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Partner visa (subclass 820)

This temporary visa allows the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. It's the initial step towards obtaining a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801)


  • Must be in a genuine relationship with a spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen

  • Must be sponsored by the spouse or de facto partner

  • Must be in Australia both when applying for the visa and when the temporary visa application is decided. Family members applying together must also be in Australia


  • Live, work, and study in Australia while the permanent Partner visa is being processed

  • Unlimited travel to and from Australia

  • Access to free English language classes through the Adult Migrant English Program (if eligible)

  • Eligibility to apply for Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare


  • From AUD8,850.00 for most applicants

  • From AUD1,475 for Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holders

Common Reasons for Visa Denials

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