You may qualify for Australia Partner visa if you are a spouse or fiance of or in de facto relationship (including same-sex relationship) with an Australian permanent resident or Australian citizen or an eligible New Zealand citizen. If you are married, your marriage should be valid under Australian law and if you are applying on the basis of de-facto relationship, you must be in relationship for at least 12 months. The partner visa type will depend upon whether you are applying from within Australia or from overseas.
If you apply for Partner Visa from within Australia and meet partnership requirement, you will initially be granted Temporary Partner Visa (SC 820) to allow you to live in Australia with your Australian partner. Temporary visa is valid until a decision is made on your Permanent Partner Visa (SC 801) application. On approval of your Permanent Partner Visa application, you can live, work and settle in Australia permanently.
If you are a spouse or fiance of or in de-facto relationship with an Australian partner and apply for Australia Partner Visa from overseas, you will initially be granted Partner (Provisional) Visa (SC 309) to let you stay in Australia while your partner visa application is processed. If your partner visa application is approved, you will be granted Partner (Migrant) Visa (SC 100) to allow you to permanently live, work and settle in Australia.
If you are overseas and intend to marry an Australian citizen or permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you can apply for Prospective Marriage Visa (SC 300). This visa is valid for nine months and you should get married and apply for Partner Visa (SC 820 and SC 801) before your prospective marriage visa expires
If you are a partner or child or step child of a New Zealand citizen, you can apply for New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) Visa (SC 461). New Citizen must be holder of or qualify for grant of special category visa in Australia and sponsor your visa application. If your visa application is approved and you are granted visa, you can live and work in Australia for five years and subject to meeting requirements, can renew your visa thereafter.