Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300 visa)

If you are planning to marry an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, and you are located outside of Australia, you may consider applying for a prospective marriage visa, also commonly known as a fiancé visa, is a temporary visa, as a pathway to permanent residence in Australia.

This subclass 300 visa, once granted, will allow you to travel to Australia to marry your partner within the 9-month visa period. During this period, you will have full working rights without restrictions from the visa perspective. After marrying your partner, you can then apply for an onshore partner visas 820/801 within the 9-months period. After getting married, you can also apply to enrol in Medicare.

 

Subclass 300: Prospective Marriage Visa

Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa lets applicant to marry prospective spouse after entering Australia within 9 months of visa grant. The Subclass 300 visa holder can then lodged Subclass 820 & 801 Partner visa onshore in Australia after marriage.

Stay Period

9 months from the visa grant date. After which, Subclass 300 visa holder may then apply for Subclass 820 & 801 Partner visa to live permanently in Australia.

The visa allows multiple entries throughout the visa validity period.

Apply from...

The primary applicant must be outside Australia to apply for and to be granted the Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa.

All secondary applicant(s) must be at the same place as the primary applicant to make combined visa application with the primary applicant.
To be eligible to become a sponsor for Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa applicant(s), the following sets of criteria must be met:
Sponsor must be at least 18 years old and is an Australian citizen/Australian permanent resident/eligible New Zealand citizen
The sponsor must be at least 18 years old and is either:
  • an Australian citizen; or
  • an Australian permanent resident; or
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen.
Limitation on sponsorship
There are limitations on sponsorship for sponsor that was granted a Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa, a Partner visa, a Contributory Parent visa, or a Subclass 204 Women At Risk visa within the last 5 years. Sponsor usually can only make 2 sponsorships application for Subclass 300 visa or Partner visa in a lifetime. Contact us for more details in relation to limitations on sponsorship.
To make a valid application for Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa and/or be granted this visa, the following sets of general criteria must be met:
Be at least 18 years old
The primary visa applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of submitting visa application.
Be sponsored by prospective spouse
The primary visa applicant must be sponsored by, and intends to marry prospective spouse who is at least 18 years old and is either:
  • an Australian citizen; or
  • an Australian permanent resident; or
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen.
Any secondary applicants must also be included in the sponsorship.
Has met prospective spouse in person
Both the primary visa applicant and the prospective spouse must have met in person since both parties turned 18 years old.
Genuine intention to marry each other and live together as spouses
Both the primary visa applicant and the prospective spouse must have genuine intention to marry each other and live together as spouses.
The following persons can apply for this Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa:
  • any person who met the eligibility criteria outlined in "Eligibility Criteria" tab on this page (hereinafter referred to as "the Primary Applicant");
  • the member of family unit of the Primary Applicant, e.g.: children who are still dependent on the Primary Applicant, must make a combined visa application with the Primary Applicant.
The following are conditions that are mandatory to be imposed to primary visa holder:

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

The primary visa holder must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering Australia for the first time on a Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa.

This condition does not stop the visa holder from getting married outside Australia in beautiful paradise like in Hawaii or Bali as long as the marriage happened after the visa holder made the first entry into Australia after Subclass 300 was granted and returned to Australia before Subclass 300 visa ceased to be in effect to lodge Subclass 820 & 801 Partner visa onshore in Australia. However, the marriage outside Australia must be able to be recognised under Australian law as valid. In other words, no impediment to the marriage in Australian law.

Condition 8519 - Marry sponsor of Subclass 300 visa within visa validity period

The primary visa holder must enter into marriage with sponsor of Subclass 300 visa within 9-month visa validity period.

 

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