Partner Provisional visa, Subclass 309 Visa

Partner Provisional visa Subclass 309 Visa

The Partner Provisional visa subclass 309 is valuable for those who want to live with their partner in Australia. This partner provisional visa is a type of temporary visa, that allows you to live and work in Australia for at least 2 years after getting a visa. Within 2 years, you can apply for Migrant visa subclass 100, that is a type of permanent visa.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to get this subclass 309 visa, you need to follow all the conditions, rules, and regulations that are made by The Department of Home affairs. These include-:

  • If your partner has a permanent residency or citizen of Australia or New Zealand, then you can apply under this category.
  • It is necessary for you to show all the evidence of your marriage, that your relationship is completely genuine. You must be a spouse or de facto partner of Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You cannot enter Australia during the application process. You have to lodge your application from outside Australia.
  • If you are in a De facto relationship, then you need to show evidence that you are living together from past one year.
  • You need to show all the expenses slips, property papers, and bills such as electricity, water, and telephone as well.
  • You have to meet health and character requirements.
  • You have to visit a doctor for Health check-ups within 12 months of applying for the visa
  • You must provide a police certificate as a character certificate.


Cost of subclass 820

The actual cost of this partner visa subclass 309 is AUD 7,715.


You can leave or enter Australia anytime within visa time.

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare or Gather Documents

The initial step of this application process is to check all the eligibility criteria, terms, and conditions of this visa class. Only then, you will start preparing and gathering all the necessary documents to prove your relationship is genuine. You can also seek help from migration consultants because they have vast experience and knowledge as well.

Step 2: Lodge Your Application

You can lodge your application to immigration online, by post, or in person. Before applying, you must go through all the documents, so that you won’t face any problem in the future. Or you can get a visa without any complication.

Step 3: Wait for a decision

After lodging a visa application, you need to wait for at least 12-14 months. Well, the processing time of subclass 309 is-:

  • Almost 75% of applications are processed within 15 months
  • 90% of applications are processed within 20 months

Step 4: Receive your visa

You may not know that the Department of Home affairs take too much time to make a decision because they have to check all the documents properly or deeply. Once they made a decision, they will send you a visa via email. And, then you will be able to work, study, or live in Australia.



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