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Beginner’s Guide on Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820) for Australia

Subclass 820 Partner Visa permits the spouse or the de facto partner of a permanent resident of Australia, citizen of Australia, or eligible citizen of New Zealand to live in Australia temporarily. Getting the de facto partner visa is a step closer to having a Subclass 801 Partner Visa (permanent).

What is Temporary Partner Visa Subclass 820 for Australia?

The 820 visa is a temporary visa that allows candidates to stay in Australia for almost 2 years until their permanent visa finalizes. This means the Subclass 801 (permanent) visa application starts after two years.

This temporary partner visa (subclass 820) allows you to stay, work, study, and travel in and out of Australia. You can also apply to Australia's public healthcare scheme, i.e., Medicare. You can stay longer until your permanent partner visa (subclass 801) application is completed.

Include Your Family Members

Include your family members in your visa application at the time of filing your visa application or after filing it but before your Application for a temporary visa is processed. Once your family members are included, they must adhere to our health and character requirements.

Eligibility Criteria For the Temporary Partner Visa Subclass 820

Following is a list of criteria to be eligible for the subclass 820 partner visa:

  • It would be best if you did not have a cancelled visa or refused Application.
  • It would be best if you did not have any regional visas.
  • You must be in Australia when you apply for your subclass 820 visa.
  • It would be best if you had a sponsor at the time of your visa application.
  • It would be best if you were the right age to apply for your visa.
  • You must meet the relationship requirements for your visa.
  • You must meet Australia's health requirements.
  • You must meet Australia's character requirements.
  • It would be best if you did not owe any debt to the Australian Government.
  • It must be in their best interests if you are bringing along your dependent child under 18 years of age.

Benefits of Australian Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820)

You Experience Freedom & Relaxation on Many Things

Partner Visa (Subclass 820) involves freedom and relaxation on various things. Your visa allows you to stay in Australia until your permanent access comes, but it also allows you to:

  • Have all rights to work in Australia.
  • Travel in and out of Australia.
  • Study in Australia; however, the Australian Government does not provide financial support to the applicants who study on this visa.

You Can Apply to Australia's Healthcare Scheme - Medicare

While you apply for the Subclass 820 visa, you can also apply for Medicare. Medicare permits you to enjoy health care services in Australia. The services include:

  • Visiting doctors, dentists, and other practitioners for free treatments and consultations.
  • You can avail of free treatment and accommodation in a public hospital as a Medicare, i.e., public patient.
  • You can have PBS Medications.

You Get a Permit to Access Adult Migration English Program - AMEP.

After you get the Partner Visa (Subclass 820), you get a permit to access 510 hours of free English language classes in Australia. You can take these classes in all cities of Australia, including regional and rural places. You get other options along with studying:

  • You can either study full-time or part-time as per your wish in Australia.
  • Opt for weekend and night classes.
  • Apply for home tutor schemes.
  • Access to independent online learning.
  • Apply for distance learning, where you can attend classes over the internet.

You Can Include Dependent children in your Application if living in Australia.

Last but not least, you can live in Australia with your family permanently. You can apply for a permanent visa for you and your family upon completing your temporary partner visa. The entire visa application process is more accessible and straightforward. All you need to ensure is that your children fulfil the eligibility criteria and have similar rights and visa conditions as you.

  • Your dependent children should be under 18 years of age, and if they are above 18, they must be under 23 years.
  • They must be dependent on you or your spouse in financial terms.
  • They should not be married or engaged at the time of Application.

The Final Word

Asia Pacific Group is one of the leading immigration consultants that has successfully aided more than a thousand clients with their visa needs. If you are applying for your Partner Visa (subclass 820), you are at the right place. Reach us on our website, and we will assist you with the best visa solutions for you and your family.