This visa allows you to enter Australia and marry your intended spouse within the visa’s nine (9) month validity period.
The prospective marriage visa (subclass 300) stipulates that your fiancé(e) must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. This visa must be applied for offshore.
Who is eligible for a Prospective Marriage Visa?
The purpose of this visa is to come to Australia and then marry your intended spouse and live as a couple.
You must be sponsored. An eligible sponsor is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, who undertakes sponsorship obligations. Usually, the sponsor is your partner and is over 18 years old.
Other Requirements for a Prospective Marriage Visa
You must be able to legally marry according to Australian law.
You must have met (as adults) your intended spouse in person and know him or her personally. This must be the case even if it is an arranged marriage, you and your sponsor met as children and the marriage was arranged before you turned 18 years of age or you met on the internet (exchanging photographs is not evidence of having met in person).
Benefits of the Prospective Marriage Visa – Offshore
With this visa, you may leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish before your visa ceases (nine (9) months after visa grant), you can work in Australia, you can apply for a Spouse visa in Australia after your married, you can study and may use Australia’s medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme, Medicare, but only if you are in Australia and have already applied for a Spouse visa.
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