The Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) allows individuals to come to Australia to visit their Partner.
For applicants seeking a Visitor Visa to come and stay with their Partner in Australia there are two streams, Independent and Family Sponsored. As part of your Visitor Visa application you must show that you have a genuine visitor intention, incentive to return home and that you have access to adequate funds for your intended stay in Australia. Applicants must also meet Health, Character, Special Return and Public Interest Criteria.
The Family Sponsored stream requires that the applicant be sponsored by an eligible Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. A separate sponsorship application must be submitted as part of the visa application. The Department of Immigration may request a Bond as part of your application. The bond requested can be in the amount of $5000 – $15,000. The bond is refunded when the visa holder observes the conditions of their visa and leaves Australia.
The Department of Immigration has specific policy regarding the granting of Visitor Visas to a Partner of an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen. The length of stay granted and your ability to lodge a further Partner Visa whilst in Australia will depend on your circumstances.
For example, a Subclass 600 Visitor Visa (Family/Partner Sponsored Stream) has a mandatory condition 8503 (No Further Stay) placed on it, preventing the holder from making a further visa application while they remain in Australia. However, the placement of the ‘no further stay’ condition is not mandatory for the Case Officer where you apply for a 600 Visitor Visa (Independent Stream). Your circumstances and the country you are applying from will determine the likelihood that such a condition would be placed in your Visitor Visa.
Visa applicants from countries that are designated – Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Countries, can apply for a streamlined Australian Visitor Visa called an eVisitor or ETA visa – Subclass 651. This visa is granted without a condition that would prevent you from lodging another visa application while in Australia, such as a Partner Visa application. You can make an application for an eVisitor/ETA Visitor Visa: here
Visitor Visas are a highly discretionary area of Australian Immigration law and great care must be taken to ensure that your particular circumstances are outlined to the Department of Immigration.
“I am over the moon mate! Wow! We have been waiting for this email for a long time now. I cannot express my gratitude enough and appreciation for your efforts with all of this.
A very emotional moment. Thank you so much!
Once again, I cannot thank you enough for your perseverance with our case for a brilliant result. I will be in contact with you again.”
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Appeal – Greg Lawler
“My case was a bit complex because I left the country while having an onshore partner visa application in progress. Mark handled my case amazingly and showed incredible patience with me.
He successfully got me the partner visa I was looking for, and I’m now a permanent resident.
A massive thank you from my family!”
Partner Visa – Subclass 820/801 – Craig Silk
“My agent Mark is very reliable starting from my tourist visa until now that my student visa was approved. I really appreciate your kindness and willingness. Highly recommended.
It is impossible to list all the ways you have aided me professionally. I sincerely appreciate everything you've done; I will always be appreciative of your generosity and advice. In addition to being excellent at your career, you have also demonstrated that you are a compassionate and caring person both at work and outside it.
I'm grateful that you helped me and assist me so much.
Thank you so much.”
Visitor Visa and Student Visa – Subclass 600/500 – Poe Estremera
“Anthony and I are beyond excited about the news of the 820-visa approval! We can’t thank you enough for guiding us throughout the process and how fast the decision to grant the visa was.
Thank you for the magnificent job you’ve done.
I will definitely recommend your services to family and friends.”.
Partner Visa – Unlawful Non-Citizen – Emmanuel
“Thank you for all your help!!! I can’t tell you how happy I am now that I have my Temporary and Permanent Residence Visas (PR) in Australia. My case was certainly not easy, to say the least, which makes your achievement all the more notable.I will not hesitate to recommended you to my family and friends requiring assistance in the future”.