Partner Visas

Love is a beautiful feeling that brings two people together, no matter where they are located. However, getting your own partner Visa sorted is no easy task. It is a confusing and tumultuous process, so stressing about your Partner Visa is understandable.

It does not matter if your partner is he, she, “gender not specified”, LGBTQ+ just as long as they are not related to you by family, the Australian Government should recognize your relationship and your partner visa should be granted even if you are in same-sex relationship. The main thing you need to demonstrate is that your relationship is genuine and ongoing.

Check if you qualify!


Visa Subclasses

There are 2 main partner visa types, commonly known as:

Partner Visa Subclass 820/801 – for applicants who are in Australia at the time of lodgement

Partner Visa Subclass 309/100 – for applicants who are outside of Australia at the time of lodgement

The Partner Visa is for people who are married to, or in a de-facto relationship with, an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

It is initially temporary and can lead to permanent residence, provided the couple remains together for at least 2 years. In some instances a permanent visa can be granted straight away.

There is also a Prospective Marriage Visa Subclass 300 for couples who are engaged or are committed to getting married to their Australian Citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen partner. It allows the applicant to travel to Australia and marry their fiancées within 9 months.


Which visa is right for you?

It is important to find out if you are eligible for a Partner Visa with a Registered Migration Agent who is experienced in this area. Western Migration specalise in Partner migration and we have helped hundreds of clients lodge applications for Partner, Prospective Marriage and 461 New Zealand Citizen Family Visas. Most importantly, our approval rate for these visas is impeccable. Find out which one is the best visa for you.


How we can help ensure your partner visa is granted

Partner visa applications have a long list of requirements and your suitability for a partner visa will depend on a range of different factors. So, if we assess you qualify for a visa, we will prepare and lodge all your applications. We have worked on hundreds of partner visa applications, so we know what works when dealing with the Department of Immigration.

All partner visa applications require you to demonstrate the genuineness and ongoing nature of your relationship. Quite frankly the application process is very personal, and the Department will look at all aspects of your relationship. This can be hard sometimes because relationships can have challenges or must be kept secret because their family or community does not agree with the couple's commitment to one another. That can make it difficult to prove that the relationship exists.

Sometimes, the loved one may have become unlawful or the sponsor has made decisions in the past that could affect the Partner Visa Application.

Not all partner visa applications are smooth sailing, which is where we come in. We have experience in many difficult Partner Sponsored immigration scenarios and offer the support and expertise to ensure your application is presented adequately for success.

Don’t spend hours researching legislation & requirements: we give you fast and clear answers. Work with us for a realistic visa strategy, to find out what the requirements are and to make things easy. Even more important given that a partner visa is the most expensive visa to apply for!

So if you are thinking about applying for a Partner Visa in Perth, Australia get in touch.

We understand how anxious you may be, so let us take care of you!


Work with us to ensure that your application is approved quickly!

If you decide to make an application for a Partner Visa using Western Migration's Registered Migration Agent to prepare and lodge the application on your behalf, we will make the whole process:

Simpler: Quite simply, we know what works and what doesn’t, so we will give you clear instructions as to what documents you need to provide. We will prepare your process your application properly and provide all the correct documents to the Department of Immigration.

More efficient: We will use our expertise to maximize your chances of a positive outcome and minimize processing delays, because we lodge decision ready applications.

Stress-free: We manage the entire process for you from start to finish! We will monitor your application until the Department of Home Affairs approves it and keep you informed of any developments and about any changes in legislation that may affect the outcome of your case.



  • Our experience with Jenelle of Western Migration has been nothing but amazing.  Jenelle has made the whole process stress free. She explained the process in detail and guided us each step of the way. Jenelle was readily available when needed to clarify or confirm details.  The process was efficient and it was an absolute pleasure in dealing with Jenelle. We have no hesitation in recommending her services to any prospective Visa applicant.  Amelia, South Africa
  • On behalf of husband and I, I would like to thank Jenelle for the professional and exceptional service she offered in our Partner Visa Application, which was granted in June 2021. Jenelle and her team have a vast knowledge in respect of migration laws and the process of applying for visas. Jenelle worked closely with us from the onset, she offered prompt and professional advice, guided us through every step of the complicated process, and was always happy to go the extra mile in offering her support and guidance. You really have been amazing throughout this process Jenelle and we would never have got through it without you.   Thanks for everything! We would not hesitate to recommend Jenelle.  Jan, UK citizen
  • When my partner and I started looking at our visa options, we found ourselves in an unusual situation. We were quickly overwhelmed with the terminology and visa classes available, and had difficulty picking which pathway would be available to us. We made the decision to seek professional help and contacted Jenelle Barraclough.  Jenelle clearly laid out our options and helped us to choose a pathway that worked for us. She guided us through the entire process, with comprehensive checklists to clearly help us gather the evidence we required. Having somebody so knowledgeable about the process only an email away made what could have been an incredibly stressful time much more manageable. Joe,UK.
  • I went to Jenelle a year ago in June in a bit of a difficult situation as my current visa was about to run out and I was afraid that the visa I had applied for wouldn’t be back in time. Jenelle met with me free of charge for an hour to discuss all my options. We decided to go with the de facto visa with my partner who is already a resident here. Jenelle was very thorough, gave us all the information we needed to complete the various amounts of paperwork, and was easy to get in contact with. She worked very hard to get all my visa application together for me in only a matter of weeks, and was always at the end of the phone to answer all my questions. She was extremely helpful. Unfortunately not all visa agents can be, but Jenelle went out of her way to make sure we would get the visa together in time. I couldn’t recommend her enough to anyone and have already referred friends to her. She is an amazing migration agent and definitely in the correct job. Victoria, UK
  • Jenelle guided me through the entire visa process.  She has been meticulous, knowledgeable in all matters immigration, and kept me updated throughout the process.  She was very understanding, supportive and always available for questions and advice.  My visa issue was very complicated but Jenelle was able to exhaust all avenues to find my family a permanent solution.  I feel comfortable and stress free at the moment due to her enormous effort and skills. I strongly recommend anyone with any kind of visa issues to Western Migration.
    Carolyne, Kenya