The Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) is for people who want to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse. This is a temporary visa valid for nine (9) months.
You must be outside Australia when you lodge your application and when the visa is granted. You can have the wedding in any country: the wedding does not need to be in Australia.
You must meet the following criteria:
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- Intend to marry and live as husband or wife with your prospective spouse.
- Be sponsored by your prospective spouse.
- Know your prospective spouse and have met in person.
- Be the opposite sex to your prospective spouse (same-sex couples can apply based on their de facto relationship).
- Meet age, health and character requirements, and provide biometrics.
Proof of intent to marry
Your application must include proof that you plan to marry your prospective spouse within nine (9) months of being granted the visa.
You must be sponsored by your prospective spouse, who must be at least 18 years old and either an (i) Australian citizen, (ii) Australian permanent resident, or (iii) eligible New Zealand citizen.
Your prospective spouse
You must have met your prospective spouse in person, as adults (over 18 years of age). You must know your prospective personally. This applies even if:
It is an arranged marriage, you and your prospective spouse met as children and the marriage was arranged before you turned eighteen (18) years of age, or you met on the internet.
We will provide you with a realistic assessment of your chances of success with this visa. We will advise you accordingly. Contact us to assess your options.