Subclass 309 visa is a provisional visa issued to a partner of Australian citizen or permanent resident. Subclass 309 visa will lead to permanent visa Subclass 100, which will only be granted once minimum 2 years has passed since the Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa application was lodged.
Partner visa applicant that has been in a long-term partner relationship with the sponsoring partner will be granted permanent Subclass 100 Partner (Migrant) visa in a 1-step process.
Long-term partner relationship is a relationship that has continued for:
Types of Australian Partner Visa
There are three types of Australian Partner Visa:
This visa is granted to a foreign spouse of an Australian citizen or permanent resident. The marriage must be genuine and the relationship between husband and wife must be ongoing without any marital problem.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
Eligibility for Partner Visa (Outside Australia)
Collect all your documents
Provide exact, authentic documents. See what happens if you provide false or misleading documents or information.
Apply for the visa
You must apply:
Biometrics: This is mandatory requirement. You must visit nearest VAC to provide biometric data.
Health exams: You need to have health exams at an authorized panel physician’s chamber.
Attach more information: If you did not attach all documents when you applied, attach them in ImmiAccount as soon as you can. The Visa officer might also ask you to provide additional information.
Add family members: You can add a dependent child to your application before we decide on your visa.
Complete and attach Form 1436 – Adding an additional applicant after lodgment (481KB PDF) and attach it to your ImmiAccount.
Visa outcomeSource: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
AUD 7,715 for the 309 visa applicant. This fee covers both:
To avoid fraudulent activities the Australian Embassy might go into a comprehensive investigation process for which they will take a long time. Therefore, the visa application processing time is quite longer than other visa categories. You might be asked to attend an interview an Australian embassy if visa officer detects any sort of contradictory issue that raise a number of questions.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia