One step closer to your partner in Australia with a subclass 300
A Prospective Marriage visa is a temporary visa to help you and your partner to live in Australia and to proceed to a permanent partner visa. Therefore, having knowledge about this visa is the very first step for you two to be together. So, why is this Subclass 300 visa important?
What is a prospective marriage visa – Subclass 300?
This is a temporary visa which only allows applicants to apply outside of Australia. A subclass 300 visa lets you come to Australia to marry your partner within 9 months before continuing with a Partner visa subclass 820/801.
Benefits of a Subclass 300 visa
With this visa, you can officially:
- Stay in Australia up to 9 months from the day you come to Australia.
- Travel within Australia and have multiple entries between your country and Australia.
- Include your family members (detail below).
- Study and work in Australia.
- Have a great opportunity to immigrate to Australia and become Australian citizen if you meet all the requirements.
- Sponsor family members to Australia if they meet all requirements.
Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300 requirements
To apply for a prospective marriage visa, you and your partner must meet the following requirements:
- Must be 18 years old or older when you apply for your visa.
- Applicants (you and your family members) who apply for the visa must be sponsored by your partner.
- Family members who apply with you must meet the requirements of health and character.
- Have no debt to Australian Government.
- Not have had a visa cancelled or application refused.
In the future, applicants may be required to have a certain English level to apply for a Subclass 300 visa.
At VEM, our Australian English program will help you to meet the English requirements.
For your partner:
- Must be an Australian citizen/ an Australian Permanent Resident/ a eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Must meet the limitation of partner sponsorship (can sponsor only 2 times)
- Must provide information on criminal records.
- In the last 5 years, have not sponsored anyone or have been sponsored.
To apply for an Australian prospective marriage visa, you and your partner must provide evidence to the DHA, otherwise your application may be refused:
- Prove that you have met your partner face – to – face since you turned 18 years old.
- Must know each other personally and intend to live as partners.
- Have written statements about you and your partner’s history of the relationship.
- Meet the financial requirements: using a joint bank account, regularly transferring money or sending gifts to each other, etc.
- Provide photos of you and your partner living, travelling and spending time together, receipts of flight tickets, hotel reservations, etc.
- Have a long – term commitments:
- Plan on buying non – current assets such as properties, cars, etc.
- Discussion about the future such as: wedding, travel plan, etc.
- Photos with friends, hanging out with families, etc.
Your applications may be refused if
- There is an arrangement in your marriage.
- You met your partner as a child and the marriage was arranged.
- You meet your partner online and do not have any commitments.
Include family members on your Subclass 300 visa
- You can include your immediate family members in your application when you apply.
- You can also add family members after you apply for your application but must be before the DHA decision.
- You must meet health and character requirements.
- Your children who make the application with you must be under 18 years old or under 23 years old but still dependent on you.
Cost of a Subclass 300 visa
The visa application fee is 7,715AUD (not including 1.4% surcharge). There will be other costs for police checks and health checks.
Each family member will also be charged to apply for the visa with you.
Directly contact our consultants for advice on the application fee.
Processing time for a prospective marriage visa
There is no specific processing time for a Subclass 300 visa. However, with our experience, VEM’s consultants estimated the processing time will be around 9-12 months depending on your application.
Contact us for the update of the processing time.
Advice from experts during your application for a Subclass 300 visa
There are applicants whose applications are delayed or refused because of not submitting a proper application and sufficient documents Do not let your applications be refused.
Use a right service to assist you with your visa application to avoid unexpected consequences.
Let VEM, an Australian qualified migration agency, assist you. We will have a thorough consultation with you according to your circumstance and professional help with your application process.
Follow VEM’s website to stay up to date on new adjustments about Prospective Marriage Visa.