Subclass 820/801-Onshore Partner Visa Application
Visa Class:
Date of Modification: 8 May 2022
Visa Category: family_visa
Visa Subclass: 820
Base Application Fee: 7850

Visa Introduction

With this visa,  you can
  • live, work and study in Australia while we process your permanent Partner 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 in Australia when you apply for this visa and when we decide your temporary visa application. Family who apply with you must also be in Australia
  • Temporarily while we process your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) application or it is withdrawn.


Cost and Processing Times

  • From AUD7,850 for most applicants. From AUD1,310 for Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holders.
  • You pay for the temporary and the permanent visa at the same time.
Processing times
  • 25% of applications: 6 months
  • 50% of applications: 9 months
  • 75% of applications: 21 months
  • 90% of applications: 33 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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