Successfully Resolving a 801 Partner Visa Application Amid Family Violence

Published on June 28, 2024

Successfully Resolving a 801 Partner Visa Application Amid Family Violence

Successfully Resolving a Partner Visa Application Amid Family Violence


Our client had been in a relationship with the Sponsor through social media since 2014. In 2022, the applicant moved to Australia, and they began a de facto relationship. They started living together, opened a joint account, and managed day-to-day expenses jointly. They registered their de facto relationship and applied for a partner visa. Stage 1 of the partner visa was granted, but the client was unaware of this because the Sponsor used their account to submit applications.

Unfortunately, during the relationship, the client experienced family violence, leading to the breakdown of the relationship in 2023.

Findings and Advice

During our consultation, we discovered that the client suffered from various forms of family violence, including psychological, financial, social, and emotional abuse, resulting in anxiety and depression. The client experienced considerable insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a loss of self-esteem.

We advised the client to gather and provide comprehensive evidence related to the family violence claims, including:

  • Financial aspects of the relationship
  • Household and domestic arrangements
  • Social aspects of the relationship
  • Commitment to each other

Given the absence of documentary evidence for judicial proceedings, we recommended collecting non-judicial evidence such as:

  • A letter from a medical practitioner
  • A letter from a psychologist acting in their professional capacity


The department approved Stage 2 (SC 100, 801) of the partner visa without any further requests. This outcome highlighted our commitment to meticulous preparation and our expertise in navigating complex visa applications involving sensitive issues like family violence.

801 partner visa grant letter Successfully Resolving a Partner Visa Application Amid Family Violence

801 Partner Visa Approval

To find out more, please refer to Family Sponsored and Partner Visas page.

If you would like to learn more about the significant changes to partner and prospective partner visa regulations, please refer to our detailed article: Prospective Partner and Partner Visa Changes.

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