How Much Time Does it Take For a Partner Visa Approval

How Much Time Does it Take For a Partner Visa Approval?

VXL Migration & Education | August 2, 2021

If you’re in a relationship or commitment with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or an eligible New Zealand Citizen, then you can apply for a partner visa. It is great for those who are in a long and serious relationship with their respective spouses. You must keep in mind that your Australian partner must be more than 18 years of age.

However, some people think that the processing time for this visa is too long. If you’re one of those who think the same, then you are at the right place. At VXL Migration, our partner visa agents would answer all your doubts relating to a partner visa. Let’s now dive right into the core aspects of this visa in a little detail.

What are the Various Pathways To Apply For a Partner Visa?

For those who are not aware, there are three main pathways to apply for an Australian Partner Visa. Let us study them in detail.

  1. Temporary V/S Permanent- Your partner application is assessed based on whether it is permanent or temporary and from the location from where the application is made. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will assess your application as a combined application. Be it a permanent or a temporary visa, you will get that depending on the criteria that you stand on. Those who have been in a de facto or married relationship for at least three years are eligible for a permanent visa or if less than three years, will get a temporary visa.
  2. Onshore V/S Offshore- Partner visa is divided into subclasses depending on whether you apply for the visa from inside or outside Australia. If you are in Australia, then you can apply for subclass 820(Temporary) and Subclass 801(Permanent). And, if you are outside Australia, then you can apply for subclass 309(Provisional) and subclass 100(Migrant).
  3. Married V/S De Facto Relationship V/S Prospective Marriage- For a partner visa, you necessarily don’t have to be married, if you can show that you are in a de-facto relationship. A de-facto relationship means that your relationship must be at least 12 months old before you apply for the visa. A de facto relationship can be with a person of the same sex or opposite sex.

A fiance visa or prospective marriage visa is a nine-month permit that allows the partner to come once they have got married to their partner in Australia. It is most commonly adopted by applicants who otherwise don’t stand out on the eligibility requirements of a de-facto visa. However, the person must marry their Australian Partner and start applying for partner visa subclass 820 and 801 before the expiry of their prospective visas.

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What is the Processing Time For an Australian Partner Visa?

On average, the Australian partner visa takes somewhere between 12-24 months to get acceptance by the Australian Immigration Authorities.

Partner Visa Subclass 820 Temporary(Onshore) 75% of applications-23 months 90% of applications-28 months
Partner Visa Subclass 309 Provisional(Overseas) 75% of applications- 15 months 90% of applications- 20 months
Partner Visa Subclass 801 Permanent(Onshore) 75% of applications- 15 months 90% of applications- 19 months

This data is based on the results seen in the past few years. However, you must contact your partner visa agent to know the tiniest details of your partner visa application. 

How is VXL Migration Your Partner Visa Consultant in Adelaide?

The migration agent at VXL Migration aim to provide accurate guidance to our customers through a strategically channelized medium. Our organisation is founded on the principles of utmost loyalty, professionalism, and reliable service. Our crew is well versed with the rules, regulations, and immigration laws of every type of Australian visa. We ensure that our applicants are guided right and in the most efficient manner possible.

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