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801 Partner visa (permanent)

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Transitioning from Partner Visa 820 to 801: A Seamless Pathway to Permanency

Are you lost in the maze of 801 partner visa requirements and unsure of how to secure your long-term stability in Australia? This is where we step in – serving as your seasoned mentors, streamlining your conversion process from Partner Visa 820 to 801 and ensuring a hassle-free path to Australian permanent residency. We will provide you with a straightforward path, covering all eligibility criteria for application submission. Our array of immigration services is designed to cater to a diverse range of needs, all with the aim of guiding you seamlessly on your path towards achieving permanent partner visa 801.

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Eligibility And Requirements For Subclass Visa 801 In 2024

The Subclass 801 visa is granted to those in a genuine relationship with an Australian citizen, permitting permanent residence in Australia. Below are the 2023 eligibility criteria and requirements:
  • You must be in a genuine and continuing spousal or de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You must have previously held a Subclass 820 Partner Visa or a Subclass 445 Dependent Child Visa. 
  • 2 years must have passed since you applied for the combined 820 and 801 visa for you to be assessed for the permanent visa.
  • If you are applying based on marriage, you must provide a valid marriage certificate as proof of your marriage.
  • If you are applying based on a de facto relationship, you must have lived together with your de facto partner for at least 12 months.
  • You and any family members included in your application must meet the health and character requirements.
  • Your current temporary partner visa (Subclass 820) should not have a “No Further Stay” condition unless the condition has been waived.
  • You should not have any outstanding debts to the Australian government, or you should have an approved arrangement in place to repay them.
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Our Partner Visa 801 Services

Streamlining your path to permanent residency, our partner visa service guarantees a smooth transition.

Visa Assessment and Eligibility Check

Our adept team will assess your circumstances to evaluate and determine your partner's visa eligibility by reviewing factors such as your relationship status, visa history and other relevant criteria.

Document Preparation and Review

Our team will meticulously craft and review all your documents with precision and thoroughness, ensuring they strictly adhere to immigration standards and provide you with persuasive partner visa application.

Relationship Evidence Guidance

We will provide expert guidance in collecting compelling evidence that convincingly demonstrates the authenticity of your relationship with your partner, reinforcing your visa application process.

Application Lodgment and Management

From start to finish, we will efficiently manage your application and expertly oversee every aspect and detail, guaranteeing precision and completeness throughout the process for error-free submission.

Liaison with Immigration Authorities

Facilitating seamless interaction with immigration authorities, our team will serve as your trusted liaison, adeptly handling inquiries and bridging the gaps to fulfil any additional requirements.

Visa Decision and Follow-up

Our team will diligently follow up, ensuring you are well-informed about your application's progress, and promptly assist you with additional immigration requests to strengthen your visa decision.

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Common Concerns About Permanent Visa 801 Answered

The Partner Visa (Subclass 801) is a permanent residency visa in Australia for individuals in a genuine and ongoing relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. It allows applicants to work and stay in Australia permanently after holding a temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820) for a specific period.

In order to be eligible for the 801-visa subclass, applicants must be in a genuine and ongoing de facto or married relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. You must also hold a temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820), meet the required health and character standards and provide evidence of your continued commitment to the relationship. Depending on the circumstances, there may be time requirements, such as being in the relationship for a minimum of two years, unless there are compelling reasons to waive this requirement.

No, to be eligible for the Subclass 801 permanent visa, it is generally required to have previously held a partner 820 visa. Subclass visa 801 is a permanent residency visa that is typically granted after holding the temporary Subclass 820 visa for a specific period. The Subclass Visa 820 is the initial step in the partner visa application process, allowing individuals to live in Australia temporarily while their permanent visa application is being processed.

To demonstrate a genuine relationship for the Subclass visa 801, you must furnish various documents as evidence. These may include statements detailing the history and progression of your relationship with your spouse or de facto partner, joint financial documents like bank statements or shared assets, proof of cohabitation such as utility bills or rental agreements, social evidence such as photographs or travel records together, statutory declarations from friends and family supporting the relationship and any other relevant documentation that showcases the commitment and authenticity of the relationship with your Australian partner.

The processing time for the Subclass Visa 801 starts from the time of lodgment of the temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820). After holding the Subclass 820 visa for 2 years, applicants become eligible to apply for the permanent Subclass 801 visa. The processing time for both temporary and permanent partner visas can vary, and it is important to note that the Subclass 801 visa processing will only commence after the eligibility requirements for the temporary visa have been met. 

Yes, the Subclass 801 partner visa allows you to work, study and live in Australia permanently without any restrictions. This visa provides the freedom to pursue employment opportunities and enrol in educational programs at various levels, including universities, colleges, vocational training and schools. However, it’s important to comply with any specific visa conditions and regulations related to work and study that may apply.

After your onshore partner visa 801 grant, you will become a permanent resident of Australia, granting you the right to live, work and study in the country indefinitely. You will receive a formal notification from the Department of Home Affairs, and you can enjoy various benefits such as access to healthcare services, eligibility for social security benefits, and the option to apply for Australian citizenship in the future. 

Yes, holding the Subclass visa 801 will allow you to travel outside Australia with a multiple-entry travel facility for a specified period. This travel facility typically lasts for five years from the date of the visa grant, granting you to travel to and from Australia as many times as possible. However, it’s important to check the specific travel conditions mentioned in your visa grant and ensure that you comply with any requirements or obligations related to maintaining your permanent residency status while travelling outside of Australia.

The Subclass 801 visa is a permanent visa category in Australia, granting individuals permanent residency status in the country. Upon approval, visa holders gain the privilege to reside, work and pursue educational opportunities in Australia as permanent residents, accompanied by the numerous rights and benefits that come with permanent residency.

Yes, eligible dependent family members can be included in the Subclass 801 visa application. This allows partners to include their dependent child in a permanent partner visa application, extending the benefits of permanent residency to their loved ones as well.

While it is generally not required to provide updated evidence of the relationship for the Subclass 801 visa application if you previously held a Subclass 820 visa, it is advisable to include any significant changes or updates to your relationship circumstances since the initial application. This may include additional documentation or information that strengthens the evidence of your ongoing and genuine relationship, as it helps demonstrate the continued commitment and development of the relationship since the temporary visa application.

The health and character requirements for the Subclass 801 visa are standard criteria set by the Department of Home Affairs. Health requirements typically involve undergoing a medical examination to assess the visa applicant’s health condition. Character requirements involve providing police clearances or certificates from the relevant authorities in each country where the applicant has lived for a certain period. Meeting these requirements ensures that the visa applicant poses no significant health risks and has good character standing, promoting the integrity and security of the Australian migration program.

If your relationship ends after the Subclass 820 visa is granted, it may affect your eligibility for the Subclass 801 visa. However, in the case of divorce or the death of a partner, there may still be provisions to apply for the Subclass 801 visa. It’s important to inform the Department of Home Affairs, provide the necessary documentation, and seek guidance from a registered migration agent or refer to official guidelines to understand the specific requirements and options available in these circumstances.

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