What is the Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)?
The Prospective Marriage Visa (or fiancé visa) is a 9-month Australian marriage visa which allows applicants to travel to Australia to marry for visa Australia with their Australian partner. You must be offshore at the moment of this application. It is valid for nine months from date of grant and you will be entitled to full work rights for the duration of this marriage visa in Australia. The wedding can take place both inside or outside of Australia, but it must happen within these nine months. Once you are married, you will be eligible to apply for permanent residence through a partner visa.
Prospective Marriage Visa (Provisional) Subclass 300 Requirements
For Prospective Marriage Visa Applicant
- To be able to marry for visa Australia you must be sponsored by your prospective spouse and the sponsorship must be approved;
- To be able to marry for visa Australia you should meet the health and character requirement;
- To be able to marry for visa Australia you must be 18 years old or older.
For Prospective Marriage Visa Sponsor
- Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen;
- Limitation on Sponsorship:
- Not to have previously sponsored more than one person on a Partner visa or Prospective Marriage visa.
- Not to have sponsored another person on a Partner visa or Prospective Marriage visa in the last 5 years.
- Not granted a Partner visa or Prospective Marriage visa that the sponsor applied for less than 5 years ago.
- Not to have a conviction for a relevant offence.
- Intend to get married within the nine months of the grant of the visa
- Both the applicant and sponsor are free to marry
- Have met in person and are personally known to each other
- Genuinely intend to live together as a married couple
Marriage visa in Australia Subclass 300 Application Process
The Australian marriage visa can be lodged with an online application and to apply this Australian marriage visa, you must be outside Australia when you lodge this visa and when your marriage visa Australia is granted.
Before you apply for this visa for marriage Australia, ensure you already filed the NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) that issue by The Registrar of Birth, Deaths, and Marriages to book your wedding date with a marriage celebrant.
You must marry your prospective spouse during the validity period of your Australian marriage visa and it can take place either in Australia or overseas.
Your marriage must be valid under Australian law.
Marriage Visa Australia 300 Processing Time
The processing time applies for a marriage visa Australia subclass 300 is 16 months to 29 months. But it might take longer to process if you don’t fill it correctly or you don’t include all the documents that are needed, that’s why it’s important to know the requirements before you apply for this marriage visa in Australia and marry for visa Australia.
Prospective Marriage Visa Subclass 300 Application Cost
This Australian marriage visa cost is AUD 7,850 for the main applicant, there is also a fee for each family member who applies for the visa with you. You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police clearance certificates and biometrics. You will also pay a charge for your Partner visa application, which is from AUD 1,285 as a Prospective Marriage visa 300 holder. For the dependent under 18 years old, it will cost you AUD 1,935 and AUD 3,860 for the dependent over 18 years old. For the professional fee is AUD 3,500 – 4,000.
What You Can Do As A Marriage Visa Australia Subclass 300 Visa Holder?
There are some benefits you can get when you hold this marriage visa in Australia, such as:
- Enter Australia before you marry your prospective spouse.
- May leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish before your visa expires (nine months after visa grant).
- You can work in Australia.
- Study in Australia at your own expense
- Can apply for a Partner visa in Australia after you marry your prospective spouse.
- Stay in Australia for nine months.
Is it better to get partner visa or fiance visa?
- Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) (subclass 300), this Australian marriage visa commonly known as the Fiancé visa which allows you to come to Australia to marry your fiancé who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Onshore Partner visa (subclass 820/801) and Offshore Partner visa (subclass 309/100), commonly known as the Spouse visa or De facto visa. The core requirements for both the onshore Partner visa and offshore Partner visa are similar. You may be eligible for the Partner visa (onshore and offshore) if you are married or is in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. Usually, your de facto relationship must exist for at least 12 months immediately before you apply for the visa.
Therefore, if you’re not engaged yet with your partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, Onshore Partner visa (subclass 820/801) and Offshore Partner visa (subclass 309/100) might be more suitable for you.
Can I get Australian citizenship if I marry an Australian?
Yes, marrying an Australian to get residency is possible if all relevant valid visa application and grant requirements are met.
If your spouse is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, they may be eligible to sponsor you for a permanent residency visa in Australia after you marry for visa Australia.
Can I marry an Australian on a tourist visa?
You definitely can get married in Australia on a tourist visa, whether you are visiting for either 3 months or 6 months. Also, there is no residency qualification required to marry for visa Australia. The only real requirement is that you are free to marry; and are both at least eighteen years of age.
Can I stay in Australia while waiting for partner visa?
