Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa

This visa allows the partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen to join their Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen partner in Australia. This visa is applied by applicant's who are outside Australia at the time of application.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa

Prospective Marriage (Temporary) (Class TO) Subclass 300 Visa

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to join their Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident partner to marry.  You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa Work Rights in Australia

The visa holders have full work rights to work anywhere in Australia.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa Including Family Members

If you have children, they can also be included in your application.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa After Arriving in Australia

You must marry your prospective spouse before the visa period ends which is usually granted for 9 to 15 months.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa Application Fees

You pay A$7850 feed at the time of application and a reduced amount when you apply for 'Partner Subclass 820 Visa' after you get married to your spouse in Australia.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa Estimated Processing Time

Standard Stream: 75% of applications in 18 Months, 90% of applications in 23 months.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa Relationship Requirement

Partner Visa Relationship Requirement for Visa 300 Australia

You must intend to marry an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand. Your relationship can be with someone of same of different sex.

Meeting Relationship Requirement by Marriage

To meet the relationship requirement by marriage you and your spouse must both be committed to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others, your relationship with your spouse must be genuine and continuing, you must live with your spouse or do not live apart on a permanent basis and your marriage must be valid under Australian law.

Meeting Relationship Requirement by De facto Relationship of Over 12 Months

To meet the relationship requirement by de facto relationship of over 12 months you and your spouse must not be married, you are committed to a shared life to the exclusion of all others, your relationship is genuine and continuing, you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis and you are not related by family.

Meeting Relationship Requirement by De facto Relationship of Less Than 12 Months

The 12-month requirement also will not apply if your partner holds or held a permanent humanitarian visa, and your de facto relationship existed before we granted their visa, and your de facto partner told us about the relationship before we granted their visa.

The 12-month requirement will not apply if you are in a de facto relationship with a partner who is an applicant for a permanent humanitarian visa

The 12-month requirement will not apply if you have registered your relationship with an Australian authority such as a registry of births, deaths and marriages.

Meeting Relationship Requirement by Online Relationship

The time spent dating or in an online relationship might not count as being in a de facto relationship. You must have met your prospective partner after turning 18 to be able to lodge Prospective Marriage Cisa 300.

Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 Visa Document Checklist

For all applicants to be included in the application

1. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
2. If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
3. Provide an overseas police certificate from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16, any military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country.
4. Passport size photographs.
5. Medical examinations.

For Primary Applicant

6. Provide proof that you and your prospective spouse have met face-to-face as adults since turning 18 and know each other personally.
7. If you have previously been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.

For Sponsoring Partner

8. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, and proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
9. If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
10. Provide Australian Federal Police clearance certificate.
11. You must also provide 2 statutory declarations (Form 888) from people who know about your relationship, such as your partner's parents, family members, relatives or friends.