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Subclass 820/801 – Let us tell you great things about a partner visa

If being able to live together with your lover is what you really wish for, then a Subclass 810/801 visa is the best means for you. A Subclass 820/801 visa is not only a great chance to be with your partner permanently but also an amazing opportunity to get closer to being an Australian citizen.

What is a Subclass 820/801 visa?

Subclass 820 Visa

To apply for this visa, the relationship between two people must be at least 1 year (if the couple do not officially register for their relationship). A Partner Visa – Subclass 820 allows you to live in Australia temporarily until you get a permanent residency visa – Subclass 801.

After the visa being granted for 2 years since the time of application lodgement you are eligible to apply for the PR Subclass 801 visa.

Subclass 801 Visa

To apply for this visa, you must hold a temporary Partner Visa – Subclass 820. A Partner Visa – Subclass 801 allows you to live in Australia permanently.

Your partner must be an Australian citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

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What is a Subclass 820/801 visa?

Benefits of a Partner visa – Subclass 820/801

Each Subclass has different benefits:

Subclass 820 Visa

  • You can stay in Australia until you are granted a Subclass 801 visa.
  • You have unlimited hours to work in Australia.
  • You can study in Australia (you will not get support from the government for your study).
  • You can travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want.
  • You can attend free English language classes that are provided by the Adult Migrant English Program up to 510 hours.
  • You can get an Australian’s medicare (providing some health services to Australians with no costs).
  • You can include dependent children (must be in Australia) if they meet all the DHA requirements.

Applying for a Subclass 820 visa is the next step while you are holding an eligible visa in Australia.

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Benefits of a Partner visa – Subclass 820/801

Subclass 801 Visa

  • You can stay in Australia as long as you want.
  • You can study and work in Australia.
  • You can get an Australian’s medicare.
  • You can travel to and from Australia up to 5 years.
  • You can sponsor your family members to come to Australia.
  • You can attend free English language classes that are provided by the Adult Migrant English program.
  • You can apply for an Australian citizenship.

To ensure your application is properly prepared, VEM’s experts will help you step by step with your applications until you have your visa granted.

Requirements for applying for a Subclass 820/801 visa

To apply for a Partner Visa – Subclass 820, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 18 years old or older (in Australia when applying).
  • You must be the partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You must meet the health requirements.
  • You must not have had a visa cancelled or an application refused.
  • You must not owe to Australian Government.
  • Your relationship with your partner must both be committed to a shared life together, be honest and carry on.
  • Your relationship must be over 12 months (if not yet married).
  • Your marriage must be valid under Australian Law.
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Requirements for applying for a Subclass 820/801 visa

To apply for a Partner Visa – Subclass 801, you must also meet the following requirements:

  • You must hold a Subclass 820 visa or a Subclass 445 visa.
  • You must meet the relationship requirements (similar to Subclass 820).
  • You must not owe to Australian Government.

According to our experience, you are highly recommended to provide evidence to show the DHA that your relationship is genuine and developing. Contact VEM for more detailed requirements about Subclass 820 and Subclass 801 visas.

Cost of a Subclass 820/801 visa

Subclass 820 visa:

Specific circumstances Costs
Do not have a Subclass 300 visa 7,715AUD.
Have a Subclass 300 visa 1,285AUD.
Have a Subclass 300 visa but expired 1,630AUD.

In addition to the cost for applying for a visa, you must also pay for health and police checks.

Subclass 801 visa:

This application fee has already been paid together with a Subclass 820 visa fee.

Processing time of a Subclass 820/801 visa

Each type of visa has a different processing time:

Types of visa Processing time
Subclass 820 visa 75% of applications are processed within 22 months.

90% of applications are processed within 27 months.

Subclass 801 visa 75% of applications are processed within 13 months.

90% of applications are processed within 20 months.

Your application may take a longer process if the DHA needs more information from you.

The processing time may be adjusted by the DHA due to some different circumstances. Follow VEM’s website to stay up to date for the changes.

The process of applying for a Partner Visa – Subclass 820/801

To apply for a Partner Visa, there are 5 basic steps you may need to know:

Step 1: Check your applications to see if you meet all requirements.

Step 2: Apply for a Subclass 820 visa and a Subclass 801 visa.

Step 3: A Partner Visa – Subclass 820 is granted to you.

Step 4: Preparing your documents to continue applying for a Subclass 801 visa.

Step 5: A Permanent Partner Visa – Subclass 801 is granted to you.

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The process of applying for a Partner Visa – Subclass 820/801

Advice from experts for your Subclass 820/801 visa application

You (applicant) should be aware that there are many applications being refused due to fake marriages or insufficient supporting documents. Contact VEM’s services for more support with your documents and applications.

Q&A about a Partner Visa – Subclass 820/801

How long does it take to get a Subclass 801 visa after a Subclass 820 visa?

It is around 13 – 20 months depending on your applications. Contact us to get more useful information about the whole process for a Subclass 801 visa.

What is the difference between Subclass 820 visa and Subclass 801 visa?

A Subclass 820 visa is a temporary visa while a Subclass 801 visa is a permanent visa. You can only apply for a subclass 801 after 2 years since the subclass 820 application lodged.

Can I apply for a Subclass 820/801 visa while in Australia on a Subclass 600 visa?

It is possible for you to do so if on your visa there is no condition “8503 – No further stay” and you meet the eligible criteria.

If yes, do I need to apply for a bridging visa separately or it will be issued automatically?

You DO NOT need to apply for a bridging visa. It will be granted automatically and you will stay legally in Australia till you are granted a Subclass 820 visa.

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