Partner Visa Services

Your partner with you in Australia.


Types of partner visas:

Married / Engaged / De facto – the best type of partner visa application for you depends on your relationship type and where you are when you apply for the visa.

Partner visa applicants must be sponsored by an Australian citizen or permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

Partners are normally granted a temporary partner visa first.  Two years after applying they are eligible to be considered for the permanent permanent visa.


Applicants who are married

  • Your marriage must be legally valid in the country in which you married.
  • Your marriage must be genuine and ongoing.
  • You must both be aged 18 or older and not close relatives.
  • Same-sex marriages are recognised in Australia.


Applicants in a de facto relationship

  • Generally, de facto relationships must have existed for at least 12 months before applying for a partner visa.
  • Time spent dating does not count towards a de facto relationship.
  • You may be granted a visa if you have been in a de facto relationship for less than 12 months if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances (such as having a dependent child), or if your de facto relationship has been registered in Australia.
  • You must be aged 18 or older and not close relatives.


To fully prepare and manage your partner visa application, we:

  • Gather detailed information from you both about your situation and your relationship, then advise you on your partner visa options and the best option for you.
  • Prepare your application thoroughly and properly from the start – that’s preferable to trying to fix problems that may arise later.
  • Identify any potential weaknesses in your application and advise you on how to overcome them.
  • Advise you if registering your relationship is useful and possible (if you are in a de facto relationship).
  • Work with you and your partner to write your statements about the history of your relationship. We guide you on what to emphasise, what to include, what not to include – everything must be true.
  • Prepare your Statutory Declarations from your statements.
  • Proof read the Statutory Declarations of the witnesses to your relationship (we recommend six or more). We advise on their content and how they could be strengthened – everything must be true.
  • Assist you to gather all the evidence of your relationship that needs to be provided to support your application – a lot of evidence is required for a strong application.
  • Advise and guide you on your supporting evidence documents – what is needed? are they correct? are they enough?
  • Provide you with our highly detailed relationship evidence suggestions document which we have refined over our years of preparing partner visa applications. It describes the types of relationship evidence that can be used and how to obtain it – there is some very useful relationship evidence that you may be able to get that you may not know about.
  • Prepare your temporary and permanent partner visa online applications. 
  • Prepare your Form 80 ‘character’ form.
  • Prepare your documentation for your health examination and advise you when and where to complete your health examination.
  • Advise you on the police records checks you and your sponsor will need to obtain, and how to obtain them.
  • Write a detailed submission in support of your application – to persuade the Immigration Officer to grant the visa to you.
  • Double-check your supporting documents.
  • Prepare your partner’s online visa sponsorship application.
  • Lodge your visa application and your partner’s visa sponsorship application along with all supporting documents and evidence.
  • Organise your payment of the government’s visa application charge.
  • Advise you when your application has been lodged and provide you with the lodgement receipt.
  • Advise you of your Bridging Visa grant after your application has been lodged, your work rights and Medicare rights (if relevant).
  • Continue to be the Department of Immigration’s contact for your application and represent you right through until the decision on your temporary partner visa application is received.
  • Work with you to add updated relationship evidence to your visa application during the processing period.
  • Coordinate all communication with the Department, track the progress of your application and keep you advised of any requests for further information from the Department. 
  • Prepare you for any interview with the Immigration department – some partner visa applicants are interviewed.
  • Advise you immediately of the decision on your temporary partner visa application.


The visa stream for partners applying when inside Australia is:

  • subclass 820, partner, temporary  →  subclass 801, partner, permanent


The two visa streams for partners applying when outside Australia are:

  • subclass 300, prospective marriage, temporary  →  subclass 820, partner, temporary  →  subclass 801, partner, permanent
  • subclass 309, partner, temporary  →  subclass 100, partner, permanent

Fiancé(e)’s granted a subclass 300 visa must enter Australia and then marry their sponsor. They then lodge an application for a partner visa in Australia.

Those applying for a subclass 309 visa must be their partner’s spouse or de facto (or intending to marry their partner) at the time the application is lodged.  By the time of decision on the application, those intending to marry must have married.


Our fixed-price fee to represent you in:

A partner visa application is $5,990

We fully prepare and lodge your application for both the temporary and the permanent partner visas and your Australian partner’s visa sponsorship application.

We manage your application and continuously represent you right through to receiving the immigration Department’s decision on your temporary partner visa application.


A prospective marriage (engaged) visa is $4,990

We fully prepare, lodge and manage your application for your prospective marriage visa and your Australian fiance(e)’s visa sponsorship application.

We continuously represent you right through to receiving the Immigration Department’s decision on your prospective marriage visa application.


Our fee can be paid over time in two payments of 50% each.