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Australia dependent visa

Australia Dependent PR Visa Process::

Are you the spouse of an Australian PR holder/Citizen? The Department of home affairs allows the Australia PR holder/Citizen or Eligible New Zealand citizen to sponsor their partner under a PR visa.

The Present location of the Dependent shall decide which sub class visa to apply:

  1. If Present location of dependent/Applicant inside Australia: Sub class 820 & Sub class 801
  2. If Present location of dependent/Applicant outside Australia: Sub Class 309 & Sub class 100
  3. Sub Class 820 & 801 is the on-shore version of Sub class 309 & 100 Respectively.
  4. How can I apply for Australia Dependent PR visa from India or any country international to Australia:

    The Australia Dependent PR Visa is applied in 2 stages:
    Stage 1;

    Initially, The dependent needs the sponsor (Australia citizen/PR holder) to support her/him to apply for a sub class 309 visa with sponsorship. Whereas The Sub class 309 Visa is issued to the dependent which allows the dependent to stay inside Australia lawfully for a tenure of 2 years. The Sub-class 309 is a multiple entry visitor visa. However, This is a temporary visa or partner provisional Visa.

    Stage 2:

    The 309 Visa by default expires in 2 years upon which the applicant will now be eligible for Sub Class 100 visa. which allows them to stay inside Australia permanently. Holding a Sub Class 100 Visa is officially called as Dependent PR visa.

    What can I do under a sub class 309 Visa/ Benefits of Sub class 309:

    1. Study in Australia
    2. Work in Australia without any restrictions
    3. You can apply or enroll for Australian public healthcare
    4. Accompany your partner without any break
    5. Be in & out Australia as per your mindset
    6. Eligibility to access Adult migrant English program up-to 510 hours

What can I do under a sub class 309 Visa/ Benefits of Sub class 309:

  1. Study in Australia
  2. Work in Australia without any restrictions
  3. You can apply or enroll for Australian public healthcare
  4. Accompany your partner without any break
  5. Be in & out Australia as per your mindset
  6. Become a Canadian Citizen after 1092 days of stay inside Canada
  7. Eligibility to access Adult migrant English program up-to 510 hours

What is the Difference between Sub class 309 & Sub class 100:

The Sub class 309 is a temporary visa or off shore partner provisional visa which is issued to the dependents of the Australia PR holder/Citizen on a temporary basis. This is not a PR visa instead a pathway to attain an Australia dependent PR visa (Sub Class 100)

The Sub class 100 visa is issued to the holders of Sub class 309 visa. The Sub class 100 visa is issued upon checking the Genuineness of the relationship in the period of sub class 309. Holding a Sub class 100 visa is an official declaration of Dependent PR Status.

What is the Eligibility for the Dependent to apply sub class 309 visa:

What is the Eligibility for the Sponsor to support a sub class 309 Visa:

How to include my child under My Sub class 309 visa:

Including your dependent Children under your Sub Class 309 visa is 100% possible. The dependent children must be below 18 years of age. Contact GreenTree Immigration’s sub class 309 Visa consultant in India for further clarification.

Can I add my Dependent child after getting Sub class 309 Visa

Upon receiving a successful Sub class 309 visa you no longer can add your dependent child under your sub class 309 visa. Instead, there is an Alternate route which allows the dependent to come inside Australia and live with you.

What is the Processing time of Sub class 309 visa?

The DHA has officially declared that on the event of submitting proper and genuine documents under the correct module a large spike of applications shall be processed within 16 months & few Applications take up-to 22 months.

Upon which a visa grant letter will be issued for the applicant to travel to Australia.

What is the Processing Cost of Sub class 309 visa?

The DHA processing fee for a sub class 309 visa is 8085 AUD$ without any additional dependents under the application.

In the case if you would like to add an additional dependent:

The processing fee of 8085 AUD$ includes sub class 100 fee as well.

Documents Checklist required to apply for sub class 309 visa?

Australia Dependent PR Documents checklist:


The processing fee of 8085 AUD$ includes sub class 100 fee as well.

