Subclass 820 Partner Visa Checklist

Navigating the Subclass 820 Partner Visa: A Comprehensive Guide

For many, the dream of living in Australia with their partner is a cherished goal. The Subclass 820 Partner Visa is an essential step in making this dream a reality, providing a temporary visa for the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. This visa is the precursor to the permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801), which grants long-term residency rights in Australia.


What is the Subclass 820 Partner Visa?

The Subclass 820 Partner Visa allows the partner or spouse of an eligible Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen to live in Australia temporarily. This visa not only enables you to live and work in Australia but also serves as the stepping stone to obtaining a permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801).


Eligibility for the Subclass 820 Partner Visa

Determining your eligibility for the Subclass 820 Partner Visa is the first crucial step. Our Partner Visa questionnaire is designed to help you find out if you could be eligible to apply for this visa. Take our free Partner Visa Eligibility Test today to start your journey towards living in Australia with your partner.



Partner Visa Checklist

Applying for the Subclass 820 Partner Visa involves submitting a range of documents to support your application. Here is a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the process:


Required Forms

Form 80 – Character Assessment of Applicant: Required for all applicants, including dependent children aged 16 years and over.

Statutory Declarations (Form 888): At least 2 statutory declarations by third parties supporting your relationship are required. We recommend providing 4 to 6 Form 888s for a stronger application.


Personal Documents

  • Passport biodata page: For the applicant and all dependents included in your application.
  • Passport Photos: 2 passport photos of the applicant and each dependent.
  • Full Birth Certificate: For the applicant and all dependents, showing the names of both parents.
  • Other Identity Evidence: Such as a family book, court-issued documents, or change of name evidence (where relevant).
  • Marriage or Divorce Certificates: If applicable.
  • Death Certificate: For widows/widowers, if applicable.
  • Military Discharge Papers: If applicable.
  • Evidence of Shared Accommodation
  • Joint Lease Agreement: Documents showing shared accommodation.
  • Mortgage Documents: If applicable.
  • Utility Bills: Showing joint names.
  • Photos of Your Home: To provide visual proof of shared living arrangements.
  • Evidence of Correspondence Addressed Jointly
  • Online Orders: Letters or cards addressed to both partners at the same address.
  • Bank Letters and Statements: Showing joint home address.
  • Evidence of Joint Financial Commitments
  • Joint Bank Accounts and Credit Cards: Showing financial interdependence.
  • Joint Insurances and Utility Accounts: Demonstrating shared financial responsibilities.
  • Other Joint Financial Commitments: Such as gym memberships, pet bills, car loans, etc.
  • Evidence of Joint Memberships of Organisations or Groups
  • Joint Gym or Club Memberships: Demonstrating shared activities and interests.


Detailed Relationship Statements

Personal Statements: From both you and your partner outlining your relationship history, shared activities, and future plans together.


Additional Documents for Dependent Children

For dependent children included in your application, additional documents may be required, such as:


Parental Responsibility Documents: Permitting children under 18 to migrate.

Adoption Papers: If applicable.

Form 80 and Police Clearances: For children aged 16 years and over.


Sponsor’s Personal Documents


Your sponsor must also provide several documents, including:


  • Passport Biodata Page and Photos
  • Full Birth Certificate
  • Employment Evidence: Covering the past 2 years.
  • Evidence of Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Eligibility as a New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian and Offshore Police Clearances: Where relevant.
  • Health and Character Requirements


Both the applicant and sponsor must meet specific health and character requirements, including:


  • Australian Federal Police Clearances
  • Offshore Police Clearances
  • Visa Medicals


Apply for a Subclass 820 Partner Visa Today with Expert Help


The process of applying for a Subclass 820 Partner Visa can be intricate and time-consuming. It is essential to have the correct documentation and to ensure all eligibility criteria are met to avoid any delays or rejections.


At NB Migration Law, our experienced team is dedicated to helping you navigate this complex process with ease. Claim your complimentary consultation today and let us assist you in securing your future in Australia with your partner. Contact us now to get started on your visa pathway.


Take our free Partner Visa Eligibility Test and find out if you qualify for a Subclass 820 Visa. Don’t delay your journey to Australia—speak with our expert team today.

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