The Partner visa (subclass 820) is a temporary visa. It lasts from the date it is granted until a decision is made on your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).
The Partner visa (subclass 801) is a permanent visa – it lasts indefinitely. It starts on the date it is granted.
You can include your dependent children or stepchildren in your application.
If you are granted the visa, your children will have the same rights and visa conditions as you.
You and your children must comply with Australian laws and your visa conditions. You can find your visa conditions in VEVO.
Limitations on sponsorship
You might not be able to be a sponsor if you hold or have held certain visas and certain circumstances apply to you.
How long the sponsorship lasts
Your sponsorship ends two years after your partner is granted their Partner visa (subclass 820).
This is the case even if the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is granted immediately after the temporary 820 visa is granted.
Partner visas and work rights
Visitor visa to Partner visa: If you hold an eligible visitor visa and lodge your 820 partner visa, you transition onto Bridging Visa A or a BVA when the visitor visa expires. You have full work rights on your BVA, during the partner visa processing time.
457/TSS 482 visa to Partner visa: if you lodge a partner application whilst holding a 457 visa, you cannot stop working for the sponsor until your 820 visa is granted. Book a consultation for a detailed analysis of your situation and to advise if this might be an issue that concerns you.
Working Holiday 417 visa to Partner visa: If you have a 417 visa and lodge a partner visa, we can help you apply for a work rights wavier, allowing you to remain working longer than the allowed six months, for one employer.