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If you are in a spousal relationship there are various visas that you may be eligible to apply for to live in Australia.  Partners and fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia. These spousal or partner visa are available to married partners, people intending to get married or fiancés, and de facto partners which includes same-sex couples. Proper legal advice in from an Immigration Lawyer may be of great assistance these visa applications.

There are certain eligibility requirements to apply for a partner visa.  The person sponsoring their partner must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. A permanent visa may be granted after two years of if the spousal relationship is ongoing.

The Partner Visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. To get this visa, you must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident eligible New Zealand citizen and you must be in Australia at the time of application.​ The temporary Partner visa (is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa. You must be in Australia when you apply and also when this visa is decided. You lodge one application form for your temporary and permanent visas and pay one application charge and the application is processed in two stages, about two years apart. Proper legal advice in from an Immigration Lawyer may be beneficial to ensure that your application has an optimal chance of success.

The temporary Partner visa permits residence in Australia until a determination is made about regarding a permanent Partner visa. It allows for employment and study in Australia but does not allow access to government funding or enrolling in Medicare a national  scheme for health-related care and expenses. You can include your dependent children in your application, but not other dependent relatives. Dependent applicants must also be in Australia when they apply. If you are later granted a permanent visa, you can reside in Australia indefinitely, work and study in Australia, apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible), sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence, receive some social security payments, travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted after which time you will need another visa to enter Australia.

There are certain documents required in applying for these visas. You need a valid passport or other travel document for this visa. If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. If you get a new passport after you have lodged your application, give the details of your new passport to one of our offices.  Proper legal advice from an Immigration Lawyer may be advantageous to ensure that you application has the greatest chance of success.

If you would like further information or wish to discuss your Immigration matter with us please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone on (02) 9233 4048 or by email to  info@navado.com.au. Please peruse our Locations tab to see our other branch locations. 

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