Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Niger

How to Apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Niger in 2023

 

The fiancé visa for Australia is a temporary visa that allows the Nigerien fiancé of an Australian citizen or permanent resident to enter and remain in Australia for up to 9 months. During this time the couple must get married and then apply for a spouse / partner visa to remain in Australia indefinitely.

 

Eligibility for an Australia Fiance Visa in 2023

 

In order to be eligible for a fiancé visa, the Nigerien and Australian couple must have been in a ‘genuine and continuing’ relationship for at least one year, and must show evidence of this. The couple must also meet certain health and character requirements, and the Australian partner must provide a sponsorship undertaking for the Niger Citizen. The fiancé visa application process can take several months to complete for someone from Niger, and the visa itself is valid for 9 months. The engaged couple must marry within 9 months of the Prospective Marriage Visa being granted.

 

To prove eligibility for a Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Niger, you will need to provide evidence that you and your Niger Citizen partner are in a genuine relationship:

 

  • Proof of your relationship history, such as photographs and emails between you and your Nigerien partner

  • Evidence of shared financial responsibilities between you and your Nigerien partner, such as bank statements and joint bills

  • Proof of joint travel, such as plane tickets

  • Affidavits from friends or family members in both Australia and Niger who can attest to your relationship

  • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency

  • Police check from Niger

  • Medical examination taken in Niger

 

The Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Niger Subclasses:

Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage Visa

 

This is a temporary visa that allows the Nigerien fiancé of an Australian citizen or permanent resident to enter and remain in Australia for up to 9 months. During this time the couple must get married and then apply for a spouse visa to remain in Australia.

 

The requirements for the 300 visa are:

 

  • The Nigerienapplicant and their Australian partner must be aged 18 or over.

  • Couple must be engaged and intend to marry within 9 months of the Nigerienapplicant’s arrival in Australia

  • The couple must have met in person and be in a ‘genuine and continuing’ relationship

  • The Australian partner must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • The Nigerien applicant must meet health and character requirements

  • The Australian partner must provide a sponsorship undertaking for their Nigerien partner

 

 

Subclass 309 – Partner (Provisional) Visa

 

This is a provisional visa that allows the Nigerien partner of an Australian citizen or permanent resident to live in Australia while they wait for a decision on their permanent partner visa. The partner must be outside of Australia (either in Niger or elsewhere) when they apply for this visa, but can enter Australia as soon as the visa is granted. Once in Australia, the Nigerien applicant will have to apply for a permanent visa (subclass 100 or subclass 801) once they are eligible.

 

Requirements for the 309 visa:

 

  • The Nigerienapplicant and their Australian partner must be aged 18 or over

  • They must be in a genuine and continuing relationship

  • The Australian partner must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Nigerienapplicant must be outside of Australia when they apply for this visa.

  • Nigerien applicant must meet certain health and character requirements.

  • The Australian partner must provide a sponsorship undertaking for the Nigerien partner

 

To apply for this visa, the Nigerienapplicant must submit a completed application form along with all required supporting documentation, including evidence of the relationship. The visa application fee must also be paid. This is a provisional temporary visa. Once the Nigerien applicant is in Australia, they will have to apply for a permanent partner visa (subclass 100 or subclass 801) once they are eligible to Immigrate to Australia.

 

Prospective Marriage Visa

Apply for the Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Niger

Key Points

 

  • The Australia Partner Visa for Nigerien Citizens can enter and remain in Australia for up to 9 months

  • The Nigerien Citizen can work and study in Australia while you on the Prospective Marriage Visa

  • Nigerien Citizens can travel in and out of Australia while on the visa as long as you do not stay outside of Australia for more than 12 consecutive months

  • Marry your Australian partner within 9 months of arriving in Australia

  • Apply for a permanent partner visa (subclass 100 or 801) once you are married.

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