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partner visas & prospective marriage visa

Family migration including parent and partner.

Wanting to get a permanent visa for your parents but do not know which parent visa subclass to apply?

Married to an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident and wishing to apply for a partner visa but do not know to apply onshore or offshore.

We have helped many applicants in the Contributory Parent visa subclass 143 and also partner visa subclasses 801 and 820, we can help you make the wise choice on the visa subclass.

There are two types of partner category visas: partner visa and prospective marriage visa. The type of visa for which you should apply depends on the type of relationship you are in.

Partner Visa

Partner visas are available to people who are married to, or in a de facto relationship with an Australian partner (the sponsor).

The application can be made in or outside Australia.

Married visa applicants must also show that their marriage is valid under Australian law.

De facto visa applicants must show that they are not related by family, and that their relationship has existed for at least 12 months immediately before lodging the application.

Prospective Marriage Visa

The prospective marriage visa is available to people outside Australia who intend to marry their Australian sponsoring partner after they enter Australia. This visa is not available for people in Australia.

A prospective marriage visa is valid for nine months from the date of grant. A prospective marriage visa holder must enter Australia, marry their sponsoring partner and apply for a partner visa in Australia within the nine month period.

The visa cannot be extended in Australia.

Family migration:

There are two visa categories for parents wishing to migrate to Australia:

  • Parent (non-contributory) category
  • Contributory parent category

To apply for any parent or contributory parent visa, you must be the parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, who is 'settled' at the time the application is lodged. You must also satisfy the balance of family test.

The core requirements for both the parent category and the contributory parent category are similar. However there are key differences.

These are:

  • Applicants in the parent (non-contributory) category have a significantly longer wait for applications to be finalised


  • Visa applications in the contributory parent category are accorded a higher priority for processing


  • Applicants for a contributory parent visa pay a substantially higher second instalment of the visa application charge (per person) and a larger assurance of support (AoS) bond with a longer AoS period.

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Applying for a visa can be a daunting, extremely stressful and confusing task. Partner Australia connects you to Australia and make your life changing dream possible.

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Why Hire a Registered Migration Agent at Partner Australia?

  • Get your paperwork done right for the first time and for good
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  • Help you obtain the visa faster and quicker, no drama!
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