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SUBCLASS 309 – SPOUSE 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 100).

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KEY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be in a genuine relationship with your prospective spouse who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Have sufficient and comprehensive evidence to support your claims regarding your relationship
  • Be outside of Australia at the time of application and decision
  • Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused
  • Meet De facto or marriage requirements
  • Satisfy the evidence requirement
  • Must make an online application and attached all evidence online
  • Have an eligible sponsor who is not barred to sponsor you
  • Meet Australia’s Health & Character requirements
  • You must be 18 years old or older when you apply for the visa
  • Satisfy all other visa requirements
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BENEFITS

  • Stay in Australia temporarily, until the Department decides your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • Attend up to 510 hours of free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program
  • Include family members

COST

The visa costs AUD7,715 for the main applicant.

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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.

Daniel White
Daniel W.
In my view these guys are legends, and they are the best migration law firm in Australia. I consulted 5 other migration firms and none of them could match the expertise of Gold Migration Lawyers. If you have a complex application, go to Gold Migration!read more
Salim Muhammed
Salim M.
Good people and they know the rules back to front. They gave me friendly service and good result.
Cherry Lau
Cherry L.
They are the BEST immigration lawyers in Australia. Highly recommended if you can afford them 🙂
Angela Parker
Angela P.
We hired Gold Migration Lawyers to assist us with our partner visa application. At the time the department’s processing time was over 24 months. GML lodged our application and it got approved in 4 months. We are extremely happy with the outcome as I know people who have been waiting for years for their partner visa. I highly recommend Gold Migration Lawyers. The team is amazing!read more
KA CHUN UY
KA CHUN U.
I am very grateful to the lawyer Peter Peng. Although my case is very troublesome, he was very patient to help me solve it step by step. At that time, I only had 20 days to provide supplementary information from the Immigration. I found this law firm, the owner, Ramtin.  He is very confidence and professional also made me full of confidence in him. They added different viewpoints and legal opinions in the explanation letter, which successfully made the immigration officer accept my explanation.  The next day after submitting the information, the Immigration officer immediately accepted my explanation and asked me to have a medical examination.It took two months to successfully get the Partner(820) VISA, I am very grateful to them  I highly recommend this law firm , they are really pro and they can help you slove any problem.read more
Bibi Mon
Bibi M.
I went to these lawyers trusting them they will be able to organise my permanent residency. I was a little worried with how much it costs but in the end I have to say they went above and beyond my expectations, they were worth every cent. I would like to mention and thank my lawyer Peter who looked after my case, very professional through the whole process. Gold immigration lawyers are the “gold” standard.read more
Ignacio Falcon
Ignacio F.
Amazing team of lawyers! Peter was extremely helpful and offered detailed guidance throughout the whole process. I highly recommend their services
Mauricio G Guerra
Mauricio G G.
Exceeded my expectations, good communication, very professional!
Leo Donnelly
Leo D.
They made the process very smooth, always there to answer my calls and give professional help even to the most minor detail.I felt like I was treated like family.Visa was processed very quickly and I would recommend them to anyone who would like assistance with the Visa application.read more

frequently asked questions

Does the Sponsor need to be offshore as well when I apply for the visa?

No, the Sponsor can be either onshore or offshore.

Can I be in Australia for the decision?

No, you should be offshore when the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) makes a decision on your Partner (subclass 309) visa application. Some limited exemptions apply.

What if I am not married to my Australian spouse and we haven’t lived together for 12 months?

If this is the case, you should consider a Prospective Marriage (subclass 309) visa.

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 309 visa. If the DHA does not, you will be able to provide further information for the Permanent Partner (subclass 100) visa exactly 2 years after your original Partner Visa lodgement, as long as your Partner Visa has been granted.

Can I travel to Australia whilst I am awaiting a decision on a Partner (subclass 309) visa?

Yes, you can travel to Australia. However, you must be offshore when the DHA makes a decision on your application. Some exemptions apply.

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