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Hi Rhirhi -

Good point. It's important not to confuse the "settled" requirement (which is often interpreted as having lived in Australia as your principal residence for 2 years) which affects a number of family visas (but not partner visasa) and the "usually resident" requirement for partner visas, which is less severe and looks that the applicant considers Australia his/her primary residence, but there is not a particular length of time prescribed for this in policy or otherwise.

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I'm a little confused. I thought the "usually resident" requirement only applied to permanent residents, not citizens, and that it was interpreted by some COs to require a permanent resident to have lived in Australia for two years before being eligible to sponsor. Is that not correct or am I misunderstanding? Thanks.

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Hi CG -

Great point - to clarify, the "usually resident" requirement for partner visa sponsorship applies to Australian permanent residents, but does not apply to Australian citizens.

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