Prospective Marriage Visa: Subclass 300

Using this visa, you can come to Australia to marry your future spouse and then apply for a Partner visa

With this visa you can

  • You can stay in Australia for up to 15 months from the date of your visa grant
  • Work in Australia
  • Study in Australia at your own expense
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

Eligibility

  • You must be 18 years old or older be sponsored
  • Intend to marry your prospective spouse before the visa period ends
  • Be outside Australia when you apply

The following condition(s) might be attached to this visa:

8502 - Not arrive before person specified in visa

Unless the person listed on the visa has entered Australia first, you may not enter. This is usually the main visa holder or another relevant person, such as your sponsor in the case of a Partner visa.

 

8515 - Must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entry

You must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering Australia.

The Government might cancel your visa if they find out you were engaged, married or in a de facto relationship before they granted you the visa but did not tell them.

 

8519 - Marry your partner while the visa is valid

You must marry the person specified in your visa application while your visa is valid.

 

8520 - Marry your partner while the visa is valid

If you are the primary holder of a subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage) visa you must marry the person specified in your visa application before your visa ceases.

Partner visa

If the Australian Government grants you this visa and you and your spouse want to settle in Australia, you can apply for a Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801):

  • after you are married, and
  • before your Prospective Marriage visa ends


How long can you stay

This is a temporary visa. The visa grant letter specifies how long you may stay in Australia. Usually, this is between 9 and 15 months after you receive your visa.

 

You can include family

  • include members of the family unit in your application when you apply
  • add family members to your application after you apply but before the Australian Immigration department decides on your visa

Family members who apply for the visa must meet Australian Immigration department’s health and character requirements.

Your obligations

You and your family members must meet all visa conditions and obey Australian laws.

 

Your marriage

Before the date specified on your grant letter, you must enter Australia on a Prospective Marriage visa.

The prospective spouse must be married before your Prospective Marriage visa expires.

You can get married in Australia or anywhere else. Your marriage must be legal under Australian law.

 

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