May 22, 2014

Aspects of Australian Prospective Marriage Visa

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When we talk about Australian Family Visas the Prospective Marriage Visa is the most common visa. This visa is entitled to those applicants, who wish to enter Australia to marry their fiancé. This visa can be obtained by the applicant for a period of nine months. The applicant must enter Australia with the mindset to marry his/her fiancé in the valid period f the visa i.e. nine months. Like other visas this visa has outlined eligibility criteria for obtaining the Australian Prospective Marriage Visa.

To be eligible for Prospective Marriage Visa, you should:

An Australian citizen; or

An Australian permanent resident; or

An eligible New Zealand citizen.

All Prospective Marriage visa applicants must be sponsored by their fiancé (e) who must be at least 18 years of age.

Prospective Marriage visa applicants are required to demonstrate that they:

personally know and have physically met their fiancé(e); and

are engaged to marry their fiancé(e); and

will marry their fiancé(e) within the visa validity period; and

intend to live in a genuine spousal relationship with their fiancé(e).

A Prospective Marriage visa must be applied for offshore and applicants are required to be outside of Australia at the time that the visa is granted.

All Australian visa applicants are required to satisfy health and character requirements.

Liberties the Visa Entitles.

May leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish before your visa ceases.

Can work in Australia.

Can apply for a Partner visa in Australia after you marry your fiancé (e).

Can study, but you will not have access to government funding.

May use Australia’s medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme, Medicare but only if you are in Australia and have already applied for a Partner visa.

This Visa is for people who are married, engaged or in de facto relation with an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen and want to live with their partner in Australia.