Everything you need to know about the Partner Visa

Australian Partner Visa: Proving De Facto Relationships

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It’s not as easy as it sounds So, you’re in a relationship and you’re ready to progress to the next stage and apply for an Australian partner visa. You’ve been seeing each other for a while now, and you’ve even gone ‘Facebook official’. Not to mention all those selfies you’ve amassed together. Should be a walk in the park, right? Wrong! Even though you might think you’re in a de facto relationship, your interpretation of a partnership and the Australian Government’s idea of one could be dramatically different. If you’re applying for an 820/801 visa or a 309/100 visa, your […]


Same-Sex Partner Visas in Australia

Here at True Blue Migration, we’re regularly asked about Australian partner visa options for same-sex couples. We’ve put this blog together which hopefully answers some of the most frequently asked questions. Same-sex partner visas Prior to 2009, anyone wanting to live in Australia with a same-sex partner would have applied for an interdependency visa. However, the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws – General Law Reform) Act 2008 marked the end of that particular visa subclass. This legislation change was designed to ensure there is no discrimination between same-sex de facto relationships and heterosexual de facto relationships in migration […]


Can I work whilst my partner visa is processing?

  An onshore 820 partner visa has a processing time of 12 – 15 months. Given this, it is crucial that you understand your work rights during this lengthy processing time.  If I lodge my partner visa whilst outside Australia, can I get a bridging visa to be with my partner? A bridging visa is only even associated with an application lodged whilst you are in Australia. A bridging visa is a ‘bridge’ between the visa you currently hold, and a decision being made on the visa you have applied for. If you are outside Australia and you lodge a […]