Prospective Marriage Visa: Your Pathway to Marriage in Australia

A prospective marriage visa or subclass 300 is a visa that lays down the foundation for your settlement in Australia. Meaning, you can finally live with your spouse upon your marriage. However, it is easier said than done because many cases are usually rejected due to minor mistakes. That is why we have jotted down useful information for you to consider while applying for the visa. 

What is a Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300

A prospective marriage visa is a provisional visa allowing the applicant to live and marry their partner or spouse in Australia for a period of 15 months. Further, the applicant can permanently settle down through a Partner visa – subclass 820 or 801.

The Benefits of a Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300 

The benefits of a prospective marriage visa are enlisted below. It officially allows you:

  • To stay in Australia for 15 months after the approval of visa.
  • To travel in and out of Australia as many times as per wish.
  • To study and work in Australia using your own expense.
  • To sponsor an eligible family member.

The Requirements of a Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300

Jotted down are requirements to fulfil by you and your family when applying for a prospective marriage visa:

The Applicant & the Sponsor

Age: Both the applicant and the sponsor must be 18 years of age or above.

Relationship Status: Both the applicant and sponsor must have known each other personally for 6 months. Both partners have genuine intentions of getting married and spending the rest of their lives together.

Staying Time: The applicant and the sponsor must get married within the period of 15 months after the visa is granted. The reason is, a provisional marriage visa’s validity is up to 15 months. In addition, the applicants can then apply for visa 820 or 801 and live permanently with their partner. 

Miscellaneous: The applicant applying for the visa must meet the health requirement of Australia, along with the country’s character requirements i.e., you must not hold any police charges in the past or have an ongoing case in your name. 

The Sponsor

Nationality: the sponsor must be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen.

Previous Background: The sponsor must not have anyone else sponsored for a partner visa or prospective marriage visa before or in the last 5 years. The earliest when the sponsor sponsored someone for the prospective visa or partner visa was 5 years ago.

Miscellaneous: The sponsor must hold no criminal background and meet the health requirements.

Step-by-Step Application Process of Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300 

Step 1: Do your research well and choose a suitable visa for yourself. 

Step 2: Provide the necessary information with complete documents to the agent while applying for the visa.

Step 3: Apply for your visa and pay the required fees.  

Step 4: After checking and evaluating your visa application, the Department of Home & Affairs of Australia will grant you your subclass 300 visa. 

Step 5: Take the health and character tests to meet the visa requirements. 

Step 6: Cross-check your application before final submission. 

Step 7: If your visa is up to the mark, i.e., there is no error or mistake made, you can be assured of getting your visa granted by the Department of Home & Affairs, Australia.  

Step 8: Your pathway to Australia for marriage is all set. Go to Australia and further proceed to apply for a partner visa 820 or 801.

What you should know while applying for a Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300

  • The following are essential things to know before applying for visa 300:
  • The applicants must be in or out of Australia while applying for the visa subclass 300. 
  • The applicants must be offshore i.e., outside of Australia at the time of the processing of their application. 
  • The applicant must get married to his or her potential spouse within 15 months of the visa grant. 
  • You and your future spouse have the option to marry anywhere you would and as per your wish until the marriage is legal under Australian laws.

The Last Word!

As you can see, prepping up for a visa application is necessary and can be quite overwhelming. Therefore, you must take help from a professional to ease out everything. You can get in touch with Asia Pacific Group – a leading yet popular migration and education consultancy in Australia.

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