Please find below topics and answers to frequently asked questions: 1. If available in your country, you may also provide multilingual or international civil status records, (for example birth, marriage, death certificates) providing English is one of the languages on the record.Can I lodge my partner visa application in Australia? How long will processing of my Partner application take? Some European countries will also provide an extract of the population register instead of a birth certificate, and this is acceptable if it includes details of your parents, and is translated into English or in English.
It is therefore recommended that you do not take any irreversible action during the processing of your application, such as ceasing employment, selling property or purchasing airline tickets. If you feel you have compelling or compassionate reasons why your application should be processed earlier, please provide a written statement to your case officer outlining those circumstances.
This means that there is some increase in processing times for these visas. Applications are processed in the order they are received and there is little scope to process applications earlier.
The department currently receives more applications than there are places available in the family stream of the migration program.
The minimum processing time is based on the number of applications currently awaiting processing and the planning levels available in the family stream of the Australian migration program, which is set by the Australian Government each year.
What evidence should the sponsor provide regarding Australian citizenship or permanent residence? My children are Australian citizens - do I need to include them in my migration application? Note that actual processing times will vary due to a variety of factors, and more complex cases which require an interview or referral of documents in relation to health and character requirements will take much longer.
The current expected processing time for Partner Migration at the Australian Embassy, Berlin is at least 10-14 months from the date you lodged your application - for most cases.
We have not lived together for 12 months, but would like to apply for a de facto partner visa - is that okay? I want to apply for a de facto partner visa, but I’m still married to someone else. Please note: If you have a "no further stay" condition on your temporary visa, it may not be possible to apply for a further visa from within Australia. How long will processing of my Partner application take?
What if the sponsor has sponsored someone to Australia before? When should I do the required medical examinations? Can I do the medical examination with my own doctor? How long is a Prospective Marriage, subclass 300, visa valid for? What if I get married while you are processing my Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa? Can I travel to Australia while my Partner visa application is being processed? Can my Partner visa be granted while I am in Australia? After my visa is granted, do I have to travel to Australia by a certain date? If you are intending to move to Australia and live there permanently, you should obtain an appropriate migration visa before you go.
You should enter Australia on an appropriate visa for your intended purpose and length of stay.