There are two categories for partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens wishing to migrate to Australia.
The Partner visa subclasses are specifically designed for people who are either onshore or offshore and are either married or in a de facto relationship, or are offshore and are engaged to be married.
You can apply for a partner visa if you are married to an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
To meet the requirements for a Spouse (Provisional) visa on the basis of a marriage you must:
A person is the de facto partner of another person (whether of the same sex or a different sex) if the person is in a de facto relationship with the other person.
You are in a de facto relationship if you and your partner:
A Prospective Marriage visa can only be applied for, and granted, outside Australia. This visa allows a non-Australian engaged partner who plans to marry his or her Australian fiancé (e), to travel to Australia and remain, initially, for a period of nine months. If the couple marry within that period, then the applicant is eligible to apply for a Partner Visa.
Prospective Marriage visa is a temporary visa that remains valid for 9 months from the date the visa is granted. If you are granted a Prospective Marriage visa, you must enter Australia and, after that entry, marry your intended spouse (your fiancé) within the period that the visa is valid.
You may then apply for a Partner visa when you are in Australia. At each stage of the process, your relationship with your partner will be assessed.
If you do not get married within the 9 months, there may be other options available to either extend your stay or leave Australia and apply for the Spouse visa offshore.
This visa is a permanent visa that allows a child to remain in Australia with their parent. The parent must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
The parent must act as sponsor for the child and can lodge the visa application on behalf of the child.
This visa is for a child under 25 years of age who wants to remain in Australia with their parent.