Visado de pareja para Australia

Partner visa in Australia

The perfect visa for studying with your partner in Australia.

If you have a partner and are considering coming to study and work in Australia, it’s natural that you both want to come together. Congratulations on taking that first big step! Now, it’s essential to know what comes next, and be aware that any journey for two begins with a magical word: the partner student visa.

And if you have children, you’ll be pleased to know that you can also travel with them to Australia and experience the Aussie adventure as a family. Let’s get started!

What is the partner visa in Australia?

If you’re traveling to Australia for a study stint and want your partner to accompany you, the partner visa is your best option.

To apply, the partner who will be studying (main applicant) must include their partner (dependent applicant) in their student visa application for Australia.

This way, both partners can travel together to Australia and legally study and work in the country.

However, keep in mind that the conditions are not the same for both partners:

  • The student or main applicant can:
    • Work part-time during the course (24 hours per week).
    • Work full-time during vacations (48 hours per week).
  • While the dependent applicant can:
    • Only work part-time, whether it’s during vacations or the course (with an exception: if the student is pursuing a master’s or a Ph.D., the dependent can work full-time).
    • Study for a maximum of 3 months (for a longer course, they should apply for their own student visa).

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    What are the requirements to obtain the partner visa in Australia?

    Como ya hemos adelantado, el primer requisito que habrá que cumplir para poder conseguir la visa de pareja en Australia es que un miembro de la pareja solicite el visado de estudiante, así que vamos a contarte primero cuáles son los requisitos para poder conseguir el visado de estudiante en Australia. A continuación te diremos como cumplir con el segundo requisito principal, demostrar que sois una pareja real. 

    As mentioned earlier, the first requirement to obtain the partner visa in Australia is for one partner to apply for the student visa. Let’s first discuss the requirements for the student visa in Australia. Then, we’ll guide you on fulfilling the second main requirement: proving that you are a genuine couple.

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    Requirements for applying for the student visa in Australia:

    • Enroll in an accredited course (CRICOS).
    • Have a Confirmation of Enrollment (COE).
    • Possess a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
    • Draft and submit a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) letter.
    • Secure Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
    • Pay the student visa fee for the couple ($2.790 AUD).

    Depending on your nationality, the Australian Government may request additional requirements, such as proof of financial funds or medical examinations.

    Additionally, although not mandatory, the Australian Immigration Department recommends submitting all documents translated into English by an official translator.

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    How to prove that you are a couple?

    Ideally, provide your marriage certificate or, at least, the certificate of being registered as a de facto couple. However, fret not, lovebirds; you don’t need to rush to Las Vegas for a quick wedding with an Elvis Presley impersonator. There are simpler ways to prove your genuine relationship, such as:

    • Joint bank accounts.
    • Evidence of being a couple for more than 12 months, like rental agreements, utility bills (water, electricity, phone, etc.).
    • Affidavits from family members (a perfect excuse to reconcile with in-laws and siblings-in-law).
    • Any document certifying shared assets: jointly owned car, mortgage, etc.
    • Airplane or train tickets and reservations in both names for trips taken together.

    You don’t need all of these, but the more evidence you provide, the better.

    How to apply for the partner visa in Australia?

    If you apply for the student visa in Australia, your partner can accompany you with the partner visa (also called de facto visa). This distinguishes it from the Work and Holiday Visa, which does not allow including your partner within the visa.

    The student visa allows you to include your partner, but first, you must enroll in a course that meets visa requirements.

    The best part is that at Dingoos, we take care of the application and assist with the process and paperwork so that you arrive here with the visa ready. And yes, we do it completely for free.

    Contact us, and we will inform you about different course options, deadlines, and anything you want to know but have never dared to ask anyone.

    How much does the partner visa cost?

    The partner visa fee includes a charge for the main applicant and another for the partner (dependent applicant):

    • Main applicant: $1.600 AUD.
    • Partner: $1.190 AUD.
    • Children under 18: $390 AUD per child.

    Also, remember that from the 2nd student visa renewal from within Australia, both you and your partner must add $700 AUD to the visa fee. This charge is the “Subsequent Temporary Application Charge” imposed by the Australian Government from the 2nd visa renewal from within Australia.

    Want to know more about Australia?

    Keep reading and discover everything you need to know about studying, living, working, and other types of visas in Australia.

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    Working in Australia

    Australia is a very safe country, with unstoppable economic growth for over 25 years, offering numerous opportunities and advantages for those who want to come to grow professionally and personally.

    Types of visas

    At Dingoos, we are experts in Australia and will accompany you at every step to help you decide which visa suits you best. Once you're clear, we'll assist you with all the procedures to make it so easy that you won't even notice.

    How to travel to Australia as a family?

    If you plan to travel to Australia for studying and have a partner and minor children, you’ll be glad to know that you can include them in your student visa. This way, you can travel and experience the Aussie adventure as a family.

    Moreover, it’s not necessary for them to travel with you from the beginning. You also have the option of traveling to Australia first and later, once you have settled, welcoming your partner and children to the country. For this, it’s essential to declare your partner and minor children when applying for your student visa.

    To travel to Australia with your family, you’ll need to meet some additional requirements, in addition to those we’ve already mentioned for traveling only with your partner. Let’s see them

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    Requirements for traveling to Australia with Family

    Let’s go over the requirements you’ll need to meet to include your minor children in your student visa and travel to Australia with your family.

    We want to mention that all the documents you’ll need, listed below, must be translated into English by a NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) translator.

    Passport

    All family members must submit a copy of their passport.

    Birth certificate of your minor children

    This document is essential for the Australian immigration department to verify the legal relationship your children have with you (the main applicant).

