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SUBCLASS 309 VISA – 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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SUBCLASS 309 VISA – 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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309 VISA – 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

309 VISA COST

The visa costs AUD8,850 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.

Marcus Nilsson (Pseudo)
Marcus Nilsson (.
I highly recommend Gold migration for everyone that is in need of help with their partner visas.Migrating to another country to be with the one you love can be a scary and frankly very confusing process with all the forms and relationship evidence that needs to be presented to Immigration. Luckily for me and my partner, our agent Emad Khraim, made the process a lot easier by giving us the confidence to and clarity to know what to focus on at any given time.With his friendly demeanor, Emad was never more than a phone call or mail away and he was always quick to reply to any enquiries we had, big or small (or stupid). With his expertise he made sure that we were always up to date on the latest immigration law changes and what piece of relationship evidence we should prioritize on procuring next, making this daunting (and at times overwhelming) process a lot less stressfull than it could have been had we gone about it alone. All in all it has been a absolute pleasure working with Emad and I can confidently say that we've been well taken care of all the way through this journey.As of now writing this, me and my partner were a couple of days ago granted our partner visa and we can't thank Gold migration enough for all their help they've provided in getting us here.read more
Kevin john Thomas
Kevin john T.
I'd like to thank Walt Calis and the firm for their exceptional work on our partner visa.They made the process incredibly easy and made us feel comfortable regarding any questions we had.Our partner visa 820 was granted today and we are absolutely over the moon!After a few delays while trying to get a difficult police clearance, after everything was submitted, we still received the visa within 3 months which we never thought would be possible.If you have any doubt about going to Gold Migration, don't. We would never have been able to go through this process without them, and have the visa approved so quickly.Thank you and forever grateful!read more
Anya Tretyakova
Anya T.
Only 3 MONTHS from submission to approval for our Subclass 300 Marriage visa! It went beyond our expectations and Saemeh Ghasemi from Gold Migration was with us every step of the way. My partner and I chose this service after reading the many positive reviews and after I first met Saemeh via Zoom call, for our initial consultation. Saemeh is not only professional, but genuinely cares about her clients. We are so grateful we trusted Gold Migration and Saemeh Ghasemi - thank you!read more
Chirag Balyan
Chirag B.
I highly recommend gold migration. They are the best . Gold migration professional approach and attention to detail is incredible. All of gold staff are amazing, excellent communicators and provide a friendly efficient service.They take a personal interest in each and every case and I would highly recommend them .👍👍👍. I would like to thanks Walt calis and the entire gold team members who work so hard and with so much dedication.read more
Sami Abdul
Sami A.
I was recommended to go to Gold Migration Lawyers earlier this year by a family friend to get assistance in applying for my wife’s onshore partner visa. Walt Calis was our lawyer there and he was fantastic. He was very approachable, caring and incredibly dedicated in helping us with the visa application from the very beginning. We were successful in getting my wife’s partner visa granted surprisingly in just under 3 months from the time the application was lodged, which was amazing. I’m really grateful for Gold Migration lawyers, and in particular Walt Calis for his honesty, openness and dedication, and I highly recommend him and Gold Migration Lawyers in general to anyone that is looking for assistance in lodging a partner visa application.read more
Chen Kwang Vong
Chen Kwang V.
My partner and I had a very smooth, easy process applying for partner visa with Gold Migration Lawyers! Once we gathered and updated documents as requested we had no hitches getting it approved a couple months down the line. Would recommend for those worried/unfamiliar with visa application processes. Good communication and availability from them as well 🙂read more
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My partner and I applied for Subclass 820/801 through Gold Migration Laywers and it was granted in less than a month. Whole process was streamlined and efficient. Big thank you to Emad, Ben and Kathryn.In the first consutaltion (face to face), Emad and Ben explained how the visa application process will be, including the expected timeframe. Preparing requirements were done via email communication. Emad provided us advice on documentations and ensured that we were on track.Before I had the first consultation I thought the application process would be tiring and time consuming. However, Gold Migration Lawyers made it so simple and easy!read more
Loretta Williams
Loretta W.
Thank you so much Gold Migration❤️❤️Biggest thank you to Benjamin Magill and Emad Khraim for helping through everything and for being so patient with me thank you thank youI would recommend you guys to anyoneGod bless you boysLove from Loretta and Soliread more
Anthony Trần
Anthony T.
ONLY 3 MONTHS FOR MY PARTNER VISA.My partner and I has been working towards our 820/810 Visa with Emad Khraim and Kathryn Tan from Gold Migration Lawyers.They have both provided exceptional services. They arranged an extremely easy frame work for us to approach our applications and guided us through the entire journey with professionalism and kindness.I can't be more happy with my experience with them and am glad that I did decided to place my trust in them.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 300) 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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