VISA FOR PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE (SUBCLASS 300)

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This visa allows people to marry their fiancé in Australia.

You should marry your fiancé and apply for a Partner (subclasses 820 and 801) visa before your Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) expires if you are granted this visa.

Eligibility

You must do the following:

  • Intend to get married
  • You’ve met and gotten to know your future spouse
  • Needs for health and character
  • You must be at least 18 years old.

The Prospective Marriage visa allows a fiancé or fiancée of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to travel to Australia to marry. Following the marriage, the applicant is able to apply for a Partner visa if it occurs within nine months of the visa issuance date. The following are the minimal requirements for this visa:

REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA

Relationship

  • You and your fiancé(e) must do the following:
  • be at least 18 years old and not linked to anyone
  • be able to marry each other
  • truly want to marry within nine months of receiving the visa (the marriage may take place either in Australia or overseas)
  • having met in person and are personally acquainted with each other
  • sincerely desire to live together as a married pair

Sponsor

Your sponsor must be able to:

  • be a citizen of Australia, a permanent resident of Australia, or a citizen of New Zealand who qualifies
  • not have sponsored more than one additional fiancé, partner, or spouse for migration to Australia, and not have sponsored a fiancée, spouse, or partner for migration to Australia in the previous 5 years (unless there are compelling circumstances)
  • within the last 5 years, you have not been sponsored for a Spouse, Partner, or Prospective Marriage visa by someone else (unless there are compelling circumstances)
  • when the agency requests it, offer police checks, and
  • You agree that any conviction for a “related offence” will be disclosed to the applicant(s) you are sponsoring by the department.

If you have a relevant criminal conviction and a long criminal history, your sponsorship will be denied. Offenses including violence, intimidation, breaching a protective order, people smuggling, human trafficking, and weapons are all examples of relevant offenses.

 

PROCESS OF APPLICATION

On behalf of you and your sponsor, this application has been filed with the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA). The most important condition is that your relationship and your sponsor match the above-mentioned requirements. You must also pass the regular health and character checks.

This visa is good for nine months and permits you to visit Australia before marrying your fiancé (e). Both when your application is submitted and when your visa is granted, you must be outside of Australia. The marriage must take place within nine months of the visa grant date, or during the validity period of your visa. It could take place in Australia or elsewhere.

Next Steps: Obtaining a Partner Visa

You will be able to apply for a Partner visa once you have arrived in Australia and your marriage has taken place. This application must be submitted before the expiration of your Prospective Marriage visa. The following are the major requirements for a Partner visa:

  • You and your partner are in a relationship that is mutually exclusive.
  • Your connection is genuine and ongoing.
  • You either live together as a pair or live apart for a certain time.

You will be awarded a temporary Partner visa if you match the appropriate criteria, which will be valid for a ‘stand-down period’ of about two years from the date of application submission. If your partnership meets the standards outlined above, you will be eligible for a permanent Partner visa at the end of the two-year period.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We estimate that preparing and filing your application will take several weeks, with the length of time largely determined by how quickly you (and your sponsor, if applicable) furnish us with the essential supporting information and documentation.

The amount of time it takes the DOHA to process your application is determined by its processing time service standards, but it may vary depending on a variety of other criteria, such as the complexity of your case, perceived risk factors, and processing priorities. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information on expected processing times for this type of application.

Duration of stay

Period of nine months.

Cost

Starting at AUD 7,715

Processing time

75 PER CENT OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED 90 PER CENT OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED
14 Months 21 Months

What you can do to help

This visa allows you to do the following:

  • fly to Australia and stay there for up to nine months
  • employment in Australia
  • You can study in Australia on your own dime.
  • You are free to travel outside of Australia as often as you like. For citizens of New Zealand, there is crucial information.

Cost

Starting at AUD 7,000.

Additional members of the family

Any minors seeking for a visa with you will be charged a fee.

Other expenses

If you require them, you will be responsible for additional fees such as health exams, police certifications, and biometrics.

Visa for a partner (subclass 820 and 801)

You’ll have to pay a fee for your Partner visa as well (subclass 820 and 801).

You will pay a lower price if you marry your fiancé and apply for a Partner visa before your Prospective Marriage visa expires.

You will be charged a higher fee if you do not submit your Partner visa application before your Prospective Marriage visa expires.

Location

When you apply for the visa and when it is granted, you must be outside of Australia.

What is the duration of the visas?

The visa is valid for 9 months from the date of issuance. It is not possible to extend it.

Family

Your dependent children or stepchildren can be included in your application.

Your children will have the same privileges and visa conditions as you if you are given the visa.

Your responsibilities

Before the Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) expires, you should marry your fiancé and file for a Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801).

You and your children must abide by Australian laws as well as the terms of your visa.

Your visa criteria can be found on VEVO.

Sponsors

Eligibility

Sponsors must be the visa applicant’s fiancé.

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