Partner Visa

Partner Visa Offshore

Subclass 100 Partner Visa Offshore

This visa is for a spouse or prospective partner of permanent residents or citizens of Australia. It is also applicable to the qualified citizens of New Zealand who are permanently residing in Australia. If you have an Offshore Partner Visa (temporary), you can apply for a permanent partner visa under subclass 100.

You can lodge the Partner (Provisional and Migrant) Visa (subclass 309/100) in a combined application form. You will first get a temporary provisional visa under the subclass 309 category, and it will permit you to reside in Australia for two years. During this time, you will have to apply for the subclass 100 partner visa.

Applying for a partner visa is a tricky job that requires the expertise of an offshore partner visa agent. Contact Southern Stone to discuss your requirements in detail.

Subclass 100 Processing Time

A subclass 100 partner visa processing time depends on multiple factors, including the nature of the evidence, the complexity of the circumstances, and the eligibility requirements. However, it generally takes approximately 1.5-2.5 years to get a decision on the permanent partner visa subclass 100.

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    Partner Visa 309 Processing Time

    The processing time of a subclass 309 visa varies from applicant to applicant. It largely depends on the applicant’s profile and the family members whose name have been listed on the application form.

    It has been observed that about 75% of the visa applications are processed within 18 months or 1.5 years, whereas it takes about two years to process 90% of applications.

    Usually, a temporary visa does not require a thorough assessment like a permanent visa. However, certain circumstances that can delay the processing time regardless of whether it’s a permanent or a temporary visa, which are:

    • If you don’t fill out your visa application form correctly
    • If you fail to provide the required documentary evidence as per the conditions of the visa (subclass 309)
    • If the concerned Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requires more information

    You can avoid delays caused due to missing information by seeking the professional help and advice of our experience offshore partner visa agent. We will assist you with valuable information regarding the visa processing time and other necessities.

    Who Can Apply for a Subclass 100 Partner Visa?

    Subclass 100 is a permanent partner visa specifically designed for the spouse, prospective partner, or de facto partners of an Australian permanent resident. A New Zealand citizen who is permanently residing in Australia is also eligible for a subclass 100 visa. It is the final stage for those applicants who are applying under the offshore application category.

    Married Couples

    Marriage should be legally valid based on the laws prevailing in Australia to be an eligible candidate for this partner visa. If your marriage did not take place inside the country, it should be legally recognised based on the laws of Australia.

    The marriage between the Australian partner and the applicant should be genuine, and they must live together. If they have to live separately, it should be temporary. Marriage must be continuing in all aspects, and both partners must be leading a committed life, like most married couples. Called off marriages are not eligible for a subclass 100 permanent partner visa.

    De Facto Partners

    Having adequate documentary or non-documentary evidence that support a de facto relationship is necessary for the processing of visa application under the subclass 100 category. The applicant and his/her Australian partner must be a permanent partner living together. If they are living separately, it should be for a short temporary time.
    The applicant and the Australian partner must have a mutual agreement that states that they are leading a shared life on a permanent basis at least for 12 months. One of the basic requirements that qualify the partner migration conditions for visa application for the de facto relationship is that the applicant and the partner must not be related by family.

    Conditions for De Facto Partners

    The necessary conditions for applying subclass 100 partner migrant visa for a de facto partner are:

    • The de facto partners must have registered their relationship with any of the Australian States or Territories
    • The sponsor is required to file for the application of a permanent humanitarian immigration procedure
    • The Australian partner must have registered the de facto relationship with the DHA and must be a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
    • The applicant can include the children who are born in the de facto relationship, are dependent and do not have a subclass 309 visa
    • The candidate can validate his/her claim to apply for a migration application form under the situation supported by a compelling state of affairs
    • The applicant can include any eligible members of the family in his/her application

    Conditions of a Subclass 100 Partner Visa

    Domestic Responsibilities as a Permanent Partner

    The applicant and his/her Australian spouse must share their household responsibilities. They must be equally responsible for organising their daily living requirements as permanent partners.

