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When can you go straight to a permanent partner visa?

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Obtaining an Australian permanent Partner visa is generally a two-stage process. If you are eligible for a Partner visa, you apply for both the temporary and the permanent Partner visa at the same time, paying only one fee.

If the Department of Home Affairs grants you the temporary visa, then you become eligible for assessment for the permanent Partner visa. Assuming you are still together, the permanent partner visa is assessed two years from the time you lodged your visa application. Additional documents will need to be provided for the assessment of the permanent Partner visa.

Going Straight to the Permanent Partner Visa

If you have been in a long-term relationship at the time of applying for the Partner visa, in certain circumstances you are eligible to progress straight to the permanent visa. A long-term relationship is defined as:

  • A relationship of at least 3 years; or
  • A relationship of at least 2 years, with a dependent child.

If this applies to you, speak to you Registered Migration Agent about how to provide this evidence.

 

Find out if you are eligible:

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