Australia Married – Partner Visa subclass 309

This visa is commonly known as a Marriage or partner visa but the correct terminology is a partner visa subclass 309. This visa application states that you and your Thai partner are already married in Thailand and you wish to live in Australia together.

When this visa is awarded it is now an indefinite resident permit and does not have an expiration date. Within a two year period of the issuance of the visa the man and wife will be called for an interview by the Australian Immigration office. If the office feels that the relationship is still genuine everything will be fine. Getting your wife fixed firmly into the Australian lifestyle is very important for her welfare and her future Immigration status .

An Australian marriage visa application is extremely difficult and should be controlled from Thailand. It is very difficult to control from Australia as the application has to be submitted in Thailand and the applicant’s interview is held in Thailand and conducted in the Thai and English languages. So, steer clear of services in Australia. The application and interview training for the applicant is nearly impossible from Australia unless the applicant is prepared to jump on a plane at a moment’s notice.

Marriage / partner visas stages have to be structured from start to finish to make sure that the paperwork is submitted in a professional way and that the Thai applicant is properly prepared for their interview. Please remember: One mistake on an application form in the interview can end in disaster. Those are very expensive mistakes to make.

While the visa application is controlled from Thailand, the husband is not needed in Thailand for the application to be processed. With our help the visa can be issued whilst the sponsor is in Australia. Also due to the long processing time of the visa application, once submitted your Thai wife can apply for a tourist visa to cut down on the time that you are apart from each other.

We take care of all online and paper application forms and associated letters and are completely hands-on from start to finish whilst constantly communicating to update local and overseas customers on the application progress so you can relax and leave it to us

An English owned and managed company with bilingual English / Thai staff who will help your Thai partner through the entire process with no hassle and full support from the beginning of the process right up until you receive your visa

We are a well respected company and affiliated with the Pattaya Expats club. Our team go above and beyond to offer simply the best visa service in Thailand with additional benefits not offered by any other company such as an airport concierge for solo travellers.

Service offered for a marriage visa application

  • Work with the Thai applicant on their side of the paperwork, ensuring it will be accepted by the embassy.
  • Work with the sponsor, relaying documents and providing English immigration consultation.
  • Translate all of the Thai applicant’s documents and certificates into English.
    Complete the sponsorship and intention of stay letters.
  • Prepare all documentation and complete the application forms 47sp and 40sp.
    Organize the Thai Police Clearance Check.
  • Submit the application on behalf of the client to the embassy in Bangkok.
  • Make the hospital appointment for the necessary medical exams.
  • Take the Thai applicant to an accredited doctor for the necessary medical exams.
    Professionally train the applicant for the interview.
  • Escort the Thai applicant for the interview process.
  • Collect the passport and documentation when the decision has been made.
  • During the full process we keep the sponsor up to date on all developments.
  • Airport Concierge for solo travellers (extra charges apply)

Our professional fee includes the following

Translations, medical examinations, police check, document preparation, submission, collection, helping your Thai wife through the full process.

Also included in our fee are all costs incurred during the visa application, including the embassy fee, currently 180,400 baht. Translations, medicals, police checks, etc, do not increase our fee. If the wife has children from a previous relationship and they are included in the process, this will increase the embassy fee. Yes, we pass that fee on to you.

How you start the process

You only pay a 10,000 baht deposit to start the process and when the visa is ready for submission you will pay the Embassy fee required which is currently 180,400 baht. When the visa has been awarded you pay our professional fee 50,000 Thai baht remaining balance, nothing more and nothing less. No visa then no professional fee.

What we do not pay for

It must be noted that if your Thai partner has children from previous relationships they will also need medical exams, even if not traveling to Australia. If they are over 15 years of age a police check will also be required. If the children are not traveling then the client must pay for any child’s medicals, etc, separately as our fees only cover the applicant.

As you may gather from the above, if your application is unsuccessful then we don’t get paid our professional fees. We take this risk every day so that you don’t have to. How can we do that? Because we are completely confident in our abilities – and you can be, too.


18 years of visa experience, honesty and integrity for both our Thai national and expat clients.


Nationwide service across Thailand, no matter where you live in the country we can solve your visa problems


No visa, no professional fee. If you don’t get the visa we don’t get paid – No hassle, no heartbreak.

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    Oi Yu
    Oi Yu
    06:39 06 Nov 23
    This is the 2nd time I have used Key Visa and the service they provide is fantastic the 1st was with Darren was just so good he told me every step of the process and what I needed to do and bring in with me he made sure I understood how and what would be the process of applying for my Visa to stay in Thailand. And with the passing of Darren his wife Ann has kept the business running which I am so grateful for as they in my opinion are the best service you can get. We have now engaged them to do a visa for my Thai partner for a visit to Australia to see and spend time with my Aussie family and see some of Australia as she so wants to see snow. Once again I thank you Ann and all her staff for their help and support
    Michael Murray
    Michael Murray
    08:53 15 Jul 23
    We have been trying for a long time to get an Australian tourist visa for our Thai friend. We applied in the past using an Australian immigration lawyer based in Australia and the application (which was expensive and time consuming) was rejected for lack of evidence (intention to return to Thailand etc). Second time round we used Gemma from Key Visa and were successful. Unlike our first agent/lawyer, Gemma examined our evidence in detail and gave suggestions as to where it could be improved. It's clearly beneficial to use an agent who is familiar with this specific visa stream (ie someone in Thailand familiar with getting Thai people into Australia) and the "no win, no professional fee" clearly incentivizes them to help as much as possible. As always in Thailand the service is not perfect and there are some communication gaps etc, but we are very happy with the outcome and would recommend these guys 100%.
    berny parker
    berny parker
    06:23 20 Oct 22
    Australian friend having problems with thai wife spouse visa, agency are being very helpful with a excellent customer service