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.
A Prospective Marriage Visa 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 the Prospective Marriage visa. Once you are married, you will be eligible to apply for permanent residence through a partner visa.
In order to be eligible for a Prospective Marriage 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.
Once your initial partner application is granted, you will be entitled to:
Please review the Department of Home Affairs current global processing time at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/300
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.
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 http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees
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.
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