Partner visas for Australians are the most common visas sought through the Australian immigration department. When seeking a partner visa in Australia, it is important to make sure that you have all of the information you need regarding what is required for approval. Partner visas are sought by many who wish to be with their significant others, whether they are married or in a committed relationship. Partner visas can take some time to process, so it’s important to gather as much information as possible before starting the application process.
How Much Cost Partner Visa In Australia
All Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to sponsor a non-citizen spouse. But beware: the requirements for transferring your partner to Australia can be arduous, especially if you plan on sponsoring more than one partner. Some of the major expenses incurred in the partner visa procedure include visa application charge, legal fee, fees charged by Migration Agents, Government Visa Application Processing Fee, Petrol and Parking fees, Credit Card fees and Document expenses.A foreigner applies for the Australian partner visa after the relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident has passed a certain time frame. The main requirements for wanting to obtain a partner visa include ownership of property and being aware of the English language. Nevertheless, the first step of applying for this visa is revealed only by going over all documents and following through with official requirements as soon as possible.
Partner Visa Fees
Below is a guide to the costs associated with lodging an Australian partner visa application in 2021
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|820/801 or 309/100 Partner Visa Application||Variable||The visa application fee of $7,715 for the main applicant, $3,860 for any child over 18 and $1,935 for each child under 18 years of age|
|400 Prospective Marriage Visa Application||Variable||The visa application fee of $7,715 for the main applicant, $3,860 for any child over 18 and $1,935 for each child under 18 years of age|
|461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship application||Variable||The visa application fee: $365 for the main applicant, $365 for any child over 18 and $90 for each child under 18 years of age|
|Medical Examination||Approx. $400 per adult and $350 per child||This fee is payable for each person included in your application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.|
|Police Checks||Variable||This fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.|
|Translation of Documents (if required)||Variable||This fee is payable to the person responsible for certifying / translating your documents.|
Partner Visa Application Prepared, Managed and Lodged by a True Blue Migration Agent
|Management of your partner visa by a Registered Migration Agent||$4,800 paid in two parts||Your partner case is managed by a True Blue Migration Registered Migration Agent. We will liaise with Immigration on your behalf and keep you updated on relevant policy changes.|
If you have lodged a partner visa that has been refused, you may be able to appeal the decision. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) charges a fee of $1,787 for an appeal. Our fee to manage an AAT appeal varies depending on the complexity of the case.
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Australia allows international students and professionals to call their families to Australia under the Dependent Visa program. Y-Axis can help you create an impeccable application package that gets your loved ones to Australian shores faster.
AUSTRALIA DEPENDENT VISA PROCESS
SUBCLASS 309 VISA (PARTNER PROVISIONAL VISA)
This visa enables an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or qualified New Zealand citizen to temporarily stay in Australia as a de facto partner or spouse. The first step towards a permanent Partner Visa (subclass 100) is to get this visa.
The applicant must be in a genuine relationship with the spouse or de facto partner in Australia when applying for the visa.
Features of the Subclass 309 visa:
- This is a temporary visa
- Getting this visa will lead to the permanent partner visa
- Applicant must be outside Australia at the time of application
Advantages of Subclass 309 visa:
The Subclass 309 visa holder can:
- Work in Australia
- Study in Australia
- Travel to and from Australia as many times as needed
- Attend unlimited hours of English classes until you reach vocational English in spite of completing 510 hours which was the previous limit.
- Make use of Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
- Family members including dependent children can be included in the application and their visas will be approved provided they meet health and character requirements.
Duration of stay:
The duration of stay will be temporary till a decision is arrived on the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) application or if the application is withdrawn. The duration of stay is generally between 15 to 24 months.
AUSTRALIA PARTNER VISA (SUBCLASS 100).
The applicant and his or her spouse or de facto partner must be in a genuine relationship to be eligible for this visa.
This is a temporary visa, and the candidate must apply for it while outside of Australia.
This visa is only available to those who have a Subclass 309 visa. This visa allows bearers to stay in the nation permanently after which they can apply for citizenship. To do so, the visa holder must maintain a genuine and enduring relationship with their Australian partner.
The processing time for Partner visa 309 and Visa 100 is difficult to predict because it is dependent on a number of factors. The following factors affect the spouse visa processing time:
Filling out the application form with the required information.
Time required to answer a query.
Verifying the information provided by you
Processing timelines: 25% of applications: 5 months / 50% of applications: 9 months / 75% of applications: 18 months/ 90% of applications: 29 months
FOR STUDENT DEPENDENTS:
If you are coming to Australia to study, you are eligible to bring your family members with you. You can either include them on your original student visa application or you can apply for their visas once you have started your course in Australia so that they can join you. Spouses, partners and unmarried children under the age of 18 are eligible for dependent visas.
If you are including your dependent family members in your original student visa application, then you must include their details on your original Form 157A. The main student visa holder must have a minimum of 12 months validity on the visa and necessary funds and insurance to cover all expenses for this period.
If you are applying for the visa after you have started your course, then you must submit the following documents:
- Form 919, Nomination of student dependents
- Form 157A, Application for a student visa
- A letter from one of your teachers stating:
- Name of your course
- Length of the course and your expected completion date
- If you are satisfying all the course requirements;
- Proof that you can financially support your dependent family members
- Proof of family ties such as marriage certificate or birth certificate
- Proof of school enrolment of school-aged children
Proof of health insurance for dependents
FOR POST STUDY WORK DEPENDENTS:
The Post Study Work visa holder must show proof of employment and necessary funds along with other documents like relationship proof and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
FOR WORK VISA DEPENDENTS:
Australia offers various child visa categories to help immigrants bring their biological child, adopted child or stepchild to the country. The parent must be either a citizen of the country or a PR visa holder.
A child that is born in Australia automatically receives Australian citizenship if one of the parents is an Australian citizen or holds an Australian PR.
The Dependent Child Visa in Australia consists of four subclasses, they are:
- Child Visa 101
- Child Visa 102
- Child Visa 802
- Child Visa 445
Your child will be eligible for a dependent visa, under the following conditions:
- You are an Australian citizen
- You hold a permanent resident visa for Australia
- You are a citizen of New Zealand