About the Prospective Marriage Visa
This Prospective Marriage Visa a temporary visa is for people who are outside Australia and are engaged to be married to an Australian permanent resident, citizen or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.
The visa is valid for 9 months during which time the applicant is expected to travel to Australia and marry their sponsor. Once they are married, they can apply for a subclass 820 partner visa in Australia.
You may be eligible for this visa if:
• You and your fiancé are at least 18 years of age
• You intend to marry a person who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen.
• You have met your fiancé in person
• You genuinely intend to marry your fiancé and live together as spouses
• Your marriage is intended to take place within the visa period.
You must be outside Australia to apply for this visa and when the visa is granted.
Once your visa is granted, you will be permitted to travel to, enter and remain in Australia for 9 months from the date of grant to marry your fiancé.
‘Couple’ visa applications need to be put together very carefully. In the last three years, the number of visas refused has steadily increased. It is imperative that you provide sufficient evidence to substantiate your relationship with your partner because the Department routinely experiences applications involving sham relationships as well as incomplete applications due to misunderstandings as to what is required.
We recommend that you engage the services of an experienced and registered migration lawyer to avoid disappointment.
The cost of this visa is currently $7,715, payable at the time you lodge your application.
An additional charge will be payable for each additional applicant you may wish to include in your application (currently $1,935 for each additional applicant under 18 years of age and $3,860 for each additional applicant over 18 years of age).
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