Family Visa Australia

Partner or Family VISA

​You might want to bring your partner or family over to join you temporarily or permanently in Australia.

How you do this will depend on whether you are a visa holder or not, and if you are visa holder, which visa you can apply for

Partner visa (apply overseas)

Allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.

You apply for the temporary and the permanent partner visas  309/100 together.

Partner visa (apply in Australia)

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass820&801).

Prospective Marriage visa

This visa 300 lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa. The applicant can stay in Australia for 9 months from the date of grant of visa and you can work in Australia and study in Australia at your own expense

Partner Visa Australia Cost

A partner visa costs $7160 plus credit card surcharge (0.3%).

Both temporary and permanent visas fee of $7160 together at the application

Another $3585 is charged for every additional applicant over 18 years of age, and $1,795 for every applicant under 18.
Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) costs AUD1,285 . 

Partner Visa Australian Checklist

  • Identity documents

    One of the following:

    • a birth certificate showing the names of both parents:
    • identification pages of a family book showing the names of both parents
    • identification pages of an identification document issued by the government
    • identification pages of a court-issued document that proves your identity
    • identification pages of a family census register.
  • Current Passport

    Your current passport showing your photo, personal details and passport issue and expiry dates.

  • Passport Photographs

    Two recent passport photographs (45 mm x 35 mm):

    • the photograph should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background
    • the applicants name must be printed on the back of the photograph
  • National Identity Card

    If you have one. Or driving licence

  • Name Changed

    Proof of change of name evidences, if applicable.

What is a de facto relationship?

  • You are not married to each other
  • you are in a exclusive committed relationship to a shared life
  • your relationship is genuine and continuing
  • you live together or do not live separately or apart on a not permanent basis
  • your relationship can be with someone of the same or different sex.

What is a de facto relationship length?

Usually, your de facto relationship must have existed for at least 12 months and lived together.

Time spent dating or in an online relationship usually not count.

If your de facto relationship has existed for less than 12 months, you might still be eligible for the visa, if there is compelling and compassionate circumstance involved booking an appointment.

Australian Partner Visa relationship Documents

At least two of Form 888

  • Proof that your relationship is genuine and continuing
  • If you are married, your marriage certificate.
  • If you are in a de facto relationship

Health documents

You will require to undergo a health examination after your application is submitted.

Character documents

  • Completed Form 80 – Personal particulars for assessment
  • Police certificates – your born country and other country you have been lived for 12 months
  • If you served in the armed forces of any country, military service records or discharge papers.

Partner Visa Sponsor Checklist

  • Sponsorship Application

    Lodge your sponsorship via ImmiAccount after the partner visa has lodged and have obtained the specific Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or application ID.

  • Identity documents

    Proof that your sponsor is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

    If your sponsor is an Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, proof they have at lest live in Australia for 2 years.

  • Character documents

    Police certificates for your birth country and any other country you have lived for 12 months.

Partner Visa Assessment –  relationship is genuine and continuing

Step 1

A statement about your relationship that describes:

    • how, when and where you first met
    • how the relationship developed
    • when you became engaged or married, if applicable
    • joint activities
    • periods of separation
    • significant events in the relationship
    • your future plans together.

Step 2

Documents that show you and your partner committed finances:

    • mortgage or lease agreement with joint ownership or rental of property
    • loan documents of major assets such as homes, cars or major appliances in both names
    • joint bank accounts
    • household bills in both names

Step 3

Documents that show that you and your partner share households:

    • joint utility bills
    • leasing agreement with both name
    • a statement about the way housework is distributed
    • household bills in both names
    • mail or emails addressed to both of you
    • joint responsibility for children if applicable
    • your living arrangements

Step 4

Documents that show your relationship is known by others, for example:

    • Movie tickets, joint invitations, going out together, friends and acquaintances together – photos
    • If declared your relationship to government bodies, commercial or public institutions – same or different sex.
    • evidences of joint sporting, cultural or social activities
    • evidences of joint travel – air tickets, travel plan, receipts

Step 5

Documents to show you are committed to each other in a long term:

    • Statement of each personal circumstances such as background and family situation.
    • documents that show you have combined your personal matters
    • the terms of your wills
    • letters and phone bills that show you have been in contact when apart.
    • other social media chat record – facebook, whatsapp and etc.
  • Sponsorship Application

    Lodge your sponsorship via ImmiAccount after the partner visa has lodged and have obtained the specific Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or application ID.

  • Identity documents

    Proof that your sponsor is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

    If your sponsor is an Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, proof they have at lest live in Australia for 2 years.

  • Character documents

    Police certificates for your birth country and any other country you have lived for 12 months.