To be approved for sponsorship, your sponsor must be:
- Must be aged 18 years or older
- Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Must genuinely intend to marry your partner.
In addition to the above, you are barred from sponsoring you if:
- your sponsor has already sponsored two partners over their lifetime;
- your partner has previously sponsored another partner in the last five years.
- if your partner was granted a partner visa themselves in the last five years, they can sponsor you only after
Unless compelling and compassionate circumstances applies.