Partner & Marriage Visas
Covering visa sub-classes: 820 & 801, 309 & 100 and 300.
Partner Visa (820) & Partner (Provisional) Visa (309)
Both the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) and the Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) allow you to live in Australia if you are the spouse or de facto partner of:
- an Australian citizen;
- an Australian permanent resident;
- an eligible New Zealand citizen.
You must be in a genuine and ongoing relationship. You must live with your partner or, if you do not, any separation must be only temporary.
Both parties must freely consent to the relationship.
In some circumstances the visa can be granted where your partner relationship has ended.
While for subclass 820, you must be in Australia when you apply and also when this visa is decided, for subclass 309, you must be outside Australia when you apply and also when the Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) is granted. You can be in or outside Australia when Partner visa (subclass 100) is granted.
Please be aware that the average processing time for this Partner Visa 12 to 15 months.
Prospective Marriage Visa (300)
The Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) is for people who want to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse. It is a temporary visa for nine months. You must be outside Australia when you lodge your application and when the visa is granted. You can have the wedding in any country: the wedding does not need to be in Australia.
To be eligible for Prospective Marriage Visa:
- You must be sponsored by your prospective spouse.
Your prospective spouse must be:
- At least 18 years of age and either:
- An Australian citizen, or
- An Australian permanent resident, or
- An eligible New Zealand citizen.
- You must have met your prospective spouse in person, as adults.
- You must know them personally.
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must show proof you genuinely have the intention to marry your prospective spouse within nine months after the visa being granted.
The Prospective Marriage Visa allows you to:
- Enter Australia before you marry your prospective spouse;
- Travel in and out of Australia as often as you want;
- Work in Australia, although some employers might not hire people with temporary visas;
- Study in Australia, but with no access to government funding for tertiary study;
- Apply for a Partner visa, in Australia, after your marriage.
Contact Mobile Migration Consultancy for the full eligibility details of the Prospective Marriage visa.