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Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) Visa

The Subclass 309 is a temporary visa that allows the de-facto partners or spouse of eligible Australian citizens, permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens to live in the country. The Subclass 309 visa is structured to grant temporary stay in Australia, while the subclass 100 permanent partner (migrant) visa is being processed. Hence, securing a subclass 309 partner (provisional) visa marks the first step towards permanent access (as a partner) to the country.

Why Apply for a Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) Visa

The Subclass 309 (partner) visa is a provisional visa that allows its holder to:

  • Stay in the country while their permanent visa (subclass 100) is being processed, or the application is withdrawn.
  • To work in the country for the length of time in which this visa category is valid.
  • To undertake an educational course at your own cost.
  • To leave and come back to the country as many times as you wish while the visa is valid.
  • To enrol in the public health care scheme of the Australian Government.
  • To undertake free English Language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program (up to 510 hours).
  • To bring the members of your family unit to the country (dependent or step children)

What is the Validity of a Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) Visa

With a subclass 309 visa, you can stay in the country until the decision on your permanent application (subclass 100) or decide to withdraw your permanent (partner) visa application.

In a usual scenario, the stay is for approximately fifteen months to two years.

Communicate with our 309 immigration agent for more details. It always makes more sense to have professionals on board, as they explain the process and help you understand the strength of your profile.

What are the Subclass 309 Visa Requirements?

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 309 partner (provisional) visa, the applicant must fulfill all the required visa (subclass 309) conditions set out by the Department for the specific visa category. The following are the primary 309 visa requirements. Please contact our professional (309) immigration agent for detailed information on the visa application process.

  • The applicant must be the de-facto partner or spouse of an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen (if eligible).
  • The applicant and their Australian partner must be committed to a shared life.
  • The marriage-based on which subclass 309 visa application is filed must be valid as per the Australian laws.
  • The relationship between the applicant and their Australian partner must be continuing and genuine.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The applicant must meet the health and character requirements as per the terms of the visa (subclass 309) conditions.
  • The applicant must have a sponsor to undertake the financial obligation for their stay in the country. The sponsor should be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • The applicant or their family members (named in the application) must pay back or make necessary arrangements to pay back any money that they owe to the Australian Government (if any).
  • The applicants for the subclass 309 partner provisional visa must also ensure that they have not been rejected or refused by the Department for any visa application before.

For visa processing, de-facto partners are defined as

  • Not married to each other.
  • Committed to a shared life with each other (to the exclusion of all others).
  • Not related by family.
  • Living together or intending to live together permanently.

Generally, a de-facto relationship must exist for at least 12 months before the subclass 309 visa application is filed. Time spent dating or in an online relationship does not count for a de-facto relationship.

As per the visa (subclass 309) conditions, the Department must be convinced that the marriage for which the subclass 309 partner (provisional) visa is applied is in the applicant’s best interest.

Australia’s visa application process is tricky and often requires professional help; we suggest you book an appointment with one of our 309 visa consultants to assist you with the process and to secure a favourable visa.

How to Apply for a Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) Visa

Before applying for the subclass 309 visa, the candidate must ensure that they hold a valid passport. If they need a fresh passport, we recommend you organise a replacement prior to submitting your application.

The next step lies in the gathering of the relevant evidence. All the documentary proofs must be collected and analysed for the visa (subclass 309) conditions. The evidence should complement the facts of the application for a subclass 309 partners (provisional) visa. The applicants can also include their family members (dependent or stepchildren) as per the 309 visa requirements.

The duly filled and complete (subclass 309) partner (provisional) visa application can then be filed to the Department along with the requisite fees. It is important to pay the entire fee amount and ensure all documents have been submitted in order to obtain a fast and hiccup-free visa approval.

After filing the subclass 309 visa application, the Department will notify the applicant once the application assessment is underway. The Department may ask for further information from the candidates, their family members, the sponsor, or the external agencies to assess the visa application. Once a decision has been made it will be communicated to the candidate via their registered mail id.

Please consult with our 309 visa consultant for the accurate filing of all the application information, as a visa application often requires specific knowledge for a favourable decision. Our specialized (309) visa consultants are trained to counsel the client based on their profiles. Please schedule an appointment with our 309 (visa) immigration agents to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey.

Processing Time for Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) Visa (Australia)

For a subclass 309 visa, the processing time varies based on the applicants’ profiles and the family members that have been named on the visa application.

As a rule of thumb, 75% of the applications are processed within 1.5 years, or 18 months, otherwise, 90% of applications are processed within two years.

Usually, a temporary visa does not require as thorough of an assessment as permanent visa. Regardless of whether it is for a permanent or temporary visa, processing times can be delayed if:

  • The visa application form is not filled out correctly
  • All the documentary evidence as per the visa (subclass 309) conditions are not provided
  • The Department requires more information.

Prevent delays due to missing information by using a professional 309 immigration agent at E-Help. We will ensure you are fully informed about the visa processing time and necessities.

Contact Us

E-help has earned a reputation as one of the premier visa counseling services in Australia. No other immigration agent understands the importance of your immigration dream like we do.

Our dedication to every client’s pursuit of Australian opportunities and maintenance of confidentiality is what makes us stand out from the sea of immigration agents available.

Our immigration lawyers are backed by years of experience and will work hard to secure you a successful visa decision. Contact our (309) immigration agents to know in detail about the provisions and conditions attached to the temporary activity visa. Our single contact approach ensures that each client is assigned their own immigration lawyer that will oversee their case and work alongside them for every step of the way. – To book an appointment with our visa experts, contact us or dial us at 1300 92 33 22.

Our 309 immigration agent will be more than happy to assist you in your range of visa based questions. We would love to be a part of your journey of converting the Australian dream to reality!

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