The Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801) is an onshore visa, therefore you must be in Australia at the time of application. This particular visa requires a significant amount of evidence in order to prove that you are in “a genuine and continuing relationship” with your partner.
For most offshore visa’s, there is a requirement for the applicant to be outside of Australia at the time of grant. The Department has just announced that this requirement will be waived for certain family visa applicants.
First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association, notifying of changes to Partner (SC 309/100 & 820/801) and Prospective Marriage (SC 300) visa application arrangements. On or after 18 November 2017 the following changes will occur to Partner and Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) application arrangements: Partner and PMV visas must be lodged online. PaperRead more
APPLYING FOR AN AUSTRALIAN PARTNER VISA Are you in love with an Australian or New Zealander? We’re pretty amazing, so we don’t blame you for being lured in by our laid-back charms and sun-kissed tans. We do tend to make partners swoon with our sultry language and salty vegemite. If you are in a committedRead more
NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS From 18 November 2016, sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applicants are required to meet additional legislative criteria pertaining to their character. Sponsors will need to provide Australian or foreign police checks to DIBP when requested and consent in their sponsorshipRead more