Partner Visas PARTNER VISAS MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA AS A PARTNER Ferguson Cannon are Migration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents (Registered Number 0105779) located on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. We specialise in complex and difficult applications. Partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia. Partners include: people intending to get married married partners de facto partners interdependent partners (including those in a same sex relationship). Spouse Temporary Visa For people from overseas to enter and stay in Australia with their partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. If two years after you apply the spousal relationship is ongoing, a permanent visa may be granted. Prospective Marriage Visa For people from overseas to enter Australia, marry their fiance(e), who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. Once married, holders of this visa can then apply to remain permanently in Australia. Interdependency Temporary Visa and Permanent Visa (same sex/gay couples) For people from overseas to enter and stay in Australia with their partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. If two years after you apply, the interdependent relationship is ongoing, a permanent visa may be granted. This visa is generally for people in a same sex relationship. Australian Values Statement If you are aged 18 years or over, you are required to sign an Australian values statement. The statement is included in your visa application form and all applicants aged 18 years and over will need to sign it to confirm that they will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws. Before signing this statement you are required to have read, or had explained to you, material made available by the government on life in Australia which is contained in the Life in Australia book. Level 1, 17 Southern Drive Ph: +61 7 5443 6600 Date of Publication: Disclaimer: The information contained in this Maroochydore, Qld. 4558 Fax: +61 7 5443 8806 March 2008 publication is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult a qualified lawyer for E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.fclawyers.com.au individual advice regarding your own situation.