Subclass 801, two years after the subclass 820.


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Is the subclass 801 applied for 2 years after the subclass 820 Application or  the grant?

That has confused many people for quite some time.

I read the following on a Lawyers website, dated 2016.

Two years after the Subclass 820 Partner Visa was granted the Applicant and Sponsor were informed that they were eligible to apply for a Subclass 801 Permanent Partner Visa.

I disagree with that statement.

What actually happens, is that the holder of a Subclass 820 Partner Visa are normally informed that they are eligible to apply for a Subclass 801 Permanent Partner Visa, 23 months after they APPLIED for their subclass 820.  I was the sponsor, and I did not receive anything. I am assuming that it would only be sent to the Applicant.  (I also assume this page will be similar for subclass 100).


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Most migration agents quote the information that the Immigration Department say, ie:

We start assessing you for the permanent visa 2 years after you lodged your visa application. You can send the documents no more than a month before the 2 years date. Do not send them before this time.

820 to 801 after 2 years from ...

The above is from: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/partner-onshore/permanent-801#HowTo

From 22 March 2021, a lawyer can no longer register as a Migration Agent, but can give migration advice.

Some lawyers, who were registered as Migration Agents, will come under new rules from November 2021, as there is a transitional period from 22 March to November 2021.

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