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How long can my partner stay in Australia on a Prospective Marriage Visa

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How long can my partner stay in Australia on a Prospective Marriage Visa?

Related to Visa Immigration

9 months, however they are unable to receive Australian Government benefits in that time.

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What is a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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A Prospective Marriage Visa allows you entry into Australia, and potentially marry your intended fiance (utilising your visa's nine month validity period).

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Are there any alternatives to a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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Yes, your partner can travel to Australia on a holiday VISA.

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What are the advantages of getting married whilst on a Holiday Visa?

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The major advantage is cost. A Prospective Marriage Visa is currently $7,000AU, whereas a Holiday Visa is only $30AU.

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What is the major advantage of applying for a Holiday Visa as opposed to a Proespective Marriage Visa?

Related to Visa Immigration

Cost. A Holiday Visa is $30AU, and Prospective Marriage Visa is $7,000AU.

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How is it possible for my overseas partner to stay in Australia for 2 years after marriage?

Related to Visa Immigration

Once you are married, you will immediately apply for a Provisional Partner Visa, which will be valid until your Permanent Partner Visa is either accepted or declined.

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Once we are married how long does it take to get a Permanent Partner Visa?

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It takes about 2 years to be eligible to apply for a Permanent Partner Visa.

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If we are both from overseas should we apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa?

Related to Visa Immigration

No, you cannot apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa if you are both from overseas. At least one of you needs to be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen. Furthermore, your partner cannot be in Australia, when appplying for the Prospective Marriage Visa.

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Is Divorce the only way a marriage can be legally dissolved?

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No, a marriage can also be terminated if one partner dies, or one partner claims nullity.

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What is the minimum criteria for a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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In order to meet certain criteria, your fiance must be, An Australian citizen, An Australian permanent resident, An eligible New Zealand citizen.

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Are there any negatives to getting married whilst on a Holiday Visa?

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Yes, the partner who is on the Holiday Visa will be unable to work whilst in Australia, whilst the VISA is only for 3 months, so the marriage would have to be solemnised as soon as the partner arrived, in order to allow for marriage processing time.

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How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed?

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My belief is that the laws regarding Gay Marriage in Australia will be drmatically constested over the next decade, with a possible modification to the Australian Marriage Act.

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What is the biggest negative when applying for Holiday Visa to be married in Australia?

Related to Visa Immigration

The 2 major drawbacks of the Holiday Visa, are that your partner cannot work whilst in Australia, and also the VIsa is only valid for 3 months. Sometimes the marriage may not be solemnised in time to meet the deadline of the Visa.

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Do I automatically become an Australian Citizen once I am married?

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No. If you want to become a permanent resident in Australia, you will need to apply for a permanent visa.

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Do the witnesses at my wedding ceremony need to be Australian Citizens?

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No, as long as they are a minimum of 18 years of age.

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What is the latest time a bride can arrive at her ceremony?

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Whilst there is no actual time, any longer than 15 minutes would be impolite.

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Can you legally marry us outside Australia?

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No. For marriages to be legal in Australia, the ceremony must be solemnised within Australia or within Australian territorial waters.

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Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia?

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The Act that needs to be modified to allow same sex gay marriages (in Australia) is the Australian Marriage Act 1961.

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Why do I have to complete a Statutory Declaration?

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You are required to complete a Statutory Declaration, to declare that there is nothing (as far as you are aware), that is impeding your marriage to your partner.

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If I am an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident can my overseas partner apply for a Holiday Visa to get married in Australia?

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Yes, a Holiday Visa is definitely the cheapest option, but there are a few negatives. Please contact me so that I can step you through the process.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Hindu and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslims and Hinuds.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Buddhist and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslim and Buddhist couples.

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If my partner is travelling on a Holiday Visa can they be legally married while they are in Australia?

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Yes, anybody can be legally married while in Australia.

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How long should our Marriage Vows be?

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Although there is no actual rule of thumb, vows should be kept relatively short. I suggest no longer than a few paragraphs (at the most).

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Does Australia recognise foreign marriage?

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Yes, as long as the marriage was conducted legally in the country of origin, and that an original marriage certificate can be produced. However, there remains certain types of marriages that are not recognised in Australia, such as Same Sex unions, and underage (under 18) marriages.

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