Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) lets migrants travel to Australia to marry their prospective spouses before applying for a Partner Visa.



Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) holders can:

  • Live in Australia for between 9 and 15 months from the visa’s grant date
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia as often as desired while the visa is valid


To apply for the Prospective Marriage Visa, candidates must:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be in a relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Have sponsorship from their prospective spouse
  • Intend to marry their prospective spouse before the expiry date of the visa
  • Be outside of Australia when applying for the visa
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements


No, applicants must be outside Australia when applying for the Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) and when Australia’s Department of Home Affairs decides on the outcome of their application.

Successful Subclass 300 Visa applicants will apply for a Partner Visa to gain permanent residence. The first step is a temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820), and the final step is an application for a permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801).

No, it is not. The Prospective Marriage Visa is temporary visa which allows holders to travel to Australia to marry their prospective spouses, and it’s usually valid for between 9 and 15 months.

Yes, candidates can include immediate family members when lodging their visa application. Candidates can also add dependent children after lodging their visa application but before Australia decides on their visa.

Family members included in the application must:

  • meet Australia’s health and character requirements, and
  • be outside Australia.

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