We are expecting a new process based on new regulations to apply to all Partner visa applications including subclasses 820/801; 309/100 and 300 visa subclasses. The new regulations will require sponsors to be approved first before the applicant can proceed to lodge a Partner visa application. This can result in delays overall for a Partner visa to be approved. For applicants who have limited time remaining on their current visa, a new visa application may need to be lodged to remain in Australia until a Partner visa application can be lodged.
The new process was first implemented in the new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa which was open for sponsorship applications from 17 April 2019, however in order for the new process to apply to Partner visas, further regulation, and system changes are required.
This means that the current process for Partner visas will not change at this point and will continue until further notice.
If you are interested in applying for a Partner visa and have not yet started the process…
If you are eligible, it is best to apply for a Partner visa now before the new laws come into effect. The criteria related to eligibility requirements differ depending on your situation.
The Department of Immigration has become very stringent in relation to requirements and the process elated to Partner visas. Many applicants who are unaware of the specific criteria and legislation receive refusals as a result of attempting to lodge an application on their own.
Arrange an assessment and ensure your application is handled correctly by one of our Partner Visa Specialists. Call our office to discuss your relationship situation and confirm whether you meet requirements to safely proceed with an application.
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