Australian Fiancé and Spouse Visas from Tajikistan

Australian Fiancé and Spouse Visas from Tajikistan

There are Australian Visas to support you in bringing your fiance or partner to Australia from Tajikistan.  These visas are called the Fiance or Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) and the Partner or Spouse Visa subclass 820 and 801.

 

Which visa you obtain will depend on your specific relationship circumstances and will require you to make an application proving to the Australian Government your relationship meets the eligible criteria.

Key Points Summary

1. Visas are offered for eligible fiancé and spouses of Australian citizens from Tajikistan to come and live in Australia

 

2. To gain a visa you must prove your relationship meets the criteria for the visa 

 

3. The prospective marriage visa is offered to fiancés and the spouse or partner visa is offered to spouses

 

4. Australia does not discriminate in its fiancé and partner visa applications from Tajikistan, accepting defacto relationships and same-sex partnerships for visas.

Am I eligible for an Australian Fiancé Visa?

Fiance visas are types of family visas that allow an individual to travel from Tajikistan to Australia to marry their fiance.  

 

To be eligible for a fiance visa, you must be engaged to be married to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and you must be able to demonstrate that you and your fiance have a genuine and continuing relationship.

 

You must also be able to meet the health and character requirements.

Am I eligible for an Australian Spouse or Partner Visa as an applicant from Tajikistan?

To be eligible for a spouse visa when applying from Tajikistan, you must be married to an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and you must be able to demonstrate that you and your spouse have a genuine and continuing relationship.

 

You must also be able to meet the health and character requirements.

How long does it take for an Australian Spouse visa or Prospective Marriage / Fiance Visa take to be issued?

When applying from Tajikistan it can take from 3 months to 18 months depending on your specific circumstances and if extra documents are requested from the Australian Government while processing your application

Does my partner need to be involved in my spouse or prospective marriage visa application?

Yes, they do.  Your partner will be integral to your application and you can not make the application without them.

 

Both you and your partner will be required to fill in forms for your visa as well as both of you provide extensive documentation to support the application and prove you meet the criteria for issuing the visa.

What documents are required for my Australian Partner visa or fiance visa application when applying from Tajikistan?

Here is a list of some of the documents you will require with your application.  This list is a guide only and the Australian Government can request further documents from you to support your case.

 

 

Australian Government Required Forms

 

 

  • Form 80 – Character Assessment of Applicant (also required for accompanying dependent children aged 16 years and over)

 

  • At least 2 Statutory Declarations by third parties supporting your relationship (Form 888).  eg family members, long-standing friends etc

 

Personal Documents

 

 

  • Passport biodata page for the Applicant

 

  • Full Birth Certificate of the Applicant (“Full” means – showing the names of both parents)

 

  • Notice of Intention to Marry if not married

 

  • Marriage Certificate if Married

 

  • Evidence that you and your fiancé(e) know each other and have met physically

 

  • Evidence that you and your fiancé(e) are in a genuine relationship and will live together once you are married, such as:
    • A statement or statutory declaration regarding the history of your relationship
    • Other evidence of your relationship
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Sponsors (your Australian fiance or spouse) Personal Documents

 

 

  • Passport biodata page

 

  • Passport Photo x2

 

  • Full Birth Certificate of the Sponsor

 

  • Evidence that the sponsor is an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen

 

  • Australian Federal Police Clearance

 

  • Offshore Police Clearances (if required)

 

Health and Character

 

 

    • Australian Federal Police Clearance

 

    • Offshore Police Clearance(s)

 

    • Visa medicals

Can children be included on my Australian Spouse or Fiance Visa from Tajikistan?

Yes, you can include your dependent children on your visa application and they can come to Australia with you if they qualify.

 

If the children are not your and your current partner’s biological children (ie children from a previous relationship), you will need to obtain permission from the child’s other parent to allow them to move to Australia.  Sometimes this will need to be certified or confirmed by the Government of Tajikistan as well.

 

Some of the additional Documents for Dependent Children

 

  • Parental responsibility documents permitting children under 18 years of age to migrate to Australia (if required)

 

  • Adoption papers for children (if applicable)

 

  • Where your child is aged 18 years or over special rules apply.  Check the requirement before you make your application to ensure your child is eligible.

 

  • Form 80 for dependent children aged 16 years and over.

 

  • Australian Federal Police Clearance for dependent children aged 16 years and over

 

  • Offshore Police Clearances for dependent children aged 16 years and over

Do I need to return to Tajikistan if we break up?

If you break up after your visa has been issued, you need to inform the Department of Home Affairs as soon as possible.

 

If you were granted a fiance visa and you do not marry your fiance within the nine-month validity period, your visa will expire and you will be required to leave Australia. You don’t necessarily need to return to Tajikistan, but you must leave Australia.

 

If you were granted a spouse visa and your relationship with your spouse ends, your visa may be cancelled.  This depends on a number of factors including the length of time you have been married and the length of time you have been living in Australia.

Can I get a spouse visa to Australia if we are a same sex couple?

Yes, you can apply for a spouse visa to Australia as a member of a same-sex couple. The process for applying for a spouse visa as a member of a same-sex couple is the same as for an opposite-sex couple.

 

You will need to provide evidence of your genuine and continuing relationship, meet the health and character requirements, and pay the relevant visa application fees.

 

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 2017, so you and your partner will need to be married in order to be eligible for a spouse visa. If you are not yet married, you may be eligible for a fiance visa instead.

What is meant "registering your relationship" with the Australian Government?

In Australia, some couples may choose to register their relationship with the government in order to have their relationship recognized under state or territory law. This is known as a registered relationship.

 

Each state and territory in Australia has its own laws and regulations governing the registration of relationships. In general, couples who are eligible to register their relationship are those who are in a committed personal relationship and are not married to each other or in a relationship with anyone else. This includes couples who are in a same-sex or opposite-sex relationship.

 

You can register your relationship with your Australian partner and this can be one point of evidence to submit with your visa application from Tajikistan to support your relationship.

 

Registering your relationship does not have the same legal effect as marriage, but it may provide some of the same legal protections and entitlements as marriage. For example, registered couples may be entitled to certain employment benefits, tax concessions, and recognition under state and territory laws.

 

To register your relationship, you will need to complete an application form and provide evidence of your relationship, such as photographs and statutory declarations from friends and family. You may also be required to pay a fee.

 

The process for registering a relationship varies depending on the state or territory in which you live, so it is best to check with the relevant authorities for specific requirements.

Does registering the relationship help with the spouse or fiance visa process when applying from Tajikistan?

In general, registering your relationship with the government will not directly affect the process for applying for a spouse or fiance visa in Australia.  However, it may be helpful to provide evidence of your registered relationship as part of your visa application to demonstrate the genuineness and commitment of your relationship.

 

To be eligible for a spouse or fiance visa, you must be able to demonstrate that you and your partner have a genuine and continuing relationship. This may include providing evidence of your shared financial and social commitments, such as joint bank accounts and shared living arrangements.

 

If you are in a registered relationship, this may be useful evidence to include in your visa application.

Find all you need to know about travel and moving to Australia at Australia Made Simple

 

If your Spouse or Fiance is from a Country other than Tajikistan you can find the details to obtain their visa from our Australian Partner and Fiance Visa Index.

 

If you are looking for other Australian Visas you can be issued from Tajikistan, you can find out more on the immigrate to Australia from Tajikistan guide.

Australian Fiance and Spouse Visas from Tajikistan

Australian Fiance and Spouse Visas from Tajikistan