Parent Visa Subclass 309 And 100

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Offshore Partner Visa Subclass 309 and 100

With the Partner Visa Subclass 309 and 100, a visa of Australia, partners or de facto partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens can visit and stay in the ‘Land Down Under.’ 

The subclass 100 visa is granted to holders of temporary partner visa, or subclass 309 visa. Visa 100 allows you to live in Australia indefinitely. After a certain period, you are allowed to also apply for Australian citizenship in case you meet the requirements of the eligibility clauses that the authority states under Visa 100.

Individuals holding a subclass 309 temporary visas are allowed to apply for Visa 100 if they intend to become Australia’s permanent residents permanently. It will allow them to also enroll in several healthcare facilities during their stay in Australia. 

 They are also allowed to enroll in education programs to study in Australia. Subclass 309 visa holders can travel to and from Australia as many times as they wish, while subclass 100 visa holders can travel unrestrictedly for the first five years. To apply to re-enter Australia after this period, they must apply for Resident Reserve (RRV).

Eligibility to Apply for Australia Partner Visa 309 & 100

Both the partner visa 309 and subclass 100 comprise particular clauses that need to be met before individuals apply for the 309 visa application as stated below:

  • You must apply for Subclass 309 from outside of Australia.
  • You must actually be in a relationship with an individual who is an Australian permanent resident, its citizen, or a New Zealand citizen.
  • You can apply for the subclass 100 visa as long as you are a Subclass 309 visa holder.

Benefits of Offshore Partner Visa

With the Partner visa 100, you can live in Australia indefinitely. Both subclass 100 and Visa subclass 309 allow you also register to pursue education in Australia. You are also allowed to work for any organization you prefer. 

Enrolling in various healthcare facilities has become easy with these visas. Applicants are also allowed to apply for the country’s citizenship if they qualify for the eligibility clauses that the authorities have mentioned under visa 100. 

They can attend 510 hours of free English classes that the Adult Migrant English program conducts with these visas. With visa 309, you can travel to your home country as many times as you want, and with visa 100, traveling to the home country for the first five years is quite easy, and after that, if you wish to visit, you need to apply for Resident Reserve.

Checklist of Requirements

If you want to apply for the Visa subclass 100 and visa 309 successfully, here are the requirements that will let you get the visa quickly.

For both visa subclass 100 and visa 309

There should be no debts under your name.

Should factor in the best interest of an applicant aged below 18.

Should comply with the requirements of the relationship.

For Subclass 309

  • Meet the requirements of health and character.
  • Details of sponsorship.
  • Aged more than 18.
  • No visa rejections for Australia before.

For Subclass 100

Need to be a holder of Visa Subclass 309 or Visa Subclass 445.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for visa subclass 100 and 309 visas of Australia are as follows. 

For Both Visa Subclass 100 and Visa 309

Best Interests of the Child

A visa will not be issued if it is found that it is not in the best interest of the applicant aged below 18.

Unresolved Debts

If you have not paid any dues under your name, you should repay them before you can begin applying for them.

Requirements of Relationship

You must effectively have a relationship or should be a spouse of either an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.

For Subclass 309:

Health and Character Requirements

If you want to get the visa, the requirements of health and character stated by the Australian government must be met. Applicants having a de facto bond need to be aged a minimum of 18.

Details of Sponsorship 

Applicants must have sponsorship that will be accepted by the government of Australia. The individual sponsoring you should also sponsor you for a minimum of two years after the issuance of subclass 309.


Individuals applying for the visa should be aged more than 18.

The Visa Status

No visa should have ever been declined or canceled in the past

For Subclass 100:

Visa Holder

You should hold either a partner provisional visa subclass 309 or dependent child visa subclass 445.

To-Do List for Partner Visa Subclass 309 & 100

If you want to submit an error-free application, you need to have to-do lists for Visa Subclass 309 and partner visa 309. The to-do lists will aid you in keeping track that you have not missed out on anything. The to-do list is as follows:

Conditions for Subclass 309

Before you apply, you need to gather the entire requirements essential such as details of sponsorship, requirements of health and character, age proof, proof of having paid dues, etc.

Apply for the visa online when you are outside Australia.

Conditions for Visa Subclass 100

If you get visa 100 soon after subclass 309, you need not submit the required details, but if a visa is not issued, you must provide the authority with details.

The application is evaluated two years after the visa application has been lodged. The documents must be sent one month before the date of two years after sending the application.

Conditions for Both Visa Subclass 100 and 309 Visa

After the submission of the application, ask if the authority requires any additional details. If yes, submit them at the earliest.

  • In case the application is accepted, you get the information about it.
  • If the application is declined, you will know why it wasn’t accepted.
  • In case the visa gets declined, the fee for processing will not be returned.
Steps to Apply

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Step 2: Fulfill the requirements

Step 3: Apply for the visa

Step 4: Get the visa status

Step 5: Settle in Australia

Processing Times

The processing time of Partner visa 309 and Visa 100 varies as they are dependent on certain factors. The factors that determine the processing time of the 309 visas are as follows:

Type of Visa

Time to process 25% of applications

Time to process 50% of applications

Time to process 75% of applications

Time to process 90% of applications

Partner Provisional Visa Subclass 309

Four months

Eight months

21 months

29 months

Partner Migrant Visa Subclass 100

Six months

Nine months

12 months

18 months

How Can Y-Axis Help You?

With our vast experience in Australian immigration, Y-Axis can help you understand and navigate the process with complete confidence. Our services include:

  • Eligibility evaluation
  • Immigration checklist
  • Complete application processing
  • Assisting in arranging the requirements
  • Updates & follow up



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