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Partner Visa (Subclass 820) Temporary

The Subclass 820 visa, or Temporary Partner Visa, is designed to allow the de facto partner or spouse of an eligible Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen to join them in the country. The relationship must be genuine and consensual, as this visa marks the primary stage of a partner visa and enables you to apply for a permanent subclass 801 visa in the future.

If you are confused about whether or not you can apply for a subclass 820 visa, please do not hesitate to call our partner visa migration agents for personal profile counseling and positive visa decision.

There are other partner visa categories also including partner visa 100, marriage visa subclass, partner provisional visa, and more.

Why apply for a Partner (Subclass 820) Visa?

A subclass 820 visa is designed as a first step for those who intend to stay in the country indefinitely with their partners (if eligible). With a partner visa in Australia, you can:

  • Stay in Australia while your permanent visa is in process.
  • Work in the country.
  • Study in the country.
  • Enroll in the public healthcare scheme of the Government.
  • Leave and come back to the country as many times as you wish.
  • Enroll for free English Language class (if eligible) organised by the Adult Migrant English Program (up to 510 hours).

What are the requirements for Subclass 820 Partner Visa (Australia)?

To be eligible for a subclass 820 visa, the applicant must meet all the required criteria set out by the Department. The following are the basic requirements for those applying for the subclass 820 visa:

  • The applicant must be the de-facto partner or spouse of an Australian Citizen, Permanent residents of the country, or New Zealand citizen (if eligible).
  • The applicants and their Australian partners must be committed to a shared life.
  • The marriage on the basis of which subclass 820 visa application is filed must be valid as per the Australian laws.
  • The relationship between the applicants and their Australian partners must be continuing and genuine.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 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 applicants and their family members (named in the application) must meet the health and character requirements as per the terms of the visa (subclass 820) conditions.
  • The applicants or their family members must ensure to pay back any liability which is due to the Australian Government, or should make adequate arrangements for the payment of the debts.
  • The candidate for a subclass 820 visa application must abide by the laws of the country.
  • To ensure a positive visa decision, the Department must be convinced by the evidence provided that the visa grant is in the best interest of the candidate.

The Subclass 820 visa is an onshore visa, which means the applicant must be in the country when submitting the application.

For the purpose of the visa processing, de-facto partners are-

  • 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 planning on living together permanently.

The candidate must not have a history of rejected or canceled visas, as it might lead to non-consideration of subclass 820 visa application. Book an appointment with our 820 partner visa migration agents, one of the leading consultants for partner visas in Brisbane, to ensure a smooth visa application process.

How to Apply for a Partner Visa (Subclass 820)?

Before applying for the subclass 820 visa application, the candidate must-

  • Ensure that they hold a valid passport; if not, a valid passport should be acquired before applying for the visa.
  • Gather all the required evidence. All the documentary proofs must be collected and analysed for the subclass 820 visa application requirements. The evidence should be complementary to the facts of the application form. Submission of the incorrect documents can lead visa delays or denial.
  • If the applicants are including their family members in the subclass 820 visa application, documentary proofs pertaining to them must also be gathered.

The duly filled and completed subclass 820 visa application can then be filed with the Department along with the requisite fee. If the fee is not paid in full, the application may not be considered at all.

The Department will inform the candidate that their (subclass 820 visa) application assessment is in process, and communicate the final visa decision via registered mail. The rationale behind rejection is also communicated with the applicant (in case of rejection).

We also offer temporary graduate visa, skill shortage visa, student visa and more. For more information on how to accurate complete your application in a way that will best position you for a favourable visa outcome, please talk to our partner visa consultants. Our specialised visa consultants are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a positive visa decision. Schedule an appointment with our partner visa migration agents to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey today.

Processing Time for Subclass 820 Partner Visa

The processing time for subclass 820 partner visa is not fixed as they are assessed on a case by case basis. With this in mind, generally, a subclass 820 visa is valid until a decision is made on the subclass 801 permanent visa (one and a half to two years approx.). However, the following are the usual processing time –

  • For 75% of applications, the processing time is approximately two years
  • For 90% of applications, the processing time is about two and a half years.

Communicate with a professional partner visa migration agent at E-Help Consultancy for further details on the visa processing time and necessities. The general reasons for different processing times for the subclass 820 Visa include:

  • If the Department upholds a thorough assessment policy, the processing time may be higher than usual.
  • When additional information is required.
  • To verify the sponsor or supporter details.

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The partner visa (subclasses 801 and 820) involves a complex application process, and requires an understanding all relevant laws and segments if both visa are to be applied for consecutively. Fulfilling the conditions laid out for each of these is important to enable a smooth transition to the next step without having to go back and reassess specific requirements.

The best way to safeguard your immigration journey is by working alongside our migration agency in Brisbane. Our team can support you throughout the application process and work to help you achieve your dream of living in Australia. Avoid the heartache of having to reapply by contacting our Partner Visa consultants in Brisbane. Book your first appointment online or by phoning us on 1300 92 33 22 .

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