Partner Visa 820 – 801 Grant Refusal rate 2014 2015 2016

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Visa Refusal Rates for Onshore Partner Visa application 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Not all visa applications are granted.  The refusal rate for the initial application is lower than for the final application for the Permanent visa, with an example being 11% of stage 1 are refused and 17% of stage 2 being refused. That’s 28% of all the original 820/801 applications that never get granted.

Statistics for 2014-15 and 2015-16 are shown below.  The refusal rates for later years are indicated as being even higher.

Visa Subclass 820 (Temporary) Grant and Refusal Rates.


88.20% Granted
11.80% Refused


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89.70% Granted
10.30% Refused

Visa Subclass 801 (Permanent) Grant and Refusal Rates.


82.60% Granted
17.40% Refused


83.70% Granted
16.30% Refused

Source: Freedom on Information Act

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