Tips For Successfully Securing Your Partner’s Australian Partner Visa with Valet Migration Australia

Thousands of people apply for Australian visas for their partners in an attempt to unite with them but face rejection. This happens even when the relationships are genuine. Some of the most common causes for partner visa rejection include:

  1. The form submitted was not in the right format or not current forms

  2. There was no proper & sufficient evidence provided to establish the existence of a relationship including vague living situations and financial status.

  3. The information provided in the interview was incorrect, inconsistent or misleading.

  4. Details regarding children were inaccurate especially depending children

  5. The character test wasn’t passed.


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Any of these could have led to rejection of the visa. It is crucial to always provide the correct information and proper documentation to the Department of Home Affairs. Check out the following tips regarding lodging a successful Australian partner visa.


1. Visa Category Eligibility

The most important criteria for filing for a partner visa is that the partner must be an Australian citizen or PR resident or eligible New Zealand passport holder. The following are the types of partner visas available:


  • Subclass 820 and 801: these are onshore visas that permit a spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to reside in Australia. 820 visa will allow them to stay in Australia until their 801 visa is finalized if their relationship is still ongoing and genuine.

  • Provisional 309 and 100: These are both offshore visas. The difference is subclass 309 visa is temporary whereas the migrant 100 visa is permanent. 309 visa will allow them to stay in Australia until their 100 visa is finalized if their relationship is still ongoing and genuine.

  • Prospective marriage 300: this is for couples who are engaged with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. This visa expires in the 9 month after visa approval.


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2. Application and Documentation process

The form requires detailed information including the applicant’s identity, passport-size photographs, health and character criteria, sponsor details and relationship particulars.


  • Partner Visa (subclass 820 and 801) - Under this, dependent children and/or stepchildren can be included, and they would be eligible to have the same rights and visa conditions as the applicant.

  • Subclass 309 Provisional and Subclass 100 Migrant - Under this, children and stepchildren can be included in the application. immediate family members can be mentioned.

  • Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) - Under this category, dependent children or stepchildren can be included and upon getting the visa they will enjoy the same rights and visa conditions as the applicant.


3. Important criteria

The partner visa is only applicable when the applicant and sponsor are above 18 years. Following are some of the significant details:


  • Subclass 820 Partner visa- Temporary - For this visa, it is necessary to apply from within Australia. It is applicable for the actual partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen residing in Australia temporarily. After attaining this visa, the next step is to apply for a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).

  • Subclass 801 Partner visa- Permanent - This visa is the next step for those who already hold a temporary Partner visa. It is eligible for the actual partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent citizen, or eligible New Zealand citizen, who lives in Australia permanently.

  • Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa


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For Visa Applicants

You must be at least 18 years of age and living outside Australia when filing the application. It must be sponsored by the fiancé/fiancée. You also need to meet the health requirements, character and relationship criteria.


For Sponsors

You must be the official fiancé of the person you are sponsoring.


4. Interacting with DoHA or Case officer

You may be requested to provide additional documentation or evidence by the department. They may also request an interview with the partner visa applicant. Generally you will be informed through email by the case officer to provide further information which needs to be fulfilled with a period of 28 days. Furthermore, the case officer may contact any or all the witnesses listed in your application to confirm your claims. Please be careful of the following:


Never provide misleading or inaccurate data

It is extremely important to be honest about your relationship in the application. Details such as the date you met, when you officially started the relationship, when you started sharing the house and finances, these should all be filled as truthfully as possible. Read and reread your application to ensure its error free. If the DoHA discovers that the details provided are inaccurate, not only will you be denied the visa but they may also disallow you from further application.


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Double-check facts before submitting the application

Ensure that all the facts and proofs you have given in the application are correct before submitting them to the authority because the immigration department will be cross checking all the data provided thoroughly.


5. Visa Processing Time

The processing time for different types of Partner visas varies. Given below are the estimated length of time taken per visa type:


Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 100)

  • 75% of applications: 18 months

  • 90% of applications: 22 months


Partner visa

  • 75% of applications: 18 months

  • 90% of applications: 24 months


Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)

  • 75% of applications: 18 months

  • 90% of applications: 28 months


6. Seek the counsel of a Registered Migration Agent

Consultation with RMAs massively improves the chance of success. They proofread your application to ensure the best outcome of your visa application. Moreover, Registered Migration Agent will be able to give you customized guidance based on your unique relationship and keep your informed promptly about any change that may affect your eligibility.


CONCLUSION

Hence, it is important to know the visa type you are eligible for and apply with utmost honesty. For further assistance, reach out to our highly experienced team of Australian migration consultants today.


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