Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia
Address: Mattiellistrasse 2-4, 1040 Vienna; Telephone: +43 1 - 506 740 - Fax: +43 1 - 504 1178

Partner Migration Visas

Detailed information about partner migration visas is available from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website.
See: and  and


Who is this visa for?

Applicants who wish to migrate to Australia as a partner of an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or an eligible New Zealand citizen) may apply for one of the following visas at the Australian Embassy Vienna*:

  • Fiancé(e) – visa subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage)

  • Partner – visa subclass 309 (Partner Provisional) 

    • if you are married (or intend to marry before travelling to Australia)    or

    • if you are in a de facto relationship.

How to apply

For general information about applying for visas in Vienna, see: Applying for Visas 

To make a partner visa application in Vienna, you have two options:

Option i. Apply in person with an appointment

If you would like to lodge your application in person, please contact us by telephone at least two (2) weeks prior to the week you would like the appointment.  

Please bring all required documents and the correct fee to your appointment (see Document Checklist below).


Option ii. Apply by mail

You can also lodge your visa application by mail or courier (please include the documents in the Document Checklist below). If you apply by mail, we will advise you of an interview date by e-mail or fax (if you have authorised us to communicate with you by electronic means) or mail.

If you have not provided all relevant documents from the checklist below with your mailed application, please ensure that you bring them to your interview.

General processing information

Once your application is received, you will receive a receipt letter and file number together with the name of your case officer and information about current average processing times. 

If you have nominated another person to receive written communications on your behalf, we will send your receipt letter and all other written communications to that person.

Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be advised in writing whether you have been granted or refused a visa.

Health Examination

We will also send you a letter asking you to undertake a health check and X-ray with one of our authorised panel doctors. You may also choose to do your health check with a panel doctor before you lodge the visa application, but please be aware that costs are not refunded if your visa application is refused. For a list of panel doctors, see: Panel Doctors list

Please note that the panel doctor must send your medical examination results directly to our office, not give them to you.

Visa Processing Times Service Standards


For details please see:

For our service standards for partner migration processing, see: 

Please note that processing times for partner migration applications lodged in Europe are currently between 10 and 14 months from the date of lodgement.


Entry to Australia where a visa is granted

The holder of a partner visa can travel to and from Australia without restrictions as long as the visa is valid.  The first entry to Australia with a partner visa must, however, be made by the entry date specified on the visa. This date is determined by the medical and police clearances, both of which are valid for one year. Once a visa has been issued, the initial entry date cannot be changed.

Document checklist

Please provide the documents in the list below with your application. All official documents must be certified copies of originals (ie certified by notary public/Justice of the Peace etc), or originals may be provided together with photocopies. If for any reason you cannot supply any of the requested documents, please provide a letter of explanation.

Documents not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation. 

Any document provided in support of your application may be checked. If you are found to have supplied false and/or fraudulent supporting documents/ declarations, your application will be refused.

For all applications:

         See: National Police Checks

Additional requirements for Partner visa applicants only: 

Additional requirements for Prospective Marriage (Fiancé/e) visa applicants only: