – Provisional) visa

  The Subclass 309 (Partner – Provisional) Visa is a temporary visa that grants your partner the privilege to work, study, and reside in Adelaide or anywhere in Australia much like Subclass 820 (Partner visa – Temporary). However, your partner applies for this visa if you are currently outside of Australia. Here are the requirements that you and your partner must fulfil in order to be eligible to apply.  
  • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • You must be in a married or de facto relationship with the applicant
  • You and your partner must be in a genuine relationship 
  • You must be the one sponsoring your partner for this visa
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.
  • You and your partner must both be over the age of 18.
 
  1. Subclass 100 (Partner – Migrant) Visa

The Subclass 100 (Partner – Migrant) Visa is a permanent visa that grants your partner to permanently live with you in Adelaide or anywhere in Australia much like Subclass 801 (Partner visa – Permanent). However, your partner applies for this visa if you are currently outside of Australia. Here are the requirements that you and your partner must fulfil in order to be eligible to apply.  
  • Your partner must have held the Subclass 309 (Partner – Provisional) visa for at least two years
  • You and your partner must still be married or in a de facto relationship
  • You and your sponsor must have been in a relationship for at least two years or two years must have passed since you applied for the 309/100 Visa.
  • You must have lived together during your relationship
  • Your relationship must be exclusive and monogamous
  • You must be at least 18 years of age or more when you apply for this visa.
 

How can a migration agent help in Adelaide?

Here’s how a registered migration agent can assist you in obtaining a partner visa in Australia:
  1. Expert Advice and Guidance

A registered migration agent possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise in Australian immigration law and procedures. They can provide you with accurate and up-to-date information regarding the partner visa application process, eligibility criteria, and required documentation.  
  1. Assessment of Eligibility

Before you embark on the partner visa application journey, a Registered Migration Agent can assess your eligibility based on your individual circumstances. They can evaluate factors such as your relationship status, duration of the relationship, and any potential barriers to visa approval.  
  1. Application Preparation

Partner visa applications can be complex and involve extensive paperwork. A Registered Migration Agent can assist you in gathering and organising the necessary documents, such as proof of relationship, identity documents, and evidence of financial support.  
  1. Visa Strategy

Based on your specific situation, a migration agent can develop a tailored visa strategy to maximise your chances of success. They can advise you on the most suitable visa subclass to apply for, whether it’s a temporary or permanent partner visa, and the best timing for lodging your application.  
  1. Liaison with Authorities

Throughout the application process, a Registered Migration Agent can act as a liaison between you and the Department of Home Affairs. They can communicate with immigration authorities on your behalf, address any queries or concerns raised during the assessment process, and ensure that your application progresses smoothly.  
  1. Representation and Advocacy

In the event of complications or challenges with your application, such as requests for further information or visa refusals, a migration agent can represent you and advocate for your interests. They can prepare submissions and appeals to present your case effectively and increase your chances of a successful outcome.  
  1. Compliance with Regulations

Immigration laws and regulations are subject to change, and it’s essential to ensure compliance throughout the visa application process. A migration agent stays updated on any policy changes or updates that may impact your application and ensures that your application meets all requirements.
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