Are you in a relationship (same sex or heterosexual) with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and wish to move to Australia to live with them? You may be eligible for a Partner Visa or a Prospective Marriage Visa.
A Partner visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live and work in Australia. Initially, the spouse or de facto partner is granted a temporary visa. If after a two-year waiting period, the relationship still exists, the spouse or defacto partner is eligible for a permanent residency visa.
A partner visa is available to all couples regardless of whether the relationship is a married, defacto or same sex relationship.
If however, you are engaged to an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, and you wish to travel to Australia for your marriage, you may be eligible for the Prospective Marriage visa. This visa allows fiances/fiancees to enter Australia in order to get married. Following the marriage and provided the requirements, you may then be eligible for the Partner visa.
For information on visa that might be right for you, please contact us for a free assessment.