Partner Visa Subclass 820

Subclass 820 Partner visa (temporary).

The Onshore Partner visa, subclass 820, is the initial Temporary visa in the Permanent Residency process for the partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to be able to live in Australia, with their partner.

It is issued to applicants who are in Australia at the time of Application.

This Temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is granted first and lets you remain in Australia while the Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is processed.

24 months after they first applied for the subclass 820 Partner Visa, they can submit further documentation, with stage 2 of the application (at no extra charge), to effectively apply to become a Permanent Resident, based on their ongoing relationship.  (How To Apply for 2nd Stage Partner Visa)

Processing times can vary based on many factors, including how well the application is prepared, and the time it takes for various checks to be done in the applicants own country.

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