Partner Visas


Prospective Marriage Visa

This visa is suitable for people who want to come to Australia and marry their prospective spouse. It is a temporary visa for nine months. You must be outside Australia when you lodge your application and when the visa is granted.

You might be able to get this Visa if you:

  • Your partner must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • You must intend to marry and live with your partner
  • You must have meet your partner in person
  • You and your partner must be of opposite gender


Partner Visa (Provisional) and Partner Visa (Migrant)

This visa allows the married spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizens to travel to and live in Australia.

The Partner Visa (Provisional) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner Visa (Migrant). You lodge only one application for your temporary and permanent visas and pay one application charge. Your application is processed in two stages, about two years apart.

You must be outside Australia when you apply and also when the Partner Visa (Provisional) is granted. You can be in or outside Australia when permanent Partner Visa (Migrant) is granted.

You might be able to get this Visa if you:

  • are in a married or de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • are in a genuine and ongoing relationship


Partner Visa (Temporary) and Partner Visa (Permanent)

This visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.

The Partner Visa (Temporary) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner Visa (Permanent). You lodge only one application for your temporary and permanent visas and pay one application charge. Your application is processed in two stages, about two years apart.

You must be in Australia when you apply and also when the Partner Visa (Temporary) is granted. You can be in or outside Australia when permanent Partner Visa (Permanent) is granted.

Note: Average processing time for this visa is 12 to 15 months.

You might be able to get this Visa if you:

  • are in a married or de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • are in a genuine and ongoing relationship
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