Spouse Visa Australia: Everything You Need To Know

Spouse Visa Australia: Everything You Need To Know

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[Published 06 Jun, 2024 | 02:12 PM]
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Australia Spouse Visa is also known as the Partner Immigrant Visa. It is the Australia Family Sponsorship Program that consists of various Subclass Visas. It authorizes the spouse or de facto partner of a Permanent Resident or Citizen of Australia or Citizen of New Zealand to reside in Australia permanently.

The Government of Australia approves Spouse Visa to applicants who already possess the Subclass 309 Temporary Partner Visa.

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Spouse Visa Types

Department of Home Affairs offers diverse Subclass Visas that enable Permanent Residents or Citizens of Australia or Citizens of New Zealand to reunite with their partners permanently or temporarily.

Subclass VisaVisa NameDescriptionWhere to Apply
300Prospective Marriage VisaPermits arrival to Australia to marry a potential spouse. It offers the option to later apply for a Partner visa.Overseas
309Partner Provisional VisaEnables the spouse or de facto partner of a Permanent Resident or Citizen of Australia or qualified Citizen of New Zealand to live provisionally in Australia.Overseas
100Partner Migrant VisaOffers Permanent Resident status to the spouse or de facto partner of a Permanent Resident or Citizen of Australia or qualified Citizen of New Zealand.Within Australia
820Partner Permanent VisaOffers Permanent Resident status to the spouse or de facto partner of a Permanent Resident or Citizen of Australia or qualified Citizen of New Zealand.Within Australia

Australia Spouse Visa Eligibility Criteria

You have to fulfil the following criteria to become eligible for the Australia Spouse Visa:

  • You and your spouse have to share a true commitment to lead a life together whether in a de facto relationship or legally married
  • The relationship has to be continuous and authentic
  • You and your spouse have to live together or plan to do so
  • You must be in the spousal relationship for a minimum period of 1 year that demonstrates cohabitation except if married lawfully
  • Usually, both partners’ age must be above 8 years
  • You have to fulfil the health and character criteria

Australia Spouse Visa Eligibility Criteria

A Spouse/Partner Visa consists of two stages. In the first stage a Provisional Visa is approved of the application is assessed positively. 2 years after the filing of the Provisional Visa, the partner/spouse can file an application for a Permanent Visa.

Documents Required 

You will have to offer extensive documents with the Australia Spouse Visa application which is essential to back your application. The documents required can vary, nevertheless, common documents include:

  • Proof of Identity and relationship
  • Bio pages of Passport
  • Marriage certificate, if applicable
  • Birth certificates of children, if applicable

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Verification of Character

  • Certificates of Police clearance
  • Personal details of character assessment: Form 80
Health Assessment:

  • Medical test reports from a Panel Physician
Evidence of authentic relationship

  • Statements of joint bank account
  • Property rental or ownership documents
  • Shared financial commitments or utility bills
  • Correspondence or evidence of joint holidays or travel
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Proof of Financial capacity

  • Bank statements
  • Contracts of employment
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Business documents
Documents of Sponsor

  • Evidence of Permanent Resident or Citizen Status in Australia
  • Sponsorship for a partner to immigrate to Australia: Form 40SP
Assurance of Support

  •  If required, the Sponsor must offer an Assurance of Support. It proves their monetary capacity to support the applicant while staying initially in Australia.

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Reasons for Delay in Approval of Visa Application

  • Incomplete or inaccurate information is submitted
  • Essential documents are not included
  • Additional details are needed from the applicant
  • Verification of the information provided is time-consuming
Note: You must check if your overseas spouse/partner does not have Condition 8503 (No Stay Further) on their Visa, which they will lodge the Spouse/Partner Visa. This condition prevents the individual / Visa holder from filing another onshore application.

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