As Australia is a lovely country, it is not hard to image that your love one is in Australia!
If you are married to an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, plan to marry one, or you are in a in a relationship with one (including same– sex relationships), you can apply for a partner visa.
You can apply in or outside Australia by two types of Partner visas, namely partner visa and prospective marriage visa.
Subclasses 820/801 or 309/100 – Partner visa
This visa is two stage processing (from temporary to permanent). Generally, the successful applicant will be granted of a temporary partner visa for two years and the permanent partner visa is then granted two years after the application is made, if the couple is still in the relationship. If the couple is in a long term relationship when they lodge the application, the two year period does not apply. A long term relationship is one that has existed for at least three years, or two years if the couple has a child.
The current actual processing time for normal cases of offshore 309/100 partner visa is more faster than the onshore 820/801 partner visa application.
Subclass 300 – Prospective marriage visa
The prospective marriage visa is available to people outside Australia who intend to marry their Australian sponsoring partner (e.g. fiancé) after they enter Australia. This visa is not available for people in Australia.
This visa is valid for nine months from the date of grant. A prospective marriage visa holder must enter Australia, marry their sponsoring partner and apply for a partner visa in Australia within the nine month period. The visa cannot be extended in Australia.
Are you preparing your Partner Visa Application??
The current visa application fee for Partner Visa has reached skyrocket level AUD7,160.00 which has not included the secondary applicant’s fee. If you do not want to risk losing the expensive application fee and require to pay further appeal fee when the application is refused. You should find a qualified migration consultant to assist your application.
Subclass 173/143 – Contributory Parent visa
This visa lets overseas parents re-unite with their children in Australia who are Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and are settled in Australia.
The children of the applicant required lawfully resident in Australia for at least two years and
The applicant meets the balance of family test.
An applicant can choose to apply for Contributory Parent (permanent) visa directly or apply for a temporary contributory parent visa first and then move to the permanent visa. The advantage for applying for the temporary visa first is to split the total cost of migration into two to three years.
For this visa, a sponsorship is required to provide financial support to the applicant for the first 10 years while the applicant staying in Australia. Usually the sponsor is the child of the applicant or spouse of child and applicant can be sponsored by up to three sponsors, if necessary. Financial Bond is required to be lodged before the visa granted to assure that the sponsor will fulfill their financial support responsibility and it will be released in 10-year time if compliance met.
Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa-3-5 year-term
This visa provides overseas parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia.
To be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. The parent requires a sponsorship from their Australian children to apply.
This visa allows a parent to remain in Australia for a longer period of time, up to five years at a time without departing and a maximum of two visas per parent, ie. 10 year stay for maximum; must stay offshore for 90 days before applying for the 2nd visa.
No Balance of Family test will be applied on applying this visa.
Yearly taxable income required for the sponsor of this visa is $83,454.80 in the year prior to the date of visa lodgement. The sponsor can combine the taxable income with their partner and/or another child of the prospective visa applicant who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand. If combining income, the taxable income the sponsor must be at least 50 per cent of the taxable income amount specified to pass the income test.
Visa Fees: $5000 for 3 year stay and $10,000 for 5 year stay, cost paid in two installments.
Sponsorship Application Fee: $420
Visa Condition:’No work’ conditions will be applied.