How long this visa lasts for?
These two visas are of different nature, however falls under similar category of Family visa.
- With visa subclass 309, the applicant can stay in Australia for restricted period of time, either two years or till the decision is made on visa 100.
- While the migrant visa 100, upon granted allows you to stay with your spouse permanently in Australia
How long it takes to process the visa?
The processing time for each Partner visa varies:
- Subclass 309 – The 75 percent of the applications under this category are approved in a year and 90 percent gets processed within 16 months
- Subclass 100 – It takes almost a year and half to process 75 percent of these applications and around two and half months for 90 percent of the applications
The sponsor is ought to facilitate the partner with financial and accommodation support for at least two years from the date visa 309 grant is issued.