The Subclass 100 visa is tailored for individuals who are married to or in a de-facto relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident. It’s also an option for those partnered with an eligible New Zealand citizen, all of whom wish to live in Australia with their Australian partner.

Visa Subclass 100 Requirements

The following are the requirements to apply for Subclass Partner Visa 100:

You need the Partner Subclass 309 Visa.

  1. You need to be married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  2. You wait two years after applying for the temporary visa (subclass 309) before getting assessed for the permanent one. But if you’ve been in a long-term relationship or your sponsor has a specific visa, you might get the permanent visa (subclass 100) sooner and straight away.
  3.  If your relationship ends or your partner dies before you get the permanent visa, you could still be eligible for the permanent partner visa.
  4. Your relationship must be genuine and ongoing, meaning you both live together and share your lives exclusively with each other.
  5. If your relationship is recognized as long-term under migration laws, meaning it has endured for a minimum of 3 years, or 2 years if there is a dependent child involved, your application process will be streamlined into a single stage. Upon successful completion, you will be granted the Subclass 100 permanent residence visa immediately during the initial assessment of your combined Subclass 309/100 visa application by Immigration.

Eligibility for Subclass 100 Visa Application

  • You must be at least 18 years old, except in cases where you’re married.
  • You should either be married to or in a de-facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Your sponsor, typically your Australian partner, must be at least 18 years old. If your partner is under 18, their parents or guardians must sponsor you.
  • Your sponsor must pass a character assessment and provide police clearance to demonstrate their suitability.
  •  You must meet specified health and character standards.

The approval of your visa also hinges on the evaluation of your relationship with your Australian partner. This assessment is vital and is based on legal definitions, which may differ from common understanding. For example, what constitutes a de-facto relationship may vary across different laws and countries.

A marriage recognized in one country may not hold validity in Australia. You must be either married to or in a de-facto relationship with your Australian partner to qualify for the visa.

Subclass 100 Visa Checklist

The subclass 100 visa serves as the final stage in the visa application process, for those applying from outside Australia. The application process consists of two key stages, each requiring careful attention to specific requirements and documentation.

In the first stage, applicants are required to lodge a combined subclass 309/100 visa application. Upon approval, this visa allows individuals to enter and reside in Australia while awaiting further processing of their permanent residence visa application (subclass 100). 

Application Fee for the subclass 100 visa

The application fee for the Partner Visa Subclass 100 is AUD 8,850.00. 

Partner Visa 100 Processing time

The processing time frame can vary depending on individual circumstances and processing factors. 50% of the subclass 100 visa applications are processed in 11 months, while 90% of the applications are processed in 45 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to apply for this visa?

This visa is the final step for offshore partner visas. You need to hold the 309 visa for two years before the Permanent Partner Visa Assessment for subclass 100, and the relationship must still be genuine and continuing, and the applicant and the sponsor must not have been separated.

Am I eligible for Medicare on this visa?

Permanent residents can join Medicare. Applicants are eligible for Medicare even when they are on 309 visa.

Disclaimer: The above information is not tailored to personal circumstances. For information relevant to personal circumstances, please book an appointment with Oracle Immigration Consultant’s expert migration agents in Australia.
For any inquiries, please contact us at +61 430812158. We are premier Immigration agency and consultancy in Melbourne (Bundoora and Geelong).

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