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Jan 11 2017

Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801) Applications in 2015-16

Statistics on 820 and 801 Partner Visa Applications in 2015-16

How many partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) applications did the DIBP receive in 2015/16?

The Department received 61,326 applications for a Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801) in 2015-16.

What is the expected wait time for the processing of partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801)?

The current average processing time for a Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801) application is 15 to 18 months.

What is longest period taken to process a partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) in 2015/16?

The longest processing time for a Partner (subclass 820 and 801) visa application in 2015-16 was approximately nine years.

How many partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) waited longer than 12 months for a decision in 2015/16?

15,342 Subclass 820 and 20,167 Subclass 801 applications in 2015-16 took longer than 12 months.

How many partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801) were declined in 2015/16?

6,241 820/801 Partner visa applications were refused in 2015/16

Number of 820/801 Partner visa applications lodged each year 2010 to 2016

2015-16 61,326 applications with 6,241 refusals during that year
2014-15 62,074 applications with 7,517 refusals during that year
2013-14 66,455 applications with 5,597 refusals during that year
2012-13 62,433 applications with 2,953 refusals during that year
2011-12 59,100 applications with 2,294 refusals during that year
2010-11 56,580 applications with 1,956 refusals during that year

Main Reasons for refusing a Partner visa:

Failure to prove that the applicant is the spouse, or de facto partner, of the sponsor (as prescribed in the Migration Act 1958).
Failing to meet health and/or character requirements.
Fraud, including identity fraud.

Source: 17 October 2016 (SE16/140) – Partner visas – Programme 2.3: Visas

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