Partner visa Subclass 801 (On-Shore) - FTS Education & Visa Services

Partner visa Subclass 801 (On-Shore)

This 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 only for people who currently hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).




You paid for this visa when you made your combined application for the temporary and permanent partner visas.

Processing times:

  • 25% of applications: 13 Months
  • 50% of applications: 13 Months
  • 75% of applications: 14 Months
  • 90% of applications: 15 Months

The timeline for processing a permanent Partner visa initiates from your eligibility date, which occurs two years after your application for the combined temporary and permanent partner visas.


Embark on a seamless path to securing this visa by meeting essential prerequisites that underline your commitment. Holding a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) or a Dependent Child visa (subclass 445) serves as the initial stepping stone. Building on this foundation, sustaining a genuine and enduring relationship with your sponsor remains paramount. As you navigate this journey together, the strength of your bond becomes the cornerstone of your application, reflecting your shared commitment to a future filled with shared aspirations.

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Beyond the opportunities presented by the subclass 820 visa, this next step unveils an array of enriching benefits. Enjoy the freedom to establish a permanent life in Australia, as you seamlessly live, work, and pursue your studies indefinitely. Strengthen the bonds of family by sponsoring eligible loved ones to join you in this vibrant land. And for those who meet the criteria, the ultimate privilege awaits – the chance to apply for Australian citizenship. This visa isn’t just a bridge to a new chapter; it’s a passport to an enduring journey of growth, belonging, and shared success.

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