At the time of application, we will ensure that the application is prepared for both a temporary and a permanent visa, and these are processed in two separate stages.
If successful, you will first be granted a temporary partner visa, allowing you to remain in Australia whilst a decision is made in relation to your permanent visa. This generally takes two years from the date your application was first lodged with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It will very likely be granted provided you are still in a relationship with your spouse or de facto and continue to meet the relevant requirements. If you are in Brisbane and need a solicitor migration agent to assist you with your partner or spouse visa, please contact us today.
The different types of partner visas are known by different ‘subclasses’. Each subclass has its own set of criteria that must be satisfied in order for it to be granted.
The different types you can apply for as the spouse or de facto of an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident of eligible New Zealand Citizen are as follows:-