Everything you need to know about the Partner Visa

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 […]