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Making a valid application
To make a valid application you must:
• complete this form;
• indicate the correct class of visa by selecting the type of
application in Part A – Application overview;
• provide your current residential address. Under legislation, a
post office box address will not be accepted as your residential
• pay the required Visa Application Charge;
• apply for a Partner (subclass 820/801) visa if you are in
Australia and you are married or in a de facto relationship; or
• apply for a Partner (subclass 309/100) visa if you are outside
Australia and you are married, intend to marry before the visa
is decided or you are in a de facto relationship; or
• apply for a Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa if you are
outside Australia and you intend to marry after you arrive in
• be in the correct location when your application is received
by the department. This means that, if you apply outside
Australia, you must be outside Australia when the department
receives your application. Similarly, if you apply in Australia,
you must be in Australia when the department receives your
You must also ensure you:
• complete the form in English;
• answer all questions truthfully; and
• provide supporting documents where necessary.
Documents in languages other than English that you provide
with this visa application must also be accompanied by an
accurate English translation of each of those documents.
If you provide incorrect information or documents, this
may affect whether or not you are granted a visa, or
whether or not your visa is subsequently cancelled.
Read the notes on each question. If a question is not applicable,
write ‘N/A’. Any changes or corrections you make must be
initialled and dated by each person who signs the form. If you
use Part O – Additional information of this form or attach
sheets of paper, each page must be signed and dated by all
persons who sign the form.
Where to lodge your application
If you are in Australia when you lodge your application, we ask
that you send your application along with all accompanying
documents by post or courier to the relevant Partner Processing
Centre. For Partner Processing Centre contact details please refer
to the department’s website
If you are outside Australia when you lodge your application,
please refer to the department’s website
www.immi.gov.au/contacts/overseas to find your nearest
Australian mission to lodge your application.
Note: Australian missions overseas vary greatly in the services
that they are able to provide. Please check the relevant Australian
mission’s website or contact the Australian mission to check if it
is preferable to post your application or to lodge it in person. At
some Australian missions, you may be required to make an
appointment to lodge your application in person.
After lodging the application
Under the Migration Act 1958, if your circumstances should
change (for example, if your relationship ends due to separation,
divorce or death or if you change your address), after you lodge
your application, you must inform the department in writing.
If you change your address, especially if it is your address for
correspondence, you can use form 929 Change of address and/
or passport details, which is available from the department’s
website www.immi.gov.au/allforms/, from any office of the
department or Australian mission. This is particularly important if
you apply for a Partner visa from outside Australia, are granted
the temporary visa and travel to Australia. The department needs
to be able to contact you to ensure that processing of your
application for the permanent visa can continue.
Note: Failure to notify the department of your change in
circumstance (including changes to address details) may result in
significant processing delays and possible visa refusal.
Visa Application Charge
Refer to Part M – Payment details of this form to calculate the
correct charge and make payment.
Refer to www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges for a complete and
current list of applicable fees and charges.
Fees and charges may be subject to change at any time and this
may increase the cost of a visa application.
Generally, Visa Application Charges are reviewed on 1 July each
year, and the exchange rates used to calculate the amount payable
in a foreign country are updated on 1 January and 1 July each year.
If you do not pay the full Visa Application Charge amount, your
visa application will not be valid.
Charges are generally not refundable, even if the application is
withdrawn or refused.
All applicants for permanent visas including the main applicant,
spouse and any dependants must be assessed against the health
requirement. Even if the applicant’s spouse and dependants are
not included in the visa application, they must still be assessed
against the health requirement.
Applicants for a permanent visa will be asked to undergo a
medical examination, an x-ray if 11 years of age or older and an
HIV test if 15 years of age or older, as well as any additional tests
required by the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC).
Note: Applicants may have already undertaken a health
assessment for their visa. However, the department reserves the
right to request additional health examinations as part of this visa
Method of payment
To make a payment, please pay by credit card, debit card, bank
cheque or money order made payable to the Department of
Immigration and Border Protection. Debit card and credit card
are the preferred methods of payment.
Before making a payment outside Australia, please check with
the Australian Government office where you intend to lodge your
application as to what methods of payment and currencies they
can accept and to whom the payment should be made payable.
Contact details for all offices of the department in Australia and
for all Australian missions overseas are available from the
department’s website www.immi.gov.au/contacts/