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Prospective Marriage visa

This visa lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa.

With this visa you can

  • Stay in Australia for up to 9 months from 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

How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa. You can stay in Australia for up to 9 months from date of grant of visa. The visa period starts on the date it is granted.

Cost

The visa costs AUD7,715 for the main applicant.

Processing times

We process,

  • 75% of applications in 16 months
  • 90% of applications in 22 months

Your application might take longer to process if:

  • you do not fill it in correctly
  • you do not include all the documents we need or we need more information from you
  • it takes us time to verify your information

We can’t process your application if you don’t pay the correct visa application charge. We will notify you if this is the case and if necessary return your application.

Your marriage

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.

Eligibility

  • Have a sponsor
  • Be at right age, must be 18 year old or elder when you apply for visa.
  • You must meet our health requirement.
  • You must meet our character requirement.
  • Pay your debt to Australian Government
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
  • Best Interest of the child
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