Australian Partner Visa Costs

All costs you may expect during a partner visa application

Australian Partner Visa Cost 

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Onshore Partner Visa Subclass 820 801 

If you are applying for an onshore partner visa (Subclass 820 801) in Australia, the Australian partner visa cost to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD7,850. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD3,930. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD1,965.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 820 801

AUD7,850

AUD3,930

AUD1,965

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Subclass 820 801 (application by Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holder)

If you are applying for a partner visa (Subclass 820 801) in Australia while holding a Prospective Marriage visa, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD1,310. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD660. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD325.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 820 801 FOR PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA HOLDER

AUD1,310

AUD660

AUD325

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Offshore Partner Visa Subclass 309 100 

If you are applying for an offshore partner visa (Subclass 309 100) in Australia, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD7,850. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD3,930. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD1,965.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 309 100

AUD7,850

AUD3,930

AUD1,965

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Offshore Prospective Marriage Visa Subclass 300 

If you are applying for an offshore Prospective Marriage visa (Subclass 300) in Australia, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD7,850. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD3,930. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD1,965.

Bear in mind that if you hold a Prospective Marriage visa, later on you will need to apply for an onshore partner visa subclass 820 801. However, you will have a discount. In this case, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD1,310. If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD660. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD325.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA

SUBCLASS 300

AUD7,850

AUD3,930

AUD1,965

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Credit Card Surcharge 

If you pay for your Australian partner visa application charges by credit card or by PayPal, a surcharge may apply.

  • Visa or Mastercard: the credit card surcharge rate is 1.32%
  • American Express or JCB: surcharge of 1.40%
  • Union Pay: surcharges are 1.90%
  • Diners Club International: 1.99% surcharge.
  • PayPal surcharges: 1.00%.

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Migration Agent or Lawyer Fees 

Many couples choose to engage the services of a Registered Migration Agent or Lawyer.

Migration agents or lawyers will manage, prepare and lodge the sponsorship and visa application.

If your case is not straight forward it’s highly recommended that you get professional advice from a Migration Lawyer instead of a Migration Agent.

Migration agents or lawyers fees could possibly double your Australian partner visa cost. But it’s something that will increase considerably your chances of getting a partner visa approved.

The refusal rate for partner visas in Australia is very high. In 2018, 42% of partner visas were denied. Most of them were lodged by applicants without the help of a migration agent or lawyer.

Partner Visa service fees usually depend on the experience and expertise of the agents or lawyers

You would better off looking for Migration Lawyers specialised in partner visas.

It’s like medicine. If you have a serious heart problem, you will contact the best cardiologist. Not a General Practitioner.

Otherwise, you could jeopardise your whole application.

Gold Migration specialises in Partner Visas.

Our lawyers have solved the most complex partner visa cases in Australia.

In 2020 we were rated best Partner Visa Lawyers in Australia by TTL (Top-10 Lawyers).

Gold Migration Lawyers service fees for a partner or prospective marriage visa application are based on the complexity of the cases.

If Your Partner Visa Case is not an easy one, fill in the form below and get in touch with one of our partner visa lawyers…

Other Australian Partner Visa Costs

Below are some extra costs you may expect during your partner visa application.

Health Examination Costs

Partner visa applicants from some countries are required to undertake a health assessment, If they haven’t completed a health assessment in the 12 months prior to applying for a partner visa.

Fees for health assessments will depend on which examinations are required, as well as the applicant’s age and country of origin.

In Australia, Bupa Visa Medical Services operates medical centres around Australia on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

Bupa’s fees start from $227.10 for a medical examination at centres in major cities in Australia. That’s something to be considered when you are calculating your total Australian partner visa cost.

Biometrics Costs

Visa applicants from some countries may also be required to undertake a biometrics collection by the Department of Home Affairs.

Biometrics are collected through a quick and easy process that captures a photograph of your face and a 10-digit electronic fingerprint.

When you lodge your application online, you will be sent a request to provide personal identifiers (biometrics) via email. You should make an appointment to attend an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in person to provide your biometrics. Take a copy of that email and your passport to the appointment.

Biometrics collection fees differ in each country. For example, if you are applying for an offshore partner visa from Cambodia, the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Phnom Penh charges $34 USD per person for a biometrics collection. Another expense to be added up to the total amount of your Australian partner visa cost.

Police Certificate Costs

If you and your partner (and any additional applicant over the age of 18) have spent more than 12 months in any country since the age of 16, you will need to obtain a police certificate from each of those countries as part of the partner visa application.

The costs to apply for a police certificate will vary depending on the country.

In Australia, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) charges a fee of $42 AUD to issue a national police certificate for the purposes of immigration.

Translation of Document Costs

Any document to be submitted as part of your partner visa application which is not in English will need to be translated into English. And that will add up to the Australian partner visa cost.

When documents are translated in Australia, they must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

If the documents are translated overseas they don’t need to be accredited. However, it must include in English the full name of the translator, their address, phone number, and qualifications and experience they have in the language they are translating.

Usually translation fees are based on the number of words or pages on the document, as well as the location of the translator.

For example, Opal Translation, a NAATI certified translator in Australia may charge around $69 AUD for a Marriage Certificate Translation and $350 AUD for a Marriage Certificate Translation with Affidavit.

If Your Partner Visa Case is not an easy one, click here to contact one of the top-10 partner visa lawyers in Australia (rated by TTL).

Helping People Just Like You

What matters to us most is what our clients have to say about their experience once everything has been resolved. Below are some of the messages we have received from people we’ve represented.

