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Hello,

I just had a few questions about the Prospective Marriage Visa.

1. I'm from the US and I was wondering how long the PMV takes to be granted.

2. Researching I came along the information that you're given a case manager. Is that included in the 6000 fee? Is that separate? How much are we looking at?

3. What do I need for police checks? Background checks?

4. Health checks? Like a physical?

I just want this to all go super smoothly. Can anyone give me an example on how they did it and what they needed for this visa? I don't want to not be granted it. Thank you in advance!
 

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The visa costs $7000. Might be worth looking at DIBP website and downloading the partner booklet and having a read.

You will need your state police check and FBI and if you have lived anywhere else in the world for more than 12 months, you will need a police check for there also.

For the medical you need to go see an approved medical practitioner who specialises in the medical for immigration to Australia.
 

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The visa costs $7000. Might be worth looking at DIBP website and downloading the partner booklet and having a read.

You will need your state police check and FBI and if you have lived anywhere else in the world for more than 12 months, you will need a police check for there also.

For the medical you need to go see an approved medical practitioner who specialises in the medical for immigration to Australia.
How exactly do I obtain a police check and FBI and how do I know if the doctor is approved for that?
 

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I applied fro the US in January, $7000 AUD. We recently got a Case Officer in late September. Since then I have spent about $800 USD on the remaining documentation that was requested. Still waiting at 10 months, and it could very well take a year or longer... It's not cheap, and it's not quick... Nor is it a sure thing, non refundable.
 

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Hello,

I just had a few questions about the Prospective Marriage Visa.

1. I'm from the US and I was wondering how long the PMV takes to be granted.
From the DIBP website - 75% Of applications are processed in 13 months. 90% in 18 months.

2. Researching I came along the information that you're given a case manager. Is that included in the 6000 fee? Is that separate? How much are we looking at?
It's included.

3. What do I need for police checks? Background checks?

4. Health checks? Like a physical?

I just want this to all go super smoothly. Can anyone give me an example on how they did it and what they needed for this visa? I don't want to not be granted it. Thank you in advance!
https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa...rriage-visa-(subclass-300)-document-checklist

This has all your info.
 

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Wait times can vary drastically and the wait times now may not be the wait times later. When I applied, my visa was ready to be granted in just over 3.5 months. A friend that applied in Feb this year has just been asked to leave Australia for the grant, so that's about 9.5 months of waiting.

The fee is $7000 but there is a secondary fee of $1170 to apply for the 820/801 (after the 300 grant, you must enter Australia once before marrying, then you marry, then you apply for the onshore partner visa all within the 9 months of your visa grant date).

Those are just application fees (you don't pay extra for a case officer in inmigration to process your application). A registered migration agent is recommended for those that are not familiar with the process and those do cost money, just like you pay a mechanic to work on your car.

In addition to the application fees and the optional RMA fee (if you choose to use one instead of doing the app yourself), there are fees to acquire any needed documents you may not have, a fee for the medical, fees for background checks from your state and then from the FBI, and so on. Plus airfare to enter Australia once your visa is granted (you must do this before you can marry, but after you enter you can marry anywhere in the world).

The medical and police checks are very specific. You should read through the above links to make sure you do them properly. Tip: it's very easy to apply first and then print th required form for the medical to nake your appt with an approved practicioner.
 

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2. Researching I came along the information that you're given a case manager. Is that included in the 6000 fee? Is that separate? How much are we looking at?
The case manager is just the immigration officer that looks at your application and makes the decision on a grant or not. Included in the $7,000 fee. Some applicants never even know who it is, if the application is good, and approved without questions. Others, who get asked for more info, do get to know who it is.
 
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