Australian Partner Visa

If you are married to, in a committed relationship with or the fiancee of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain an Australian Partner Visa.

All applicants for a Partner Visa must have an Australian sponsor. Your sponsor must provide a written statement pledging to support you for your first 2 years in Australia, including accommodation and financial assistance to meet reasonable living needs.

Your relationship with your partner will be assessed as part of the application process. Additionally, applications are assessed against Australian health and character requirements.

Married Partners

  • To apply for a Partner Visa on the basis of your marriage, you must be legally married to your partner. If you were married in a country other than Australia, your marriage will generally be recognised as valid under Australian law.

De Facto or 'Common Law' Spouse

  • If you are applying for a Partner Visa as a de facto spouse, you and your partner generally must have been in a de facto relationship for the 12 months immediately prior to lodging your application.

Same Sex Couples

  • The Partner Visa also allows same sex partner migration to Australia.

Fiancee Visa

  • A Prospective Marriage Visa is a temporary visa that is valid for 9 months. You must enter Australia as a fiancee and marry your sponsor within the period the visa is valid.