Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia

Partner migration visas

Partner Migration Visas


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

You must lodge Partner visa (including Prospective Marriage visa) and Temporary Work (International Relations) visa applications online through ImmiAccount.

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.

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.