Partner Visa Application Costs in Australia

Below is a General Guide Regarding the Government Costs Involved in Making a Partner Visa Application

Cost Explanation
Spouse or Defacto Visa Application (lodged outside Australia-SC 309/100)
Prospective Spouse Application (lodged outside Australia-SC300)
Spouse or Defacto Visa Application (lodged inside Australia-SC820/801)
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship application(SC461)
Medical Examination
Police Checks
Translation of Documents (if required)

Partner Visa Application Prepared, Managed and Lodged by a SeekVisa Lawyer or Migration Agent

Cost Explanation
Management of your partner visa by a Registered Migration Agent
If you have lodged a partner visa that has been refused, you may be able to appeal the decision. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) charges a fee of $1,683 for an appeal. Our fee to manage an AAT appeal depends on the circumstances of your case. Please refer to AAT Charges.

Important changes ahead:

The new sponsored family visa and approval of family sponsor changes commence on 17 April 2019. We have been notified that these changes will NOT affect Partner visas on 17 April 2019 and that current arrangements will continue to operate.

At this stage, there is no time-frame for expansion of the new sponsorship framework to other family visas and therefore the current arrangements for existing visas, including partner visas, will continue to operate from 17 April 2019.

At this stage the new changes to Sponsored family visa’s, scheduled to commence on 17 April 2019 will only be implemented for the new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) 870 visa.

Once the above changes roll out to Partner visas it would mean that Sponsorships must be lodged first and approved before Partner visas can be lodged. If you are planning to apply for a Partner visa we recommend booking an appointment to discuss and understand how these changes may impact you.