Partner Visas details
The Partner category allows Partners and Prospective Partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and/or to remain permanently in Australia, sponsored by their partner.
This visa category may apply to people intending to marry (fiancés); married couples; de-facto couples and couples in same sex relationships.
Partner applications may be lodged in or outside Australia, and this depends on a range of factors, including your individual circumstances, current visa conditions if you are in Australia and eligibility criteria that you must meet to make an application in this category.
The main requirement for the successful grant of a partner visa is that your relationship is on-going and genuine and that you and your partner meet eligibility criteria. Specific evidentiary requirement are required to be provided. We will guide you throughout the entire application process.
If you hold a partner visa under this category and Family violence has taken place, you may still meet visa requirements, even if you are no longer in a relationship with your sponsor. If you think this may relate to your situation, then it is important to make an informed decision as there are provisions that may assist you and your dependents in these circumstances.
Immigration Law Matters understands that it is of the utmost importance that your partner can join you in Australia as quickly as possible. Our migration agents offer expert advice and have significant experience in dealing with any difficult issues that may arise when applying for partner visas, including:
- Establishing the 12-month cohabitation requirement for defacto partners
- Skipping the usual 2-year waiting period for permanent residence
- Obtaining exemptions for the 12-month cohabitation requirement
- Health waivers where the partner has a serious medical issue.
- Situations involving domestic violence or where the relationship has ended and there are dependent children involved.
- Waiving sponsorship restrictions for those who have previously sponsored a partner.
Why should you choose Immigration Law Matters?
Immigration Law Matters is experienced in providing advice and handling partner migration matters in a professional and sensitive manner. We have helped many couples remain permanently together in Australia even in situations where they not spent quality time together.