Partner or Spouse Visa

Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)


This is visa for applicant who want to come to Australia to meet their prospective spouse and to get married. This is a temporary visa for a nine months term. Applicant must be offshore when the applicant lodge the applicant and when the visa is granted.


Applicant can conduct their wedding in any country and the wedding ceremony does not restrict to be in Australia.


This visa is suitable for applicants who:


  • intend to marry and live as husband and wife with the prospective spouse;

  • sponsored by the prospective spouse;

  • know the prospective spouse and have met in person;

  • be the opposite sex to your prospective spouse (same-sex couples can apply for a Partner visa)

  • meet age, health and character requirements.


The Visa sponsor


Visa applicant must be sponsored by your prospective spouse. They must be at least 18 years of age and either:

  • an Australian citizen

  • an Australian permanent resident

  • an eligible New Zealand citizen. 


The prospective spouse


Visa applicant must have met the prospective spouse in person, as adults. They must know each other personally.


This applies even if:

  • it is an arranged marriage

  • The applicant and the prospective spouse met as children and the marriage was arranged before you turned 18 years of age

  • The applicant and the visa sponsor met on the internet (exchanging photographs is not consider as evidence of having met in person).


Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) Visa (subclass 100)


This visa allows the applicant (spouse or de facto partner) of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to travel to and live in Australia.


This subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa Subclass 100. The visa applicant will lodge one application for both temporary and permanent visa. The visa application is processed in two stages, about two years apart.


To apply under these visa subclasses the visa applicant must be married to or in a de facto relationship with the eligible visa sponsor and currently outside of Australia. The Department of Home Affairs has set the visa requirements for a visa approval.


Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801)


This visa is suitable for an onshore spouse who is either married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.


This is a two stages visa application:


  • The first stage - Partner Visa (subclass 820) is temporary visa which allows the visa applicant to remain in Australia with the visa sponsor; and

  • The second stage – Partner Visa (subclass 801) is a final stage and a permanent visa which allow the visa applicant stay in Australia indefinitely with their spouse or their de facto partner.


The visa application must meet the requirements for a visa approval.


Feel free to contact us for a free visa assessment and one of our representative will assist you.   

Latest Updates

Same-sex marriage in Australia has been legal since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.