• Prospective Marriage visa (300) – offshore
  • Partner visa 309 (temporary) and 100 (permanent) – offshore
  • Partner visa 820 (temporary) and 801 (permanent) – onshore

Partner visas are for people who are looking to move to Australia and live with their partner or future spouse. All of the above visas require sponsorship by an Australian citizen or permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

Types of Visas - Prospective Marriage visa 300
  • Prospective Marriage visa 300 is intended for people who are outside Australia and wish to come to Australia and marry their partner and then apply for a permanent visa.
  • It allows an applicant to stay in Australia from 9 to 15 months from date of grant of visa.
  • The main criteria to be eligible to apply for permanent residency in the future is to marry your prospective spouse before the visa period ends.
  • A holder of this visa can work and study in Australia.
Types of Visas - Partner visas 820/801 and 309/100
  • The main difference in theses visas is where you must be located when applying for a visa: you need to be outside Australia to apply for a Partner visa 309 (temporary) and in Australia to apply for a Partner visa 820 (temporary).
  • After two years of your temporary visa grant you are eligible to apply for a permanent visa (100/801) if the relationship is continuing.
  • Temporary partner visa holders can stay in Australia until their permanent visa is finalised and a permanent visa granted.
  • A holder of any of these types of visas can work and study in Australia, travel to and from Australia, get free English language classes.
  • Be older than 18 years;
  • Have a sponsor;
  • Meet health and character requirements;
  • Must meet their prospective spouse at least one time in person.
  • Be older than 18 years;
  • Have a sponsor;
  • Must be married or in de facto relationship;
  • Must be committed to a shared life to the exclusion of all others;
  • Your relationship must be genuine and continuing.
  • Be older than 18 years;
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen;
  • Must not sponsor any other applicants for partner visas in the last 5 years;
  • Must not sponsor any other applicants for partner visas more then two times in a lifetime.

AUD 7,715 – main applicant

Prospective Marriage visa 300 holders will need to pay additional AUD 1,285 for the main applicant when applying for subsequent visas 820/801

Australian Partner Visa 2021
This video talks about general partner visa requirements for applicants and sponsors and about documents that need to be provided to support your visa application