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 820 and Partner (Permanent) Subclass 801 visas together. You must be inside Australia when you apply for this visa.
Subclass 801 Visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently. This visa is the second step towards a permanent residency after Partner visa subclass 820.
The BS 100 visa holders have full work rights to work anywhere in Australia.
If you have children, they can also be included in your BS / 100 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 temporary visa then you will need to lodge 'Subclass 445 Dependent Child Visa'. If you want to add a child after you have been granted this visa then you will need to lodge 'Subclass 101 Child Visa'.
The extension of this partner visa 801 second stage is not required as you can stay in Australia permanently and apply for Australian citizenship.
You pay A$8,850 for visa 820/801 application together at the same time. All applicants must pay Partner Subclass 801 fee at the time of lodgement of visa.
Standard Stream: 25% of applications in 6 Months, 50% of applications in 10 months. Individual Partner Subclass 801 processing time may vary.
When you lodge Partner visa subclass 801 you must still be in relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand. Your relationship can be with someone of same of different sex.
At the time of lodgement of partner 801, you must continued to be sponsored. Detailed documentary evidence required is prescribed in Partner visa subclass 801 checklist.
The time spent dating or in an online relationship might not count as being in a de facto relationship.
Usually, 2 years must have passed since you applied for the combined subclass 820 australia visa and 801 visa for you to be assessed for the permanent visa.
You might still be eligible for the BS 801 permanent visa if your relationship breaks down or your partner dies before the grant of permanent visa 801 Australia.
In family violence situations: If you or someone in your family is the victim of family violence, you could still get visa BS 801 if you are in Australia as the holder of a provisional Partner (Subclass 820) visa; 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 visa sub class 801 if you have applied for, or you have been granted a temporary Partner (Subclass 820) visa in Australia; 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 801 if you have applied for, or you have been granted a temporary Partner (Subclass 820) visa in Australia, and you can prove your relationship would have continued if your partner was still alive; and you have close ties with Australia.
Yes, subclass 801 is a permanent resident visa.
There is no effect on subclass 801 visa if relationship breaks down after the grant of Partner visa subclass 801.
You can apply for Australian citizenship after 801 visa grant once you have completed 4 years of lawful stay in Australia, out of which 1 year must be as permanent resident.
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