Partner Visa Service

Prospective Marriage

For people from overseas to enter Australia, before marrying their fiancé. Their fiancé must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.


Main criteria for the applicant:

  • age 18 years or over (in case of having an Australian court order allowing to marry
  • at least 16)
  • met sponsor in person
  • genuine intention to marry sponsor
  • no impediments to marry intended spouse
  • no substantial criminal record
  • good health

Main criteria for the sponsor: 

  • permanent resident, Australian citizen.
  • age 18 years or over (in case of having an Australian court order allowing to marry - at least 16)
  • no impediments to marry intended spouse
  • sponsor is eligible to provide sponsorship (sposnorship limitations apply)
  • sponsor or other nominated person provides Assurance of Support including security bond, if requested


Prospective Marriage visa is a temporary visa that is valid for 9 months. Visa holder must enter Australia as a fiancé and marry sponsor within the period the visa is valid.
Same-sex couples are not eligible for this visa.


Partner - Permanent

For de facto (including same sex relationship) and married partners of permanent residents or Australian citizens.


Two stage process:

  1. Provisional visa grant
  2. Permanent visa grant after 2 years being in genuine relationship with sponsor (in some circumstances 2 year waiting period can be waived) 

Main criteria for the  applicant:

  • age 18 years or over (in case of having an Australian court order allowing to marry - at least 16)
  • in 12 months genuine de facto relationship with sponsor, OR
  • in genuine marriage relationship with sponsor
  • no substantial criminal record
  • good health

Main criteria for the sponsor: 

  • permanent resident orAustralian citizen 18 years or over (in case of having an Australian court order allowing to marry - at least 16)
  • sponsor is eligible to provide sponsorship
  • sponsor or other nominated person provides Assurance of Support including security bond, if requested

 

Free assessment