Enduring a partner visa relationship breakdown in Australia is no doubt a very difficult and confusing time for both parties involved. If you are considering a partner visa cancellation, make sure you know all your rights beforehand.
As the old adage goes, breaking up is never easy. It can be a heavy emotional, mental and even physical burden which leaves you with little energy for anything else.
Whilst we would never wish this upon anyone, questions regarding partner visa breakups are a harsh reality of the migration industry and it is extremely important that you know where you stand regardless of whether you are a partner visa sponsor or an applicant.
Please consider carefully the options you have before making any final decisions on your partner visa relationship breakdown. Make sure you understand exactly the implications that your decision will have not only on yourself, but also your partner or spouse because whichever decision you make will ultimately affect both your futures.
Partner Visa Applicants
Have a look at our informative blog post which explains your options if your relationship has ended. you’ll find it here.
Partner Visa Sponsors
If your relationship has ended, you can inform the Department of Home Affairs and withdraw your sponsorship by completing a Form 1022, change of circumstances form, or simply email the DHA. You cannot “cancel” your partners visa or withdraw their visa application if it has not yet been decided.
Once you have informed the DHA, it will contact your former partner for further information, and then make a decision on the visa application, appropriate to your ex partner’s circumstances.
You should seek advice
As always, we highly recommend seeking advice on your situation, especially if you are seriously considering a partner visa separation. A consultation can help you to feel at ease with your next steps and hopefully, make this part of the process slightly less stressful.