Is the subclass 820 Partner visa a Permanent Visa Application?
Most answers to that question would be that the subclass 820 is a Temporary visa application.
However, that would not be quite right.
When you submit this application you are actually applying for a Permanent visa.
Normally a successful applicant will receive a temporary visa first (the 820), followed by a wait before the permanent visa (the 801) is granted. However, some applicants do get the permanent visa at the same time as the initial temporary visa. This confirms that their original single application gave them the permanent visa (the 801).
The medical for the Partner visa is also confirmation that it is a Permanent visa application, as the paperwork specifies that the medical being requested is for the subclass 801 permanent visa. It does not mention the temporary 820 visa.
The application fee, that is paid when you submit your partner visa application, covers the 801 permanent visa that you have applied for in the combined 820/801 application.
The combined 820/801 application is an application for a Permanent Partner Visa.
Most people just happen to get a temporary visa issued while waiting for the permanent visa that they applied for.
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