PARTNER PROVISIONAL VISA (SUBCLASS 820) & PARTNER PERMANENT VISA (SUBCLASS 801)
A Partner Provisional Visa (Subclass 820) as the name suggests is for the spouse or a de-facto partner of an Australian or eligible New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident who stays in Australia. Partner Provisional Visa is actually a gateway to Partner Permanent Visa or visa Subclass 100. If you have spent two years with your partner on a Partner Provisional Visa and if you think the relationship is still going great, you can apply for Partner Permanent Visa.
- At the time of the visa application, the applicant must be in Australia
- Relationship must be sincere and continuing
- In case of a de facto relationship, it must be in existence for 12 months or more.
- Meet health and character requirements.
Exception, if any;
There are a few exceptions to the rule. An applicant can be granted permanent residency before completing 2 years in the relation if
- He or she has child and the relationship breaks
- The sponsoring partner has died before the 2 years in the relation and the other partner can prove that the relation would have if that partner would have been alive.
- His or her family has suffered family violence
- Supporting partner has a permanent humanitarian visa and DIBP and he or she informed about the relationship in-prior.
- At the time of application, his relation with the sponsoring partner is more than 3 years old or 2 years in case of a child.