Partner Visa (Onshore)
What is this Visa?
This onshore Partner Visa - subclass 820/801 is for applicants who are in Australia.
There are 2 applications that form the onshore Partner visa:
subclass 820 is a provisional partner visa
subclass 801 is a permanent partner visa
You lodge both the provisional and permanent visa as one application and pay one application fee. However, your application will be processed in two stages, about two years apart. Both stages will require you to provide addition evidence and documentation to meet the requirements of each stage/application.
Some exceptions apply and you may be eligible to be assessed for the second stage earlier. There are certain requirements you need to meet, please contact our team to assess your eligibility.
You must remain inside Australia at the time of application and also when the provisional Partner visa subclass 820 is granted. However, you can be in or outside Australia when the permanent Partner visa subclass 801 is granted.
If you wish to lodge an offshore Partner Visa, please read Partner Visa - Subclass 309/100