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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

"Which VISA do we need to apply for if we are both from overseas and wanting to get married in Australia?"

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

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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?

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

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

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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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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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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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Can I use my commemorative marriage certificate to get a Passport?

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No, you will need to apply for an Official Marriage Certificate to get a passport.

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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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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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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 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 is the purpose of The Asking?

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The Asking is used to verify if the bride and groom are getting married because they want to (and not because they were forced or mislead).

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What form do I need in order to apply to be married?

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You will need to complate a Notice of Intended Marriage.

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What does the term Impediment mean with regard to getting married?

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The term Impediment refers to any obstruction or hindrance (that may prevent the marriage from proceeding legally).

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Is it possible to have our wedding ceremony on a Melbourne tram?

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If you wanted to be married on a Melbourne tram, you would need to talk to Yarra Trams.

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How do we go about getting married in Australia?

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I am an International Marriage Consultant, so I can assist you every step of the way to being legally married in Australia.

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Where can I find a legal Civil Celebrant who performs marriages in Australia for couples from overseas?

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I am a legal marriage celebrant, with a wide range of expertise to ensure that you are legally married in Australia.

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Do I need to change my name after I am married?

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No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

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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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Can we live together prior to marriage?

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Yes, 80% of couples getting married in Australia (according to 2012 statistics), live together prior to marriage.

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