What is the Prospective Marriage Visa in Australia?

The Prospective Marriage Visa Australia (commonly known as the Fiancé visa or Prospective Partner visa Australia) is a temporary visa which allows the holder to travel to Australia to marry their Australian partner. After you are married you would look to apply for a Partner visa to take the next steps to obtain your permanent residence.

A Prospective Marriage Visa Australia is valid for 9 months from date of grant.In this time you must both marry your Australian fiancé and also prepare and submit your Partner visa application.When you arrive in Australia on your Prospective Partner visa Australia you will be entitled to full work rights for the duration of the visa.

How long does it take to get a Prospective Marriage visa for Australia?

One of the questions we are asked most often is “How long does it take to get a Prospective Marriage visa for Australia?” The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. As the Prospective Marriage visa can only be applied for offshore it is usually processed offshore, and one of the biggest variables is where your fiancé lives. The Prospective Marriage visa Australia processing time varies greatly from Embassy to Embassy.Processing times can also vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • whether the applicant has lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents
  • how promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
  • The current backlog of pending cases.
  • how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
  • how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements

Currently the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) has noted that the Prospective Marriage visa Australia processing time will be as follows: About 75% of applications will be processed within 15 months, and about 90% of applications will be processed within 19 months (at November 2019).

Can you apply for a Prospective Marriage visa while in Australia?

No, you must be outside of Australia when you lodge your Prospective Marriage / Fiancé visa application. For many types of Partner visa the applicant can be inside or outside of Australia when they make their application, but this is not the case with the Prospective Marriage visa.

How much is a Prospective Marriage visa?

The Prospective Marriage visa Australia cost is currently $7715 (at November 2019). Please note this is only the flat rate and you may be asked to pay additional costs to cover requirements such as health assessments, police certificates, Biometrics, and translating documents (where necessary). Also note that the Prospective Marriage visa Australia cost is not static, it changes from time to time.  The fee last went up in July 2019.

If you wish to add additional family members to your application, an extra fee will be imposed upon your visa application. You can add dependent children to your application and the cost will depend on the age of each added dependent.

Our professional Australian Partner visa services are designed to ensure that each Fiancé, Partner or Marriage visa application that we prepare is lodged in the prescribed manner, meaning it is complete, accurate, and easy to review so that the examining DOHA case officer is encouraged to approve the application quickly and, potentially without conducting an interview with the applicant and/or their Australian sponsor. We encourage you to take advantage of our professional expertise to avoid unnecessary delays or even refusal in the processing of your immigration case. Contact us today! Written by Luke ©2019

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