|Overview||This visa lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa.|
|Cost of application||From AUD7,715 for main applicant|
|Duration of visa||9 months from the date of grant of visa|
|Uses of this visa||
|Eligibility||Applicants must meet the following requirements-
Limitations on Sponsorship
You might not be allowed to be a sponsor if you held one of the following visas, in certain circumstances.
Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) or Partner visa holders
Usually, you cannot sponsor someone for this visa if:
- you were sponsored for, and granted, a Partner visa or Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) that you applied for less than 5 years ago, or
- you have sponsored more than 1 other person for a Partner visa or Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) that they applied for less than 5 years ago
You might still be able to sponsor someone for this visa if there are compelling circumstances – for example, if:
- your previous partner died or left the relationship and you have young children
- you have been with the applicant for more than 2 years
- you (or the applicant) have dependent children
Contributory parent visa holders
You cannot usually sponsor someone for this visa if you:
- were granted a Contributory Parent visa after 30 June 2009 and
- the applicant was your spouse or de facto partner before we granted you that visa, and
- it has been less than 5 years since we granted you that visa
Woman at Risk visa holders
You can’t sponsor an applicant for this visa if you were granted a subclass 204 visa in the 5 years before they applied and:
- they were your spouse or de facto partner when you were granted that visa, but you are now divorced or permanently separated, or
- they were your spouse or de facto when you were granted that visa but you did not notify the Department of Immigration about them at the time
Your Marriage Obligations
- You must enter Australia on the Prospective Marriage visa before the date specified on your grant letter.
- You must have married your prospective spouse before your Prospective Marriage visa expires.
- You can get married in Australia or any other country. Your marriage must be valid under Australian law.