Temporary partner visa subclass 820 and 309: what’s the visa criteria?
To prove your eligibility for one of these visas, you need to fulfil these criteria:
1. You have to be older than 18 years
When married applicants apply, they need to be older than 18 or at least 18. As per the Australian law, a couple can get married only after crossing the age of 18 years.
2. Your relationship has to be genuine
You should be able to prove that your relationship with your partner is serious and you are committed. It is important that you live with your partner or you don’t permanently live apart. The Immigration Department looks into a variety of factors related to your relationship, such as:
3. You must be living together for at least 12 months in case of a de-facto relationship
If you have a de-facto relationship with your partner, the authorities would ensure that you have been living with your partner for the past 12 months at least. However, if your habitation state-recognized relationship registrations, then, this 12-month cohabitation need won’t be required if you have registered as a couple already. This condition is not applicable to married couples; however, they need to show that they live together at the time of application submission.
4. You need to fulfil health and character requirements
It is important to go through the necessary police checks and health assessments. In case of a medical problem, you can submit a health waiver including all requirements, showcasing that the treatment of a condition won’t cost too much to the community in Australia.
5. You need to have no debt left on you by the government of Australia
You and no one in your family should owe any money to the government of Australia at the time of application. This includes all family members, even the ones who are not applying for this visa. In case of a debt, you or your family members need to pay it back to get the visa approved.