300 VISA

Prospective Marriage Visa (Provisional)
Subclass 300

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MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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Prospective Marriage Visa (Provisional) Subclass 300 Brief Overview

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is a temporary visa for the prospective spouse of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to come to Australia in order to get married before the visa period ends.

The visa will be granted for nine months, and once the applicant and the sponsor get married, they can then apply for a Partner visa onshore (subclass 820 and 801) before the Prospective Marriage visa expires.

Before you apply for this visa, you have to meet the minimum requirements for this visa.

Prospective Marriage Visa (Provisional) Subclass 300 Requirements:

For Applicant:

  • You must be sponsored by your prospective spouse and the sponsorship must be approved.
  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • Meet the health and character requirement

For Relationship:

  • 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

For 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

Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 300) Application Process

The Prospective Marriage visa can be lodged with an online application and you must be outside Australia when you lodge this visa and when your visa is granted.

Before you apply for this visa, 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 visa and it can take place either in Australia or overseas.

Your marriage must be valid under Australian law.

Temporary Partner Visa Subclass 300 Processing Time:

The processing time applies for a Prospective Marriage visa is 14 months to 21 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 visa.

Temporary Partner Visa Subclass 300 Cost

The cost is AUD 7,715 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 holder.

What You Can Do As A 300 Visa Holder

There are some benefits you can get when you hold this visa, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Mrs. Indah Answers

ONEderland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent with MARN 0961 448 is here to answer your questions!

  1. Should I provide a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) when I lodge the Prospective Marriage visa?
    • 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 and have a date set to show your intention to marry your partner.
  2. When my Prospective Marriage visa has been granted, should I marry in Australia?
    • You can get married 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 Prospective Marriage visa before you leave to the country you intend to get married in.
    • After that you can enter Australia again with your Prospective Marriage visa.
  3. 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 visa expires.
    • That’s why, you should arrange and register your marriage before your Prospective Marriage visa expires.
  4. Can I include my child on my Prospective Marriage visa application?
    • You can include your child when you apply for this visa, or after you lodge the application but before the Department of Immigration decide your visa application.
  5. What I need to do when I already live in Australia and married with my Australian partner after my Prospective Marriage visa 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 Prospective Marriage visa is expired.
  6. Can I visit my Australian partner while my Prospective Marriage 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 Prospective Marriage visa.
  7. Can I work when I am in Australia with Prospective Marriage visa?
    • Prospective Marriage visa is allows you to work in Australia.
  8. What if I have already married my Australian partner, can I apply for a Prospective Marriage visa?
    • 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 in Australia with their partner.
  9. How much it will cost me to apply visa subclass 300?
    • The visa application fee starts from AUD 7,715. 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.
  10. I want to apply onshore, is that possible?
    • Unfortunately, no. The subclass 300 requires applicant to be located offshore or outside Australia.
  11. How long it take to process my applications?
    • There is no exact period of how long it would be. The processing time depends on each applicant’s circumstances.
    • If you do not comply with all the requirements, it will delay the decision.
  12. I want to include my family members, is that possible?
    • Yes, you can add your family members to your application.
    • Your family members would need to meet the character and health requirements as well.

300 VISA

Five Steps Process

01

Check your eligibility

The first thing you need to do before you are applying for a Prospective Marriage visa is checking your eligibility.

You have met all the criteria and requirements for this visa.

02

Gathering all the required documents

Once you have met all the criteria and requirements for a Prospective Marriage visa, you can start to gather all the requirements in support of the visa application.

You should provide accurate documents and information as to avoid your information being misinterpreted or viewed as dishonest and misleading.

03

Apply for the Prospective Marriage visa application

When all the requirements are ready, you can start the online application through an IMMI account.

You should complete the application online and submit the application 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 application on a regular basis.

04

Grant of Prospective Marriage visa subclass 300

The processing time for this visa 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 Prospective Marriage visa is granted.

Once your visa is granted, you can stay in Australia within 9 months to arrange your marriage with your partner.

05

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.

GET STARTED

Let Us Help You With Your Subclass 300 Partner Visa Application

We’ve help couple around the world providing high quality document work for their partner visa application.

Never put your precious relationship risk. Let ONEderland Consulting, the best Partner Visa visa expert in Perth handle your case.

Contact us through the form below to take the first step of bringing your partner to Australia.

