Partner Visa (Onshore)
What is this Visa?
This Partner Visa - subclass 820/801 is for applicants who are in Australia. There are 2 applications:
subclass 820 is a provisional visa
subclass 801 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 inside Australia at the time of application and also when the provisional - subclass 820 is granted. However, you can be in or outside Australia when the permanent - subclass 801 is granted.
If you wish to lodge an offshore Partner Visa, please read [Partner Visa - Subclass 309/100]