The Prospective Marriage Visa 300 allows people to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse. This visa is only available to applicants outside Australia. Applicants within Australia will not use this visa. If you are granted this visa, you need to marry your prospective spouse and apply for a Partner (subclasses 820 and 801) visa before your Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) expires. Once you are granted a visa 820 or 801 you can apply for Medicare and move onto becoming an Australian permanent resident.
Watch the video to learn more about visa 300. Our Migration Lawyer Hanh Ho reviews the visa process, common questions, issues and answers.
Getting married in Australia is an easier process then marrying overseas, for this reason the Propective Marriage visa 300 gives applicants nine months to organise their weddings. The visa 300 has a number of advantages for people wanting to marry thier partners in Australia.
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You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia (if this applies to you? Our Migration lawyer maybe able to help waive this condition or advise you on an alternative Visa).
This visa is only vaild for 9 months as it is only issued for the applicant enough time to get married to their partner. This visa cannot be extended. However, once the holder is has married their partner the holder can and needs to apply for a Partner Visa 820 / 801 (READ MORE) to continue staying in Australia beyond the 9 month limit of the Prospective Marriage Visa 300 condittion.
Extending a Prospective Marriage Visa 300?
A lot of clients ask, can they extend a visa 300? The short anwser is NO. The visa is only valid for 9 months, this visa cannot be extended. However, once the holder has married their partner the holder can and needs to apply for a Partner Visa 820 / 801 (READ MORE) to continue staying in Australia beyond the 9 month limit of the Prospective Marriage Visa 300 condittion.
Have you been refused a Tourist or Partner Visa due to using unreliable services or an inadequate visa application? We are here to help you solve the problem.
As the Prospective Marriage Visa 300 leads to the permanent Partner Visa 801 there are various costs associated with this visa depending on each applicant’s circumstances. Applicants can also add all their dependent children to their own application.
Getting your visa lodged and processed as soon as possible can help you reduce your department application fees for your visa 820. (READ MORE) If you marry your prospective spouse and lodge your Partner visa application before your Prospective Marriage visa expires, you may pay a reduced department fee. However, if you do not lodge your Partner visa application before your Prospective Marriage visa expires, you will pay the full visa 820 fee.