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All about a Spouse visa.

All about a Spouse visa.

Who may apply for a Partner Visas (Section 820 and Section 801)?

Subclass 820 and Subclass 801 are the two categories under which Spouse Visa can be granted. The Subclass 820 visa is a short-term visa that permits you to stay in Australia as a permanent resident with a companion. First, permanent partner visa applicants will need to get the Subclass 820 visa (Subclass 801). You may apply for both visas at once and simply pay one application fee. It takes two years for each application to be processed.

It is required that one is in a marriage-like or de facto relationship with:

A resident of Australia

Permanently residing in Australia

An individual of New Zealand who is eligible to apply for citizenship in the country.

To What Extent Do Subclass 820 and 801 Visas Offer Tax Incentives?

A few privileges are yours with a Temporary spouse visa.

Before a decision is reached on your permanent spouse visa, you can continue to live and work in Australia (Subclass 801)

Australia is an excellent place to further your education (without access to government funding)

The Australian government’s health insurance programme, Medicare, is open to everyone.

On your application, provide the names of your dependents (dependent applicants must be in Australia when they apply)

The Permanent spouse visa (Subclass 801) confers to its holder all the advantages of permanent residence in Australia, including

Long-term employment and abode in Australia

Studying in Australia is a viable option.

Decide to sign up for Australia’s government-run healthcare system, Medicare.

Application for Australian citizenship is available.

Sponsor a relative’s application for permanent residency.

In and out of Australia is yours to do with what you want.

How can one apply for this Visa (Subclasses 820 and 801)?

Step 1:As a starting point, let’s look at Organise Your Documents.

You’ll need to provide several supporting papers with the application to support your claims. The Subclass 820/801 Document Checklist includes these documents.

Step 2: Submit Your Application.

Subclasses 820 and 801 spouse visas can be applied online, via mail, or online. Payment of the visa application fee using your credit card is required at the time of application.

Step 3:Wait for a decision to be made

The DHA might take months to decide on your visa request. The processing period for a 189 visa was three months in 2016.

Step 4:Receive your visa and begin working!

You will be issued a visa and be able to begin working in Australia as soon as your application is approved and you have received your document.

Various Visas for Partners

Partner visas and spouse visas in Australia are available in various forms depending on the needs of the applicant and the requirements that must be met to get one. This is why there are three different sorts of spouse visas available for anyone interested in sponsoring a partner to come to Australia:

As of now, there are three varieties of spouse visas that may be obtained in Australia.

  • a visa for marriage (Subclass 300)
  • Offshore Visa for a Partner (Subclasses 309 and 100)
  • Onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801)


  • A temporary partner visa is the first step.
  • Visa for a Lifetime Spouse

Temporary visas allow you to work, study, and may even qualify you for Medicare in Australia.

A visa subclass of 461 (New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa)

Those who are not citizens of New Zealand but are a part of the family of a New Zealander can apply for this visa and enter the country. This visa allows you to stay and work in Australia for five years. A subclass 461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa is the best option for those whose partner is a New Zealand citizen. Although it is a five-year validity visa, it may be renewed simply.

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