How long the visas last

If you are granted another visa while you hold the temporary Partner visa (subclass 309), the temporary subclass 309 visa will end and you will not be eligible for the permanent Partner visa (subclass 100).

If you are granted another visa while you hold the permanent Partner visa (subclass 100), the permanent subclass 100 visa will end.

New Zealand passport holders

New Zealand passport holders should tell the immigration officer at the border that they have a Partner visa. If you do not tell them, you might be granted a Special Category visa (subclass 444). If you are on the temporary subclass 309 visa and this happens, you will not be eligible for the permanent Partner visa (subclass100).