Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)
The primary purpose of this visa is to allow you (The Applicant) to enter Australia to marry your fiance and live as husband and wife. Your relationship must be a genuine relationship. You must genuinely intend to live with your fiance as husband and wife after you are married.
If you are a resident of a country outside Australia and intend to enter Australia on a Prospective Marriage Visa to marry your fiance, your fiance must be one of the following:
- An Australian Citizen.
- An Australian permanent resident
- An eligible New Zealand citizen.
- You must enter Australia before you marry your fiance.
- You must marry your fiance before your visa expires (nine (9) months after the visa is granted).
- After your marriage, before your Prospective Marriage Visa expires, you may apply for a partner (spouse) visa if you intend to remain in Australia.
Prospective Marriage Visa Letter
You and your fiance will need to complete and lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage form with your marriage celebrant. This form is available on this website. Your marriage celebrant will then provide you with an official ‘Prospective Marriage Visa Letter’ that you will need to submit with your application for your Prospective Marriage Visa at the Australian Embassy in your country. You need to allow a minimum period of three (3) months for this visa to be processed. In some countries it may take longer.
Criteria For Marriage
- You must be of the opposite gender of your fiance. Same sex marriages are prohibited in Australia.
- To be eligible for marriage, you must be 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18 but over 16 years of age, you will need a Court Order permitting you to marry your intended spouse. If your fiance in Australia has not reached the age of 18 years but is over 16 years of age, they will need a Court Order permitting them to marry. In that case, they must be an Australian citizen and their parent or guardian must be your sponsor.
- Your marriage in Australia must be conducted by an authorised marriage celebrant in accordance with the Marriage Act of Australia 1961. You may choose to have either a civil or a religious marriage ceremony.
- Character and Penal Clearance.
- Assurance of Support.
- Australian Values Statement.
- Evidence of Genuine Continuing Relationship.
For the above requirements see the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.
For further enquiries about getting married in Perth WA, contact: Robert Whately
Marriage Celebrant Perth WA
Marriage in Australia
Mob: 042 316 7662
For further information about the Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300), contact:
The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship,
836 Wellington Street
West Perth WA 6005