The Subclass 820 Partner Visa is designed for individuals who are currently in Australia and have a partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
What is Australian Partner Visa Subclass 820?
The Subclass 820 Partner Visa allows the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia on a temporary basis. This visa serves as the initial step towards obtaining a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801). To be eligible for the temporary partner visa, certain criteria must be met at the time of application:
- You must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident. This person will act as your visa sponsor unless they are under 18 years of age.
- Your marriage must be legally recognized under Australian law.
- You need to provide evidence of being in a de facto relationship for a minimum of 12 months, unless you are exempt from this requirement due to factors such as registering your relationship.
It is important to note that specific requirements and exemptions may apply, so it is advisable to thoroughly review the official guidelines and seek professional advice when applying for this visa.
Requirements of Partner Visa Application
To be eligible for the Subclass 820 Partner Visa, the following criteria must be met:
- You must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner, who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
- You must be physically present in Australia when applying for this visa, and during the assessment of your temporary visa application. Family members who are included in your application must also be in Australia.
- You and your family members, including those not included in the application, must meet the Australian health and character requirements.
- You and your family members must not have any outstanding debts to the Australian government.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, unless they are in a legally recognized marriage.
Benefits of a Partner Visa
The advantages of acquiring a partner visa are numerous and can greatly enhance one’s personal and social life. Here are some key benefits to consider:
Uniting with loved ones
Obtaining a partner visa allows individuals to come together with their partner and build a life together in the same country. It facilitates the opportunity to live, work, and study in a new environment without the challenges of long-distance relationships.
Enhanced support system
Having a partner visa means having a built-in support system. Being in the same country as your partner provides emotional, financial, and logistical support, which can greatly contribute to overall well-being and happiness.
Shared responsibilities and opportunities
A partner visa enables couples to share responsibilities, such as financial commitments, household chores, and child-rearing. It also opens up a wider range of opportunities for joint ventures, business endeavours, and career advancements.
Cultural exchange and personal growth
Moving to a new country through a this visa offers individuals a chance to experience a different culture first-hand. This can lead to personal growth, a broader perspective on life, and the development of intercultural communication skills.
Access to healthcare and social benefits
In many countries, partner visa holders have access to healthcare services and social benefits similar to those enjoyed by citizens. This ensures that both partners can receive necessary medical care and assistance, promoting a sense of security and well-being.
Legal rights and protections
Acquiring a partner visa grants individuals legal recognition of their relationship, which comes with a range of rights and protections. These can include spousal rights, inheritance rights, and eligibility for immigration benefits.
Stronger sense of stability
Having a this visa provides a sense of stability and security, both in terms of the relationship itself and the ability to establish a life together in a new country. This stability can foster personal and professional growth, as well as a sense of belonging.
The Final Word!
We offer assistance in navigating visa options and ensuring the smooth processing of applications. Our team will thoroughly assess the eligibility of your partner visa application and provide comprehensive advice on the likelihood of success.
If you are interested in discussing your partner visa options and evaluating the path to permanent residency, we invite you to make an enquiry or schedule a consultation with one of our highly knowledgeable and experienced Migration Agents.