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Want to streamline your partner visa?

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Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious about your partner visa application process here in Australia?

We understand the weight of uncertainty and the fear of the unknown that can accompany such a significant decision. Rest assured, at Migration Unity, we are here to alleviate your concerns and guide you towards a successful 820 partner visa application.

With our expert knowledge of the complex immigration procedures and legal requirements, we will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the process from start to finish.

Leave the confusion behind as our dedicated team of professionals simplifies the information, providing you with step-by-step guidance tailored to your specific situation.

We recognise the importance of keeping your loved ones close, and we’ll strive to make your transition to a new life in Australia as smooth as possible.

Trust Migration Unity to handle your visa application with precision and care, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. Together, let’s make your dreams a reality.

What is a 309 visa?

The purpose of the Offshore partner visa or Subclass 309 Partner visa is used to allow the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to enter or remain in Australia.

In most cases, the applicant is initially granted a temporary visa (309), and is eligible for permanent residency (100) if the relationship still exists after a two-year waiting period.

In some instances, we are able to obtain the permanent visa directly.

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What is the process of obtaining a partner visa?

Video consultation and pre-assessment
Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the partner visa subclass you wish to apply for.
Gather documents and information
Start gathering all of the required documents and supporting evidence to strengthen your application prior to lodgment.
Lodge your visa application
Lodge your visa application with the Department of Home Affairs, and provide all required supporting documents and evidence to support your claims and meet the legal requirements.
Wait for visa processing
Wait for your visa application to be processed, and provide any additional information or documentation as requested.
Receive a decision
Receive a decision on your visa application, and let the celebrations begin!

How can Migration Unity help you?

Eligibility Assessment:

Determine your eligibility for a partner visa with an assessment from our registered migration agents.

Expert advice:

Receive professional advice on your migration options in accordance with the Migration Act and Regulations.

Strengthen your case:

Get recommendations, guidance, and support to strengthen your application and increase your chances of success.


Provide you and your partner with our statutory declaration templates to assist you in explaining your relationship timeline and facts.

Ongoing assistance:

Receive support and guidance throughout the entire process to ensure your evidence meets the legal requirements.

Accessibility and Simplicity:

Access our secure online portal to manage your application from anywhere in the world.

Case Management:

Receive ongoing case management from a team of experienced professionals to ensure your application progresses smoothly, we liaise with the Department on your behalf.

Review and checking:

Receive a full review and final check of all supporting evidence prior to lodgement to ensure everything meets the legal requirements.

Applications and Forms:

Your registered migration agent will complete all applications and forms on behalf of you and your partner.

Clarifying your matter to the Case Officer:

Receive legally written submissions by our expert professionals in Australian immigration law to support your application when if required.

Stay Compliant:

Receive an in-depth explanation of things to look out for such as enter by dates, must not arrive after dates and travel return facilities upon visa grant.

Bridging visas:

Ensure you remain lawfully onshore whilst awaiting a decision on your application.

Post grant support:

Receive ongoing support, including record-keeping and reminders, to ensure compliance with the relevant criteria.

Next steps: Planning your Australian permanent residency and citizenship, our team can help you and your loved ones to secure a long term and stable future.

…put simply we look after the entire process for you!

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How it works



One of the most important parts of this journey is to find the correct visa, confirm your eligibility and plan correctly.


As every case is different and there are various visa subclasses it is important that you find a Registered Migration Agent in Australia that specializes in your visa subclass.
Preparation & Lodgement

Preparation & Lodgement

From here, your Registered Migration Agent in Australia will look after the entire process on your behalf.

1,000s of Successful Visa Lodgements

Nothing makes us happier than calling our clients to deliver the good news! We’ve lodged thousands of applications and this feeling never gets old, imagine picking up the phone and receiving the good news that your visa or citizenship has been successfully granted! 

The Migration Unity Advantage

99.9% Success Rate

Maximise your chances of a successful outcome with our highly experienced team.

100% Money-Back Guarantee

Rest assured that you will be covered by our No Visa, No Fee - 100% money-back guarantee.

Split Fee Payments

We offer split fee payments to assist you financially whilst your application is being prepared. It's easy to make a start!

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Our clients love our service! Check out our reviews for yourself. You too could be receiving a phone call from us with your visa approval.

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Know exactly every cent you will be paying upfront with no hidden additional charges along the journey with our transparent fees.

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We take the stress out of preparing and lodging visa applications. We do this every day of the working week.

