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Visa Application Process

The Australian partner visa application process is convoluted and complicated, with a processing time of years for many.

The important thing is to ensure that your application is complete when you lodge it, and that you continue to update your relationship evidence while your visa application is being processed.

 

Partner Visa in Australia: Onshore vs. Offshore Application – What’s Best for You?

First, eligibility criteria for the partner visa Onshore (Subclass 820) and partner visa Offshore (Subclass 309) are the same. For both, you need to establish that your relationship is genuine and...

Partner Visa Australia Processing Times & Tips to Expedite Your Application

If you’ve thought about lodging a partner visa application, the odds are good that you’re aware of the long road ahead, gathering all the information you will need to provide to prove your genuine...

Partner Visa Australia Checklist

The partner visa process can seem very complicated and overwhelming. We find it helps to break the process down and take it one step at a time. Here is our step-by-step Partner Visa Australia...

Partner Visa Australia Cost: Things you Must Know

For a range of reasons, the Department of Home Affairs has determined that the partner visa Australia cost, or visa application charge, of applying for a partner visa should be high. This is partly...

Writing Effective Statutory Declarations for Partner Visa Applications

This article is about the statutory declarations that the visa applicant and sponsor write to support their partner visa application (sometimes referred to your partner visa personal statements). They...

Proving Residency for an Australian Partner Visa: What You Need to Know

If you need to check your Visa Status in Australia, you can check for free using VEVO. If you are applying to sponsor your partner for an Australian partner visa and you hold permanent residency in...

Do I need to translate my documents into English? Who can do the translating for me?

Any migration-related document that is in a language other than English is to be supported with a translated copy. If the document is translated in Australia, the translator has to be accredited by...

Form 888: Everything You Need to Know to Fill it in Correctly

The Form 888 for the Partner Visa is a form to be completed by friends and/ or family of the couple explaining their views on the relationship and experiences with the couple. The Form 888s are very...

Partner Visa Application Forms in Australia

Partner visa applications (subclass 820, subclass 300 or subclass 309) all require a lot of forms – there are three main ones. And each seems longer and more intrusive than the last! Partner Visa...
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