Prospective Marriage (300)

What is a Prospective Marriage visa?

The Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) also known as a fiancé visa is for people who want to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse.

This visa is temporary and it is given for nine months.

Nominees must be outside Australia when submitting their application and when their visa is granted.

The marriage of the applicants can take place in any country.

What does Prospective Marriage subclass 300 fiancé visa allow me to do?

The prospective marriage visa allows a nominee to:
– Enter Australia before marrying their prospective spouse
– Travel into and out of Australia as often as the nominee wants
– Work in Australia with no restriction of working rights
– Study in Australia, but having no access to government funding for tertiary studying
– Apply for subclass 820 and subclass 801 partner visas after marrying.

Who can qualify for a subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa?

To qualify for a Prospective Marriage visa applicants must:
– Have an intention to marry and live their prospective spouse as husband or wife with
– Get sponsorship for the visa from their prospective spouse
– Know their prospective spouse and have met in person
– Be of the opposite sex to their prospective spouse (couples of same-sex can apply for a Partner visa based on their de facto relationship)
– Be more than 18 years old, meet the minimum health and character requirements.

Prospective Marriage visa nominees are to have evidence they intend to get married.

Who can a Prospective Marriage visa nominee plan to get married to in order to qualify for the visa.

Prospective Marriage visa nominees must be sponsored by their prospective spouse who must be no less than 18 years old and either be:
– a citizen of Australia
– a permanent resident of Australia
– an Eligible New Zealand Citizen) (An eligible New Zealand citizen is a New Zealand citizen who was residing in Australia on 26 February 2001 or no less than one year in the two years immediately before 26 February 2001) Prospective Marriage nominees must have met their prospective spouse in person, as adults and must be acquainted to them in person.