Partner Migration

If you are married to, engaged to, or living in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, you may meet eligibility criteria of Australia’s Partner migration program.

Partner relationships and prospective marriages are defined within the Migration Regulations.

Documentary evidence of joint finances, nature of your household, joint social arrangements and mutual commitment to a long term relationship are generally required to demonstrate a genuine and continuing partner relationship.

A range of factors need to be considered:

  • When did your partner relationship commence?
  • Are you living together? If not, are your living separately and apart on a permanent or temporary basis?
  • Is it wise to register your de facto relationship as a civil partnership?
  • Has your Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen sponsored a partner previously, or been sponsored for partner migration previously?
  • Do you have alternative visa options?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of onshore and offshore partner migration applications?
  • Are you and your sponsor of good character?
  • Are you of good health?
  • Are you a single applicant, or including dependent family members?
  • Pregnancy?  

For an assessment of your eligibility to meet criteria of Partner Migration program, contact us with the following information:

  • How, when and where you met your sponsor;
  • Date your relationship commenced;
  • Date you commenced living together and/or date of marriage;
  • Significant events in your relationship;
  • Your future plans.