Subclass 100 Visa Requirements
The minimum requirements of the Subclass 100, Permanent Partner Visa visa are set out below. Please note that the Subclass 100 visa is the second phase of the Subclass 309 visa.


Permanent Partner Visa Requirements

You and your spouse or de facto partner must:

  • Have remained in a mutually exclusive relationship since lodgement of the initial Partner visa application
  • Be in a genuine and continuing relationship
  • Either live together, or live apart only on a temporary basis



Two years after lodging a successful Subclass 309 Offshore Partner visa application, you will be eligible for the permanent Partner Visa, Subclass 100. The main criterion for the grant of a permanent visa is that your relationship meets the requirements listed above.

At this stage of the application process, you will need to provide evidence of your eligibility for permanent residency to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The evidence you provide must clearly show that you have continued to be in a genuine and mutually exclusive relationship with your de facto partner or spouse since your provisional Partner visa application was lodged.

You may be either in or outside Australia when your permanent visa is granted.


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The time that it takes the DHA to process your application is dependent upon its processing time service standards, and may also vary due to a number of other factors, including the complexity of your case, perceived risk factors and processing priorities. Please contact us for current information regarding likely processing time frames for this type of application.