How long does it take to get permanent residency in Australia after marriage? The answer is – it depends.
How long it takes to receive permanent residency in Australia after marriage will depend entirely on your circumstances.
Let’s run through a few typical scenarios so you can see which is closest to your situation.
You can read more about partner visa processing times here: https://partnervisaco.com.au/partner-visa-processing-time/
You wish to get married and apply for a prospective marriage visa (subclass 300).
Processing time usually takes about a year.
Once your subclass 300 is granted, you have nine months to get married. Your visa is also valid for nine months.
After you get married, and before your subclass 300 expires, you need to apply for a subclass 820 visa.
Processing times for the 820 is 12-18 months for most people.
Two years after you apply for the subclass 820 visa, you will be eligible to apply for the permanent 801 visa. Processing time will take about 18 months or so.
So in this situation, the quickest likely time that you will be granted permanent residency is 3.5 to 4 years from the time you get married.
You are already married and wish to apply for either a subclass 820 or 309 visa.
Processing times for the 820 or 309 is 12-18 months for most people.
Two years after you apply for the subclass 820 or 309 visa, you will be eligible to apply for the permanent 801 or 100 visa. Processing time will take about 18 – 24 months.
In total, after you initially apply for a partner visa, it will take 3.5 – 4 years to be granted permanent residency.
You have already been married or de facto for 3 years, or you have been together for 2 years and share a biological child.
In these limited circumstances, you can request to be considered for the permanent visa and essentially skip the temporary stage.
This means it would take about 1 – 2 years to be granted your permanent residency after application and would mean you have been married (or in a de facto relationship) for a minimum of 3 – 4 years.