The visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, live in Australia permanently. It is usually granted to people who hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309).
You paid for this visa when you made your combined application for the temporary and permanent partner visas.
- 25% of applications: 15 Months
- 50% of applications: 16 Months
- 75% of applications: 18 Months
- 90% of applications: 23 Months
Building on the foundation of holding a temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) or a Dependent Child visa (subclass 445), the strength of your genuine and ongoing relationship with your partner takes centre stage. As you navigate this path together, the enduring bond you share becomes a cornerstone, reflecting your dedication to a shared future enriched with mutual aspirations.
Building upon the advantages of the subclass 309 visa, this next step opens a world of enriching possibilities. Enjoy the liberty to build a permanent life in Australia, where you can thrive by living, working, and pursuing your studies indefinitely. Strengthen the bonds of family by sponsoring eligible loved ones to join you in this vibrant nation. For those who meet the eligibility criteria, the ultimate privilege beckons – the opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship. This visa doesn’t just mark a transition; it’s a passport to a lifelong journey of growth, connection, and shared achievement.