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Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

The Prospective Marriage Visa (or fiancé visa) is a 9-month temporary visa which allows applicants to travel to Australia to marry their Australian partner. Once married, you would look at applying for a partner visa to obtain your permanent residence within the visa validity.

It is valid for nine months from date of grant, during which you are expected to marry your sponsor. You will be entitled to full work rights for the duration of this visa. Once you are married, you will be eligible to apply for permanent residence through a partner visa.

Visa Criteria for Prospective Marriage Visa

In order to be eligible for this visa, you must meet the following criteria:

For a Prospective Marriage Visa, you must be outside Australia both at the time of application and time of decision.

With the subclass 300, you can

Once your initial partner application is granted, you will be entitled to:

Processing Time for Prospective Marriage Visa

Please review the Department of Home Affairs current global processing time at

Do I have to marry in Australia?

As your visa allows you to travel in and out of Australia as many times as you wish while your visa is valid, you are not restricted to have your wedding in Australia.

How much does a prospective marriage visa cost?

The Partner Visa fees are usually not refunded if the application is unsuccessful; or if you decide to withdraw your application after you have lodged it.

To check the Government visa application charge, please access


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What happens after I obtain this Visa?

You can arrive in Australia on your prospective marriage visa. You are not permitted to get married with your sponsor prior to your initial entry into Australia on the prospective marriage visa.

Would you like to know more about your prospects for a visa?

Eligibility is the most important step in determining whether a person may meet the legal criteria for a visa application and one consultation could save you money.

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