There are three different types of Australia Spouse Visa. If the applicant is overseas and has a true and continuing spouse relationship with an Australian permanent resident or citizen, then you can submit the application overseas. Or if there is an engagement, you can first submit a visa for the unmarried couple, then enter Australia, get married legally, and apply for a domestic spouse visa. If the applicant meets the conditions for applying for a spouse visa in Australia, then you can submit an application in Australia: If the student settles in Australia after graduation, apply for a spouse visa before the valid student visa or temporary residence visa expires; or you encounter true love during your stay in Australia, you can also apply for a spouse visa when the conditions are ripe; in various situations, as long as the relationship between you and your spouse is true and continuous, then the basic conditions for applying for a spouse visa are met.
Different Types of Spouse Visa
Partner Visa (apply overseas) (subclass 309 & 100)
Applicable to applicants who are currently overseas, entering Australia to live with their partner. The partner must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Partner Visa (apply in Australia) (subclass 820 & 801)
Applicable to applicants in Australia who continue to live in Australia with their partner. The partner must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Prospective Marriage or the Fiancés Visa (subclass 300)
Applicable to overseas applicants entering Australia to marry their fiancé (fiancée). His fiancé (fiancée) must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The visa is valid for 9 months, and you can transfer 820 spouse's temporary visa after getting married in Australia.
Australia's parent immigrant visas are classified according to whether or not the contribution fee is paid. There are two types: queuing type (103 & 804) and contribution type (143 & 864). The queuing parent immigration requires less application fees, but the processing time is longer. Contribution fees are higher but the processing time is shorter.
As the guarantor of the 870 parent visa, you need to meet at least the following conditions:
- Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, and have lived in Australia for at least 4 years before applying for a sponsorship
- The guarantor must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who meets the requirements and has lived in Australia for at least 2 years
The advantages of applying for an 870 parent visa are that the application requirements are relatively loose, online submission is relatively convenient, and the application fee is relatively low. Compared with the 600-category parent visit visa, this visa can give parents and children more time to reunite, and avoid being forced to leave the country and then return due to the expiration of the visa, which is a more ideal choice.
However, compared to the other two types of parental immigrant visas, the disadvantages of the 870 parental visa are also obvious. As a temporary visa, the applicant can only live in Australia for 3 to 5 years, and the maximum is no more than 10 years, and cannot be converted into a permanent residence visa. In addition, applicants are not allowed to work in Australia, do not have any welfare protection, and need to pay for their own medical insurance costs. These should also be considered as additional expenses in addition to the application fee.