Prospective Marriage Visa

The Prospective Marriage visa, also referred to as a fiancé visa, is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia for between 9 and 15 months from date of grant, to marry your potential spouse.


Unrestricted Work Rights

Study in Australia

Pathway to Permanent Residency

Less Stringent Evidentiary Requirements than the Partner Visa

Allows for travel in and out of Australia

Facilitates an application for a Partner Visa (Subclass 820 and 801) after marriage

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Other Types of Partner Visas

There are two types of Partner Visas:

Onshore Partner Visa

Subclass 820 Partner Visa (Temporary)

This visa is applied for whilst in Australia and will permit you to remain in Australia with your partner/spouse until a decision is made on your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).

Offshore Partner Visa

Subclass 309 Partner visa (Provisional)

This visa is applied for from outside Australia and will allow you to live temporarily in Australia until a decision is made on your permanent Partner visa (subclass 100).

Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa to Permanent Residency

The below timeline outlines briefly the relevant steps to achieve permanent residency through the Prospective Marriage Visa pathway:

Step 1

Apply for Subclass 300

Step 2

Wait for your Visa Grant

Step 3

Arrive in Australia and get married within the visa validity period

Step 4

Apply for Onshore Partner Visa;

Step 5

Permanent Residency application decided on

No. A primary criteria of this visa dictates that both, the applicant, and sponsor must have met physically before applying for a Subclass 300 visa.

As your visa allows you to travel in and out of Australia, you are not limited to having your wedding in Australia.

You must be outside Australia when you lodge your application.

Not necessarily. Our expert lawyers will review your previous refusal and evaluate whether the refusal will affect your current application.

Yes, you can include dependent children under 18 in your application. You may also be able to include children, over 18, provided that they are still fully dependent on you.

In these circumstances, you/your fiancé will need to leave Australia before the visa expires or look into alternative visa options.

Yes, you can work whilst in Australia in usual circumstances. However, we recommend that you check your specific visa conditions before undertaking work.

No, you will no longer be eligible as you do not meet the criteria and may need to consider switching to an onshore partner visa application.

Yes, you may apply for another short-term visa to enter Australia.

Current processing Time

The general processing times set by the Department for a Prospective Marriage Visa are as follows:

Subclass 300 Processing times

75% of applications: 24 months
90% of applications: 28 months


75% of applications: 24 months
90% of applications: 31 months

Individual processing times for any given application may vary depending on an applicant’s specific circumstances, their country of origin, as well as the quality of the application lodged with the Department of Home Affairs, i.e., a decision ready application in compliance with all legislative and policy criteria.

Prospective Marriage Visa Costs

  • 300 Partner Visa Application AUD 7,850

    Paid directly to the Department of Home Affairs at time of application: Visa application fee of $7,850 for the main applicant, $3,930 for any dependents over 18 and $1,965 for each child under 18.

  • 820/801 Partner Visa Application by 300 Visa Holder AUD 1,310

    The visa application fee of $1,310 for the main applicant, $600 for any applicant over 18, and $325 for each dependent under 18.

  • Medical Examination Cost Varies

    Paid directly to the panel clinic/hospital that undertakes the medical examination for the applicants.

  • Police Checks Cost Varies

    Paid directly to the relevant authorities that issue national/state level police/character checks for the applicants/sponsor.

Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa

Covid-19 Concessions

If you have applied for a Subclass 300 visa offshore, the COVID-19 concession period allows you to be granted a Subclass 300 visa in Australia if you meet all other visa criteria. Exempt individuals include:

  • Visa applicants who made their visa application outside Australia before the end of the COVID-19 concession period, but have been in Australia during that period, will be able to have their visa granted in Australia if all the other requirements for the visa are met.
  • Any applicant who is outside Australia and who meets the usual visa grant requirements will be able to be granted the visa outside Australia (as per the current process). 

Applicants who come to Australia after the end of the COVID-19 concession period will not be able to be granted their visas while they are in Australia. The COVID-19 concession period started on 1 February 2020 and will remain in place during the pandemic until further notice.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Further, this info is subject to constant change based on any changes in the law, and therefore, is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute a solicitor-client relationship. The reader should consult with an immigration lawyer prior to lodging any application as each lawful case may be different.