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May 1, 2024

Applying for a partner visa in Australia can be a complex and costly process. Understanding the various fees and additional costs involved is crucial for a smooth application journey. In this article, we’ll break down the partner visa fees for 2024, explore additional costs, and provide valuable insights to help applicants navigate the process effectively.

1. Australian Partner Visa Overview

The Australian partner visa is designed for the partners of eligible New Zealand citizens, Australian citizens, or permanent residents. It offers temporary or permanent residency options and is divided into subclasses 820/100 or 309/100 for temporary visas and subclasses 801 for permanent visas.

2. Partner Visa Fees in 2024

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Australia has set the partner visa fee at AUD8,850.00 for most applicants. However, for Prospective Marriage visas (subclass 300), the fee is AUD8,850.00 plus an additional AUD1,475 for subsequent partners.

Here’s a detailed breakdown:

  • Partner visa (subclass 820/100 or 309/100): AUD8,850 for main applicants, AUD4,430 for applicants over 18, and AUD2,215 for applicants under 18.
  • Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300): AUD8,850 for main applicants, AUD4,430 for applicants over 18, and AUD2,215 for applicants under 18, plus AUD1,475 for subsequent partners.

3. Additional Costs for Partner Visas

In addition to the main application fee, applicants must be prepared for additional costs:

  • Medical Examination Costs: Approximately AUD$500 for adults and AUD$350 for children.
  • Biometrics Collection Costs: Charges for fingerprinting and facial structure pictures.
  • Police Checks Costs: Fees for police checks from countries of previous residence.
  • Document Translation Costs: Charges for translating non-English documents.
  • Tribunal Application Fee: Approximately AUD$3,374 for reviewing relationship approval.

4. Key Considerations and Tips

  • The partner visa assessment process is stringent, with a significant percentage of initial applications being refused due to insufficient proof of a genuine relationship.
  • Seeking professional guidance is highly recommended to prepare a strong and comprehensive visa application.


Applying for a partner visa in Australia involves various fees and additional costs that applicants must be aware of and prepared for. By understanding these costs and seeking expert guidance, applicants can increase their chances of a successful visa application and navigate the process with confidence.

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