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Overview This visa lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa.
Visa type Temporary
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
  • stay in Australia for up to 9 months from the date of grant of visa
  • work in Australia
  • study in Australia at your own expense
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • If you wish to settle in Australia, you can apply for the Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801) after you are married and before the Prospective Marriage visa ends. If you apply before the Prospective Marriage visa ends, you will pay less in terms of Partner visa application costs.
Eligibility Applicants must meet the following requirements-
  • For applicants: have a sponsor (who is usually your partner)
  • Be 18 years or older for your relationship to be recognised under Australian law
  • Meet the  health requirement
  • Meet the character requirement
  • Pay your debts to the Australian Government
  • Consider the best interests of the child
  • Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused when you were in Australia
  • For sponsors: be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • For sponsors: provide information on relevant offences by providing police certificates
  • For sponsors: not have any limitations on sponsorship (see ‘limitations on sponsorships’ below)

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.