After completing a period of 2 years- beginning from the time of applying for the initial visa, you can submit your application to acquire a permanent partner visa via the Immigration Department. This is the stage when the authorities ask for evidence related to your relationship in the current time, covering the whole 2 years duration after the grant of your initial visa.
In a few situations, you may get accepted for permanent residency even after breaking up your relationship within the period of 2 years. Such situations include:
The other partner dies during the initial 2 years of time.
The couple has been separated, but they have children below the age of 18 years.
The visa holder or visa holder’s dependents have faced domestic violence in the provided 2 years of living together.
Any of the above-mentioned circumstances make the applicant eligible for the permanent residency even after breaking up the relationship with the initial sponsor.
These are the criteria to ensure that you are eligible for a partner visa:
1. Your relationship has to be continuous and genuine
You are required to present the evidence that your relationship is genuine and you share your life with your partner. It is essential that you live with your partner. If not, then you must not be living away from your partner permanently. The Immigration Department looks into multiple factors associated with your relationship, like:
A couple’s financial interdependence
Social factors of a relationship
2. You need to clear character and health
You need to go through the evaluations related to police and health. Passing these evaluations will be necessary to get approval. In case of a health-related condition, it is possible to utilize a waiver considering the health requirements and treatment cost impact on the Australian community.
You can check the latest processing time provided by the Department of Home Affairs right here at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/300
What would be the cost of applying for your Partner Visa subclass 801/100?
To apply for the subclass 801 or subclass 100 application, you won’t have to be any addition VAC or Visa Application Charges.
The Government fees you give initially cover the two stages of application subclass 820/801 and 309/100.
In general, you can't get a refund for the partner visa fees, even if your application gets refused or you withdraw the application on your own.
You can find out the VAC asked by the government at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees
Obtaining Australian citizenship
After spending your time on your visa, you will obtain eligibility to apply for citizenship in Australia.