300 VISA

Prospective Marriage Visa (Provisional) Subclass 300

Prospective Marriage Visa (Provisional) Subclass 300 Brief Overview

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is a temporary visa for the prospective spouse of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to come to Australia in order to get married before the visa period ends.

The visa will be granted for nine months, and once the applicant and the sponsor get married, they can then apply for a Partner visa onshore (subclass 820 and 801) before the Prospective Marriage visa expires.

Before you apply for this visa, you have to meet the minimum requirements for this visa.

Photo Bu Indah

WRITTEN BY
INDAH MELINDASARI, B.Com

MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

SHARE THIS INFORMATION

Prospective Marriage Visa (Provisional) Subclass 300 Requirements:

For Applicant:

  • You must be sponsored by your prospective spouse and the sponsorship must be approved.
  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • Meet the health and character requirement

For Relationship:

  • 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

For 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

Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 300) Application Process

The Prospective Marriage visa can be lodged with an online application and you must be outside Australia when you lodge this visa and when your visa is granted.

Before you apply for this visa, 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 visa and it can take place either in Australia or overseas.

Your marriage must be valid under Australian law.

Temporary Partner Visa Subclass 300 Processing Time:

The processing time applies for a Prospective Marriage visa is 14 months to 21 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 visa.

Temporary Partner Visa Subclass 300 Cost

The cost is AUD 7,715 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 holder.

What You Can Do As A 300 Visa Holder

There are some benefits you can get when you hold this visa, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Photo Bu Indah

Mrs. Indah Answers

ONEderland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent with MARN 0961 448 is here to answer your questions!

  1. Should I provide a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) when I lodge the Prospective Marriage visa?
    • 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 and have a date set to show your intention to marry your partner.
  2. When my Prospective Marriage visa has been granted, should I marry in Australia?
    • You can get married 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 Prospective Marriage visa before you leave to the country you intend to get married in.
    • After that you can enter Australia again with your Prospective Marriage visa.
  3. 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 visa expires.
    • That’s why, you should arrange and register your marriage before your Prospective Marriage visa expires.
  4. Can I include my child on my Prospective Marriage visa application?
    • You can include your child when you apply for this visa, or after you lodge the application but before the Department of Immigration decide your visa application.
  5. What I need to do when I already live in Australia and married with my Australian partner after my Prospective Marriage visa 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 Prospective Marriage visa is expired.
  6. Can I visit my Australian partner while my Prospective Marriage 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 Prospective Marriage visa.
  7. Can I work when I am in Australia with Prospective Marriage visa?
    • Prospective Marriage visa is allows you to work in Australia.
  8. What if I have already married my Australian partner, can I apply for a Prospective Marriage visa?
    • 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 in Australia with their partner.
  9. How much it will cost me to apply visa subclass 300?
    • The visa application fee starts from AUD 7,715. 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.
  10. I want to apply onshore, is that possible?
    • Unfortunately, no. The subclass 300 requires applicant to be located offshore or outside Australia.
  11. How long it take to process my applications?
    • There is no exact period of how long it would be. The processing time depends on each applicant’s circumstances.
    • If you do not comply with all the requirements, it will delay the decision.
  12. I want to include my family members, is that possible?
    • Yes, you can add your family members to your application.
    • Your family members would need to meet the character and health requirements as well.

300 VISA

Three Steps Process

01

Check your eligibility

The first thing you need to do before you are applying for a Prospective Marriage visa is checking your eligibility.

You have met all the criteria and requirements for this visa.

02

Gathering all the required documents

Once you have met all the criteria and requirements for a Prospective Marriage visa, you can start to gather all the requirements in support of the visa application.

You should provide accurate documents and information as to avoid your information being misinterpreted or viewed as dishonest and misleading.

03

Apply for the Prospective Marriage visa application

When all the requirements are ready, you can start the online application through an IMMI account.

You should complete the application online and submit the application 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 application on a regular basis.

04

Grant of Prospective Marriage visa subclass 300

The processing time for this visa 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 Prospective Marriage visa is granted.

Once your visa is granted, you can stay in Australia within 9 months to arrange your marriage with your partner.

05

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.

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Let Us Help You With Your 300 Partner Visa Application

We’ve help couple around the world providing high quality document work for their partner visa application.

Never put your precious relationship risk. Let ONEderland Consulting, the best Partner Visa visa expert in Perth handle your case.

Contact us through the form below to take the first step of bringing your partner to Australia.

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