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Can I apply for Partner visa if I’m still married and I cannot get a divorce?

In my experience of practising migration law, I have been approached by clients who would like to apply for Partner visa but they are still legally married to someone and they cannot obtain a divorce. Most of these clients are usually from countries where divorce is still illegal, namely the…

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Are you a secondary applicant on a permanent visa application but are experiencing family violence? You may still be eligible for the visa!

If you are the de facto partner or spouse of a primary applicant on a permanent visa application and your relationship has broken down due to family violence by that partner, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) may still consider you for the visa application. This is because the…

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Are you in a relationship with an Australian, and now want to stay in Australia?

If you are married to or are in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or an eligible New Zealand citizen), you may be able apply for one of the partner visas. 1. Partner Temporary Visa (Subclass 820/801 (onshore) Subclass 309/100 (offshore)) This is a temporary…

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