To be eligible for the Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) Visa, the applicant must be engaged to be married to an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
This pathway is for applicants who are outside of Australia. The Prospective Marriage Visa is a 9-month temporary visa that allows applicants to travel to Australia to marry their Australian partner. Prior to the end of this nine-month period, applicants can stay in Australia applying for an onshore Subclass 820/801 visa.Book a consultation
Once you will be granted a Prospective marriage Visa (subclass 300), you will be entitle to:
- Come to Australia and stay for up to 9 months from date of grant of visa
- work in Australia
- study in Australia at your own expense
- travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
You can include a dependent child or children in your application.
After you are married, within the 9 months of the Visa, you can apply for a Subclass 820/801 visa. You will pay less for the Partner visa if you apply for it while your Prospective Marriage visa is still valid.
To be eligible for this visa, applicants must be meet the following criteria:
- Be engaged to be married to an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen, or eligible NZ Citizen.
- have met at least once and know your prospective spouse
- be 18 or older
- Meet health and character requirements
- Be onshore (subclass 820) or offshore (subclass 309) when you make the application and when a decision is made on your temporary visa application.
How long can you stay?
This is a temporary visa. You can stay in Australia for up to 9 months from date of grant of visa. The visa period starts on the date it is granted. You must marry your Fiancé within that time to apply for the Partner Visa (subclass 820).
Application Fees and processing time
a.Main Applican: $7,715.00
b. Secondary Applicant over 18: $3,860.00
c. Secondary applicant under 18: $1,935.00
Processing Time – 18 to 24 months