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820 & 801 (Onshore Partner) Visa 
The Partner Visas (Subclasses 820 and 801) provide a pathway for the partners or spouses of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live in Australia.

Subclass 820:

The Subclass 820 visa is a temporary visa that allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian national, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand national to live in Australia.


  • This is a temporary visa that leads directly to the Permanent Partner Visa (subclass 801).
  • While your Permanent Partner Visa (subclass 801) application is being processed or until you withdraw it, you can stay temporarily in Australia.

Subclass 801:

To be eligible for the Permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801), you must already hold a Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820).


  • You must already possess a temporary Partner Visa (subclass 820).
  • With the Subclass 801 visa, you can reside permanently in Australia.

These Partner Visas acknowledge and facilitate the presence of partners or spouses within Australia, allowing them to establish a life together with their Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen partnerS