It is possible for Australian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a fiancé, de facto partner or spouse to come to Australia.
Only people who are married or are in de facto relationships are able to lodge partner visa applications while in Australia or overseas. If someone wishes to bring their fiancé to Australia they must apply for a Prospective Marriage visa before they come to Australia.
Visa applicants for both of these visa subclasses must either be married to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months.
The application is a two stage process where an applicant submits a combined 820/801 or 309/100 application. This is an application for both the temporary subclass 820 or 309 two-year provisional Partner visa, along with an application for a subclass 801 or 100 Partner visa which are permanent visas.
When assessing if the relationship is ‘genuine’ the Department of Immigration examines the financial aspects of the relationship, the nature of the household, the social aspects of the relationship and the mutuality of the commitment of the parties involved.
Before a visa is granted, applicants also must show that they meet the definition a spouse or de facto partner according to the Migration Act Cth (1958).
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This visa is for people who wish to travel to Australia from overseas in order to marry their fiancé. Like all partner visas, the sponsor must either be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.
When applying for a prospective marriage visa the applicant must be outside Australia when applying and also outside of Australia when the visa is granted.
The applicant and the prospective spouse must have met at least once in person and must be able to establish that they both genuinely intend to marry and that the marriage will take place within 9 months of the visa being granted.
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