Partner Visas (subclass 820 and 801)

A few useful pointers for anyone thinking about preparing a partner or spousal visa application. Partner visas (or spousal visas) form an important part of Australia’s permanent migration programme. How many are granted ? The Department of Home Affairs is likely to grant over 47,825 partner visas this year. It’s important to understand that the term “partner visa” includes the Prospective Marriage visa as well as the provisional and permanent partner visas. Demand for partner visas is very high and…

Australian Partner Visa Changes 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have indicated that they intend to further tighten the requirements for Partner Migration this year in line with their focus on the safety and security of Partner visa applicants, including their dependent children. While there is currently no draft legislation available to us, we understand that: Sponsors of Partner visa applicants will need to go through a much more rigorous sponsorship approval process than in the past. This will include a mandatory…