How to apply for Prospective Marriage Visa Australia (subclass 300) application? (Part 3)
Here are some frequently asked questions and tips to help get you started before you are preparing your Prospective Marriage Visa Australia application.
As with most everything you need to get done, the first question to ask is where do I start?
Well, I suggest you start with which kind of relationship you are in, depending on those details is how you can figure out which documents you will need.
Are you engaged, married or in a de facto relationship?
All of these relationships will be asked to show different forms of evidence for their unmarried partner visa application.
This relationship is defined in which you are engaged to be married or betrothed.
When using the term fiancé in which it relates to partner migration, it is for a man and a woman who are planning to marry.
Prospective Marriage Visa Australia eligibility requirements for you and your fiancé (sponsor)
If you intent to apply for this visa, you must be off-shore when you apply and when the visa is granted.
A Prospective Marriage visa is a temporary visa that is valid for 9 months from the date your visa is granted.
If you are granted this unmarried partner visa, you must marry your intend spouse upon entering Australia and within the 9 months the visa is valid for.
Afterwards, you may apply for the partner visa when you are in Australia, but you will have to pay the Application Charge and fill out another application. At each point in the process, your relationship with your partner will be assessed.
If you intend to marry your fiancé before entering Australia, or if you have been in a de facto relationship for over 12 months, it would be best to apply for the partner visa.
- You need to be sponsored, in most cases by your partner
- You and your fiancé must be 18 years or older when the application is lodged
- Be of the opposite sex to the person you intend to marry
- Must have personally met your intend spouse face-to-face since you both turned 18 years of age, this is the case even if:
- It is an arranged marriage
- You and your intend spouse met when you were children and the marriage was arranged
- You met on the internet (exchanging pictures is not evidence of having met in person)
- You or your spouse have no impediment in order to marry your intended spouse, meaning:
- You are both free to marry
- You are both at the marriageable age
- The intended marriage is able to be recognized under Australian law
- Genuine intentions of marrying your intended spouse
- Genuinely plan on living with as husband and wife
- Meet health and character requirements
Prospective Marriage visa Australia similarities and differences (from the partner visa application) in the checklist
The checklist for the prospective marriage visa Australia has many of the same required documentation as the partner visa, the categories that are exactly the same are as follows:
Applying online (you will use the same forms)
- If you are receiving assistance with your application and you are doing a paper-based application, you will use the same form as mentioned above.
- Charges have the same guidelines but will be a different price from the partner visa.
- You will be required to have all the same identity documentation as in the partner visa.
- Evidence for your children is the same.
- All required health and character documentation will be the same.
Please note: Any categories left out of the similar documentation or the different documentation that will be listed below, will not be required in the Prospective Marriage visa, only in the Partner visa.
If applying by post or in person add
- Two copies of the Form 888, which is a Statutory Declaration by a supporting witness in relation to a Partner or Prospective Marriage visa application (please have completed by an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who has personal knowledge of your partner relationship).
- Any dependents in your application that are 18 years or older, should fill out:
- Form 47A called the details of a child or other dependent family member aged 18 years or older
- For each person who is 16 years or older and is included in your application:
- Form 80 called personal particulars for assessment including character assessment.
Your relationship documents
- Provide a certified copy of the death certificate, divorce documents or statutory declaration separation documents; for anyone, including yourself, who has been widowed, divorced or permanently separated.
- Proof that you and your prospective spouse have met face-to-face and are known to each other personally.
- Evidence that you intend to marry your prospective spouse within 9 months of being granted the visa (such as, a letter from the person who will officiate at the wedding).
- Show that you and your prospective spouse genuinely plan on living as husband and wife.
- Will need written statements showing the history of your relationship together, such as:
- How you met your prospective spouse, when you did this and where you were.
- Explain how the development of your relationship played out.
- Show the date of your engagement
- Provide evidence of your joint activities
- Have significant dates that occurred in your relationship
- Your future plans as a married couple
Your prospective spouse’s documentation
All of the same from the partner visa checklist except the what is in the below information.
If this applies to your sponsor (immigration will advise), you will need a statement containing:
- Anyone else they have sponsored or nominated in the past for a Spouse, Partner, Prospective Marriage or Interdependency visa.
- The sponsor’s details of the relationship with them
- Exactly when, how or why the relationship ended
- The amount and how often child support is paid
- Include any sponsorship or nomination dates of lodgement (any current sponsorships as well) or assurances of support.
ONE derland Consulting has extensive experience dealing with different type of visas and complex cases, to find further information on your options and eligibility for Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) , please contact our office on (+61) 089477-5831 or email: [email protected]