Prospective Marriage Visa
The PMV, as it is commonly called, is for overseas fiancés of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens. You can only apply for this visa if you are offshore.
Partner visas are for husbands, wives, de-facto partners and same-sex partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens. For newly married couples this is two stage process. The first stage is a two-year provisional visa, followed by your permanent visa if you meet the requirements.
- Partner Visa Refusals on the Rise
Partner visa application fees are very expensive at A$6,865. If your visa is refused you lose this money.
Partner visa refusals are on the increase as the Immigration Department crackdowns on fake or sham marriages and contrived relationships. It is part of its general crackdown on migration fraud. Unfortunately, innocent couples are being caught in the net. The main cause of these visa refusals in not enough evidence of a genuine relationship and long-term commitment. Due of a large number of fake marriages and sham marriages discovered by the Department, case officers now need a more broad-based and holistic approach.
Parent visas are for the parents of settled migrants in Australia. To be eligible, a parent must have either at least the same number of children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents normally resident in the Perth of Australia, as children who live in their home country, or a greater number of children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents normally living in Australia than are the number of children living in any other country.
There are two streams:
- The Contributory Parent visa
- Parent visa
Aged parents over pension age (currently 65) can apply in Australia.
Child visas are for the children of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are born overseas.
Subclass 820 - De Facto/Spouse Visa
This visa allows the De Facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).
Our Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents are experts in Subclass 820 Visa. Our team can assess your circumstances and let you know if this visa is the right pathway for you. We can point out the weaknesses of your case and assist you with making a strong and decision ready application. Our average processing time is much lower than the Department’s average processing time. We always ensure that our client’s subclass 820 is lodged validly and in order for them to be entitled to a Bridging Visa A (BVA).
Do not risk visa refusal and save yourself time and money by seeking professional help from our team. We have a dedicated and talented Partner Via Team at Gold Migration Lawyers with significant amount of experience in subclass 820 visa. We have managed to assist people in various circumstances and we have the experience and expertise to provide accurate and reliable advice.
If you have not been living together for 12 months and think that you are not eligible to apply, think again! Our immigration lawyers & registered migration agents have assisted hundreds of applicants who had not lived together with their partners for 12 months.
Seeking professional help is highly recommended as Department’s Partner Visa Case officers cannot provide advice and if any errors are made during the application process or even after visa lodgement, there will be a high chance of visa refusal even though you may have been in a long term married or de facto relationship.
Key Eligibility Requirements
- Be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
- Have sufficient and comprehensive evidence to support your claim
- Be in Australia at the time of application and decision
- Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused
- Meet De facto or marriage requirements
- Meet the 12-month requirement (De Facto only), unless eligible for it to be waived
- Have an eligible sponsor who is not barred to sponsor you
- Meet Australia’s Health & Character requirements
- Satisfy all other visa requirements
Jeremy has never lost a partner visa case. It makes sense to let him assist you and guide you through the process of getting your partner visa the first time.
Contact us for further information and assistance on Partner and Family Visas.
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