Partner visa eligibility assessment &
application planning

Estimated time1-2 hours
Professional fees for first hour of consultation$250.00 ($275.00 including GST) to be booked via our payments website
Additional consultation time if required – Hourly rate$250.00 ($275.00 including GST) per 60 minutes.
Calculated at 6 minute intervals.

Service information:

  1. Visa applicant and sponsor firstly complete our eligibility questionnaire
  2. We will arrange a call or meeting with the applicant and/or sponsor to go over the visa and sponsorship eligibility requirements
  3. Following our consultation, we will send an email covering the issues that we discussed, and address any outstanding issues to be researched after our consultation

May be appropriate if you have the following questions/issues:

  • Does my prior partner visa sponsorship affect my current application?
  • I was previously sponsored under a partner visa – does this affect my current application?
  • My partner and I currently do not live together/never lived together before – can we apply?
  • My partner and I haven’t lived together for 12 months yet – can we apply?
  • My partner and I don’t have much documents to show that we have lived together for 12 months – can we apply?
  • Can I include my child/children from my prior relationship?
  • How can we demonstrate a ‘long term relationship’ of 3 years or 2 years plus child/children from our relationship, and be granted the permanent residency partner visa directly without first being granted the temporary partner visa?
  • We plan to be outside of Australia for a significant part of the processing time after lodging an onshore application – is that allowed?
  • Can I sponsor my partner if I am currently in the process of finalising my divorce with my prior spouse?
  • The visa applicant has had prior visa refusals/cancellations/visa overstay – will such issue/s affect the application?

With all our consultation fees, if we determine that the applicant is eligible and you decide to proceed with our assistance, then we will deduct any consultation fee that we charge from the final professional fee that we charge for assisting with the relevant application.

May be appropriate if you need assistance with:

  • Review your available relationship evidence and determine if you have sufficient evidence to proceed (you can send/share your documents via email, Google drive, Dropbox etc.)
  • Determine when you can proceed with lodgement based on your relationship history and evidence
  • Plan further relationship evidence that you can collect and upload during the Department’s processing time

Comprehensive statutory declarations &
supporting documents organisation

Estimated time3 – 4 hours
Professional fees$750.00 – $1,000.00
($825.00 – $1,110.00 including GST)
Consultation booking & Fixed fee quoteInitial consultation and assessment to be booked via our payments website. This consultation fee payment of $250.00 ($275.00 including GST) will be deduct from the fixed quote that we later later provide.

Fixed professional fee quote within the above estimated range will be provided to you after our initial consultation and assessment.

Service information:

  1. Visa applicant and sponsor firstly complete our eligibility and statutory declaration questionnaires, which will provide us with the relationship history information that we need to draft statutory declarations for the visa applicant and sponsor (see above extract)
  2. Review and organise your available relationship evidence, as we will address/explain your available evidence in your statutory declarations (we will ask you to send/share your documents via email, Google drive, Dropbox etc.)
  3. If you require, we will arrange a call or meeting with the applicant and/or sponsor to go over the visa and sponsorship eligibility requirements
  4. We will prepare comprehensive statutory declarations for both the visa applicant and sponsor. Please see example from our website. This will include reviewing your supporting documents, and providing clarifying explanations in your statutory declarations to address any uncertainties with your relationship evidence such as:
    • How you met and the development of your relationship
    • Maintaining your own individual bank accounts, and how you have financially shared your income and expenses during your relationship
    • How you maintained contact during times where you have lived apart
    • If you have concerns about a lack of social evidence, such as if you don’t have many shared friends/family contacts
    • If the applicant is offshore and the sponsor is in Australia, then your current plans during the Department’s processing time and settlement after visa approval
    • We will work with the applicant and/or sponsor until your draft declarations and supporting documents are consistent, and ready for use
  5. We will also provide call/email information in relation to the further relationship evidence that you need to collect and upload during the Department’s processing time

Prepare & lodge Partner visa application on your behalf

Long term relationship of 3 years or more, and/or child/children from your relationship:

  • Pass all health and character requirements

Professional fee payment schedule:

Assessment and consultation fee$250.00 (or $275.00 including GST) to be booked via website
Start to prepare your partner visa application$1,250.00 (or $1,375.00 including GST)
Only if the Department approves your partner, and after you receive your approval notice$1,000.00 (or $1,110.00 including GST)
Total professional fees$2,500.00 (or $2,750.00 including GST)

Service information:

  • Arrange for calls/meeting/email correspondence to obtain relevant historical and current relationship information
  • Advise in terms of documents and information that you need to collect to demonstrate your relationship
  • Assess and determine if your current supporting documents sufficient, and provide advice in relation to collecting further supporting documents if this is required
  • We will prepare comprehensive statutory declarations for both the visa applicant and sponsor. Please see example from our website. This will include reviewing your supporting documents, and providing clarifying explanations in your statutory declarations to address any uncertainties with your relationship evidence such as:
    • How you met and the development of your relationship
    • Maintaining your own individual bank accounts, and how you have financially shared your income and expenses during your relationship
    • How you maintained contact during times where you have lived apart
      If you have concerns about a lack of social evidence, such as if you don’t have many shared friends/family contacts
    • If the applicant is offshore and the sponsor is in Australia, then your current plans during the Department’s processing time and settlement after visa approval
    • We will work with the applicant and/or sponsor until your draft declarations and supporting documents are consistent, and ready for use
  • Review and organise your supporting documents for later use in your application/s (we will ask you to send/share your documents via email, Google drive, Dropbox etc.)
  • Responding to any Department request post lodgement if this occurs

