Being one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world, Australia is currently one of the most popular destinations for migrants all over the world. Most people who have settled and made a life here are immersed in a variety of cultures, ethnicities and the open-mindedness of the population.
As a result of this multiculturalism, one of the most popular migration streams into Australia in recent years have been by way of partner (or spouse) visas.
The partner visa essentially allows the opportunity for a non-Australian resident to become an Australian permanent resident (and eventually the option to be a citizen) by way of marriage or de facto relationship. There is obviously a requirement that the ‘sponsoring spouse’ is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
As with any visa applications, there are different complexities and nuances that are apparent throughout all visa sub-classes, and the partner visa subclasses are no different.
For instance, there are different requirements for those that have already married as opposed to those engaged in a de facto relationship.
Furthermore, should the relationship consist of any dependents, it would cause a slightly different approach to those who bear no dependents. Most significantly in cases such as these, it is the waiting period that would be affected in this regard.
Another vital requirement that is required for visa applications of this type is the statutory declarations from current Australian citizens.
This is specifically used to pay testament to the genuine existence of the applicant’s relationship. As a result, for a partner visa to be granted, an applicant must show that they are a person of good character, in a relationship with a spouse that is willing to be nominated as a ‘sponsor’, and have made statutory declarations proving evidence of the existence of the relationship.
Lodging an application for a partner visa can be quite daunting and confusing. It is therefore highly recommended that you see a professional about discussing your options and qualifications regarding your potential application.
At Results Migration, we can help you do just that. With our experienced and friendly migration agents ready to help, we are able to provide you with all the information necessary to help you decide if the partner visa is right for you and your family. Our service is fast, friendly and effective.
Further, should you have any enquiries whatsoever regarding migration or visas in general, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call at 1800 808 717 to obtain information. Our team is more than happy to discuss with you your potential life-changing relocation anytime.