What is prospective marriage visa subclass 300 visa for?
The prospective marriage visa is for the applicants who intend to marry their prospective spouse before the visa period ends.
Cost of prospective marriage visa subclass 300.
Base application fees for visa 300 is $8085.
Additional cost for applicant over 18 years old for visa 300 is $4045.
Additional cost for applicant under 18 years old for visa 300is $2025.
Location of the applicant at the time of the application prospective marriage visa subclass 300.
Applicant should be outside Australia at the time of the application of the subclass 300 prospective marriage visa.
Eligibility criteria of the prospective marriage subclass 300.
- Applicant of visa 300 must have turned 18 years old.
- The sponsor must not be a woman who was granted a subclass 204 Women at Risk Visa within 5 years of the application being lodged and the applicant was in a de facto/married relationship which was not declared to immigration or if they were divorced or separated.
- The prospective spouse who is sponsoring the applicant must be 18 years old and must have known each other personally and physically met each other since turning 18 years old.
- Both the 300 visa applicant and prospective spouse must have genuine intention to marry within the visa period and the minister needs to be satisfied that they genuine intention to stay together.
- There should be no hinderance to marriage due to Australian laws.
- The sponsorship of the visa 300 applicant must have been approved by the minister at the time of the decision of the application.
- The Australian spouse must give consent to the department to share any convictions with the sponsored spouse. If the convictions have been nullified, quashed or the prospective spouse pardoned without conviction they are to be disregarded.
- The visa 300 applicant needs to satisfy the minister that the person is of good character and does not pose any security risk to Australia.
- The visa 300 applicant should not have any commonwealth debts or should have made appropriate arrangements to pay them off.
- The visa 300 applicant needs to satisfy the health criteria and needs to take a medical assessment.
- The visa 300 applicant needs to have genuine intention to stay permanently in Australia and satisfy the minister that she has support from members of the family unit and should not pose any costs on Australian community.
- Applicant of visa 300 must have a valid passport.
- No bogus documents should have been provided in the current subclass 300 application and in the last 3 years before the application, applicant’s visa should not have been cancelled due to bogus documents, misleading or false information.
- In the last 10 years, subclass 300 applicant should not have their visa refused for failing to satisfy the minister of their identity.
- Applicant of visa 300 should not have been deported due to character concerns.
- If the subclass 300 applicant is removed from Australia as an unlawful non-citizen, 12 months must have passed unless their compelling and compassionate circumstances affecting Australia’s or their citizens/permanent citizens interests. This includes New Zealand citizens.
- For secondary applicants of 300 visa who have not turned 18 years of age, the law of the country permits their removal, and the minister should be satisfied that the visa is in best interest of the applicant.
Location at the time of the grant of prospective marriage visa subclass 300.
The applicant of subclass 300must be outside Australia at the time of the grant of the prospective marriage visa.
Duration of the prospective marriage visa subclass 300.
The prospective marriage visa is granted for at least 9 months but not more than 15 months. If nothing is mentioned on the visa, then it is 9 months.
Visa Conditions for prospective marriage visa subclass 300
- The applicant of the prospective marriage visa must make the first entry before the date specified.
- Condition 8515: The holder of the 300 visa must not enter a marriage or a de facto relationship before entering Australia
- Condition 8519 and 8520: The visa 300 holder must marry within that period with the sponsor.
- Condition 8502 may be imposed which states that the subclass 300 holder must not enter Australia before the date specified by the minister.
Limitations in certain circumstances on the sponsors of the prospective marriage visa.
The sponsor should not in the last 5 years from the date of the previous application until the grant of the new visa, have sponsored another person as a spouse or de facto partner. The sponsor should not similarly have been sponsored by someone else as a spouse or a de facto partner within last 5 years. Unless there are compelling circumstances affecting the sponsor, the following restriction on the sponsor stays.
To stop the misuse of one contributory parent visa holder sponsoring the partner after the grant of the visa, the minister must not approve the sponsorship application for at least 5 years from the grant of the contributory parent visa.
Regulation 1.20KB and 1.20KC.
If the sponsor has been convicted for serious crimes, the sponsor may not be eligible to sponsor a spouse for the prospective marriage visa. Please contact us at Oracle Immigration Consultants in Bundoora, Melbourne, or Geelong to see if you are affected by this limitation.
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