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SUBCLASS 820 – PARTNER VISA

This visa lets the De Facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).


Our Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents are experts in Subclass 820 Visa. Our team can assess your circumstances and let you know if this visa is the right pathway for you. We can point out the weaknesses of your case and assist you with making a strong and decision ready application. Our average processing time is much lower than the Department’s average processing time. We always ensure that our client’s subclass 820 is lodged validly and in order for them to be entitled to a Bridging Visa A (BVA).


Do not risk visa refusal and save yourself time and money by seeking professional help from our team. We have a dedicated and talented Partner Visa Team at Gold Migration Lawyers with significant amount of experience in subclass 820 visa. We have managed to assist people in various circumstances and we have the experience and expertise to provide accurate and reliable advice.


If you have not living together for 12 months and think that you are not eligible to apply, think again! Our Lawyers have assisted hundreds of applicants who had not lived together with their partners for 12 months.

Seeking professional help is highly recommended as Department’s Partner Visa Case officers cannot provide advice and if any errors are made during the application process or even after visa lodgement, there will be a high chance of visa refusal.


Gold Migration Lawyer’s Subclass 820 Checklist

Our Subclass 820 Visa Checklist is 13 pages long. We are extremely proud of our checklist and have ensured that every aspect of the legal requirements have been covered in order for our clients to make a valid 820 visa application. Our checklist will guide and will let you know what documents you need to provide, what actions you need to take to make your case stronger and when you should apply for the visa. We have provided detailed instructions to make the process easier for our clients.


Gold Migration Lawyer’s Shared Folder System

At Gold Migration Lawyers, our role is to make the visa process easier for our clients. We have a unique partner visa shared folder system to enable our clients to provide the required documents and evidence for their visa application in a more convenient and secure manner . The shared folders are monitored by our Partner Visa Team on a daily basis.

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KEY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Have sufficient and comprehensive evidence to support your claims
  • Be in Australia at the time of application and decision
  • Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused
  • Meet De facto or marriage requirements
  • Meet the 12-month requirement (De Facto only), unless eligible for it to be waived
  • Have an eligible sponsor who is not barred to sponsor you
  • Meet Australia’s Health & Character requirements
  • Satisfy all other visa requirements
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BENEFITS

  • Stay in Australia while the Department processes your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) application
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare)
  • Attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program

COST

The visa costs AUD7,715 for the main applicant. AUD1,285 for Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holders.

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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.

Bastian Alarcón Vergara
Bastian Alarcón V.
I was very satisfied with these guys and how my visa application was handled. We started the process early on together with my sponsor to make sure we had enough time to sort out all the required documents for the application. It only took 6 weeks from the date we applied to get my 482 Skilled Shortage Visa granted which was much quicker than I was expecting. Highly recommended.read more
Ezequiel López Casa
Ezequiel López C.
These Lawyers are fantastic! A special thank you to Kiri. I applied for my partner visa in June 2021 and we were approved January 2022. Kiri and the team at Gold Migration Lawyers were very helpful and down to earth. They made the process very easy. I definitely recommend!read more
Brendon Vuntarde
Brendon V.
Gold Migration have been a pleasure to work with from the day we submitted our application for Partner Visa back in February 2020. They have been very proactive in keeping us up to date and also ensuring that my wife and I had all the information we needed.We both highly recommend Gold Migration Lawyers as they are very good at what they do and are a pleasure to work with.read more
SP Rebrov
SP R.
Most importantly, delivered a positive outcome for my 866 application. Highly recommend the service to anyone seeking protection in Australia.
Kasturi Vijayan
Kasturi V.
Gold migration are one of the best lawyers we have ever dealt with. We were in the verge of loosing hope with my husbands 461 visa and they took over the case and among all other lawyers they were the only ones that gave us positive reinforcement. It is a glorious end when my husband got the visa granted this morning after weeks of sleepless night and having so much uncertainty. I can’t thank gold migration lawyers enough for all the work they have done in this process. I would highly recommend them for any of your legal needs. Andreas you are amazing as well as all your team you work with, can’t thank you guys enough.read more
Johan Mitchell
Johan M.
I received the first stage of my partner visa in <11 months. Great service.
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ngoo wei K.
got my visa granted in very short time, very professional and efficiency lawyer, highly recommended.
John Langdon
John L.
If you are looking for professionals who take pride in their work and strive for the best possible outcome, look no further than Gold Migration.They have helped me and my partner obtain a PMV visa in 6 months, a process than can take up 28 months, so the calibre of their standard speaks for itself, I would like to thank you all so much for all of your efforts.read more
Jayden Fisher
Jayden F.
Thank you so much to the team at gold migration for your amazing work, quick responses and professionalism. Without your help I don’t know where we would be right now!Honestly cannot thank you all enough. You’ve made these tough times a lot easier and the future for me and my fiancée much brighter!read more

frequently asked questions

In what location should I be to be able to apply for a Partner (subclass 820) Visa?

You must be onshore (inside Australia), but not in Immigration clearance/detention.

Can I apply for a Partner Visa if I currently don’t hold an Australian Visa?

If you satisfy Schedule 3 of the Migration Regulations 1994, then you will be able to. In simpler terms, compelling reasons must exist and thoroughly explained to the Department of Home Affairs.

Can I apply for an Partner (subclass 820) Visa if we haven’t been living together for at least 12 months?

Yes, you can. If you register your domestic relationship with the Australian State or Territory you live in. Some exemptions apply.

Can I include my children in my Partner Visa application?

Yes, you can, as long as they are dependent on you. If your children are over 18 years old, they need to be fully financially dependent on you.

Once granted, can I work in Australia?

Yes, Partner Visa holders have full work rights in Australia.

What is the pathway to Permanent Residency with this visa?

In some cases, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) may approve the Permanent Residency stage at the same time as the subclass 820 visa. If the DHA does not, you will be able to provide further information for the Permanent Partner (subclass 801) visa exactly 2 years after your original Partner Visa lodgement, as long as your Partner Visa has been granted.