Subclass 309/100-Offshore Partner Visa Application
Visa Class:
Date of Modification: 8 May 2022
Visa Category: family_visa
Visa Subclass: 309
Base Application Fee: 7850
Stream: Not Applicable

Visa Introduction

With this visa you can
  • live, work and study in Australia while we process your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program if you are eligible
The visa applicant must:
  • be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • be outside Australia when you apply for this visa
  • Temporarily, until the case officer decide your permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) application or the application is withdrawn

Processing times

  • 25% of applications: 5 months
  • 50% of applications: 9 months
  • 75% of applications: 20 months
  • 90% of applications: 32 months

The processing time for a Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801 or 100) starts from the date of eligibility. This is 2 years after the combined subclass 820/801 or 309/100 visa application was lodged. We are processing some older and more complex Partner visa applications. These cases can take longer to finalise and impact our published processing times.

Visa Application Checklist

Want to know more about this visa?

You can see the government visa policies, frequently asked questions, as well as some complex case scenarios, when you logged into our website.
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