  1. Dependent’s Passport copy
  2. National Identity document
  3. Birth certificate In the case of being married: Marriage document or In the case of de facto: Prove that your relationship is genuine and consistent (for at-least 12 month)
  4. A Relationship history letter of explanation
  5. Joint bank accounts
  6. 3rd person witness of your relationship genuineness
  7. Police certificate from all countries in which you have lived in for 12 months after age 16
  8. Medical certificate
  9. Documents proving your relationship stability. Which needs to be an active relationship
  10. The sub class 309 visa is an online application hence additional application forms are mandatory.

Sub class 100 visa documents checklist: (apply after Sub class 309 visa expires)

  1. Additional proof of your relationship with the sponsor that you have stayed with him the past 24 months.
  2. Update the changes to your relationship (if any)
  3. Passport copy
  4. Police certificate to prove your character benchmark inside Australia
  5. Sponsor’s identity documents
  6. Statutory declaration from spouse
  7. Additional application forms

Sponsor’s documents checklist for Canada Dependent PR Visa:

  1. Additional proof of your relationship with the sponsor that you have stayed with him the past 24 months.
  2. Update the changes to your relationship (if any)
  3. Passport copy
  4. Police certificate to prove your character benchmark inside Canada
  5. Sponsor’s identity documents
  6. Statutory declaration from Spouse/Common law Partner
  7. Additional application forms

Document guidelines:

All the documents require legible submission without any false documentation

All the document must be in English or translated by NAATI.

All the documents must be a scam- colored copy.

All the documents must be a single file even in the case if a document is more than one page

What are the steps to apply for sub class 309 visa:

  1. Be ready with the Documents checklist as per the document guidelines
  2. Be outside Australia when you apply for this visa. In the case of being inside Australia apply for sub class 820
  3. Lodge an application with Australian Government under Immi account.
  4. Complete the online application form syncing to your scenario
  5. Review your created application for errors
  6. Check the answers and make necessary changes if required
  7. Pay the visa application fee & submit the Application
  8. Screenshot the TRN and save it for further sponsorship application
  9. Transmit the documents under the designated field
  10. Request your partner to apply for Sub class 309 sponsorship
  11. The DHA will take their time to process your application
  12. After estimated time you will receive your visa decision
  13. Fly to Australia under sub class 309 visa

Sub class 309 Visa Checklist for sponsors:

Submit evidence to prove your current resident status is inside Australia

Submit evidence that you haven’t committed any crime inside Australia

Sub class 100 Visa Checklist for sponsors: (apply after Sub class 309 visa expires)

Passport of the person who is sponsoring

Statutory declaration from the person who is sponsoring

I’m Under sub class 309 visa me & My partner broke up the relationship. What should I do now?

Well Definitely need not panic. Even in the case you & your partner broke up while you are under a Sub class 309 visa you still may be eligible to attain Australia PR if you fall under any of these criteria

  1. Accounted as a victim of domestic violence
  2. You & your partner both are liable for the custody of your child

If you match these criteria just call GreenTree Immigrationn we shall help you to resolve your scenario and invest our time and efforts on your behalf to retain your status or be eligible for Australia PR.

If you do fall under any of the above-mentioned terms you will have to look for alternate Australia Visa or depart from Australia.

Can I visit my spouse when my subclass 309 Visa is under progress?

Considering the situation and the dream of attaining your sub class 309 visa we wouldn’t highly recommend this action since the sub class 309 visa requires you to stay outside the country while applying and visa grant. However, there is a possible way to apply for a sub class 600 visa and the outcome of the visitor visa is unassured. It’s up-to the DHA to grant you a visitor visa. 95% of the applicants under this scenario looks for a temporary pleasure and gets their sub class 600 visa rejected. Hence, we highly do not recommend.

How can GreenTree Immigration help you to succeed in sub class 309 visa application:

Being known as the best Australia dependent PR visa consultant in India. Our highly trained Dependent PR visa team can nail your application without any flaw. Having known for our efficacy we always deliver in action than words. Out techniques and magnitude to present your application has evaded us to be the best consultant for sub class 309. Without nil rejections.

How can I start with my Sub class 309 Visa Application from India?

Walk-in or call your nearest Greentree Branch an book an one on one consultation and understand the process as a first task. Understand the requirements on the DHA and how GreenTree can be a corner stone with the sub class 309 visa process. Our immigration experts will chart your “To do steps” and Molly coddle you completely.

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