If you were a ‘dependant’ on your parent’s partner visa – does the 5-year limitation on sponsoring a partner apply to you?


How the sponsorship limitation works.

A person who obtains a permanent partner visa in Australia (the main applicant) is limited from sponsoring a (new) partner for a partner visa for five years from the date they applied for their partner visa with their former partner.


How does this sponsorship limitation affect dependants (usually children) who were included in the original partner visa application?

The good news for dependants is that the sponsorship limitation does not apply to them – it applies to the primary applicant for the previous partner visa only.


Feel free to contact me if you would like to book a consultation for more information about anything mentioned here.


Ross McDougall.

Immigration Lawyer & Solicitor.


Tel: 08 8528 9187

This information is correct at August 31st, 2023. But, keep in mind that immigration law changes from time to time.

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