This is a temporary leading to permanent visa for the partners or fiancés of Australian citizens, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and/or remain in Australia. This visa has following three category:
Applicant in Australia can apply for these visa to stay with the partner. If the relationship is genuine and continuing until two years from the date of application, applicant can be granted a permanent visa. Although this is the two stage process, only one application is lodged and one visa application charge is required to pay for both applications.
This is the visa for applicant who are overseas at the time of lodging the visa application. One applications is lodged with single visa application charge is required to pay for two stage partner (provisional) leading to Partner Permanent visa. Applicant must be outside Australia at the time of lodgement and grant of the temporary partner visa while applicant may be in or outside Australia the time of the Permanent visa grant.