Prospective Marriage Visa
The Prospective Marriage, Subclass 300, Visa is for applicants who intend to marry their prospective spouse – who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen – within 9 months of being granted the visa.
You may not be eligible for a Prospective Marriage visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. Partner visa applicants, as well as members of their family unit including dependent children who apply for the visa, must meet health and character requirements. Family members who are not going to accompany you to Australia may also have to satisfy health requirements.
If granted a Prospective Marriage visa, you will be allowed to stay in Australia for up to 9 months from the date of the visa grant, and you may work in Australia, study in Australia at your own cost, and to and from Australia as many times as you wish.
As the holder of a Prospective Marriage visa, you can also apply for a Partner visa, Subclasses 820 and 801, once you are married and before the validity period of your Prospective Marriage visa expires. That way, if you apply for a Partner visa while your Prospective Marriage visa is valid and still in effect, you will pay a lower visa application charge for your Partner visa application.
There are various requirements that must be met by people who wish to sponsor an applicant for a Prospective Marriage, Subclass 300, visa or a Partner visa.
Amongst the requirements, sponsors have to provide relevant Australian and overseas Police clearances when applying for sponsorship, and they must provide written consent to have any convictions for applicable offences disclosed to the visa applicant.