Partner Subclass 100 Visa

This visa allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. You apply for the Partner (Temporary( Subclass 309 and Partner (Permanent) Subclass 100 visas together. You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.

Partner Subclass 100 Visa

Partner (Migrant) (Class BC) Subclass 100 Visa

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Usually, 2 years must have passed since you applied for the combined Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visa for you to be assessed for the permanent visa. You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.

Partner Subclass 100 Visa Work Rights in Australia

The visa holders have full work rights to work anywhere in Australia.

Pathway to Australian Citizenship

The visa holders can apply for Australian citizenship if and when they become eligible for it.

Partner Visa Subclass 100 Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date you are granted BC 100 Visa. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid. If you want to travel after the initial 5 year travel facility:
- You will need to apply for and be granted a Subclass 155 or Subclass 157 Resident Return Visa (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
- You can apply for Australian citizenship and if granted, can apply for Australian passport that you can use to leave and re-enter Australia.

Including Family Members in Subclass 100 Visa

If you have children, they can also be included in your 100 Australia application at the time of application, or before a decision is made on temporary visa application. If you want to add a child after you have been granted Subclass 309 Visa, then you will need to lodge 'Subclass 445 Dependent Child Visa'. If you granted Subclass 100 Visa then your child can join you by lodging either 'Child Subclass 101 Visa' or 'Child Subclass 802 Visa'.

Partner Visa 100 Application Fees

You pay A$7850 for 'Partner Subclass 309 Visa' and 'Partner Subclass 100 Visa' application together at the same time.

Estimated Processing Time for Subclass 100 Visa

Standard Stream: 75% of applications in 14 Months, 90% of applications in 20 months.

Partner Subclass 100 Visa Relationship Requirement

Partner Visa Relationship Requirement

You must already hold 'Partner Subclass 309 Visa', and continue to be either the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand. Your relationship can be with someone of same or different sex.

Continue To Be in Genuine and Ongoing Relationship

To meet the relationship requirement you and your spouse must both continue to be in committed shared life together to the exclusion of all others, your relationship with your spouse must be ongoing and continuing, you must live with your spouse or do not live apart on a permanent basis and your marriage must be valid under Australian law.

2 Year Waiver for Relationship Requirement

Usually, 2 years must have passed since you applied for the combined Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visa for you to be assessed for the permanent visa. If you were in a long-term relationship or your sponsor held a specific visa before you applied, you might be granted the permanent visa within less than 2 years.

Visa Subclass 100 Relationship Breaks Down

You might still be eligible for the BC 100 permanent visa if your relationship breaks down or your partner dies before the grant of permanent visa 100 Australia.

In family violence situations: If you or someone in your family is the victim of family violence, you could still get a Partner visa Subclass 100 if you came to Australia as the holder of a provisional Partner Visa Subclass 309; and your relationship has ended; and your partner committed family violence against you or a dependent child of you or your partner.

You have a child with your sponsor: If your relationship ends and you have parental responsibility for at least one child under 18 years, you may still get a Partner visa Subclass 100 if you have applied for, or you came to Australia as the holder of a provisional Partner Visa Subclass 309; and your relationship has ended; and you have access to and/or responsibility for the child.

Your partner dies: If your partner has died, you could still get a Partner visa Subclass 100 if you have applied for, or you came to Australia as the holder of a provisional Partner Visa Subclass 309; and you can prove your relationship would have continued if your partner was still alive; and you have close ties with Australia.

Partner Visa Australia Checklist

For all applicants to be included in the application

1. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
2. Provide an overseas police certificate from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16, any military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country.
3. Passport size photographs.

For Primary Applicant

4. Provide proof of ‘Genuine and Ongoing Relationship’ with your de facto partner.

For Sponsoring Partner

5. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, and proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
6. Provide Australian Federal Police clearance certificate.
7. Provide statutory declaration Partner visa Sponsorship.