Making a successful Partner Visa Application – FOUR PILLARS OF A PARTNER VISA
Every year thousands of partner visas are lodged, which are subsequently either granted or refused. Making a partner visa can be cumbersome. Today we discuss the key essentials for a Partner Visa Application.
The process for applying for the partner visa is a complex process and requires substantial documents, evidences and detailed submissions on various aspects. The basic eligibility for a partner visa is – you must prove to the Department that you are in a genuine relationship with your sponsoring spouse or de facto partner, which is committed and ongoing to the exclusion of all others.
To cut significant waiting time it is advised that application should be lodged as ‘decision ready’ i.e. providing all documents at the time of application to the Department. The current processing time for a partner visa is quite lengthy for about 15 – 20 months.And, on top of that is also very expensive. The Visa application fees of the Department itself is over $7,000. Therfore, it is extremely important to involve a migration agent to assist you in your visa application to make your journey and move to Australia as smooth as possible.
When lodging a partner visa, it is important to demonstrate to the Department your relationship with your partner is genuine, committed and ongoing. The four factors or the four pillars as they are called are the key essentials whether a relationship meets the requirements of a spousal relationship.
1. The first factor or first pillar is Financial aspects of your relationship
2. 2nd factor is Nature of Commitment
3. The third pillar is Social Aspects of the relationship
Please note that certain states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, allow de facto partners to obtain relationship certificates which registers the relationship legally. This is of particular help in applications where the de facto relationships has existed for less than the prescribed 12 month commitment in Department’s regulations.
4. And, the fourth factor is Nature of House-hole
Now there are several factors, evidences and submissions that are required to be considered to address these factors or pillars to clearly, strongly, effectively and substantially demonstrate a genuine, ongoing and committed relationship to the satisfaction of the decision makers, Case Officers at the Department of Home Affairs. All 4 aspects of the relationship are equally important and therefore, a strong application for a partner visa needs a careful approach given high cost and long waiting period.
Evidence provided for long term relationship is looked at with regards to all the other evidences provided as well, and not as a single pillar. One criterion, not sufficiently addressed, could lead to refusal of an application.
At Migration Centre of Australia, we have expertise in handling complex cases and have assisted several applicants for a favourable outcome.We also specialise in writing statement letters for a Partner visa. Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02 4626 1002 or write to us at info @migrationcentreofaustralia.com.au to book an obligation free consultation to make your Partner Visa application process smoother for you.