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
Stay Period9 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.
- 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.
Condition 8515 - Must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before first entryThe 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 periodThe primary visa holder must enter into marriage with sponsor of Subclass 300 visa within 9-month visa validity period.
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