Following Australia’s legalisation of same-sex marriage laws, same-sex couples can now apply for a Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa.
The Prospective Marriage Visa Option is designed for couples intending to marry in Australia and enables your partner to stay in Australia for up to nine months while applying for a Partner Visa.
The Prospective Marriage Visa allows you to:
- Work in Australia
- Study in Australia (at your own expense)
- Travel outside of Australia as many times as you want in most cases
In order to apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa, your relationship with your partner will need to meet certain criteria. To understand if you are eligible for a Prospective Marriage Visa or other partner visa options, get a free visa assessment here. You can also call our Registered Migration Agents on (08) 9221 3388 or contact [email protected]
Under new legislation from 9 December 2017, same-sex couples are now able to apply for a visa as a partner’s ‘spouse’ as well as a ‘de-facto partner’. Click here for more information about partner visa options.
Source: The Department of Home Affairs