Subclass 820 Visa & Partner Visa

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.

King Kaif
King K.
Thank you Andreas and team. The best law firm in town. i would highly recommend them for any migration n citizenship services. They were very prompt in following up with paper work for my citizenship which was complicated case. would rate them above 5 starsread more
Michael Gianoulias
Michael G.
Helped with my visa. Andreas is the best Greek agent in melbourne
tynal chruy
tynal C.
Very responsive and walked me through each steps along for the whole process.
Harry Milonakis
Harry M.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. They are the best lawyers in Melbourne city. Andreas and Ramtin helped me so much and I couldn't have asked for a better service. Thank you so much and I will be recommending you to everyone I come across.read more
Nima Vandi
Nima V.
Very professional and good service i met Martin about my citizenship application and he was very professional and a very experienced lawyer i highly recommended the Golden Lawyers
Samuel Burns
Samuel B.
Best in town! Very impressive team and state-of-the-art office. Andreas is the best and helped my wife get her visa in record time! I'll always appreciate your professionalism and advice that made our dreams come true.
Ameanah El-Hennawi
Ameanah E.
Amazing experience with gold migration lawyers! our partner visa (subclass 309) was granted with their assistance and advice, they are a highly professional team with over a decade of experience, and when you pay so much for a lawyer it's reassuring that this team will provide results, thank you Ramtin, Hassan, Peter and team for your amazing service.read more
Lazaros Lefkos
Lazaros L.
Thank you very much!I can only say the best things about Gold Migration Lawyers.
Franshane Rago
Franshane R.
Genuine, client first professionals with a strong focus on delivering results.

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.