Australia’s life satisfaction score of 7.3 is higher than the global average of 6.5 which is why most immigrants consider the country as one of their options in choosing where to settle down.
If you are in a relationship with an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency which will allow you to remain in Australia to live, work, and study.
The following are subclasses of the Partner Visa you can apply for:
- 820 – Onshore Provisional
- 801 – Onshore Permanent Residency
- 309 – Offshore Provisional
- 100 – Offshore Permanent Residency
How it works:
- Apply for Partner Visa
- Wait 2 years
- Apply for Permanent Residency
47,825 Partner Visas have been granted during July 2016 to June 2017. This includes 3,929 fiance visas. 21,744 of those were applications lodged inside Australia, and 26,081 were lodged outside Australia.
Most partner visa applications lodged outside Australia comes from Asia, with India and China leading at 38,854 and 28,293 applications respectively. Below is the list of top migrating countries based on the number of applications lodged:
- India – 38,854
- China – 28,293
- UK – 17,038
- Philippines – 12,209
- Pakistan – 6,556
- Vietnam – 5,493
- South Africa – 4,589
- Nepal – 4,290
- Malaysia – 4,049
- Ireland – 3,855
There are currently 71,523 partner visa applications rolling around in the pipeline as of June 2017, roughly only 40,000 of them will be granted in 2017 to 2018.