However, most on-shore partner visa applicants are eligible
for a bridging visa with full work rights because of the long processing times
of approx. 12 months.
The fiancé(e) visa MUST be applied for off-shore.
The partner visa application is a 2 step process:
1. at first you apply for a 2-year temporary visa
2. If two years after you apply the relationship is ongoing, a permanent visa may be granted.
The fiancé(e) visa has a 3rd step in the beginning: first,
you apply off-shore for the permission to enter as a fiancé(e). Once that visa has been granted the applicant
may travel to Australia and the partners must get married within 9 months of
the visa grant. Then they can apply for
a regular partner visa.
Euro Migration Services is here to help guide you and your
loved one through the process of obtaining permanent residency in Australia as
the partner of a citizen. If you have any questions at any time during the
process of applying for partner visas or another option, please let us know and
we will do our best to help you navigate the path ahead.