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Expected Changes to Australia Partner Visa Year 2019!

Tue, Jan 22 2019

Expected Changes to Australia Partner Visa Year 2019!

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Partner Visas applications changes will take effect before 10 June 2019 though the exact date is still unknown. This implies that the changes can be implemented any time before 10 June 2019.

The process of applying for Partner Visa requires the visa applicant to be sponsored by an Australian permanent resident, Australian Citizen or eligible New Zealand Citizen. Together, the visa applicant and their partner submit their applications to the Department of Home Affairs.

The new change will require the Australian Partner to lodge their application and have this approved before the partner visa application can be lodged. However, it is still unclear how long the decision process of the sponsorship application will take. The current processing times are approximately 12 to 18 months.

Also readDocument Checklist Australia Partner Visa 2019


The Australian Sponsorship Application is not a visa application. The following will be impacted:

  1. Partner Visa applicants with limited time remaining on their current visa will be required to either lodge a valid visa application that will allow them to stay in the country, or depart Australia and remain overseas until the partner visa is granted
  2. Till the time your valid visa application is not lodged in Australia, the applicant will not be entitled to Medicare, Full Work Rights in some stances.

The changes are expected to come before 10 June 2019 and if you are looking to apply for Australia Partner Visa then now is the perfect time to plan your Australia PR as soon as possible.

For any further information related to Australia Partner Visa Migration it is suggested to connect with visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global. One of visa experts will surely get in touch with you to discuss Australia PR case.

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