Australia’s Subclass 100 Visa is a permanent partner visa that permits Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia, and qualified New Zealand citizens to sponsor their Spouse/partner’s migration to Australia. This is an offshore partner (Spouse) visa because the applicant must be outside of Australia at the time of application.
The Subclass 100 Partner Visa is the last and concluding phase in the process of acquiring an Australian permanent residency. You must file for the Subclass 100 Visa (permanent) around the same time as the Subclass 309 Visa (temporary), just like all Australian Partner Visas. You must also maintain your current status as a visa holder and remain sponsored by your spouse or de facto partner. Following are the conditions you must meet to be eligible for a permanent partner visa:
You do not need to pay any processing fee for the Subclass 100 Visa. You have already paid for it when you submitted your joint 309/100 Visa application. Know more on Department of Home Affair website for Cost details.
Yes, it is. The sponsor can only sponsor a maximum of 2 partners during their lifetime.
If the sponsor has previously sponsored his/her partner, they have to wait at least 5 years since the date of their first visa lodgement.
The 309 visa is designed to apply from outside Australia. Once you’re granted this 309 visa, you can come to Australia and apply the visa 100 onshore.
Yes, you can. Your family members would need to meet the character and health requirements as well.
For the stage 1, which is the visa subclass 309, it may take between 17-20 months, while the permanent stage (subclass 100) can take between 17-23 months.
However, it depends on each person’s circumstances.
Yes, the 100 visa will allow you to travel in and out of Australia for five years from the date of visa grant.
Your 309 visa will continue until the Department makes a decision on your subclass 100 Permanent Partner Visa Assessment.
While in most cases, applications are approved within 2 years, it may even take longer if you haven’t submitted all the required documents or if the Department of Immigration needs more information. Check Visa Processing Time.
You need to show that you are in a continuing relationship with your sponsor.
Sponsors Personal Documents
Health and Character