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Prospective Marriage Visa

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A Prospective Marriage Visa allows fiances of Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia citizens to travel to Australia, marry their partner and apply for a partner visa.

Prospective Marriage Visa

What is a Prospective Marriage Visa?

If the applicant and sponsor have met in person at least once but don’t have sufficient evidence of their relationship they may consider applying for a prospective marriage visa.

This visa, commonly known as the prospective marriage or fiancé (e) visa. It is for persons wishing to come to Australia to marry their spouse, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible NZ citizen.

This is a temporary visa which allows the holder to remain in Australia for up to 9 months, during this time the couple must get married. The couple is required to prove that they have met each other at least once in person.

Prospective Marriage Visa Requirements
Sponsorship

The applicant has to be sponsored by an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia.

Identity

The applicant and sponsor must show proof of their identification, such as a passport, birth certificate, and, if available, a national identity card.

Health Assessment

The applicant and sponsor must show proof of their identification, such as a passport, birth certificate, and, if available, a national identity card.

Character Test

Both sponsor and applicant require to provide good character(police) checks.
Police checks are necessary for each nation where they have resided for 12 months or more (cumulatively) in the previous ten years. Unless there are considerations in their favor, somebody with a significant criminal record (typically a jail sentence of more than 12 months) fails the character test.

Must Have Met in Person

The applicant and sponsor must show proof that they have met in person at least once. Itineraries for flights and images of the pair are examples of this.

Genuine Intention to Marry

The applicant and sponsor must demonstrate that they intend to marry within 9 months of receiving the proposed marriage visa. A letter from a marriage celebrant verifying the submission of a notice of intention to marry is usually lodged.

Intention to Live Together as Spouses

Both the applicant and the sponsor must demonstrate that they are serious about living together as a married couple. This includes written statements demonstrating their joint commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others, as well as their true and ongoing partnership. When evaluating their dedication, the following factors will be taken into account:

  • The relationship’s financial aspects
  • The character of the family
  • The relationship’s social aspects
  • The nature of one individual’s devotion to the other
No Impediment to the Marriage

The applicant and sponsor must demonstrate that Australian law does not prevent them from marrying. Single status certifications will normally be required from both the applicant and the sponsor. If you were previously married, you will also need a divorce certificate.