|Living on the Sunshine Coast without your partner?|
Do you need an "assessment" for Partner Visa?
If you are in a genuine relationship and want your partner to migrate to Australia you dont really need a paid "assessment" or consultation. You know what visa your partner requires (if not the exact partner subclass you should use) - the migration agent will advise best option once you explain your relationship situation, location of applicant and any other relevant info the agent may seek). Barring very exceptional issues like character issues (for example criminal history) or serious health issues, you dont need to be "assessed". You will be asked to supply all relevant information to the migration agent via a simple questionnaire before commencing, and the agent will explain any issues. You need to be honest and disclose all info in order for the agent to assist you and give the best advice possible for your circumstances. In some cases where the client has no records or no immediate access to their previous visa and immigration history and/or previous declarations it will be necessary for the agent to assist lodge a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Department.
For a partner visa your options are either a prospective marriage visa (subclass 300) from offshore, a spouse visa or de facto visa (subclass 309/100 (offshore) or subclass 820/801 (onshore))
New Zealander holding subclass 444 with foreign national partner
Another common visa option is for NZ citizens on sc444 visa with foreign national partners - in this case those partners can apply for a temporary (4 year) visa subclass 461.
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