Partner Visa for Australia Partner Visa is for those individuals who are either married or are in a de facto relationship. A temporary Partner Visa is granted if all the essential criteria are met, after that within a span of two years a permanent Partner Visa is grated, provided all the requirements are met. Eligibility Criteria: You are eligible for this visa if you want to enter Australia on the basis of your relationship with your partner. Your partner must be one of the following: an Australian citizen an Australian permanent resident an eligible New Zealand citizen. Married Partners (de jure) To be eligible to apply in Australia for a partner on the basis of marriage: You should be sponsored by an eligible person. You should have a legal marriage. Prove that you have a mutual commitment to share your life as husband and wife. You should have a genuine relationship with your partner. You should be living together as partners. You should comply with all health and character requirement. To apply for Partner Visa as a de facto partner, you must show that you have been living with your partner in a de facto relationship for a period of entire 12 months, prior to applying for a visa. To be eligible to apply in Australia for a partner on the basis of a de facto relationship: You should be sponsored by an eligible person. You must not be related by family. This means you and your sponsor(partner) must not: be an ancestor or descendant of one another have a parent in common You should be at least 18 years old. You should have a genuine relationship with your partner. You should be living together as partners. You should comply with all health and character requirement. What Can I Do With This Visa? May leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish. Can work in Australia. Can apply for a Partner visa in Australia after you marry your fiancÃ©. Can study, but you will not have access to government funding. May use Australia’s medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme, Medicare but only if you are in Australia and have already applied for a Partner visa.