801 Visa Overview

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently. It is usually only for people who currently hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).

Subclass: 801 Visa
Stay Duration: Permanently
DoHA Fee: Free. You will have paid for this visa when you applied for the combined temporary and permanent partner visas

801 Visa Conditions

As the visa applicant, you must,

  • hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)
  • in most cases, continue to be in a married or de facto relationship with your sponsor


  • You must hold a Partner visa (subclass 820) or a Dependent Child visa (subclass 445).
  • Usually, 2 years must have passed since you applied for the combined 820 and 801 visa for you to be assessed for the permanent visa.
  • You must continue to be the spouse or de facto partner of the same person who sponsored you for the temporary visa.
  • You must usually continue to be sponsored.
  • You must not have any debt to pay to the Australian government.
  • With under 18 applicants, it must be in the best interest of them.

801 Visa Benefits

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work in Australia
  • study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • if eligible, attend free English language classes provided by the Adult Migrant English Program
  • if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship

General Notes

  • You can include your dependent child in your application when you apply for the combined temporary and permanent visas.

801 Visa Processing Time

The 801 visa application can take at least seven (7) months up to twenty-three (23) months to be finalized.

The processing time begins two years after you have applied for the combined temporary and permanent partner visas.

To prevent any additional delays, complete your application form accurately and in its entirety. Additionally, make sure to submit all the required documents, identification, and any other necessary information as requested.

How can KBA Global assist you with this visa application?

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At KBA Global, all of our clients are served by highly qualified and trained migration agents who review each case thoroughly in adherence to the requirements set by the respective authorities.

Our expert and experienced migration agents will provide personalized service for your needs and availability to ensure your visa success. We are there for you to provide in-depth understanding of what is required to get the visa and will provide help throughout the visa process.

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