This subclass of visa is for those partner visa holders who were granted a Subclass 309 Provisional visa to convert this to a Permanent Residence partner visa.  The visa applicant must also meet health and character requirements and prove that the relationship is still ongoing before this visa can be granted.


The applicant is required to lodge evidence with the Department of Home Affairs, 2 years after the application of the Subclass 309 to show that the relationship is still ongoing, that the relationship remains committed and that the applicant and sponsor are continuing to live together.

This visa is the permanent residence portion of the offshore partner visa.  Lodgement of this subclass is online. The applicant must show that both they and the sponsor have maintained good character.

Evidence of financial commitment and living arrangements are required to show that the couple live together in a committed relationship. Evidence is required for any separation during the previous 2 years and an explanation for this separation is required.

The Immigration lodgement cost of this visa was covered when lodging the Subclass 309 and no Immigration lodgement fee is required to be paid on lodgement of the Subclass 100.


The applicant can lodge this application onshore or offshore and can be onshore or offshore during the processing of the visa application.  If the applicant is offshore at the date of grant, they must enter Australia prior to the “enter by date” .

Once granted, the applicant is a Permanent Resident of Australia and will be entitled to work, live and study in Australia. The visa is a pathway to citizenship.