There are different visa options for applicants making a Partner visa application, depending on
where the migrating partner is located at the time of application: onshore or offshore. There are also
options depending on whether the couple is married or de facto; are intending to marry and also
where they are intending to marry.
Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage Visa
This visa allows you to come to Australia to marry your fiancé who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
If you are granted this visa, you should marry your fiancé and apply for a Partner (subclasses 820 and 801) visa before your Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) expires.
Subclass 309-Partner (provisional) visa and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)
The Partner Subclass 309 visa allows you to live in Australia if you the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
The temporary Partner subclass 309 visa is granted first and lets you stay in Australia while the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) is processed.
Subclasses 820 and 801- Partner visa
The Partner visa (subclass 820) is a temporary visa which allows you to live in Australia if you are a partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand.
The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is the first stage which leads to the grant of permanent Partner visa (subclass 801)