As the name implies, this is a visa for married partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent
residents, and qualified New Zealand citizens to enter and remain permanently in Australia. Married
partners include same-sex partners as well as opposite-sex spouses. It is our responsibility at BMW
to take care of obtaining this visa for you through a careful evaluation, counselling, and visa
Although there are three main subclasses of partner visas, these visas can be essentially categorized
into two groups: partner visas and visas for prospective marriages. The kind of relationship you are
in will determine the sort of visa you should apply for.
There are two different kinds of subclasses: temporary and permanent. Partners who meet the legal requirements for the grant of the visa are initially given a temporary visa. If there is a long-term
partnership or offspring of the relationship, a permanent visa may be issued after an eligibility period or shortly after the temporary visa is granted.
Additionally, fiancés (intended spouses) of Australian citizens, permanent residents, and qualifying New Zealand citizens are permitted temporary immigration into Australia under the Partner Category Migration.
You are not, however, automatically qualified for permanent residence in Australia if you are the
partner or fiancé of an eligible Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. If you want to live in Australia permanently, you must first apply for a permanent visa and meet the requirements set forth by the law before that visa may be granted.
Partner visa is also applicable to those whose visa has been refused or cancelled since their last visit to Australia. This refusal or cancellation falls under the section 48 of the Migration Act 1958 (Act). And hence, when you are in Australia, you cannot apply for any visa except for certain prescribed visa classes, such as a Protection visa or a Bridging visa.
These are some of the basic requirements to just lodge an application. Along with these, there are many others and your application under this provision will be assessed against the legislative requirements in the same way as all Partner visa applicants who apply in Australia.