Australia & South Africa

Partner Visas

Prospective Marriage | Offshore Applications | Onshore Applications

Subclass 300
Prospective Marriage visa

This visa lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa.

  • This visa allows you to come to Australia and marry your prospective spouse
    • Your Australian partner must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, eligible New Zealand resident.
    • Part of the process is the Australian partner must become an eligible sponsor
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply
  • You may still be married this is not a bar to applying for this visa
  • You must be married within 9 months
  • When you do get married your previous marriage must be legally dissolved

Stay:  9 months from date of grant of visa

Cost:  From AUD7,715

Offshore Subclasses 309 and 100
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 together.

  • Your Australian partner must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, eligible New Zealand resident.
  • Part of the process is the Australian partner must become an eligible sponsor
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply
  • The temporary Partner provisional visa leads directly to the permanent Partner visa

Stay: The Partner provisional visa allows you to stay temporarily, while we process your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) application.

Cost: From AUD7,160

Processing time 17 months (you can be onshore while the visa is being processed)

Onshore – Subclasses 820 and 801
Partner visa (apply in Australia)

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 together.

Stay: The Partner (temporary) visa allows you to stay in Australia, while we process your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) application.

Cost: From AUD1,195 for Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders.

From AUD7,160 for other applicants.

 

  • You must be in Australia when you apply
  • The Partner (temporary) visa leads directly to the Partner (permanent) visa