Is My Partner Eligible for a Partner Visa?

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Is My Partner Eligible for a Partner Visa?

Is My Partner Eligible for a Partner Visa?

In order to be eligible for a partner visa, an applicant must be married to, or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Partner visas are available to opposite and same-sex couples.

All applicants are required to be sponsored by their partner who must be at least 18 years of age. Sponsorship is required for two years. After this time if the relationship is genuine and continuing then your partner may apply for permanent residence.

To apply for a partner visa on the basis of marriage, you and your partner must be legally married, and the marriage must be recognised under Australian law. You must also provide proof of your legal marriage as well as evidence of a shared life. Evidence may include shared bills and expenses, joint bank accounts, shared cars and property etc.

If applying for a partner visa while in a de facto relationship, the applicant must prove they have been living with their partner for at least 12 months in the period immediately prior to lodging the visa application.

In addition to proof of marriage or relationship, an applicant must also meet health and character requirements.

If you would like to discuss your partner’s eligibility for a partner visa or any other aspect of migration, contact the Visa Solutions Australia team on 1800 828 008 or visit

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