Partners/Spouses of an Australian citizen or permanent residents can apply for this visa. There are two stages of a partner visa application. First a temporary visa is granted to applicants. Holders can then meet the requirements of permanent visa after two years from date of first application. Usually, there is no separate application for permanent visa. Both temporary and permanent visas together are applied in first stage only. The motive for two years wait is to see if relationship survives during this period. In some exception circumstances, permanent visa may be granted even after relationship breaks during this two years period.
Partner visa can be applied either on the basis of marriage or de-facto relationship.
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