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.
More information is available from the Partner Migration booklet.
This 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.
You need a valid passport or other travel document for this visa. If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. If you get a new passport after you have lodged your application, give the details of your new passport to one of our offices. If you plan to lodge an online visa application, certified copies of original documents can be scanned and attached to your visa application through your ImmiAccount.