Spouse De Facto Visas from Melbourne

FISA is not affiliated with DIBP, however all of our agents are registered. Visa application forms are available from DIBP www.immi.gov.au/allforms, however FISA’s services extend beyond DIBP's services. FISA is an Australian owned & operated immigration consultancy company, specialising in Partner visas (fiancée, married and de facto, including same-sex).

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Spouse & De Facto Visas with FISA Immigration in Melbourne

The Spouse Visa, commonly referred to as a Partner visa, includes married or de facto partners (including same-sex partners).

This visa is for people who are married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible NZ citizen. 


Spouse Visa Application Process

The Spouse Visa can progress into permanent visa in time if the applicant follows the required steps. Generally, this happens in two steps:

  1. Provisional Spouse visa is granted, then
  2. Apply for Permanent Spouse visa approximately 2.3 years after lodgement.

This provisional visa, if granted, is valid for two years from the date of application. Usually  22 months after the application was lodged, DIAC will write to the applicant or the Registered Migration Agent inviting a permanent visa application. If the relationship is assessed to be still genuine and ongoing at the end of this period, the applicant will be granted a permanent Visa.


Important Notes

The evidence to support the application is substantially more than the Prospective Marriage Visa application.

To qualify for a Spouse Visa on de facto grounds, you generally demonstrate that you have lived with your partner for a period of at least 12 months prior to applying.

The application can be lodged in Australia if the applicant is in Australia and holds an eligible visa. The applicant must be in Australia when the visa is granted. Fisa Immigration are highly experienced in gaining de facto visas for couples in Australia. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 


This provisional visa, if granted, will allow the applicant to:

  • Remain in Australia with your spouse, until a decision is made regarding your permanent visa 
  • Work in Australia 
  • Study in Australia, but you will not have access to government funding for tertiary study
  • Access Medicare (Australia's medical benefits expenses and hospital care scheme)


Potential Issues

Fisa Immigration has years of experience helping couples obtain the most suitable Partner Visas for them. There are often issues that arise with the Spouse Visa and our experienced Migration Agents can help to prevent application issues including: 

  • Establishing the 12-month cohabitation requirement for de facto partners
  • Obtaining exemptions for the 12-month cohabitation requirement for de facto partners
  • Health waivers where the applicant has a serious medical condition

For any questions about spouse visas and de facto visas for Australia, contact our friendly expert migration agents at Fisa on 1300 796 206.

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*FISA has a 100% success rate with prospective marriage and partner (marriage and de facto) visa applications, with the exception of applications refused on health and character grounds, which were beyond FISA’s control.

Our money back guarantee applies to our full service only and excludes tourist visa applications.

If the prospective marriage/partner visa application is refused for a reason other than false and/or misleading information and documentation, health, character or failure at interview then FISA’s fee will be fully refunded. 

Please note that this guarantee does not include DIBP’s Visa Application Charge.