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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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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.