We have been privileged to achieve the grant of at least 8 double visa grants recently for our Partner visa clients.

The Department of Home Affairs have granted both the onshore Partner (Temporary) Subclass 820 visa as well as the Partner (Permanent) Subclass 801 visa, or the offshore Partner (Temporary) Subclass 309 and the Partner (Permanent) Subclass 100 visa, on the same day for our clients on at least 8 occasions in the past 2 months or so.

In addition, we have also secured several first stage onshore Partner Subclass 820 visas and offshore Partner Subclass 309 visas for our clients.

Whilst the processing time for Partner visas is generally longer than 1 year, and often close to 2 years, we have been able to get recent Partner visa applications granted in little over 3 months.

For example, one of our clients who had a record over overstaying his visa for more than 10 years, thus becoming an unlawful non-citizen, was granted an offshore Partner visa in just over 3 months.

When lodging a Partner visa application, whether onshore or offshore, it is a combined application for both the temporary and the permanent stage visa. This means that you only pay the visa application charge once, to the Department of Home Affairs.

That the Partner visa application is a combined application on lodgement also means that the Department has discretion to grant either just the first stage visa or both the first stage temporary visa and the second stage permanent visa based on various factors such as for example long-term relationship of the applicants or children of the relationship.

Whether the Department grants both the temporary first stage and the permanent second stage Partner visa also depends on how the application is prepared in the first place and whether it is submitted to the Department as a decision-ready application.

At The Migration Place / Irish Bentley Lawyers, we believe that conscientious work, with thorough attention to detail, is the best strategy and this keeps paying off time and time again.

We work passionately for our clients, and we take pride in the success of their applications, which also explains why we can achieve consistent visa grants including all the recent grants of both the temporary and permanent Partner visas.

Our Immigration Lawyers at The Migration Place / Irish Bentley Lawyers are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and they also hold current Practicing Certificates with the Queensland Law Society.