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Temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

Temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)

The subclass 820 visa is a temporary visa that allows the applicant to live in Australia with their partner or spouse who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. The subclass 820 visa allows the visa holder to apply for the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) upon the initial visa’s expiry.

Conditions for applicants:

  • Not have had a visa cancelled or an application rejected
  • Your spouse or de facto partner must be either an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
    • The relationship must be characterised by commitment to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others, genuine and continuing, and not living apart permanently
  • Applicants must be 18 years or over
  • Meet the DHA’s health requirement
  • Meet the DHA’s character requirement
  • Pay any debts to the government
  • The application is in the best interests of the child

Read more about the differences between temporary and permanent visas here.

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