Prospective Marriage Visa
Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)
The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) allows an applicant to travel to Australia to marry their prospective spouse. After this visa is granted the visa holder has up to nine months to get married – they can get married in Australia or overseas.
A Prospective Marriage Visa is a more favourable option for applicants who do not have enough evidence to satisfy the grant of a Partner Visa, however would like to get married and proceed with a Partner visa application at a later date.
Once married, the visa holder can then apply for a Partner Visa (Subclass 820 & 801) onshore at a reduced visa application charge.
When granted the Prospective Marriage Visa, you will have full work, travel and study rights in Australia and have the option of getting married in Australia or outside of Australia.
It is important that prior to the expiry of the Prospective Marriage Visa an application for a Partner (subclass 820) is made to enable you or your partner to remain in Australia on a permanent basis.
You or your partner will still be required to wait out the two year period between the date of application for the Subclass 820 Partner visa and lodgement of the Subclass 801 visa application.