Broadly speaking, there are two types of partner visas depending on the type of relationship you are in, namely Prospective Marriage visa and Partner visa under the Migration Act 1958 and Migration Regulations 1994.
Prospective Marriage visa
Do you have a fiancé who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and intend to marry your fiancé in Australia? A Prospective Marriage visa which will allow you to enter Australia, remain in Australia for 9 months and marry your intended spouse will be a good option to consider.
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Do you have a spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and intend to join your spouse or partner in Australia?
Partner visas can be largely grouped into two categories, being onshore (820/801) visas and offshore (309/100) visas, allowing a person in a married relationship or de facto relationship with an eligible partner (the sponsor) to go on to apply for specific types of visas depending on various factors such as where the applicant resides and where the application will be lodged at the time of application.
The Migration Act 1958 recognises two types of eligible relationships, i.e. spousal relationships and de facto relationships. The term ‘spouse’ only includes persons in a legally valid marriage between a man and a woman under Australian law whereas the term ‘de facto relationship’ encompasses both opposite sex and same sex relationships.
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Why can you trust Taylor and Scott Lawyers?
At Taylor & Scott Lawyers, we take pride in considering your circumstances and listening to your needs before giving our expert advice most suited to your circumstances. Our registered Migration Agents can advise you whether your relationship would satisfy the criteria for Partner visas. We are experts in assisting you to gather and arrange the required evidence to support your application. We are here for you to provide professional advice and assistance to navigate you through the technicalities and complexities of the migration law.
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