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The Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) allows you to live in Australia if you are the spouse or de facto partner of:
- an Australian citizen
- a permanent resident
- an eligible New Zealand citizen
The Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 100). You lodge only one application for your temporary and permanent visas and pay one application charge. Your application is processed in two stages, about two years apart.
You must be outside Australia when you apply and also when the Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) is granted. You can be in or outside Australia when Partner visa (subclass 100) is granted.