Please note that the information we provide in this article is current as of the date of publication, and the DHA regularly updates rules and regulations. Kindly ensure that you check the official updates before making any decisions, or speak with an immigration lawyer for the most up-to-date information, as laws and conditions are subject to change.
If you’re sponsoring your loved one to come to Australia, you’re going to need this Partner Visa (Subclass 100 visa) checklist.
Partner Visa 100 is more than just a visa. It is an invitation for a visa applicant to embrace the Australian way of life. It’s about sharing meals with friends under the warmth of the sun, indulging in the country’s rich cultural heritage, and forging new connections that will enrich your life. To do that with your loved one, you must use this partner visa 100 checklist and sponsor him or her in the visa application process.
Permanent Partner Visa 100 Checklist for Sponsor
Here’s your Partner Visa 100 checklist:
- You, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, must sponsor your partner and their family members included in the application. ▢
- Assist your partner and their family members financially. ▢
- Assist your partner and their family members with their accommodation. ▢
- Be aware of the end of your sponsorship – two years after your partner or anyone included in the application is granted their temporary Partner visa. ▢
- You must continue to be the applicant’s spouse or de facto partner. ▢
- Attach the following documents to your ImmiAccount: ▢
- Personal details page of your most recent passport showing your signature, OR
- Australian driver’s licence
- A completed Commonwealth statutory declaration form
- The statutory declaration form must contain the following information:
- whether you and your partner have a mutual commitment with your spouse or de facto partner to the exclusion of all others
- whether your de facto relationship is genuine and continuing
- whether you live together or don’t live permanently apart
- when your genuine and continuing relationship began and how long you have lived together for
- the financial commitments you and your partner share
- the nature of your household (including any joint responsibility for the care and support of children)
- the social aspects of your genuine and ongoing relationship
- the nature of your commitment to each other
- your plans for the future.
- If there are changes such as below, you must update the DHA about it: ▢
- Contact information
- If your relationship ends
You must double-check your partner’s visa documents and any compelling and compassionate circumstances to ensure a smooth permanent visa application. Furthermore, you can also check out this Partner visa 100 checklist for applicants. Moreover, you may also need to prepare the following documents:
- Marriage certificate
- Your child’s or children’s birth certificate/s adoption papers
- A final divorce decree or legal separation agreement or other relevant document
- A court decision on child custody
Frequently Asked Questions About Partner Visa 100
Aside from the Partner visa 100 checklist, you might want to check these FAQs:
Can I Work and Study in Australia on a Partner Visa 100?
Yes, you can work in Australia full-time or part-time on a Partner Visa 100. You do not need to obtain a separate work visa. Additionally, you can also study in Australia with this visa. You may be eligible for government-funded student loans and scholarships.
Can I Bring My Family to Australia on a Partner Visa 100?
Yes, you can bring your dependent children to Australia on a Partner Visa 100. You may also be able to sponsor other family members, such as your parents or grandparents.
I Am a Sponsor. How Do I Withdraw My Sponsorship?
To withdraw, you must write a letter to the DHA stating the following:
- Your full name and date of birth
- Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or File Reference Number (FRN) for application
- A statement that you withdraw sponsorship from the Partner visa application.
You must email the letter to the place processing your applciation. Remember that removing an application from the ImmiAccount does not withdraw your sponsorship. Also, requests should be sent using the Partner Processing Enquiry Form and include a statement that you withdraw sponsorship from the Partner visa application.
Do I Need a Police Check if I Am a Sponsor?
Yes. You should provide an Australian or a overseas police certificate(s) when you initially submit your Sponsorship Form.
How Long Does It Take to Process a Partner Visa 100 Application?
Processing times for Partner Visa 100 applications can vary depending on the complexity of your application and the workload of the Department of Home Affairs. For an indication of processing times, use the visa processing time guide tool. The processing times for recently selected applications will be displayed below. It is not application-specific; it is merely a recommendation.
What Are the Common Challenges Faced by Sponsors?
Partner visa applications can take several months, or even years, to process. This can cause significant stress and uncertainty for sponsors and their partners. Also, proving the genuineness and continuity of a relationship can be challenging, especially for couples who have lived long-distance or who have limited documentation of their shared life together.
Also, the cost of sponsoring a partner visa can be significant, including visa application fees, medical and biometrics checks, and travel expenses. Sponsors and partners may need to carefully manage their finances to meet these costs.
What Is Immigration Assistance and Who Can Help Me?
When someone uses their understanding of or experience with immigration procedures to help with visa applications or other visa-related concerns, they are providing immigration aid.
- putting together a visa application or other document, or assisting with it
- giving advice with a visa application or issue
- representing a client in a visa-related case before a court or review body, or getting ready for one.
A registered migration agent or a legal practicioner can assist you with your immigration needs. After your consultation with an agent or a legal practicioner, you can actually make your own Partner visa 100 checklist based on your discussion with the expert.
Combining this checklist with your own Partner visa 100 checklist may also help you make sure that everything is complete and in order. You can add in your checklist the important dates to remember or deadlines of the required documents.
Seek the Expertise of a Migration Lawyer
If you are considering sponsoring your partner for a Partner Visa in Australia, it is important to seek professional advice from a registered migration lawyer. You can also use this Partner visa 100 checklist as your guide during your consultation with one of your migration lawyers at JB Solicitors. If you have any questions regarding the requirements of permanent partner visas, don’t hesitate to ask our solicitors.
Contact us and schedule a consultation for your visa grant today.