Australia has passed Migration Amendment (Prospective Marriage Visas) Regulations 2021 to allow Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) holders to enter and remain in Australia until 31 December 2022.
Governor-General David Hurley signed Migration Amendment (Prospective Marriage Visas) Regulations 2021 last week. This amendment would allow people on 300 visa to enter and remain in Australia until 31 December 2022.
According to the amendments, the visa is a temporary visa permitting the holder to travel to, enter and remain in Australia until 31 December 2022 if:
(a) the visa was in effect on 15 September 2021; and
(b) the holder is outside Australia on 15 September 2021.
Australian Department of Home Affairs says Prospective Marriage visa (Subclass 300) “lets you come to Australia to marry your prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa.”
With this visa, you can
- stay in Australia for between 9 and 15 months from the date of grant of visa
- work in Australia
- study in Australia at your own expense
- travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
If we grant you this visa and you and your spouse want to settle in Australia, apply for a Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801):
- after you are married, and
- before your Prospective Marriage visa ends
You will pay less for the Partner visa if you apply for it while your Prospective Marriage visa is still valid.
How long you can stay
This is a temporary visa. You can stay in Australia for the period specified in the visa grant letter. This is between 9 and 15 months from the visa grant date.
- include members of the family unit in your application when you apply
- add family members to your application after you apply but before we decide on your visa
Family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet our health requirements.
Find out what to do if your child is born after you apply.