Everything you need to know about the Partner Visa

Writing Your Partner Visa Relationship Statement

Partner visa relationship statement

The relationship statement is an important part of your partner visa application. As part of an Australian partner visa application, the applicant and sponsor must write what is commonly known as a ‘relationship statement’. This document will explain the nature of your relationship and how you met. Ideally, it should be around 2-3 pages long. This statement will help to prove that your relationship is genuine. This is your opportunity to explain your relationship in your own words, so it’s crucial to get it right. Here are our top tips for writing an effective relationship statement: 1. Explain how and […]

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Partner Visa Refusals

Partner visa refusals

More than 10,000 applications were refused in 2016-17. A recent report by The Project shone a light on the struggle faced by the many Australian partner visa applicants who spend up to $7,000 on visa fees and face a wait of two years for a decision. Figures from the Department of Home Affairs quoted on the show revealed that 10,372 partner visa applications were refused in the year 2016-17. More recent figures pertaining to the last financial year are expected soon. What does this mean? There are several reasons why a partner visa might be refused. Very often, people are […]

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Seven Things You Never Knew About Partner Visas

Australian partner visa facts you didn't know.

Found love with an Australian citizen or permanent resident? If you want to live with them in Australia, you may need to lodge a partner visa 309/100 application. Here are seven little-known facts about partner visas. Did you know that you can lodge an offshore spouse visa before you marry? It’s true. Although an onshore spouse visa required a couple to be married at the time of application, the migration law is different for offshore cases. It may be possible for you to lodge an offshore spouse visa before you are married to your partner. You would need marry offshore […]

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