Australia Spouse Visa from Bangladesh
Have you found your loved one in Australia? Are you committed to living with your loved one in Australia? If your answer is yes, then you must apply for an Australia Spouse Visa (Subclass 309 or 820).
If your spouse is an Australian student, not a PR or Australian citizen, then you might apply for a Subclass 500 Subsequent Entrant Visa.
Australia’s Spouse visa is one of the popular family visa options. A spouse visa lets someone live in Australia if the applicant is legally married to an Australian citizen or a permanent residence holder. Australian Spouse visa from Bangladesh has basically two stages:
Stage 1: If you are eligible for a spouse visa, you have to submit an application for a provisional visa, to arrive in Australia. Your Australian sponsor must sponsor you for 2 years.
Stage 2: If you can maintain a healthy relationship with your Australian spouse and spend at least two years with your spouse, you can be eligible for Australian permanent residency (PR).
Australian Spouse Visa Categories:
There are three visa subclasses for the Australian Spouse visa:
- Subclass 309: Spouse visa (if you are outside Australia)
- Subclass 820: Spouse visa (if you are inside Australia)
- Subclass 300: Prospective marriage visa
Spouse Visa: Subclass 309 (from Bangladesh)
Subclass 309 visa is a temporary or provisional visa that allows the applicant to stay in Australia for two years and apply for a permanent residency (Subclass 100) when eligible.
Requirements for Spouse Visa (Subclass 309)
- You must be outside Australia at the time of submitting an application
- You and your Australian sponsoring spouse must prove that you both have a true and genuine relationship
- You must meet character and health requirements
- You are eligible to be evaluated by the Australian Immigration Department for a permanent spouse visa (Subclass 100) if you have the provisional 309 visas, about 24 months after the submission of the provisional visa. For the PR application, you must demonstrate that you both are still in a genuine relationship.
Spouse Visa – Subclass 820 (from Australia)
A Spouse Visa (Subclass 820) allows you to stay in Australia temporarily and be eligible for Australian permanent visa (Subclass 801).
Requirements for Spouse Visa (Subclass 820)
- You must be inside Australia at the time of submitting your visa application
- You must hold another type of visa such as a student visa, working holiday visa, or Australia visitor visa
- You and your Australian sponsoring spouse must demonstrate evidence of at least 12 months long and genuine relationship before the visa lodgement.
- You can submit an application for a permanent residency visa (Subclass 801) if you hold a temporary spouse visa (Subclass 820). However, if you have been living with your spouse genuinely for quite a long time, or have a child who you have been nurturing together for at least 2 years, you can be eligible for a permanent partner visa (Subclass 801) directly.
People who settle through Australia Skilled Migration or others without family or get married later need to sponsor their spouses for a spouse visa from Bangladesh.
Australian spouse visas can be complex. Often applicants do not understand the meaning of a genuine relationship and submit inappropriate documents. A number of critical questions are set in the visa application. These questions are all about whether the relationship is genuine and ongoing. Inappropriate visa application submission will generate a negative visa outcome/visa refusal/rejection.
Spouse Visa: Subclass 500 (For Students)
Spouse Visa (Subsequent Entrant), Subclass 500, allows you to join your spouse in Australia who is a regular student in Australia. This visa will not give you permanent residency. If your visa is granted you might stay with your Australian spouse as long as the primary applicant’s study permit is valid.
OSHC for Student Dependent
All Student spouses applying for Subsequent Entrant visas must also have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Student Dependent Visa Australia Processing Time
The processing time for a student spouse visa is approximately 2 to 4 months.