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Getting Married to Stay in Australia (Prospective Marriage Visa)
Tim Manger
Civil Marriage Celebrant

Are you current traveling on a Visa and considering marrying someone to stay in Australia?

What is a Prospective Marriage Visa?

A Prospective Marriage Visa allows you entry into Australia, and potentially marry your intended fiancé (utilising your visa's nine month validity period). In order to meet certain criteria, your fiancé must be one of the following:

Important Note: As the partner or fiancé of an Australian citizen (Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen) you do not automatically become a permanent resident in Australia. If you want to become a permanent resident in Australia, you will need to apply for a permanent visa. You will then be re-assessed against the legal criteria for the grant of that visa.

It may also be worth noting that there is an application fee for a Prospective Marriage Visa, which does not get refunded if your application is unsuccessful (or if you withdraw your Visa application after lodgement). The application fee covers yourself and any family members included in the application.

Being issued with a Prospective Marriage Visa means you:

  • Must enter Australia before you marry your fiancé
  • May leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish (before your visa ceases - 9 months after being granted)
  • Can legally work in Australia
  • Can apply for a Partner visa in Australia (after marriage to your fiancé)
  • Can study in Australia (but you will not have any access to government funding)
  • May use Medicare (Australia's medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme), but only if you are already in Australia and have applied for a Partner 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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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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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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How much is your fee for a Visa related marriage?

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My fee varies, depending on whether you have applied for (or are in the process of applying for) a prospective marriage visa, have completed a Notice of Intended Marriage, or require certain correspondence for your Immigration Agent

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How do I know if should select your Fast and Simple ceremony?

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Couples who choose this package generally have a need to be married within the shortest possible time-frame (often relating to Visa, pregnancy, health, employment, financial or legal issues), and are generally happy to select a simple venue (usually at home)

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