Abdul hamid Adam
Abdul hamid A.
My partner and I walked into Gold Migration for the first time in early November 2023 for seeking help about my case in AAT. Saemeh Ghasemi help me and support me through with everything that I need to prepare for hearing in next few week. Saemeh Ghasemi also accompany and attend AAT hearing with me. Saemeh Ghasemi always give us mentally support, tell us don’t be stress. In January 2024, Saemeh called me and give me a good news, that we won ATT. Thank you Saemeh Ghasemi, you make my self and my partner can be together and stay in Australia together. Thank you Gold migration lawyers.read more
Simon m
Simon m
I engaged Gold Migration, because I had left things a little too late and there were some factors that were too complicated and too confusing and too high risk for me to do on my own.My first meeting with them was by video. I was looking at a set up with lined up desks much like you see in a court room drama. There were 3 people in the room. They asked me to describe my circumstances and they answered my questions. They were forthright and pulled no punches, they told me the risks and the issues I would have to deal with. Then they conferred together and then gave me a price. It wasn’t the most expensive I had been quoted, nor the cheapest, but what impressed me about them was the machine like efficiency they dealt with the problem from the beginning. There are NO surprises from this firm. They lay out all the costs at the time of engagement, they tell you the steps they will be taking and their approach.Remember this is Immigration you’re dealing with, even expert lawyers have no control over such a department, timescale is not in the control of you or your lawyers.For the first month it was a flurry of activity for me. They sent me a cloud based drive to upload all my documents and evidence to. They reviewed it and made suggestions. All of the statements they asked me to write came with examples and best way to write them. Then they told me they had everything they needed and to leave it with them. On reflection I realised I had witnessed a highly experienced team in action. They asked for and got what they needed, it was explained and documented and organised. They have a very efficient set of procedures they follow and they make sure all the boxes are ticked before they submit.You can’t fault this level of experience and practical application, you basically pay them and go along for the ride. Over the months as immigration dealt with the case they came back to me a few times and asked for more information. I know they wrote reports and fielded questions from immigration but all I got was a comment that everything was tracking as planned.The most interesting part for me to see was the obvious pleasure and satisfaction they enjoyed when they called me to tell me we finally had the PR visa. They took it personally and that meant a lot to me.Are they expensive ? Well that depends, how much is having your family members live with you in Australia worth to you ? They are not the cheapest , they are not the most expensive, but I am confident that they are the best!If you are worried about getting a loved one or a valued worker a visa, or you are having issues with your visa, you should not hesitate to go with the gold standard. Go with Gold Immigration and sleep better at night knowing your visa issue is in good hands.read more
Jalal Razavi
Jalal R.
Entrusting Gold Migration Lawyers was the best decision I ever made for my parents to obtain a safe and secure future here in Australia. A life changing decision for them.Our case manager was Saemeh Ghasemi who was instrumental in ensuring their Protection Visa was thoroughly detailed and solid. Saemeh was very kind caring and took extra effort to understand and appreciate the dire situation of my parents and was very supportive all the way to a successful "Visa Granted" outcome.Thank you Saemeh and team for your dedicated and supportive service to me and my parents."Gold Migration Lawyers indeed provides GOLD CLASS service" and I strongly recommend them to our family and friends.read more
Daniel Esdaile
Daniel E.
My partner and I had walked into Gold Migration for the first time in May of 2023. I was anxious at I knew by the time we would have to lodge our partner visa we would not have lived together for 12 months. Walt had given us the reassurance that all would be okay, I instantly felt that sigh of relief through the professional and welcoming service that Walt and his team had provided. We then began our journey with Gold Migration Lawyers, the whole time Walt had been there to support us through every enquiry and every piece of evidence. We eventually submitted our visa in October with every bit of confidence of a positive outcome. In February we got out 820 grant, the moment Walt had told me that the visa had been granted I began to cry of happiness. Thank you Walt! Thank you Gold migration lawyers, you have allowed myself and my partner to be in Australia together.read more
Ghassan Elbarhoun
Ghassan E.
I’d like to thank SAEMEH GHASEMI and her team for their exceptional work on our visa, very very easy process ,I highly recommend gold migration, thanks Samy.
Isoa Talevakaruamainairai
Isoa T.
Massive thank you goes to Saemeh Ghasemi and Carolyn Araboghlian at Gold Migration Lawyer for their relentless support throughout the process of preparing for my AAT appeal right through the exciting news of successfully wining the AAT Appeal. Wow absolutely amazing, to be able to work with Saemeh Ghasemi and Carolyn Araboghlian. Saemeh Ghansemi have been going extra miles to ensure that Gold Migration provide and delivered positive experience that took so much anxiety, nerves away and for genuinely cares about her clients. I am so pleased and grateful to be able to trust Gold Migration Lawyers for the Successful Outcome of my AAT Appeal. Even before the appeal I was already recommending Gold Migration Lawyer to my friends due to the best services that they have already initiate from the beginning of the services. I have never experience best services before thanking you so much Saemeh Ghasemi for going extra miles really means a lot to me personally and Thank You so much Gold Migration for an AMAZING SERVICES. I would definitely highly recommend Gold Migration Lawyers.read more
Tyler Meier
Tyler M.
Hiring Gold migration lawyers, and having Saemeh represent my partner was the best decision we could have made. My partner was applying for a Visa and had a hearing at the AAT, and Saemeh helped us prepare and get ready for the hearing and represented him very well, we were successful and found out within 2 weeks!! Saemeh’s had the expertise and knowledge to help us and we are so so thankful to her and the team at Gold Migration.read more
Syed Rizvi
Syed R.
Just wanted to say thank you walt for helping us getting our permanent residency after alot of bumps in our case.Thank you team gold migration
Kelvin Khant
Kelvin K.
Excellent service and you can always contact the team at anytime. absolutely recommended!