If you are living outside Australia and intend to enter into Australia to marry your fiancé who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may be eligible to apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa 300. This visa is valid for nine months from the date of the visa grant and it cannot be extended. This means that you must enter into Australia, get married and be sponsored by your spouse in your partner visa application within the nine months of the prospective marriage visa being granted. You can include your family members in this visa application.
Who is eligible:
- be at least 18 years of age
- have met your partner who is also your sponsor in person and known each other
- be able to enter into a marriage that is valid under Australian law (that is, there must be no impediment to the marriage)
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be the partner to whom you are marrying
- An Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
All applicants for prospective marriage migration, must be sponsored by their fiance. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and be 18 years of age or older.
Limitations on sponsorship
A sponsor who has previously sponsored a partner or prospective marriage visa applicant cannot sponsor another partner or prospective marriage visa applicant until at least five years have passed since the first application was made.
A person who themselves were granted a partner or prospective marriage visa is also prevented from sponsoring a partner or prospective marriage visa applicant until at least five years have passed since they made their own visa application.
A person may sponsor two partner or prospective marriage visa applicants in total.
The sponsorship limitations referred to above may be waived if the sponsor has compelling circumstances affecting them. These include but are not limited to situations where:
- the previous fiancé or partner has died or left the relationship, leaving young children
- a new relationship is formed that is long-standing or involves dependent children of the relationship.