Here's what our clients have to say about us

Based on 143 reviews
Leandro Pires Garcia
Leandro Pires Garcia
14. September, 2023.
Bonnie Thurecht was very kind and knowledgeable during my consultation. She has updated me on current Australian requirements. I strongly recommend her services.
Rebecca Louise
Rebecca Louise
14. September, 2023.
Thank you to Taina and her team for helping us with our sponsorship visa and PR (186DE) Taina is very knowledgeable, honest and reliable. We recommended her 100%! Thanks migration Unity!
Siraprapha Manakul
Siraprapha Manakul
13. September, 2023.
I can say only the word Wow , I am so appreciate for the work you do for us . Trustworthy , Thank you very much for your great job!
Lisa Chen
Lisa Chen
11. September, 2023.
Thank you very much Taina for all of your guidance and expertise through migration process.I highly recommend her 👍🏻
John D Paks
John D Paks
11. September, 2023.
I was impressed with Mr Matthew who provided me with accurate information on finding the right visa for me. Very helpful and professional to talk to and I would recommend him to anyone who looking to discuss amongst different visas. Thanks Mathew
Sarah Jacobsen
Sarah Jacobsen
5. September, 2023.
Spoke with Matthew today who was really able to help with the ins and outs of my application since immigration had no idea. Looking forward to seeing how it all goes. Gives me confidence knowing someone who’s been dealing with partner visas since 2007 is able to give some sound advise.
Kabo von Rudloff
Kabo von Rudloff
25. August, 2023.
Bonnie Thurecht provided excellent support. They gave me all of the information I needed for my visa application. They were kind and patient with me, and their communication was very clear. Thank you so much for all of your assistance.
Ed Chaplin
Ed Chaplin
24. August, 2023.
We couldn't be more happy with the experience we have had working with Migration Unity and in particular, Taina Silva, who we couldn't recommend more highly. Right from the outset when applying for our Partner Visa, she was incredibly professional and helpful with everything and then throughout the whole process of applying for our partner visa, she was fast at responding, very well organised with informing us of what we needed to do and compiling evidence for us. Her communication skills with us were second to none which made the process much smoother than it otherwise would have been. She was always on hand to answer any questions we had and was extremely knowledgeable about everything. All of this combined meant Taina made an otherwise extremely complicated and stressful process so much easier. We cannot speak more highly of her and the service provided and will most certainly not think twice about doing our 801 Permanent Partner Visa application with the assistance of Taina. Superb in every way - thank you.
Andres Pinilla Palacios
Andres Pinilla Palacios
24. August, 2023.
Great advise!

Exceptional service every time

  • Teamwork


    More than one person will be working on your matter: more checking, more experience and less room for errors.

  • Qualified & Experienced

    Qualified & Experienced

    Our Registered Migration Agents are qualified and experienced in Australian migration law and practice.

  • Correct Planning

    Correct Planning

    Planning correctly from the beginning can save you time, money and stress whilst reducing the risk of a refusal.

  • Maintaining Records

    Maintaining Records

    We maintain your records for a minimum of seven years in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

  • Decision-ready Application

    Decision-ready Application

    We know what is required by law to prepare your application correctly. Minimise further requests, which slows down the processing times.

  • Save Time

    Save Time

    You won't have to spend weeks or even months researching outdated information online without understanding Australian migration law.

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Trusted by clients from all over the world

Denise & Taina and the team at Migration Unity are amazing - thanks to them our family is now permanent residents.

Very professional to work with and do all the hard work for you. Cannot recommend them enough.
Aoife O'Donnell
The commitment Migration Unity has to helping you attain the best outcomes, is astounding. When going through a process as nerve-wrecking as applying for visas, having an immigration agent by your side who knows the industry and goes the extra mile is an absolute game changer. Thank you!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for the 309 partner visa?

You may be eligible to apply for the 309 partner visa if you are in a genuine and ongoing de facto relationship or are married to an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Can same-sex couples apply for the 309 partner visa?

Yes, same-sex couples are eligible to apply for the 309 partner visa. The Australian government recognises and supports same-sex relationships.

Can I include my dependent children in the 309 partner visa application?

Yes, you can include your dependent children in your 309 partner visa application. However, each child must meet certain requirements and there may be additional documentation needed for their inclusion.

Can I work in Australia on the 309 partner visa?

Yes, the 309 partner visa allows you to work in Australia. Once granted, you will have unrestricted work rights for the duration of the visa.

How long does it take to process the 309 partner visa?

The processing time for the 309 partner visa can vary depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case and the workload of the Department of Home Affairs. 

However, Migration Unity can assist you with preparing a ‘decision-ready’ application that may streamline the decision making process.

What happens after the 309 partner visa is granted?

Once the 309 partner visa is granted, you will be able to live and work in Australia temporarily. After a certain period of time, you may be eligible to apply for the permanent partner visa (100) if you continue to meet the requirements.

Can I apply for the 309 partner visa onshore or offshore?

The 309 partner visa application must be lodged while you are offshore, and you must also be offshore when the visa is decided. 

If you are offshore you may also consider entering Australia and applying for a subclass 820 onshore partner visa as an alternative. This pathway will provide you with a bridging visa to remain onshore whilst your visa is processing.

Can I get a bridging visa associated with the 309 partner visa?

No, offshore visa applications are not eligible for a bridging visa. Bridging visas are generally only applicable to onshore visa applicants.

For offshore partner visa applicants, such as those applying for the Subclass 309 visa, you would need to wait outside Australia for the visa to be processed. Once the visa is granted, you can enter Australia.


There are other scenarios where a bridging visa can be linked to your offshore visa as the 309 in lodged simultaneously with the subclass 100 which is a permanent visa. However, this is generally when an applicant has been refused a visa, has a pending AAT matter and is subject to section 48 bar of the Migration act.

Is it possible to get direct permeant residency through a partner visa?

Yes, under certain circumstances, it is possible to have the 309 and 100 partner visas processed at the same time. If you have been in a long-term relationship with your Australian partner or spouse for at least three years, or if you have been in a relationship for at least two years and have a dependent child from the relationship, you may be eligible for concurrent processing of the 309 and 100 visas.

This means that you can lodge both the 309 and 100 visa applications together, and they will be assessed simultaneously. The Department of Home Affairs will conduct a combined assessment of your eligibility for both visas based on the evidence provided to establish the genuine nature and ongoing nature of your relationship.

If the application is successful, you will be granted the temporary 309 partner visa and the permanent 100 partner visa at the same time. This allows you to have immediate access to permanent residency in Australia without the need to wait for the temporary visa to be granted first.

It is important to note that the eligibility criteria and requirements for concurrent processing of the 309 and 100 visas can vary, and it is advisable to consult with a registered migration agent or the Department of Home Affairs for personalised advice and accurate information based on your specific circumstances.

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