After the two-year period – from when you lodged your initial application – the Department of Immigration will look to grant you a Permanent Partner Visa. At this stage, you will be asked for current evidence of your relationship covering the period since your visa grant. In some circumstances, you may be eligible for permanent residence even if the relationship has broken up before the end of the two year period. These circumstances include:
Please review the Department of Home Affairs current global processing time. Current processing times are estimated to be 18 to 24 months.
In order to be eligible for a partner visa, you must meet the following criteria:
There won’t be any additional visa application charges (VAC) for subclass 801 or subclass 100 application.
The Government fees cover both stages of application subclass 820/801 and 309/100. The Partner Visa fees are usually not refundable if the application is unsuccessful; if you decide to withdraw your application after you have lodged it.