Reasons for partner visa refusal Australia
The partner visa is one of Australia’s most expensive visas. Currently, the visa application charge starts at $7850.00 AU. The large cost and lengthy process adds pressure to submit a complete and correct application. Moreover, a visa refusal may prevent you from applying in the future. Below, we outline some common reasons why an application could be refused.
Insufficient supporting documents
The most common reason for the refusal of partner visas is a lack of relationship evidence. To be eligible for a partner visa, you must be in a committed and genuine relationship with an Australian.
As part of the visa application, you must upload documents to prove your relationship. The evidence can be split into four primary categories:
- Nature of commitment
- Nature of household
- Financial commitment
- Social aspects
Failure to provide evidence from each category can result in a visa refusal. For example, solely uploading social media and photos to a visa application is not enough to prove a relationship for visa purposes. Therefore it is important to provide a varied selection of relationship evidence.
Inconsistency in your visa application
When completing the online application, you will be asked about specific dates and milestones in your relationship. For example, the date you met and the date you committed to an exclusive relationship. If your supporting documents and relationship statement prove different dates then this will raise alarm for the case officer assessing your visa. A good Migration Agent will check and compare all documents and information provided before lodging your visa. Get a free quote today.
Providing fraudulent documents and false statutory declarations is reason for a visa refusal. Consequently, you should ensure all documents are provided in English and are genuine. Moreover, when completing your visa application, you should ensure there is no incorrect information provided. It is your responsibility to ensure all information provided is true.
Both the applicant and the sponsor’s character will be assessed. The applicant will need to disclose any criminal cautions and convictions in the visa application. Additionally, a police check for each country lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years will be required.
The sponsor must also disclose any criminal issues and provide police checks. Moreover, the applicant will be made aware of any police records the sponsor may have.
Lastly, Immigration will check the sponsor’s Australian residency status, and if they have previously sponsored another partner to emigrate to Australia. There are limits to the number of partners an Australian can sponsor.
Learn more about the partner visa process and processing times, check out our dedicated webpage.