From Visitor Visa to Partner Visa

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Transferring From Visitor Visa to Partner Visa.

Some people who have entered Australia on a Visitor Visa have decided to get married, or enter into a de facto relationship, with an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

They then decide to stay in Australia, and apply for a Partner Visa. This would often be the subclass 820 Onshore Partner Visa.

If the applicant is able to fulfill the requirements for a partner visa, often proving a 12 month relationship, or being married (or in a Registered Relationship) and proving that it is a genuine relationship, then they can often be granted a Bridging Visa. This bridging visa will cover the period between the expiry date of the Visitor Visa, and the grant date of the 820 partner Visa.

A common question is:

What rights do I have on a Bridging Visa?.

Your Bridging Visa will state any conditions that come into effect when the previous visa ceases.  Some may allow working.
Travel outside, and returning to Australia, is not normally allowed on the Bridging Visa A. You would need to apply for a Bridging Visa B for that.

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Note: Even though you may receive a notification of Bridging Visa grant, it does NOT come into effect until your previous substantive visa expires.

If the previous substantive visa is cancelled, the Bridging Visa is also cancelled.  The previous substantive visa MUST expire normally.

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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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