Partner Australian visa subclass 820/801 (apply for a visa inside Australia)

Date Create: 10/02/2023

Australian visa subclass 820/801 is an Australian immigration visa for foreigners who are already in Australia and wish to reside with their spouse indefinitely. You can apply for the Partner visa subclass 820/801 after receiving the Prospective Marriage visa subclass  300.

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What is the Partner Australian visa subclass 820/801?

Partner visa - subclasses 820 and 801 allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. Specific:

Partner visa subclass 820

Visa 820 lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).

Partner visa subclass 801

Visa 801 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).


  • Visa subclass 820/801 is only issued for people who are married and living in Australia (when applying for a visa).
  • The application for visa 820 and 801 must be submitted together. 

Benefits when having this visa


Visa 820

Visa 801


  • You can stay until your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) application is finalized or you withdraw your application.
  • You can stay in Australia as a permanent resident.
  • After a certain time, you might apply for an Australian nationality certificate (if you are eligible).


  • You can travel outside and return to Australia as many times as you want.
  • You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date you have this visa. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid.

  • If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV).

Study and work

  • Available to work and study in Australia
  • Attend free English language classes provided by the “Adult Migrant English Program” if you are eligible

Health care

  • Apply for access to Australia’s public health care scheme


  • Add family members to your visa application after you are eligible.

Conditions to have visa 820/801

Who is eligible for this visa? To have visa subclasses 820 and 801, there are several requirements below for you.

To have Australia visa 820, you must

  • Be in Australia when you apply
  • Be the right age (18 and up)
  • Have a sponsor who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Must meet health and character requirements.
  • Not had a visa canceled or an application refused
  • Have no debt to the Australian Government

To have Australia visa 801, you must

  • Hold a Partner visa (subclass 820) or a Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa.
  • Maintain a relationship with a sponsor who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Have no debt to the Australian government, or have arranged to pay debts back.

Procedures and necessary documents

Documents to apply for Australian Marriage visa 820/801 that applicants need to prepare include:



Your identification documents

  1. A photo has the same size as the photo of passport (no more than 6 months).
  2. Original passport and a duplicate of the passport
  3. Civil status documents: ID card, birth certificate, household.
  4. Certificate of marital status (married/unmarried/divorced with previous relationship (if any), etc.)
  5. No. 2 Criminal Record form
  6. National Police Certificate (if you stay in Australia in 12 months and up)
  7. Proofs for changing the name (if any).

Proofs of your relationships 

  1. Certificate of Marriage or evidence tp proofs your relationship.
  2. The timeline signed by the applicant and the sponsor, including the relationship history listed in chronological order.
  3. Documents demonstrating that the applicant and the guarantor share family duties such as joint bank accounts, shared bill payment, etc.
  4. Documents showing the fiance/fiancée connection: images of traveling together, engagement, living together, long-distance love, or public relationship with others in the vicinity, etc.

Proofs of your previous relationship (if any)

  • Statement of previous marriage
  • Certificate of divorce
  • Death certificate of former spouse (if any)

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  • If you want to grant the visa 801, you must have a visa 820 first. The processing time for visa 801 is after 2 years since the day you applied for Partner visa 820/801.
  • All documents must be accompanied by a notarized translation into English.

For each case, the Immigration Department will ask for more documents. Contact [+84]  1900 6654 if you want to know more about detailed visa applications. 

The processing time for this type of visa

According to the announcement from the Australian Department of Immigration, the processing time for visa 820/801 (updated in November 2022) is as follows:

  • Visa 820: from 6 - 39 months;
  • Visa 801: from 7 to 23 months.

*Depending on each case, the processing time will be longer or shorter than predicted.

How much money does this visa cost?

Nhi Gia has compiled a list of the fees for applying for a visa (updated in November 2022) in the information table below. 



For the main applicant

For the applicant

8,085 AUD

Already own Prospective Marriage Visa

1,660 AUD

For the accompanying member

Under 18 years old

2,025 AUD

Over 18 years old

4,045 AUD

Source: Immigration and Citizenship


  • The fees above do not include a medical examination fee, a premium for a card or PayPal, a fee for processing papers, notarized translation, and so on (if any).
  • The Australian visa 820/801’s fee can be changed due to the procedures of the Australian Government as well as the exchange rate.
  • The fee above does not include notarized translation, application processing fee, and surcharge (if any).

>> For further information on the fee of an Australian visa 820/801, please call Nhi Gia at [+84] 1800 6654 - [+84] 906 736 788.

“Trọn gói - tiết kiệm” Australian Marriage visa service in Ho Chi Minh City

According to the information above, you might get basic information about visa 820/801. Applicants must prepare papers, records, and time to enhance the rate of visa 820/801. Because a lack of records, erroneous records, improper information, etc., may impact the evaluation time, perhaps resulting in a missed visa.

Nhi Gia has approximately 20 years of expertise in this industry and a staff of legal advisors. Furthermore, the Migration Agents Registration Authority has issued them a practicing license, so you will be assisted in obtaining an Australian immigration ticket through a successful visa.

If you want to conduct Australian Marriage visa (subclass 820/801) service, contact:

  • Hotline: [+84] 1900 6654 - [+84] 906 736 788
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