Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Papua New Guinea

How to Apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Papua New Guinea in 2023

 

The fiancé visa for Australia is a temporary visa that allows the Papua New Guinean 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 Papua New Guinean 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 Papua New Guinea Citizen. The fiancé visa application process can take several months to complete for someone from Papua New Guinea, 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 Papua New Guinea, you will need to provide evidence that you and your Papua New Guinea Citizen partner are in a genuine relationship:

 

  • Proof of your relationship history, such as photographs and emails between you and your Papua New Guinean partner

  • Evidence of shared financial responsibilities between you and your Papua New Guinean 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 Papua New Guinea who can attest to your relationship

  • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency

  • Police check from Papua New Guinea

  • Medical examination taken in Papua New Guinea

 

The Prospective Marriage Visa for Australia from Papua New Guinea Subclasses:

Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage Visa

 

This is a temporary visa that allows the Papua New Guinean 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 Papua New Guineanapplicant and their Australian partner must be aged 18 or over.

  • Couple must be engaged and intend to marry within 9 months of the Papua New Guineanapplicant’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 Papua New Guinean applicant must meet health and character requirements

  • The Australian partner must provide a sponsorship undertaking for their Papua New Guinean partner

 

 

Subclass 309 – Partner (Provisional) Visa

 

This is a provisional visa that allows the Papua New Guinean 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 Papua New Guinea or elsewhere) when they apply for this visa, but can enter Australia as soon as the visa is granted. Once in Australia, the Papua New Guinean applicant will have to apply for a permanent visa (subclass 100 or subclass 801) once they are eligible.

 

Requirements for the 309 visa:

 

  • The Papua New Guineanapplicant 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

  • Papua New Guineanapplicant must be outside of Australia when they apply for this visa.

  • Papua New Guinean applicant must meet certain health and character requirements.

  • The Australian partner must provide a sponsorship undertaking for the Papua New Guinean partner

 

To apply for this visa, the Papua New Guineanapplicant 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 Papua New Guinean 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 Papua New Guinea

Key Points

 

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

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

  • Papua New Guinean 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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