This is a permanent visa and lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently. This subclass of visa is usually granted to those who currently hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).
Obligations for the 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 Subclass 801 Partner visa (Permanent) is permanent.
- Visa Cost- The cost of this subclass of visas 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-
- Be the holder of a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)
- Continue to be in a married or de facto relationship with your sponsor
- Abide by the laws and conditions on 820 visa
- Not have a visa canceled or refused while living in Australia on 820 visa
- 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
FAQs of Subclass 801 Partner visa (Permanent)
- What visa do I need to hold to avail of this visa?
To avail of this visa, you must hold a Partner visa (subclass 820) or Dependent Child visa (subclass 445).
2. Do I need to meet any relationship requirement to avail of this visa?
Yes, you must-
- Continue your relationship with your spouse or de facto partner
- Continue to be sponsored
However, your edibility for the visa might still continue if your relationship breaks down or if your sponsor dies after your temporary visa gets granted but while the permanent visa is still getting considered.
3. Can I include family members on this visa?
Yes, you can include dependent children or step children in your visa application. However, the visa must be in the best interests of an applicant under 18.