    Social Relationship

    The social status of a de facto partner is one of the major criteria for the subclass 100 visa application. The DHA will take into consideration the extent of relationship status known among the families and social circle of both the partners while deciding if they will grant the visa.

    The Commitment Status

    Both partners must be committed to each other. The commitment status of both partners is a vital factor in deciding the result. The visa authority will investigate whether the relationship is married, de facto, or of permanent partners while processing the visa application.

    Financial Commitments

    The financial commitments, including individual or joint property ownership and other financial assets, act as significant factors while making a decision on a subclass 100 visa application, especially for the de facto partner.

    For more information on the eligibility criteria and other conditions, contact our expert partner visa consultants.

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    1. What is an Offshore partner visa?

    The Offshore Partner Visa is a combined application for Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visas, allowing the partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to come to Australia with their partner. If you want to know more about the Offshore Partner Visa or apply for the same, speak to our offshore partner visa consultant. Our experts can guide you on your eligibility to secure this visa and explain the application process in detail. There are many conditions for applying for the offshore partner visa; to know about each of these, call our offshore partner visa agents today.

    2. How long does it take for subclass 100?

    The processing time for Subclass 100 Visa is 5 months for 25% of applications, 9 months for 50% of applications, 18 months for 75% of applications, and 29 months for 90% of applications. The processing time for the Subclass 100 visa begins from the eligibility date. This is two years after lodging the combined Subclass 309/100 visa application. Some Partner visa applications are complex and may require a little longer to finalise. To reduce your Subclass 100 processing time, submit all the necessary documents and information for convenient and fast perusal. In case of missing data, you may expect a delay in answer.

    3. What type of visa is subclass 100?

    Subclass 100 is a permanent residence visa ideal for candidates who are either married or in a de-facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. The candidate becomes a permanent resident on the day they are granted this visa. This visa allows candidates to live in Australia with their Australian partners. With the Subclass 100 visa, candidates can stay in Australia indefinitely, work and study in Australia, enrol in the country’s public healthcare scheme, sponsor relatives to visit Australia, attend free English classes, travel to and from Australia for 5 years, and apply for citizenship if they are eligible.

    4. What documents are required for a 100 visa?

    There are many documents a candidate will have to submit to apply for the Subclass 100 visa. Some important personal documents like passport biodata page, marriage certificate, and evidence of shared accommodation like joint lease agreement, bond payment, mortgage documents, joint property ownership documents, and utility bill are to be submitted. Apart from this, there’s a need to submit evidence of correspondence addressed jointly, evidence of joint financial commitments, and evidence of joint memberships of organisations or groups. Candidates must also submit relationship statements from their spouses and Subclass 309 visa grant notification. In the case of dependent children, additional documents will be required. To know what documents you must submit for this visa, speak to our offshore partner visa agent.

    5. How long does it take to process 309 visa?

    In most cases, the Subclass 309 visa applications are processed within 12 months. However, the processing time for each application may differ. The time taken to process an application depends on the information and evidence provided. If there is missing information, the Department will ask for additional documents, and this may cause a delay in the processing time. Therefore, to ensure your application is processed as soon as possible, it is essential to submit all the required information and documents. If you want to quicken the partner visa 309 processing time, speak to our experts, who will guide you on filling the form correctly and submitting complete information for easy perusal.

    6. How long does 309 visa last?

    Subclass 309 is a temporary visa allowing candidates to stay in Australia for a temporary period. This can be anywhere from 15 months to 24 months. However, in some cases, candidates may not have to stay on Subclass 309. This means they will be given the permanent Subclass Visa 100 immediately after granting the Subclass 309 Visa. To apply for the Subclass 309 visa, speak to our offshore partner visa consultant today. Our team will analyse your case and give an honest opinion on your chances of securing the Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visa. Connect with us for more information.

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