The Australian Partner Visa

Why you should choose the Australian Partner Visa?

Despite its hefty price-tag, the Australian Partner Visa, in my opinion, remains one of the best visa choices for eligible applicants looking to obtain permanent residence in Australia. You will need a partner to sponsor you and they will need to be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible NZ citizen.

The Australian Partnership Visa is a great option because it is not designed to help a foreign resident come to Australia. The Partnership Visa is designed to allow an Australian Citizen, Australian PR or eligible New Zealand citizen to be with their foreign partner and family in Australia. This visa is intended to benefit the Australian Sponsor, not the Foreign resident.

I don’t want to give the wrong impression because getting a Partner visa is not a “walk in the park” – it requires that you have a genuine and continuing relationship and that you satisfy Immigration of the relevant criteria in the Migration Act and Migration Regulations. On top of that processing times of 2+ years are, in my opinion, somewhat excessive.

Notwithstanding, it is the things that you don’t need that make the Partner visa a great choice.

You will not need:

  • English Language Testing

  • A skilled occupation on the one of the skilled migration lists,

  • An Invitation from an Australian State or Territory,

  • A Skills Assessment,

  • Years of work experience,

  • To live in Australia for any specified period of time

What’s more, some of the benefits of the Partner Visa include:

  • It’s a combined application that, if successful, results in Permanent Residence,

  • You are eligible for Medicare (if lodged onshore) from when you first make application,

  • If you have an Australian Child or are in a long-term relationship, you can skip the Temporary Visa and move directly to the permanent visa,

  • There is no age limit, &

  • The application is open to same sex couples.

If you would like to find out whether you might be eligible to make application for the Australian Partner Visa, please get in contact with Australian National Visa Service on +61 401 866 248 or via email on

Australian National Visa Service