Family Visa

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Partner visa (Temporary) Subclass 820

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 801).

Visa type

Temporary

Eligibility

  • Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused
  • be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when a decision is made on your temporary visa application
  • Meet relationship requirements (whether married or in a de facto relationship, see ‘relationship requirements’ below)
  • Be 18 years or older for your relationship to be recognised under Australian law
  • Pay your debts to the Australian Government
  • Consider the best interests of the child
  • For sponsors: be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • For sponsors: provide information on relevant offences by providing police certificates

Visa type

Temporary

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