Partner (Provisional) Visa (subclass 309) and Partner Visa (Migrant) (Subclass 100)

Partner (Provisional) Visa (subclass 309) and Partner Visa (Migrant) (Subclass 100)

This visa allows the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen or permanent resident to live in Australia.

The Partner Visa is a 2-stage process. That is, you apply for a temporary and permanent visa at the same time, and depending on your circumstances you will be granted either a temporary partner visa or a permanent partner visa.

In most circumstances, you will first need to apply for the 309 temporary visa, followed by the 100 visa 2 years later. Long term committed couples who have lived together for at least 3 years immediately prior to lodging the visa, or 2 years living together and a child together, can lodge the permanent residency 100 visa straight away.

You are most likely to be granted a temporary partner visa in the first instance. After 2 years, you must then apply to the DOHA for your permanent partner visa. The DOHA visa application fee you pay on lodgement covers both visas.


Usually your relationship must have existed for at least 12 months immediately before the application is lodged, or the relationship has been registered with an Australian State Government. Time spent dating or in an online relationship may not count as being in a de facto relationship.

  • You and your sponsor must be at least 18 years of age
  • Your relationship is genuine, continuing and mutually exclusive
  • You live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis
  • Be in a de facto relationship (at least 12 months), married or have registered the relationship
  • You meet the Australian health requirements
  • You and your sponsor meet the character requirements

Cost of visa:

Australian Government fee due when the visa is lodged AUD$7,850.00

Apply from:

You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.

Processing times:

Currently 2-5 months

Visa Go Australia fee to process the visa:

With Visa Go Australia offices in the United Kingdom and in Australia, we can offer payment in both currencies, as follows:

Applications processed in the UK and Europe – £1,500.00 paid in 2 stages

£750.00 Deposit
£750.00 Due on Lodgement of Visa

Applications processed in Australia or Asia- $3,000.00 paid in 2 stages

$1,500.00 Deposit
$1,500.00 Due on Lodgement of Visa


If you have not lived together for 12 months but have lived together at some point during the relationship, then you may still be eligible. You will need to provide evidence to prove that you have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months – Tenancy Agreement, Council Tax, Utility Bill, etc. Facebook screenshots of your relationship status are not sufficient. Without strong evidence to show your relationship has existed for 12 months, your application is likely to be refused.

Yes. If the Australian partner has lived for 3 months, or is currently living in Australia, they can apply to Register the Relationship with the State Government where they reside. This, combined with evidence that the relationship is genuine and ongoing, will negate the necessity of providing evidence of living together for 12 months immediately before lodging the visa application.

Bridging Visas are granted to visa applicants who apply for a visa in Australia, to ensure they remain lawful while their application is being processed. If you lodge your Partner Visa while outside of Australia, you will not be eligible for a bridging visa.

Applications are generally processed in the order they are received and there is little scope to change this. If you feel you have compelling or compassionate reasons as to why your application should be processed earlier, you will need to provide a written statement outlining these circumstances. It should be noted that circumstances such as employment in Australia; schooling for children; pregnancy; selling your house; or separation from your partner is not considered compelling or compassionate.

No. You must still provide evidence to show that your relationship is genuine and on-going and that you both have a mutual commitment to a shared life together.

Once the application has been lodged with the Australian Government, a health Assessment Portal (HAP) ID number will be generated. The HAP ID number must be quoted when booking your appointment with the Australian Panel Doctor.

You must undertake:

  • a radiological examination if aged 11 years or over; and
  • a medical examination regardless of age; and
  • a HIV test if aged 15 or over.

All medical examinations and x-rays must be completed by Panel Doctors and Radiologists
designated by the Australian Government. These are recorded electronically and kept on departmental systems.

You must provide police certificate(s) from each country where you have lived for a total
of 12 months or more in the last 10 years. These 12 months are calculated cumulatively and need not have been consecutive.

Our consultations are conducted with a Registered Migration Agent who is licensed with OMARA. Many companies offering free consultations use salespeople, who are not adequately qualified to advise you of Australian migration laws and processes. Should their advice be incorrect, and your visa application fails, there is no recourse and compensation.
Visa Go Australia is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.

