Marriage Visa or Partner Visa for Australia is a visa for married partners and de facto partners (for both same-sex or opposite-sex partners). This is for permanent Australian residents and eligible New Zealand citizens who can enter Australia and live permanently. To carry out the entire process it is better to appoint a migration agent who can help you to carry out the process smoothly. There are three main subclasses when we talk about Partner Visa: Prospective marriage Visa Australia (Fiancé Visa for Australia), Partner Visa, De Facto relationship partner Visa. The visa category you should apply for depends on the relationship you are in.
In case you are engaged to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, then you are eligible to apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 130) and marry your fiancé. If you are engaged, eligible New Zealand citizens can also Visit Australia on the basis of a Prospective Marriage visa (Subclass 130). Another condition to keep in mind is that if you are entering Australia on a Fiancé visa, then you must marry within 9 months. Once you enter Australia and marry your partner, you can then apply for a Partner Visa. The partner Visa is a permanent resident Visa. The entire Visa process can be very time consuming however there are few ways through which you can fastrack your marriage Visa application. Keep these 10 points in mind and fasten up your visa application:
1.Double-check : Don’t be in a hurry to fill up your Visa Application. Make sure that every information concerning you and your partner is correct and matches the timeline of your relationship. Take proper time in filling up the form, answer every question, and work your documentation aptly. Every document you submit should be backed by evidence. This helps you to avoid any delays down the line and gets your application approved fast.
2. Research: The requirements for a successful Partner Visa are set by law. If you are applying for a Partner Visa and you do not meet the requirements the Department of immigration will obviously reject your application. Other factors that can lead to rejection of your application is the separation period between you and your partner. If you and your partner have been living apart for a significant part of your relationship, there are high chances that your application might get rejected. Do your research properly to make sure the application gets accepted.
3. Location and timing: If you are applying for a Visa from within the borders of Australia or outside of Australia can impact the chances of staying in Australia or Visit Australia during the process and your work rights here. This also impacts the ability of the department of immigration to grant you a visa or not. Make sure you explore all the consequences of your location while applying for a Visa.
4. Transparency: While preparing your application keep in mind that a small lie can also delay your application and can lead to rejection of your application. The Department of immigration is very much experienced in figuring out inconsistencies in application. Make sure your application has proper disclosure and has a clear timeline of your relationship.
5. Proper Evidence: When compiling your application with evidence of your relationship, keep a check on what your evidence will communicate to the case officer. The most common mistake done by many Partner Visa applicants is not submitting the right evidence. Many people submit a good amount of evidence but they are not quality evidence in nature. For example attaching photographs that are not connecting you and your partner, phone records that do not prove connection between the two of you. In some cases social media records are also not considered greatly reliable. Only attach evidence that proves without a doubt a connection between you and your partner. Other evidence can be irrelevant and create a doubtful air and will not delay your application.
6. Finances: When applying for a marriage Visa do not underestimate your finances and also your partner’s. Make sure your finances are in check this helps in avoiding rejection of your application. The Department of Immigration needs to know that your partner can sponsor your stay in Australia, otherwise your application can get rejected.
7. Document your relationship: Make sure to include real genuine documentation of your relationship. This helps the Department of Immigration to believe in the authenticity of your relationship and easily approve your application.
8. Documents: Apart from evidence of your relationship and everything else that concerns your relationship, also keep a check on other documentation. Everything from your birth certificate to your relationship evidence should be in check. Keeping your documentation in place fastens up your approval.
9. More genuine relationship evidence: Apart from the evidence provided the department will also evaluate your present relationship with your partner. Make sure the present equation between you and your partner comes out to be real, this builds trust in the eyes of the Department of Immigration.
10. External help: seeking help from immigration agents who are very well experienced in the field of applying for visa can actually help you get approval fast and keep any delays at corner. An agent will make you aware of every document you need to make your application look perfect, If your application builds trust on the officer there will be no delays in approval.