You must be outside Australia when you lodge this marriage visa Australia and you also must be outside Australia when your marriage visa Australia is granted.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa
ONE derland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent, Indah Melindasari, B.Com (MARN 0961 448) is here to answer your Prospective Marriage Visa subclass 300 questions!
- Should I provide a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) when I lodge the marriage visa Australia?
- Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) is one of the required documents to apply for a Prospective Marriage visa.
- You need to have a NOIM before you lodge the application of this marriage visa Australia and have a date set to show your intention to marry for visa Australia with your partner.
- When my marriage visa Australia has been granted, should I marry in Australia?
- When your marriage visa in Australia has been granted, you can marry for visa Australia and the marriage could be in Australia or any other country, but your marriage must be valid under Australian law.
- If you decide to get married outside of Australia, you will need to enter Australia with a visa for marriage Australia before you leave to the country you intend to get married in.
- After that you can enter Australia again with your visa for marriage Australia.
- What if I haven’t registered my relationship yet with my partner, within 9 months since I arrived in Australia?
- If you haven’t gotten married within 9 months, you will have to leave Australia when your marriage visa in Australia expires.
- That’s why, you should arrange and register your marriage before your visa for marriage Australia expires.
- Can I include my child on my Australian marriage visa application?
- You can include your child when you apply for this marriage visa in Australia, or after you lodge the visa for marriage Australia application but before the Department of Immigration decide your marriage visa in Australia application.
- What I need to do when I already live in Australia and married with my Australian partner after my marriage visa Australia is granted?
- Once you have married with your partner and stay in Australia, you can apply for a Partner visa subclass 820/801 before your visa for marriage Australia is expired.
- Can I visit my Australian partner while my marriage visa Australia application is still on processing?
- Yes, you can visit your partner in Australia while applying for a visitor visa subclass 600, but you need to go back to your home country before the Department of immigration grants your visa for marriage Australia visa.
- Can I work when I am in Australia with Prospective Marriage visa?
- Visa for marriage Australia is allow you to work in Australia.
- What if I have already married my Australian partner, can I apply for this marriage visa Australia?
- If you have married, you may be eligible to apply for a Partner visa as Prospective Marriage visa is only for a partner who has engaged and wants to marry for visa Australia with their partner.
- I want to apply for this Australian marriage visa onshore, is that possible?
- Unfortunately, no. The Australian marriage visa subclass 300 requires applicant to be located offshore or outside Australia to be able to marry for visa Australia.
- How long it take to process my applications for this Australian marriage visa?
- There is no exact period of how long it take to process the applications for this visa for marriage Australia. The processing time depends on each applicant’s circumstances.
- If you do not comply with all the requirements to apply for visa for marriage in Australia, it will delay the decision.
- I want to include my family members in the application of this marriage visa Australia, is that possible?
- Yes, you can add your family members to your marriage visa in Australia application.
- Your family members would need to meet the character and health requirements as well to be able to be included to the application of this visa for marriage Australia.
Prospective Marriage Visa 300 Five Steps Process
Check your eligibility for the visa for marriage Australia
The first thing you need to do before you are applying for this marriage visa Australia is checking your eligibility.
You have met all the criteria and requirements for this marriage visa in Australia subclass 300 visa.
Gathering all the required documents for visa for marriage Australia application
Once you have met all the criteria and requirements for an Australian marriage visa, you can start to gather all the requirements in support of the visa for marriage Australia application.
You should provide accurate documents and information for this Australian marriage visa as to avoid your information being misinterpreted or viewed as dishonest and misleading.
Apply for the Marriage Visa in Australia
When all the requirements are ready, you can start the online application for visa for marriage Australia through an IMMI account.
You should complete the application online and submit the application of this Australian marriage visa after you have finished the payment for this visa.
Once the applicant’s form is submitted, you have to start and complete the sponsor’s form online through IMMI account.
You may attach supporting documents to your completed marriage visa in Australia application on a regular basis.
Grant of Marriage Visa in Australia subclass 300
The processing time for this marriage visa in Australia is around 16 until 29 months, but can take a longer time to process based on the circumstances of your case.
You also should be outside Australia when your visa for marriage Australia is granted.
Once your visa for marriage Australia is granted, you can stay in Australia within 9 months to arrange your marriage with your partner and marry for visa Australia.
Married and Apply for a Partner visa subclass 820/801
If you are already in Australia and have married with your partner, you should apply for a Partner visa subclass 820/801 to stay permanently in Australia.
You have to apply this visa before your Prospective Marriage visa expired. If you are already in Australia and have married with your partner, you should apply for a Partner visa subclass 820/801 to stay permanently in Australia.