Who is this visa for?
This visa allows fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter Australia for 9 months to marry their fiancés. This is a temporary visa only.
Within the 9 months, the applicant must marry their fiancé. If the married couple decide to remain in Australia, the applicant has to apply for a Spouse visa. The Spouse visa can be applied for after marriage and will entitle the applicant to remain in Australian permanently.
The Spouse Visa
You can apply for this visa from either inside or outside Australia. Applicants are required to meet the requirements of the visa to obtain a successful visa grant. The Spouse visa has two stages: temporary and permanent. Firstly, applicants are to apply for a temporary visa and remain on the visa for 2 years. The relationship is assessed again after the 2 year period and a permanent residency will be granted if the relationship has continued and is deemed genuine. Click here to find out more >
What will this visa let me do?
The Prospective Marriage visa entitles the applicant to enter Australia before marrying their fiancé. This visa also allows travelling in and out of Australia for the 9 month period. Visa holders can work and study in Australia with no restrictions.
After marrying, the applicant has the ability to apply for the Spouse visa.
Basic Visa Requirements
To be eligible for a Prospective Marriage visa, the applicant must be engaged to be married to:
- an Australian citizen
- an Australian permanent resident
- an eligible New Zealand citizen
To apply for this visa, the applicant and sponsor must be at least 18 years old.
To be eligible for the Prospective Marriage visa, applicants must provide evidence of the following:
- personally know the fiancé
- have physically met the fiancé since turning 18 years old
- will marry their fiancé within the 9 month period
- will live in a genuine and committed relationship with their fiancé
This visa must be applied for outside of Australia. The applicant must also be outside of Australia at the time of the visa grant.
Health & Character
All Australian visa applicants must meet the health and character requirements by providing evidence such as medical clearance/s, Australian police clearance/s, international police clearance/s etc.
The government charges for visa application can be found here.