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Can I apply for partner visa while on tourist visa in Australia?

By: Rajeev PaulUpdated: February 10, 2021

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Yes, you can apply for a partner visa while you are on a tourist visa. In fact, you must hold a valid visa before you can apply for a partner visa in Australia.

In this regard, can you apply for a tourist visa while waiting for a partner visa?

You can apply for a visitor visa to come to Australia while you are waiting on an application outcome so long as the temporary visa matches your intentions. If you are waiting for the decision on a substantive or permanent visa and want to visit Australia to see a partner or holiday you can.

Additionally, can I apply for partner visa while on student visa?

Understanding Partner Visa Subclass 820 and 801
Visa subclass 820 allows you to live in Australia on Partner Visa. Understandably, you can apply for temporary visa 820 while you are living in Australia. You must already hold a student visa, visitor visa or a working holiday visa.

Can you apply for a second partner visa?

Multiple partner sponsorships – it's possible.
But, the law states that a person who has sponsored a person as a spouse, de facto partner, or fiancé cannot have another sponsorship approved under any of these visa categories until at least 5 years after the first visa application was made.

Can you stay in Australia while waiting for partner visa?

Travel while your visa is being processed. You can apply for a visitor visa to come to Australia while you are waiting on an application outcome so long as the temporary visa matches your intentions. You must intend to stay only temporarily in Australia. If you are not a genuine visitor your visa may be cancelled.

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How long does partner visa take to process?

Visa Type 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
100 Partner* 20 months 23 months
300 Prospective Marriage 11 months 15 months
309 Partner (Provisional) 11 months 15 months
801 Partner* 18 months 23 months

Why would a partner visa be refused?

Insufficient evidence for a partner visa
The most common reason for refusal is where applicants haven't provided sufficient evidence for the case officer to make a positive decision. In order for the case officer to grant a partner visa, you must demonstrate that your relationship is genuine.

Is it hard to get a partner visa in Australia?

Getting Australian Spouse Visa is not very hard in case you have complied with all the requirements and filed application correctly. To apply for the Spouse Visa, either you or Your partner should either be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

How long does a partner visa take to process in Australia?

Visa Type 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
820 Partner 20 months 24 months
*Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.

Can I get married while on a tourist visa in Australia?

Surprisingly, it is easy to get married in Australia while visiting the country on a Tourist Visa. The only real requirement is that you are free to marry; and are both at least eighteen years of age. You may like to know that same-sex marriages are now also legally conducted in Australia.

What documents do I need for partner visa?

Applicant document Checklist for a Partner visa
  • a birth certificate showing the names of both parents:
  • identification pages of a family book showing the names of both parents.
  • identification pages of an identification document issued by the government.

Does marrying an Australian give me citizenship?

There's no special route to become an Australian citizen by marriage. Even if your partner is Australian, you'll have to fulfil all the regular requirements to be eligible to apply, including the residence and good character rules.

Can you stay in Australia if you marry?

If you plan to marry, are married to, or are in a committed relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain a partner-based visa for immigration to Australia. The Australian citizen/permanent resident will act as a sponsor for your visa.

What documents do I need for Australian partner visa?

Applicant document Checklist for a Partner visa
  • a birth certificate showing the names of both parents:
  • identification pages of a family book showing the names of both parents.
  • identification pages of an identification document issued by the government.

How much does a partner visa cost in Australia?

A partner visa is expensive.
In 2018, both visas sit at a base fee of $7160 each. Another $3585 is charged for every additional applicant over 18 years of age, and $1,795 for every applicant under 18.

Can I bring my wife on visitor visa?

Precautions to take when visiting your spouse
It's possible to visit your spouse in the United States while your marriage-based green card application is pending. In order to do so, you would need to apply for a tourist visa. You also must never lie about being married to a U.S. citizen or green card holder.

Can you get married while on a tourist visa?

The short answer is: yes, you can get married in the US while on a B-1/B-2 tourist visa or on a visa waiver program. However, it is still possible to adjust status from a tourist visa or visa waiver after getting married in the US.

How do I prove my Australian visa relationship?

If you are married, provide your marriage certificate or other evidence that your marriage is valid in Australia.

Finances
  1. joint mortgage or lease documents.
  2. joint loan documents for major assets like homes, cars or major appliances.
  3. joint bank account statements.
  4. household bills in both names.

How much is a partner visa in Australia 2019?

Fees in 2019
Visa Type Pre July fees From 1 July 2019
General Skilled Migration $3,755 $4,045
Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 $1,535 $1,650
Partner $7,160 $7,715
Parent (Contributory) first instalment $340 to $3,855 $365 to $4,155

Can a permanent partner visa be Cancelled in Australia?

All kind of visas including Permanent visas can be cancelled by department of Immigration and Border protection (DIBP). Even Australian citizenship can be cancelled under certain circumstances which we explained in details in one of our last posts ( Can You Ever Lose Your Australian Citizenship Status? ) .

Is Form 80 required for partner visa?

Although Form 80 does not appear as a required document on the Partner Visa checklist, chances are that you may be asked to submit one later one. It is up to the Case Officer if they want to request it. In any case, it is highly recommended that your partner visa application be as decision ready as possible.