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Prospective Marriage Visa or Partner Visa

If you want to bring your Filipina lady to Australia permanently, then basically you have a choice between these two visas.

Australian Prospective Marriage Visa

This is also called a Fiancee Visa, or sometimes called a Prospective Spouse Visa, or a PMV. In the Migration Regulations it’s a Subclass 300. Fiancee Visa is a fair term, because that’s what it is. It’s a visa that allows you to bring your fiancee to Australia, where you must marry her within 9 months and then apply for an onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820). Applying for the Subclass 820 later is a fairly simple process.

Australian Partner Visa

This is also called a Spouse Visa, or sometimes called a Spousal Visa or even a Marriage Visa. If the couple are in a de facto relationship, it could be called a De Facto Visa. In the Migration Regulations it’s a Subclass 309. Continue reading

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Australian Spouse Visas (Partner Visas) lodged in Philippines

It’s been a while since Down Under Visa did a BLOG post on Partner Visas (aka Spouse Visas, Spousal Visas, and Marriage Visas). It’s probably time we got back to basics, as many of our readers may be new.

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To apply for a Partner visa you must either be married to, or in a de facto relationship with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.

Once you have been granted a temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 309), you can work and study in Australia. You can also apply for Medicare. However, you cannot get Austudy until you have been granted the permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 100). Continue reading

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