This subclass of visa is permanent. The Subclass 100 Partner (Migrant) visa is for those who are seeking entry to Australia on the basis of being in a relationship with an eligible partner, including those who are-
− An Australian citizen
− An Australian permanent resident, or
− An Eligible New Zealand citizen
Obligations for the subclass 100 visa applicant
To avail of this category of visa, there are certain requirements that you will need to fulfil. The lists are given below.
- Stay Duration– The stay duration under this subclass of visa is permanent.
- Visa Cost– The cost of this subclass of visa is covered when you apply for the combined application for the temporary and permanent partner visas.
- Things you must/ need to have: To avail of this visa you must-
- Hold a temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309)
- Continue to be in a married or de facto relationship with your sponsor, unless there are special circumstances
- Abide by the laws and conditions on 309 visa
- Obey all Australian laws
- Activities in Australia you can undertake: With this category of visa you can-
- Stay in Australia permanently
- Work and study in Australia
- Enroll in Medicare
- Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
- Sponsor relatives
- Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
- Attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program, if eligible
- Include a dependent child or children in your application
- What visa should I hold to avail of this visa?
To avail of this visa, you must hold-
- A Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309), or
- A Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa
Also, in most cases, 2 years must have passed since you applied for the combined 309 and 100 visa for you to be assessed for the permanent visa.
2. Do I need to meet any relationship requirements?
Yes, to avail of this visa, you must continue to be the spouse or de facto partner of the same person who sponsored you for the temporary visa. Also, you must-
- Be married or in a de facto relationship
- Have a genuine and continuing relationship
- Live together, or not live permanently separate and apart
- Be mutually committed to a shared life excluding other partners
3. Is it necessary that the Subclass 100 Partner (Migrant) visa be in the best interests of the child or minor?
Yes, the visa must be in the best interests of an applicant under 18, otherwise, the visa might not get granted.