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Understanding the Partner Visa:

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The Partner visa allows spouses or de facto partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live in Australia. This visa includes both temporary and permanent visas, applied for together.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a Partner Visa Australia, applicants must:
•    Be married to or in a de facto relationship (unless exempt) with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or Eligible New Zealand Citizen at the time of applying.

Application Process and Associated Bridging Visa:

•    Applying onshore leads to a Bridging visa, potentially limiting work or study based on previous visa entitlements. Fee assistance like HECS or Newstart might not be available during the wait for a Permanent partner visa (subclass 100 or 801).
•    The application process involves the creation of an ImmiAccount, form filling, payment of application fees, attaching required documents, and submission.

Temporary (Subclass 820) and Permanent (Subclass 801) Partner Visas:

•    The Subclass 820 is temporary and leads directly to the permanent Partner visa, requiring the applicant to be in Australia when applying.
•    The Subclass 801 is permanent and requires holding a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).

De Facto Relationship Requirements:

•    For applicants in a de facto relationship, specific criteria include commitment to a shared life, genuine and continuing relationship, living together, and meeting health and character requirements.

Marriage Pathway:

•    Detailed criteria for marriage pathway applicants both in and outside Australia, including recognized marriages and the expectations of the relationship by the Department.

De Facto Relationship Length and Exemptions:

•    Typically, a de facto relationship must exist for 12 months before application, but exemptions may apply under certain circumstances.

Visa Types:

•    SC820/801: An onshore partner visa.
•    SC309/100: An offshore partner visa for applications outside Australia.
•    SC300: Prospective Marriage visa allowing marriage in Australia followed by a Partner visa application.

Document Checklist:

•    Identity, relationship, health, and character-related documents for both applicants and sponsors.

Relationship Proof - Four Pillars:

•    Financial Aspects of the Relationship: Documents showcasing shared financial responsibilities.
•    Nature of the Household: Evidence demonstrating shared household responsibilities.
•    Social Aspects of the Relationship: Proof of the relationship being recognized by others.
•    The Nature of the Commitment: Documents displaying commitment, long-term plans, and joint activities.

Visa Expiry and Bridging Visas:

•    Upon visa expiry, a Bridging Visa A (BVA) is automatically granted, allowing work and study but restricting travel. Bridging Visa B (BVB) permits travel outside Australia.

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