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Partner (Provisional) visa Subclass 309

This visa allows the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 100).

Visa type

Temporary

Eligibility

  • Meet relationship requirements (whether married or in a de facto relationship, see ‘relationship requirements’ below)
  • For applicants: have a sponsor (who is usually your partner)
  • Be 18 years or older for your relationship to be recognised under Australian law
  • Meet the health requirementPay your debts to the Australian Government
  • Consider the best interests of the child
  • Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused when you were in Australia
  • For sponsors: be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • For sponsors: provide information on relevant offences by providing police certificate
  • For sponsors: not have any limitations on sponsorship (see ‘limitations on sponsorships’ below)

 

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