Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801 and 309/100)

Subclass 820/801 and 309/100

If you are married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand Citizen then you may be able to apply for a Partner visa which will allow you to live and work in Australia permanently.

There are options to apply for an onshore Partner visa (SC 820/801) or offshore (SC 309/100). Obtaining the Temporary Partner Visa (subclass 820 or 309) is the first step to get the Permanent Partner Visa (subclass 801 or 100). There is only one application for both Temporary and Permanent Partner Visas and the fees have to be paid only once. The procedure of the application is in two steps and spaced about two years apart.


  • Prove de facto or married relationship 
  • The spouse must sponsor the applicant 
  • Must know and have met partner in person 
  • Must be older than 18 years
  • Australian health requirements (health examination required) 
  • Character requirements of Australia (police certificate required) 
  • Proof of no debts to the Australian Government 
  • Provide biometrics

Why should I use a migration agent from Indeedvisa for a Partner visa?

We have extensive experience in partner visa and have obtained successful results in many complicated cases such as schedule 3 issues, previous visa refusal, Section 48. We believe in clean business practices therefore we provide one quotation and will never ask you for more money for services agreed on client agreement. We make the whole process of partner visa stress less for our clients and go to extraordinary lengths to help them with whatever query they may have.

Indeedvisa prides itself on always providing advice by keeping only the best interests of our clients. We will give you all information upfront so that you can make an informed decision. We believe in ethical and integral practices and will never advise you on something which is not in your best interests.

Can applicants stay in Australia after applying for a partner visa?

If you  applied for a valid partner visa onshore (Subclass 820/801), then yes, you can legally stay in Australia on a bridging visa.

Is being married mandatory for a partner visa in Australia?

Though marriage reflects commitment of a relationship between partners, it is not mandatory for a partner visa in Australia. There is a de facto pathway which many people choose to apply for a partner visa.

I am Section 48 barred. Can Indeedvisa help me to apply for a partner visa?

Yes, we have successfully applied and got approval for partner visa cases where S48 was applicable.

My sponsor has sponsored a previous partner. Can they sponsor me?

There is a sponsorship obligation which prevents anyone from sponsoring again unless 5 years have passed from the previous sponsorship. Only 2 sponsorships in lifetime are allowed, unless there are compelling and compassionate reasons to exempt this criterion.