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Partner visa (subclasses 309 and 100)

Migrating to Australia when married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen on the Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) or Partner visa (subclasses 309 and 100) means you will be able to stay in Australia permanently.

If you and your partner do not intend to get married you will apply for a Partner visa which is a provisional visa which permits you full work rights, multiple re-entry to Australia and access to Medicare. Two years from the date of visa lodgement you must submit a second application to finalise the processing of permanent residency.

Coulter Roache Migration Lawyers are experienced in assisting couples with their Partner visa applications. There is a range of evidence that will support and strengthen your application for a Partner visa including, but not limited to:

  • Evidence of your relationship for at least 12 months prior to lodging your application;
  • Financial aspects of the relationship;
  • Nature of your living arrangements; and
  • The nature of your commitment. 

Eligibility for a Partner visa (subclasses 309 and 100)

The application process for a partner visa is very complex.

The very basic eligibility can include, but is not limited to:

Your relationship

You must be able to prove that you and your partner:

  • be at least 18 years old, and not be closely related
  • have physically met, and be personally known to each other
  • genuinely intend to live together as a couple


Your partner will be your sponsor and they must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • be able to provide police checks to the department
  • if you have a prior conviction, your sponsorship may not be approved. However this will depend if you have a relevant offence and substantial criminal history

Applying for a Partner visa (subclasses 309 and 100)

Coulter Roache Migration Lawyers are experienced in preparing you for the application process. We know how to make your application complete, relevant and present your relationship in the most accurate way. We know how to navigate through the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) requirements.

Applying for a Partner visa (subclasses 309 and 100) is not a fast or simple process. The Partner visa (all subclasses) is the most applied for visa and the visa with the highest refusal rate. The DOHA will conduct comprehensive searches testing and cross-checking the evidence in your application. Where there are inconsistencies it is very likely that the application will be refused with no opportunity to explain.

Rely on our expertise when preparing your application. Minimise the chance of a refused application by having Coulter Roache Migration Lawyers assist you collate your application, prepare and submit your application and liaise with the DOHA.

Partner visa (subclass 309) 

Temporarily, until we decide your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) application or the application is withdrawn

From AUD $7,715

Processing time
between 23 to 31 months

  • It is a temporary visa
  • It leads directly to the permanent Partner visa
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply

Partner visa (subclass 100)


You will have paid for this visa when you applied for the combined temporary and permanent partner visas

Processing time
between 23 to 31 months

  • This a permanent visa
  • You must hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309)

How can Coulter Roache migration help you?

Contact Coulter Roache Migration Lawyer, Traci Chen, for a no cost 15 minute consultation to discuss your suitability for this visa. To arrange a consultation, click on the Contact Form button below.

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