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Old 08-20-2011, 04:21 PM
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Prospective Mariage or just Mariage in other country...

Hey Guys...
Me and my partner are thinking which way is better (mean easier, quicker)
to apply for partner visa. Prospective mariage is one of the option or maybe just get maried somewhere outside Australia, and then apply for right partner visa as a husband.
Do u have any ideas?

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Hi,

You can apply for a Prospective marriage visa and still get married in another country if you want. You just have to enter Australia within the 9 months after the visa grant, and once married (whether it be in Australia or somewhere else), you apply for a partner visa onshore.

If you prefer you can get married and then apply for a partner visa, but unless you get another visa to enter Australia in order to lodge the application onshore, you will have to lodge the application offshore.

The Prospective marriage visa is good because it is specifically for fiances. Also, it gives you the time to prepare evidence for the partner visa. Either way you will still need to apply for the partner visa (but don't worry, the price is the same, because people who used prospective marriage visas have a reduced partner visa price), but the prospective marriage visa is good because it lets you enter Australia legally to apply for the partner visa onshore and you get to stay in Aus while you wait.

Have a look at page 9:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf


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Hi,

You can apply for a Prospective marriage visa and still get married in another country if you want. You just have to enter Australia within the 9 months after the visa grant, and once married (whether it be in Australia or somewhere else), you apply for a partner visa onshore.

If you prefer you can get married and then apply for a partner visa, but unless you get another visa to enter Australia in order to lodge the application onshore, you will have to lodge the application offshore.

The Prospective marriage visa is good because it is specifically for fiances. Also, it gives you the time to prepare evidence for the partner visa. Either way you will still need to apply for the partner visa (but don't worry, the price is the same, because people who used prospective marriage visas have a reduced partner visa price), but the prospective marriage visa is good because it lets you enter Australia legally to apply for the partner visa onshore and you get to stay in Aus while you wait.

Have a look at page 9:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf

Hi Sarah.
Thank u for your info. Got a question about this part;

If you prefer you can get married and then apply for a partner visa, but unless you get another visa to enter Australia in order to lodge the application onshore, you will have to lodge the application offshore.

Is getting married outside Australia, and then applying for partner visa is easier and quicker? or it takes same time?


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Is getting married outside Australia, and then applying for partner visa is easier and quicker? or it takes same time?
If you get married outside Australia and apply for a partner visa after that, you will probably spend less time waiting for visas and it will be simpler because you only have to apply for one visa.
It is also cheaper to apply for the partner visa offshore.

- If you want to apply in your home country and are happy to wait there while a decision is made, get married and apply for the partner visa (when applying offshore you must be offshore for the grant)
- If you want to be in Australia with your partner while you're waiting for the partner visa, come over on a prospective marriage visa first (when applying onshore you must be onshore for the grant).

If you want to apply directly for a partner visa in Australia, you might get a tourist visa with a no further stay condition which would not allow you to apply for another visa.

If you apply for the PMV + a partner visa onshore, it'll come to $2960 ($1995 for prospective marriage + $965 for partner visa).
But a partner visa by itself offshore is $1995
Lastly, if you apply for the partner visa in Australia, but you came on a tourist visa, the price will be $2960.
Partner Category Visa Charges

As for processing times, these are just the standards:
Prospective marriage:
High risk country - 12 months
Low risk country - 5 months

Partner
Lodged in Australia

LW country - 6 months
HR country - 8 months
Lodged outside Australia
LW country - 5 months
HR country - 12 months
http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charter.../visas/5.0.htm


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need to be engaged to apply for prospective marriage visa?

Hey Sarah Thank u for your help again.
Got another question.
Do I need to be engaged to apply for prospective marriage visa?


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Hey Sarah Thank u for your help again.
Got another question.
Do I need to be engaged to apply for prospective marriage visa?
I think I replied to you in your other thread, but just in case you don't see it here's the answer.
Yes, "prospective marriage" means that there will be a marriage soon.
Basically once the visa is granted you have 9 months to get married (in or outside of Australia). Then you enter Australia within the 9 months, and before that time is up you apply for a partner visa as a married couple.

If you don't want to get married, you can apply for a partner visa as a de facto couple, that means an unmarried couple. The only thing is that if you want to apply for a partner visa as a de facto couple, you must have been living with your partner for the whole 12 months before applying.


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This is not an answer I was looking for Sarah. But Thank u


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This is not an answer I was looking for Sarah. Please dont reply to all my trheats coz id like to know idea from couple of diffrent peopple and I am tired of calling to immigration and wait for hours to get served. My question is clear and all i need is yes or no. And your answer is not clear at all. I know what means Prospective Marriage And yes I remember every single quote from booklet... Thank u Sarrah Have a good nite.
I thought she answered you perfectly

If you are applying for a PMV then it means you should already be engaged!

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This is not an answer I was looking for Sarah.
Please don't get angry, I was only trying to help. Yes you must be engaged, or really you must have the intention or marrying your partner in 9 months. I'll try to keep my English clear next time.


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Hi Lexo

I also think Sarah was pretty clear and takes the time to provide people with more than a yes or no answer, which has been invaluable for me and others im sure. Most of the time it's hard getting a straight answer from immigration so threads like these help alot of people get quick and thorough answers.

Regardless, I hope you got the answer to your question.

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