Partner Visa 801 Subclass Specialists
The Skylark team has a combined 57+ years of experience helping people apply for the 801 Visa, and proudly maintains a 100% success rate for 801 Visas since 2015.
From our Melbourne | Australia HQ, we have helped customers from over 106 countries and counting.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Australian Subclass 801 Partner Visa (permanent).
What is a 801 Partner Visa?
The Subclass 801 Partner Visa is a permanent visa that allows you to live/work/study in Australia.
To apply, you must be the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen (see other requirements).
You apply for the permanent 801 Visa at the same time you apply for the temporary 820 Visa.
In most cases, 2 years after you first applied for the "first stage", temporary 820 Visa, you will be invited by Immigration to provide documents for the permanent 801 Visa. Exception: If you have been married or in a de facto relationship for 3+ years (or instead for only 2+ years if have a child together), you may get your 801 Visa approved at the same time as your 820 visa.
Why Do You Need an Australian 801 Partner Visa?
Once your 801 Visa is granted, you will be an Australian permanent resident who can live, work and study in Australia permanently!
You can also:
Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want within 5 years (after which you'll need a simple Resident Return visa to continue having travel rights)
Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
Sponsor certain family members to come to Australia
Apply for Australian citizenship once eligible
Attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program if you are eligible
Apply for access to Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare
What is the Processing Time for a 801 Partner Visa?
Here are the average processing times for Partner Visa 801 according to the Department of Home Affairs (eff. Jan 2023):
25% of applications processed in: 6 Months
50% of applications: 10 Months
75% of applications: 17 Months
90% of applications: 25 Months
This is an approximate processing time and it can be longer in some cases, particularly if the application is incomplete or requires further assessment.
Since 2015, we’ve found that we’ve frequently been able to help our customers get their visas approved much faster!
What Are the 801 Partner Visa Requirements in Australia?
To be granted the 801 Partner visa:
You may be in or outside Australia at the time of grant
You must be holding a Subclass 820 Partner visa, or a Subclass 445 Dependent Child visa
You must be able to prove your relationship is still continuing and genuine. The evidence is evaluated across 4 factors (this forms the bulk of your visa application work).
You must have lived together for at least 12 months as a de facto couple if you're not yet married at the time of application [Exception: If you living in QLD, ACT, NSW, SA or VIC, you can bypass the 12 month rule by registering your relationship - but you will still need to be living together]
You must pass the health assessment (may include chest x-ray, HIV test etc). In some cases, we may be able to get you a health waiver.
You must provide police checks for every country that you have lived in for 12 months cumulatively in the last 10 years.
Have questions about your eligibility or application? Don't worry, we are here to help!
Our Partner Visa Application Process
1. Free 1:1 consultation with a partner visa expert to assess your situation and answer any questions.
2. Pay a small deposit. Our agents will do a eligibility assessment before you make any commitment.
3. Once we get back your signed agreement and payment, it's time to get started!
4. We'll send you a customised, comprehensive 820 Visa document checklist for the strongest application
5. As you collect your documents, we'll be here to provide advice and recommendations
6. Our experts will complete your application (we don't make you fill the forms!)
7. We'll make sure your application is strong before we submit to Immigration
8. We'll keep you updated and follow up with Immigration until you get your visa!
No obligations. Only 4 free consults per day. First come first served. Book your slot now
Why Choose Us as Your Australian Partner Visa Agent?
Former-Department of Immigration
With a former Immigration officer on our team, we have unique insight into what a strong application looks like and red flags you should avoid.
801 Visa Success Rate
Yes, every single Subclass 801 Partner Visa application of ours since 2015 has been successfully granted.
100% Money-back guarantee
...Which is why we are confident enough to offer you 100% Money Back Guarantee - We get your visa, or you get your money back*
Competitive, all-inclusive fees
We are transparent with our pricing and are fiercely against charging exorbitant fees.
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