As Australia is a lovely country, it is not hard to imagine that your love one is in Australia!
Suppose you are married to an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. You plan to marry one or are in a relationship with one (including same-sex relationships). In that case, you can apply for a partner visa. You can apply in or outside Australia by two types of Partner visas, namely partner visa, and prospective marriage visa.
This visa is two stage processing (from temporary to permanent). Generally, the successful applicant will be granted of a temporary partner visa for two years and the permanent partner visa is then granted two years after the application is made, if the couple is still in the relationship. If the couple is in a long term relationship when they lodge the application, the two year period does not apply. A long term relationship is one that has existed for at least three years, or two years if the couple has a child.
The current actual processing time for normal cases of offshore 309/100 partner visa is more faster than the onshore 820/801 partner visa application.
This visa lets overseas parents re-unite with their children in Australia who are Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and are settled in Australia.
The children of the applicant required lawfully resident in Australia for at least two years and
The applicant meets the balance of family test.
An applicant can choose to apply for Contributory Parent (permanent) visa directly or apply for a temporary contributory parent visa first and then move to the permanent visa. The advantage for applying for the temporary visa first is to split the total cost of migration into two to three years.
For this visa, a sponsorship is required to provide financial support to the applicant for the first 10 years while the applicant staying in Australia. Usually the sponsor is the child of the applicant or spouse of child and applicant can be sponsored by up to three sponsors, if necessary. Financial Bond is required to be lodged before the visa granted to assure that the sponsor will fulfill their financial support responsibility and it will be released in 10-year time if compliance met.