Changes to same-sex relationship visa applicants

- Posted in Australia by Visa Bureauon 20 December 2017

Changes to same-sex relationship visa applicants

Following the legalisation of same-sex marriages in Australia on 7 December 2017 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have expanded which visas applicants in same-sex relationships can now apply for.

Since the 9th of December 2017 if you are in a same sex relationship you are now eligible to apply for a visa as your partner's spouse (married partner).

Previously same-sex relationships could only be assessed under a de facto relationship which had slightly different requirements.

These new changes will apply to Partner visas (subclasses 100, 309, 801 and 820) as well as any other visa applications that include your partner.

With this change same sex couples are now eligible to apply for a Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300).

To see if you're eligible for a partner visa fill out our visa assessment: