Prospective marriage visa is applied by applicants who are offshore. This visa is a temporary visa valid for 9 months from date of grant. During this period of time, applicant is expected to come onshore and marry the sponsor and apply for a Partner Visa (820/801).
The applicant must apply for this visa while they are offshore. When this visa is granted, the applicant must enter Australia on the Prospective Marriage visa before the date specified on the visa grant letter.
Criteria for the Applicant
You must meet all the following criteria to be eligible to sponsor your partner.
Be engaged to an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Intend to get married to the sponsor within the nine months visa validity
Both applicant and sponsor must be over 18 years of age
Applicant and sponsor must have met in person and are personally known to each other.
Applicant must have good character.
Applicant must meet all health requirements.
Applicant must have no debts to the Australian Government.
Duration of the visa
Duration of this visa is 9 months. Another partner visa must be lodged before the visa end date or the applicant must leave Australia.
Visa Options after the subclass 300
For most subclass 300 visa holders, the best visa option for them would be: to apply for partner visa Partner Visa Onshore Subclass 820/801. Applicants are reminded that they will have to meet all the criteria for the subclass 820/801 visas.
Cost of Visa
The current visa costs for Prospective marriage visa is AU$7,715 for the main applicant. When lodging another partner visa onshore, applicant will be eligible for a discounted fee. Addition fees apply for additional applicants.
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