    Family health insurance

    All family members must have health insurance covering the entire duration of the main applicant’s student visa, including the study period and vacation.

    Enroll your children in an Australian school

    If your children are between 5 and 18 years old, you’ll need to include them in the Australian education system.

    To find out the enrollment process, you can visit the official education websites of the Australian state where you plan to live:

    Demonstrate financial funds

    Another requirement you’ll have to fulfill to travel to Australia with your family is to demonstrate that you have enough money to cover your stay, as well as that of your partner and children.

    You won’t be obligated to spend or pay this money during your stay in the country; you just need to prove that the funds are available in your bank account.

    Keep reading because next, we’ll tell you the amount of funds you’ll need to demonstrate and the rest of the expenses involved in traveling with your family to Australia. Let’s continue!

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    How much does it cost to travel to Australia with the family?

    Now that you know the requirements you must meet to travel to Australia with your family, let’s see how much it will cost you.

    Course for the main applicant of the student visa

    The first expense you’ll have to cover to apply for your student visa and include your partner and minor children is the payment for the course you choose. The cost will vary depending on the type of course, its duration, and the school where you decide to study.

    To give you an idea, an English course for 12 weeks can cost you from $2,400 AUD.

    Family health insurance

    The price of family health insurance must be of the OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) type and has a cost of $427 AUD per month.

    To know the total cost for family health insurance, you’ll need to calculate it for the number of months the main applicant’s student visa lasts

    Visas

    The price of the student visa for the main applicant is $1.600 AUD. If you include your partner, you’ll need to add $1.190 AUD. And if your minor children accompany you, you’ll have to pay $390 AUD for each of them.

    As an example, if you travel with your partner and one child, the total visa cost will be $3.180 AUD.

    Airplane tickets

    Airplane tickets are another expense you’ll have to assume if you decide to travel to Australia with your family. This expense will depend on how early you buy the tickets, the airline you fly with, the number of layovers, and even the time of year you plan to travel.

    To give you an idea, the price of each airplane ticket can be around $1,500 AUD.

    Education in Australia for your minor children

    The cost of enrolling your minor children in an Australian school will vary depending on the state of Australia you’re traveling to, the educational institution you choose, and the academic level (primary or secondary education) the child will study. Thus, this expense will be approximately between $250 and $500 AUD per child per week.

    Financial funds

    The money you’ll need to have available in the bank account will be:

    • Main applicant: $1,756 AUD/month
    • Partner: $640 AUD/month
    • Each minor child: $262 AUD/month

    To know the total amount of money you’ll need to demonstrate, you’ll have to calculate it for the number of months the main applicant’s student visa lasts.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of traveling to Australia with the family

    Advantages

    • Both the main applicant and the partner can work part-time (24 hours/week). Additionally, the main applicant can work full-time (48 hours/week) during the vacation period.
    • If the main applicant travels to Australia to pursue a research master’s or doctorate, the partner can work full-time throughout the duration of the main applicant’s student visa.
    • Minor children aged 16 and older can work part-time with their parents’ permission.
    • If the main applicant obtains Australian permanent residency, the partner and children will automatically obtain it as well.

    Disadvantages

    • The partner of the main applicant can only study for a maximum of 3 months.
    • If the partner of the main applicant wants to study in Australia for more than 3 months, they will have to apply for their own student visa.
    • The high expenses involved in traveling to Australia as a family, especially those related to demonstrating financial funds and the education of minor children.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can my partner work?

    Oh yeah! If one of the members enrolls in an English, VET, or TAFE course, the partner (with a De Facto visa) will have the right to work 24 hours a week.

    And as we mentioned a little earlier, if the enrollment is for a postgraduate course at the university (such as a master’s or doctorate), the partner can work full-time.

    Can my partner study?

    Of course, but only for three months. If they want to study for a longer period, they will need to apply for their own student visa.

    Can I include my partner in the visa later?

    A very good question! Let’s imagine a hypothetical scenario (perhaps yours): you’re coming to Australia, and you have a partner, but initially, they don’t plan to accompany you. In these cases, you must always indicate the existence of your significant other in the application for your student visa in Australia. Thus, if they later change their mind and decide to accompany you to the end of the world, they can come with the partner visa. If you haven’t indicated it beforehand, the only option you’ll have is to apply for a new student visa.

    How can I become a de facto couple in Australia?

    Wow, our hairs have stood on end. That’s true love!

    The good news is that becoming a de facto couple is not at all difficult; you just have to meet some super simple requirements. And the even better news is that at Dingoos, we’ve designed a Guide to Becoming a De Facto Couple in Australia where we explain all the details in minute detail so that you have no doubts left to resolve. Take a look, and let us know how it goes!

    What do you think? Easy, difficult? Give it some thought, but from now on, we can assure you that if you decide to move forward, you will experience a unique journey that will strengthen your relationship even more and unite you forever.

    Of course, we’re here to help you with anything you need so that you can give the definitive “yes” to Australia. Who knows, maybe we’ll even celebrate your wedding here!

    Can I travel to Australia with adult children?

    Yes, of course. But in this case, your adult child will have to apply for their own student visa.

    What if we want to stay longer in Australia?

    You will always have the option to extend your stay in Australia. You can renew the main applicant’s student visa, although in this case, the visa price will increase to $700 AUD for each member, as mentioned earlier.

    In case the main applicant has completed diploma-level or higher studies in Australia, and these have lasted 92 weeks or more, they can also apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa, which allows staying in the country for an additional 2 to 4 years. The good thing is that this visa also allows including your partner with work permission for both.

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