Standard partner visa application fees

  • Currently married or in a de-facto relationship
  • Pass all health and character requirements

Professional fee payment schedule:

Assessment and consultation fee$250.00 (or $275.00 including GST) to be booked via website
Start to prepare your partner visa application$1,000.00 (or $1,100.00 including GST)
After we lodge your partner visa application$750.00 (or $825.00 including GST)
Only if the Department approves your partner, and after you receive your approval notice$1,000.00 (or $1,100.00 including GST)
Total professional fees$3,000.00 (or $3,300.00 including GST)

Service information:

  • Arrange for calls/meeting/email correspondence to obtain relevant historical and current relationship information
  • Advise in terms of documents and information that you need to collect to demonstrate your relationship
  • Assess and determine if your current supporting documents sufficient, and provide advice in relation to collecting further supporting documents if this is required
  • We will prepare comprehensive statutory declarations for both the visa applicant and sponsor. Please see example from our website. This will include reviewing your supporting documents, and providing clarifying explanations in your statutory declarations to address any uncertainties with your relationship evidence such as:
    • How you met and the development of your relationship
    • Maintaining your own individual bank accounts, and how you have financially shared your income and expenses during your relationship
    • How you maintained contact during times where you have lived apart
      If you have concerns about a lack of social evidence, such as if you don’t have many shared friends/family contacts
    • If the applicant is offshore and the sponsor is in Australia, then your current plans during the Department’s processing time and settlement after visa approval
    • We will work with the applicant and/or sponsor until your draft declarations and supporting documents are consistent, and ready for use
  • Review and organise your supporting documents for later use in your application/s (we will ask you to send/share your documents via email, Google drive, Dropbox etc.)
  • Responding to any Department request post lodgement if this occurs

Complex partner visa applications

  • Health and/or character issues
  • Prior immigration issues such as visa refusal/cancellation/overstays
  • Schedule 3 and ‘compelling reasons waiver’ requirements if the applicant holds a bridging visa, or is unlawfully in Australia
Hourly rates$275.00 (including GST) for first hour to be booked via website
$250.00 (including GST) per hour for any additional time
Estimated professional fees$4,000.00 – $6,000.00 + (depending on time and work required)
Consultation booking & Fixed fee quoteInitial consultation and assessment to be booked via our payments website. This consultation fee payment of $250.00 ($275.00 including GST) will be deduct from the fixed quote that we later provide.

Fixed professional fee quote and payment schedule will be provided to you after our initial consultation and assessment.

Service information

  • Arrange for calls/meeting/email correspondence to obtain relevant historical and current relationship information
  • Advise in terms of documents and information that you need to collect to demonstrate your relationship
  • Assess and determine if your current supporting documents sufficient, and provide advice in relation to collecting further supporting documents if this is required
  • We will prepare comprehensive statutory declarations for both the visa applicant and sponsor. Please see example from our website. This will include reviewing your supporting documents, and providing clarifying explanations in your statutory declarations to address any uncertainties with your relationship evidence such as:
    • How you met and the development of your relationship
    • Maintaining your own individual bank accounts, and how you have financially shared your income and expenses during your relationship
    • How you maintained contact during times where you have lived apart
      If you have concerns about a lack of social evidence, such as if you don’t have many shared friends/family contacts
    • If the applicant is offshore and the sponsor is in Australia, then your current plans during the Department’s processing time and settlement after visa approval
    • We will work with the applicant and/or sponsor until your draft declarations and supporting documents are consistent, and ready for use
  • Review and organise your supporting documents for later use in your application/s (we will ask you to send/share your documents via email, Google drive, Dropbox etc.)
  • Responding to any Department request post lodgement if this occurs

Response to Department request

Estimated time1 – 3 hours (or longer depending on complexity of application)
Professional fees$250.00 – $750.00
($550.00 – $825.00 including GST)
Consultation booking & Fixed fee quoteInitial consultation and assessment to be booked via our payments website. This consultation fee payment of $250.00 ($275.00 including GST) will be deduct from the fixed quote that we provide.

Fixed professional fee quote will be provided to you after our initial consultation and assessment.

Receiving a request from the Department for further relationship evidence/past relationship evidence is generally a good sign. With most applications, the Department should be able to finalise and approve your application once you upload the requested items.

Service information:

  1. Review the relationship evidence/documents that you have already uploaded to your application via your Immiaccount (we will ask you to send us your Immiaccount login details), and arrange for a call/meeting to discuss the documents that you have already uploaded
  2. Provide a checklist of further documents/information that you need to collect in response to the Department’s request
  3. Review supporting documents and organise the further documents/information that you collect for uploading, and also confirm if any further documents/information are required
  4. If required, assist with preparing a statutory declaration for the visa applicant and/or sponsor which will provide clarifying explanations to address any uncertainties with the documents that you are providing in response to the Department’s request
Categories: Partner Visa