Australian Visa for Thai Spouse

Visa to Australia

What is an Australian spouse visa?

The foreign spouse of an Australian national, an Australian Permanent resident and an eligible New Zealand citizen can apply for a temporary or permanent spouse visa to enter, work and live in Australia.

Types of Spouse Visa

  1. TEMPORARY SPOUSE is good for two years which will be adjusted to permanent spouse visa if you remain married with your spouse and legal requirements are met.
  2. PERMANENT SPOUSE VISA allows you stay in Australia for indefinite period of time. It is normally granted on or before the expiration of the temporary visa provided that you meet all legal requirements. Under certain conditions, it is issued accordingly to qualified applicants.

Eligibility of the Sponsor

To be qualified for this visa, you must:

  • He or she needs to be an Australian citizen or an permanent resident
  • He wishes to sponsor his partner to Australia
  • He is in a married or in a de-facto spouse relationship with the applicant
  • He is generally aged 18 years or over.
  • He is prepared to sponsor the applicant and the applicant's dependent family

Eligibility of the Applicant

To be qualified for this visa, you must:

  • He or she needs to be in a married to an Australian citizen
  • He or she must pass the health requirements
  • He or she must be free of criminal records

Benefits of a Temporary Spouse Visa

The spouse may enjoy the following privileges once granted a temporary spouse visa:

  • You can stay in Australia with your spouse until a decision is made
  • You can work in Australia
  • You can study in Australia, but you will not avail government funding
  • You can avail Australia's medical benefits expenses and hospital care scheme

Benefits of a Spouse Permanent Visa

As a spouse permanent visa holder, you are entitled to the following privileges:

  • You can stay permanently in Australia with your spouse
  • You can work and study in Australia
  • You can avail Australia's medical benefits expenses and hospital care scheme
  • You are eligible to receive certain social security payments
  • You can apply for Australian citizenship

Applying for Temporary and Permanent Visas

You may be granted a permanent visa right away without going through the temporary spouse visa phase if you can show one of the following:

  • you have been married with your Australian spouse for not less than 5 years
  • you have children with your Australian spouse and together for at least two years
  • your spouse holds a Protection visa or a permanent visa

What We Can Do For You

We offer you:

  • Consultation with our Australian Visa specialist in both Thai and English
  • Comprehensive checklist of documents for the applicant and the sponsor
  • Professional and accurate preparation of your visa application
  • Assistance with Police Report
  • Assistance with Medical check up
  • Submission of your visa application to VFS
  • Interview training

Obligations for Sponsor and Applicant

You should maintain your marital relationship and meet all the legal requirements to be granted a permanent spouse visa after the two year waiting period under the temporary visa. The permanent spouse visa is granted provided that the sponsor and the applicant meet all legal requirements.

Visa Validity Period

The temporary visa stays valid until the decision is handed on your permanent spouse visa application.

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Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-259-8100
Phuket: 076-326-322
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 03-300-8830
International Numbers:
Australia: 128-015-5273
Thailand: +66 2259-8100