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I used Visa Go to apply for my Partner Visa and I have been super impressed with the service and turnaround time. Kimberley was very thorough with her communication and kept us updated through out the whole process. I can’t recommend the service enough!
Jacob Forrest
Jacob Forrest
14:06 20 Jul 21
My agent with Visa go was Kimberley Chatt. She was fantastic the whole way through. Always had very professional and prompt responses whenever I had a query. I felt like she went above and beyond to help me understand each step of the process. I now have my permanent partner visa in Australia and couldn't be happier. She turned what can often be a long arduous ordeal into a streamlined easy process. I would highly recommend this agency to anyone looking to immigrate to Australia. Thanks again Kimberley!
Ross Findlay
Ross Findlay
09:00 25 Jan 21
My Husband and I used Visa Go Australia to support us through our Visa process. Our Visa advisor was Sue, Sue was great from start to finish, always so helpful and replied to our emails and calls so quickly.
Our visa process took 11 months (as expected for the visa we applied for) and Sue kept us on track and up to date all the time, extremely organised and always happy to help and provide us with her support.
I highly recommend Visa Go Australia, we couldn't imagine trying to go through this process without Sues help and guidance. Samantha Mills
Samantha Mills
Samantha Mills
20:05 17 Dec 20
Visa Go provided an excellent service. They were professional, helpful and efficient throughout the visa process and Sue, my designated migration agent, always had words of encouragement to help deal with the tedium of the paperwork. I am a professional and I thought using a migration agent was probably unnecessary. I thought I could manage the paperwork process myself. However, it quickly became clear to me that an agent's assistance was very necessary. Visa Go's knowledge was invaluable and I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Lorna Balfour
Lorna Balfour
11:07 17 Dec 20
Using Visa Go Australia was the BEST decision we made when planning for our move to Australia. My husband is British and needed an offshore 309 spouse visa. Sue made our life so much easier supporting us every step of the way. I was impressed with her knowledge, every question I had was answered quickly and with confidence. There is a huge amount of time and effort your agent does in the background so that you don't have to. I always felt like a priority and that I was in the safe hands of an expert. Not to mention how kind and friendly the agents are. I would highly recommend this company to anyone - 5 star service!
Lisa Garside
Lisa Garside
19:48 05 Dec 20
Amazing Darren and deanne changed our lives helping us Emmigrate to a new country.
John Docherty
John Docherty
15:17 19 Aug 20
Visa Go Australia were integral in getting our visas granted, without them the whole process would have been so difficult for us to get everything right, they were always so happy to help no matter how silly the question. They split the process up in to manageable chunks and made sure that we were always ready for the next step which really minimised the stress of it all.
Can't thank Darren and Kimberley enough.
Calam, Charlie and Rory
Chaz Manning
Chaz Manning
20:16 19 Jul 20
Me and my partner Cynthia have successfully been granted our partner visa for Australia and could definitely not have done it without all of the never ending help from Sue. Any visa process is always stressful, yet they helped so much with any problems we had along the way. I can't recommend this company enough! If you're worried about applying for a visa, you can rest assured that with their experience and knowledge, partnered with how lovely they always are even with the smallest of questions that you will be having your visa granted in no time with minimal stress!
Thank so much for all your help!
Jonas & Cynthia
Jonas Forshaw
Jonas Forshaw
12:02 27 Jun 20
We were recently granted a PR Visa and the work that Sue puts in in the background is commendable. Darren and Sue have been great to work with over the last 2 years and we were kept up to date the whole way.
I would highly recommend anyone applying for a visa to do it through them.
They made sure we had all the information at every step of they way and nothing was ever a problem if I called or emailed.
Thank you so much to all of the team!
Denny, Victoria and Caitlyn
Victoria Pullinger
Victoria Pullinger
09:12 31 May 20
I can not recommend these enough, was with us all the way, even when things got frustrating, no fault of the company, just how long the process takes. You do have to be patient and understand they have to wait on the migration department. It is worth using an agent. They completed a PMV300 for us and are now doing the next stage. It really does unburden a lot of stress during what is a stressful time. Even long after I was given advice and guidance when the job had already been completed. Honest, reliable and understanding. Thank you and keep well all. Marie & Jodie
Marie Curly-Locks
Marie Curly-Locks
23:10 14 May 20
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