• Alberto Fascetti

Applying for an Australian Partner Visa in 2020? Don’t Delay!

It’s more important than ever to plan ahead if you’re thinking of applying for an Australian Partner Visa onshore. Now that other visa pathways are losing momentum due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Partner visa route could be the best way to secure permanent residency for partners of Australian citizens or Permanent Resident. In addition, the visa application fees may increase after 1 July so you want to sort you Partner visa out before that.

What does this mean for Partner Visa applicants?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of Australian businesses under pressure. Many of them have put the hiring processed on hold, let alone sponsoring foreign workers through a work visa.

Following on from these recent developments, many spouses or de facto partners of Australian citizens / Permanent Residents are looking at applying for a partner visa in order to secure their permanent residency n Australia.

In fact, the Partner visa has been historically less affected by legislative or environmental changes as it touches the most precious asset of Australians, that is, their family.

As a result, there has been a surge in partner visa applications from those how qualify for such visa.

Thinking of applying for a Partner Visa? Act now to avoid fee increases

From 1 July, there is a real chance that the Partner visa application fees may increase as it often happen with the new financial year.

This will impact applicants looking at lodging Partner visa applications, particularly onshore Subclass 820/801 Visa cases where a visa will soon expire and timing is critical.

If you are considering applying for an Australian Partner (Subclass 820/801 or 309/100) or Prospective Marriage (Subclass 300) visa, we highly recommend that you lodge your application prior to 1 July 2020 in order to avoid the likely increase in fees.

Need help with your Australian Partner Visa application? Contact FastVisa Australia

FastVisa Australia is happy to provide an assessment on your eligibility for Partner Migration, as well as practical advice and assistance with lodgement. If you are a sponsor with a relevant offence and/or significant criminal record, we strongly recommend speaking with a Migration Agent/Lawyer before submitting a Partner Visa application.