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17 August 2023 update!
The Department of Home Affairs remains committed to processing on-hand partner visa applications as a priority. The department recently welcomed additional staff across our global network who have provided a significant uplift to our visa processing capacity.

In the past 12 months 33,500 first stage and 21,600 second stage partner visa applications were processed. 
You can book a Free partner Visa phone/WhatsApp(Call)/in-person consultation with our Registered Migration Agent (MARN1572961) via this link:

Partner visa allocation for 2023-24 remains in line with that of the previous financial year with 40,500 quota. Check out full allocation (2023-24) for other visa subclasses here:

We have multiple and various visa consultation option both for onshore and overseas applicants. You can book an in-person, zoom, phone, WhatsApp (Call) session via our website:

Partner Visa

The allocation for partner visa for 2022-23 may seem like a dip, but the allocation is more than pre-pandemic level which was in 2019-20 FY. With the increase allocations in the last 2 Financial years, department of home affairs was reduce pressure on partner visa backlogs.


Last year, changes were made to Partner visa application along with an objective to clear backlog and streamlining application process. If you are considering to apply for partner visa, it could be good to consider preparing with the necessary documents and lodge your application as soon as possible.
Regarding partner visa inquiry, you can book a FREE Consultation with our Australian registered Migration Agent (MARN1572961) via this link:

Under the current legislation, the sponsoring partner and partner visa applicant lodge their applications at the same time.

As part of the reforms to the Partner visa program, the Australian Government will apply the family sponsorship framework to Partner visas from November 2021.


 This change has split Partner visa applications into two steps:

  • The sponsor will need to lodge their sponsorship.

  • Sponsorship will need to be approved before the Partner visa application can be lodged.

English language requirement for Partner visa applicants

Under the family sponsorship framework sponsors who are Australian permanent residents and partner visa, applicants will need to provide evidence of a functional level of English or demonstrate that they have made reasonable efforts to learn English when they reach the permanent Partner visa stage.

Reasonable efforts can include the completion of free English language classes through the Adult Migration English Program (AMEP). Migrants can now access as many hours as they need to reach functional English.

Recently, we (RACC) received invitation for our clients where Partner visa is granted within 3 months. And, subclass 801 and subclass 820 was granted on the same day.

Partner visas may be granted for you as the spouse/ prospective spouse/ de facto partner of an Australian citizen/ Australian permanent resident/ eligible New Zealand citizen, either you are a heterosexual or same-sex couple. There are 5 different subclasses of partner visas based on the type of your relationship and where you are when you apply for the visas:

Connected visas

  • Onshore subclasses 820 & 801;

  • Overseas subclasses 309 & 100

Among the 5 partner visa subclasses, visa 820 and 801 are connected.

Partner Visa Australia

If you are currently in Australia, you have to apply and pay for both subclasses at once, within an application. When a temporary visa 820 is granted, you need to provide additional documents for the Department of Home Affairs to process your permanent visa 801.

The subclass 300 is an offshore visa, which means you have to lodge this visa application outside Australia. When the visa is granted, you have to come to Australia to marry your prospective wife or husband who is an Australian citizen/permanent resident/eligible New Zealand citizen before the visa expires. To live in Australia indefinitely afterward, you need to apply for onshore visas 820 and 801.


Similar to visa 820 and 801, visa 309 and 100 are connected but the visa applications are lodged overseas.

You need to stay outside Australia until the temporary visa 309 is granted, then you can enter the country, supply more documents, and wait for your permanent visa 100. You have to pay for both visas at once.


Prospective Marriage Visa

(subclass 300)

  • Commonly known as the fiance visa 

  • Needs to be applied outside Australia

  • Once the visa granted, you can travel to Australia, get married legally in Australia and then apply for permanent residency


Partner (Provisional) Visa

(subclass 309)

  • Applicants must be outside Australian when applying for this visa and when the visa is granted

  • Allows visa holders to live in Australia temporarily

  • Getting this visa is the first step towards a Permanent Partner Visa (subclass 100).


Partner Visa (Temporary)

(subclass 820)

  • Applicants need to be in Australia to apply for this visa and when the visa is granted

  • Allows visa holders to remain in Australia on a provisional basis while waiting for an outcome on your permanent 801 visa application


Partner (Migrant) Visa

(subclass 100)

  • ​Usually granted to people who hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309)

  • Allows visa holders to enter or remain in Australia permanently

  • In most cases, a genuine and ongoing relationship must be continued


Partner Visa (Permanent)

(subclass 801)

  • ​Usually granted to people who hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

  • Allows visa holders to remain in Australia permanently

  • In most cases, a genuine and ongoing relationship must be continued

Partner visa


  • 15+ years of experience

  • subclass 801 and subclass 820 granted on the same day

  • Application submitted on June 2020

  • Visa Granted on September 2020

  • Apply for your partner Visa with Registered Migration Agents (MARN1572961, MARN1172003)

  • Expert Registered migration agents

  • Genuine Advice You can Trust


We give the best advice based on your needs


We assess your situation to 

ensure you meet the 



We compile all of your

important documents


We submit your application​

and keep you informed

Applying for a Visa through RACC's

Registered Migration Agents


may minimize the possibility of visa refusal.

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