Prospective Marriage Visa (SUBCLASS 300)

Prospective Marriage Visa (SUBCLASS 300)

Those who are engaged and intend to marry an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, or a citizen of New Zealand who meets the eligibility requirements are granted the prospective marriage 300 visa.


The visa permits the candidate to apply for the Partner (subclass 820 and 801) visa throughout their nine-month stay in Australia.

Benefits Of Prospective Marriage Visas

Being a prospective marriage 300 visa holder, you can

  • Visit or stay in Australia till the time visa is valid
  • Study (at own expenses) and work in Australia
  • Travel outside Australia for infinite times

Note: New Zealand passport holders must inform immigration officer if they have a valid Prospective Marriage visa. Otherwise the officers may grant a subclass 444 visa, which affects the aspects of partner visa application in the long run.


Eligibility Criteria

For Visa Applicants

  • You must be 18 years old or more
  • You must be outside of Australia at the time of lodging an application and when the visa is granted
  • You must meet the relationship criteria
  • You must be sponsored by your fiance/fiancee
  • You must meet health and character requirements
  • You must repay or have arrangements to repay the outstanding debts to the Australian Government

For Sponsors

  • You must be the fiance of visa applicant
  • You must not hold or have held certain visas

As a sponsor, you must also take the responsibility for

  • The money that your fiance owes the Australian Government
  • Your fiance’s obligations to their employment in Australia
  • Your fiance’s compliance with the conditions of the visa


Family Members

You can include dependent children or stepchildren in your application. Your family members can have the same rights and visa conditions that are applicable to you once they are granted this visa.

Visa Class

Partner Visa

As the name suggests, this is a visa for married partners (i.e. opposite-sex spouses) and de facto partners (including those in a same-sex relationship) of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and remain permanently in Australia….

FAQs About Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is a temporary visa for individuals who intend to marry an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. It allows you to enter Australia, stay for up to nine months, and marry your partner.

You can apply for this visa if you are engaged to an eligible partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, and you plan to marry within the visa’s validity period.

Yes, you can apply for the Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) even if your partner is already in Australia on a different visa.

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is usually valid for up to nine months from the date of grant, during which you are expected to marry your partner.

Processing times can vary. It’s recommended to check the official Australian government website for the most current processing time estimates.

You and your partner need to show that you have enough financial resources to support yourselves during your stay in Australia without relying on public funds.

Yes, you need to be formally engaged to your partner before applying for the visa.

Yes, you can include dependent children in your application. They will be granted the same visa subclass as you.

Required documents typically include evidence of your relationship, identity documents, police clearance certificates, health assessments, and more. The specific documents can vary based on individual circumstances.

Health insurance is not a mandatory requirement for this visa, but it’s strongly recommended to have health insurance to cover any medical expenses during your stay in Australia.

Yes, you can work in Australia with a Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300), but it’s important to note that this visa is primarily for the purpose of marriage and not for work.

Once you are married, you can apply for a different visa type that suits your situation, such as a Partner Visa, to remain in Australia.

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is usually a single-entry visa, allowing you to enter Australia once.

If the engagement is called off or you do not marry your partner within the visa’s validity period, you would need to leave Australia before your visa expires.

There is no specific quota mentioned for this visa subclass. The number of visas granted can vary based on demand and other factors.

Extension of the Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is generally not possible. If you need more time, it’s advised that you leave Australia and reapply if necessary.

There are no English language proficiency requirements for the Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300).

No, the application fee is generally non-refundable, regardless of whether the visa is granted or not.

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is specifically for those who intend to marry their partner. If your partner does not intend to marry, this visa might not be suitable.

The Bridging Visa that comes with the Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is usually a Bridging Visa A (BVA), which allows you to remain lawfully in Australia while your Prospective Marriage Visa application is being processed. The conditions can include work rights if you previously held work rights on another visa.

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