(Sub Class 820/801)

Partner Visa

Spouse or de facto partner of the primary visa holder can apply for this visa. This visa is applicable only for people who currently hold a Partner Visa (Sub Class 820/801).

Overview of Costs

The charges for this visa have already been included in your application for the combined temporary and permanent partner visa.

You may have to incur other costs for health checks or police certificates.

Visa Application Processing Time

  • Ninety percent of applications – Seventeen months
  • Seventy – five percent of applications - Eleven months

The assessment will take longer if;

  • you provide incomplete documents
  • more information is needed
  • it takes time to verify your information


You and your family must abide by all Australian laws.


Visa Label

It will be digitally linked to your passport.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do with this visa?

  • You can remain in Australia indefinitely.
  • You can work in Australia.
  • You can study in Australia.
  • You can register for Medicare, public healthcare scheme in Australia
  • You can sponsor family members to enter Australia
  • You can travel in and out of Australia for 5 years
  • You can apply, if eligible, for Australian citizenship and attend free English language classes given by Adult Migrant English Program.

Can I travel outside Australia after getting this visa?

  • You will have the permission to travel to and fro in Australia for five years from the date the Department of Home Affairs grants you the visa.
  • After the initial five years, you will need to apply for and be provided a Resident Return (RRV) to re-enter Australia.
  • You can also consider applying for Australian citizenship to avoid such hassle. You can check eligibility requirements for citizenship here.


*See your travel facility date and when it ends here.

How long can you stay?

  • The visa is permanent and permits you to stay in the country indefinitely.
  • You will be given permanent residency the day this visa is granted.
  • If you are outside Australia, your permanent residency starts on the day you enter the country.

Can I include my family members under this visa?

  • When you apply for the combined temporary and permanent visa, your dependent child can be included in your application.
  • In case you did not include your dependent child, you can still add them to your application before the decision on your subclass 801 is made provided the child holds a Dependent Child visa (subclass 445) and is in Australia.
  • They must meet the Department of Home Affair’s health requirement and if the child is above 16, they must also meet a character requirement.

*Attach Form 1003 Application by subclass 445 dependent child for a permanent partner visa to your ImmiAccount after completion.

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