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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

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

Related to Visa Immigration

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

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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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What is the minimum criteria for a Prospective Marriage Visa?

Related to Legalities

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

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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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Are there any alternatives to a Prospective Marriage Visa?

Related to Visa Immigration

Yes, your partner can travel to Australia on a holiday 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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Which VISA do we need to apply for if we are both from overseas and wanting to get married in Australia?

Related to Visa Immigration

If you are both from overseas and non-residents or citizens of Australia, you will most likely apply for a 3 month Holiday Visa. Please note that you will not be able to work in Australia whilst on a Holiday Visa.

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

Related to Visa Immigration

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

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

Related to Visa Immigration

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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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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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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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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Can you marry us in Las Vegas?

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No, I can only solemnise weddings within Australia, Australian Air Space or Australian waters.

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

Related to Visa Immigration

Yes, anybody can be legally married while in Australia.

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

Related to Legalities

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

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How much money will we save if we get married while on a Holiday Visa?

Related to Visa Immigration

You will save around $7,000. You need to talk to me first so that I can step you through the process. I charge a consulting fee for the priveldge, however you will save a fortune.

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What should I do if I am having second thoughts about getting married?

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It is common for brides (and grooms) to feel nervous or anxious prior to their wedding ceremony. In many cases the feeling of 'wanting to run away' dissipates after the ceremony. However, my best advice would be to seek the opinion of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor.

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What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?

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You will need an Official Marriage Certificate from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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What should a Celebrant do if either partner getting married is intoxicated during the Ceremony?

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The Celebrant should desist from completing any legal paperwork until the intoxicated partner is sober.

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Can I use my Australian Passport as proof of ID if I was born overseas?

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No, you must use either your overseas passport, or your Birth Certificate. If neither can be produced, then you will need to make a 'Statutory Declaration' stating why.

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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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