Partner Visas

We specialise in Partner Visas in Australia for eligible
partners and spouses of Australian citizens and permanent residents.

What Is Partner Visas?

Partner Visas are for spouses or partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents in Australia and eligible New Zealand citizens who wish to live in Australia. You need to apply for both temporary and permanent visas together. These visas can be applied whilst the applicant is outside Australia (Subclass 309/100) or inside Australia (Subclass 820/801). A temporary visa is the first step towards getting a permanent visa to live in Australia with your spouse or partner. The visa applicant must be sponsored by an individual who is either an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible NZ citizen. Amongst other things, the department will need to be satisfied that the relationship is genuine. Since this can be subjective, it is critical that a compelling case be submitted at the time of application and managed carefully until the applicant is granted permanent residency. It is a complicated procedure, but with the right immigrant lawyer, you will sail through the entire process and get the Partner Visa without any hassle.

300 VISA – Prospective Marriage Visa


What Is The 300 Visa?
The fiancé visa or the Prospective Marriage Visa, Subclass 300, is a temporary visa for applicants who intend to come to Australia and marry their sponsor within nine months. The applicant must be outside of Australia both at the time of the application and at the time of decision.

Schedule 3 Criteria


What Is The Schedule 3 Criteria For Partner Visas?
Has your substantive visa expired? Have you lodged another visa application which was subsequently refused? Are you an unlawful non-citizen? Hold a bridging visa issued as a result of another visa application or are currently unlawful. You may still be eligible to lodge a partner visa onshore if you meet the criteria under Schedule 3. If you meet these criteria, you will be permitted to lodge an onshore partner visa and not be barred from applying under section 48 of the Migration Act.


What Are The Requirements Of Schedule 3 To Apply For A Partner Visa?

To meet Schedule 3 criteria, you must meet all of the following requirements

If any of the above criteria cannot be met, you would need to apply for a waiver of Schedule 3 on the basis of compelling and compassionate reasons.


What Are The Examples Of Compelling Reasons For Waiving Schedule 3?
The Department of Home Affairs will assess your individual circumstances and evaluate whether to waive Schedule 3 criteria. They will take into account the individual’s circumstances and another person, such as the Australian citizen partner or child. Some examples of compelling reasons for the waiver of Schedule 3 criteria are as follows:


Why Choose Withstand Lawyers For The Schedule 3 Criteria ?
Maryann specialises in all aspects of immigration law, including issues around Schedule 3, visa cancellations and visa refusals. She is approachable and committed to providing personalised service so call us on 0403 150 559 or 02 8221 8828.

Partner Visa 309 & 100 – Offshore Or Partner Visa 820 & 801 – Onshore

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