PARTNER PROVISIONAL VISA (SUBCLASS 309) & PARTNER PERMANENT VISA (SUBCLASS 100)
A Partner Provisional Visa (Subclass 309) as the name suggests allows the spouse or de-facto partner of an Australian or eligible New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident to stay in Australia with his or her partner. Partner Provisional Visa is actually a gateway to Partner Permanent Visa or visa Subclass 100. If you spend have 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 outside of 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
- At the time of application, his relation with an Australian partner is more than 3 years old or 2 years in case of a child.
- Supporting partner has a permanent humanitarian visa and DIBP and he or she informed about the relationship in-prior.