Partner Visa (Offshore)
What is this Visa?
This Partner Visa - subclass 309/100 is for applicants who are outside Australia. There are 2 applications:
subclass 309 is a provisional visa
subclass 100 is a permanent visa
You lodge only one application for both the provisional and permanent visas and pay one application charge. Your application is processed in two stages, about two years apart. Some exceptions apply and you may be eligible to be assessed for the second stage earlier. You must remain outside at the time of application and also when the provisional - subclass 309 is granted. However, you can be in or outside Australia when the permanent - subclass 100 is granted.
If you wish to lodge an onshore Partner Visa, please read [Partner Visa - Subclass 820/801]