What’s next after the Prospective Marriage Visa?

What happens after your Prospective Marriage Visa is granted?

If you are uncertain, don’t worry, this question is often asked by the couples we work with; you have lodged the application, the Prospective Marriage Visa has been granted and you wonder what steps you need to take next on your Partner Visa journey.

From the time the visa is granted, you have a period of nine months in which to get legally married in Australia to your Australian partner, so you have lots of time to plan that perfect wedding… Actually, depending on the level of bridezilla… You’ll need to tame the bridezilla so this wedding can be organised & enjoyed before the Prospective marriage visa expires.

One tip for organising a wedding in Australia, as soon as you say the “W-Word” (Wedding) the price goes up, so be aware 🙂

What happens next, after we are married?

Once you are married, it’s back to the boring visa stuff I’m afraid. You then need to look at preparing and collecting the information you will need for your Subclass 820 Visa application.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay the crazy $7k Visa application charge again, subsidized application fees for the Subclass 820 Visa application apply if you are already a Prospective Marriage Visa holder.

At this point, if you have any questions or think this applies to you, we suggest you contact a Registered Migration Agent for expert advice. Freedom Migration can help; if you would like to find out more, please add your questions to the comments section below. We would love to connect with you and remember, it is never too early or too late to get good advice.

IMPORTANT: Please note, this does not constitute Immigration advice. Always seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent before applying for an Australian Visa. Migration Law is constantly changing. This information is accurate only at the time of publication.

  • Dave says:

    Hi I have been wanting to sign up for the Partner Visa Academy but haven’t been able to get a clear understanding as to wether it will work for the prospective marriage visa?

    • Avelyn Chen says:

      Hi Dave, yeah the Partner Visa Academy will work for a Prospective Marriage Visa, we actually have an extra module for prospective marriage visa clients. Once you are in the Academy, Grace the PVA manager will give you access to the extra module. If you have any other questions then please sign up for a free live demo.

  • William says:

    If ur intended partner is on the last 3 months of her multi entry FA CLASS 600 has just married her partner n is going home can she return question how long before she returns n can she still return on another 1 year multi entry visa

    • Avelyn Chen says:

      Hi William, I’m not 100% sure of your question, are you asking if your partner can apply for a second Subclass 600 multiple entry visa after this one runs out?

  • Alex says:

    What is advisable, to wait while VISA 300 is getting processed, to apply first to VISA 300 and then apply for Visitor VISA 600 or first to apply for VISA 600 and then VISA 300? Thank you

    • Avelyn Chen says:

      Hi Alex, good question, firstly if you apply for the 600 first are you concerned you will have an 8503 condition? Or are you also considering an 820?

  • Rutebuka says:

    I have a PR
    and my fiancé she’s in overseas in Rwanda what can I do
    Can I start her visa process before married because we’re getting married in December ?

    • Emma Drynan says:

      Hi Retebuka, really great question, in a complex situation like this the best thing you can do is have a visa planning session with our team and we can give you a strategy that you can start to implement now to get your partner here. Please call our office on 07 3063 1200

  • Dhanraj says:

    hi, after marriage in Australia is it necessary to go for subclass 820. Cant we apply direct PR. kindly clarify.

  • Alex says:

    My fiancé prospective marriage visa was just granted, when she comes to Australia what does she have to do so the government/custom knows she is on this visa now?

  • Kelly says:

    where can I find the prospective marriage live demo? I am also looking to sign up to the academy and want to ensure it will answer all my queries for PMV application rather than the PV

  • Mimi says:

    what happens if you dont get married within the 9 months of the PMV validity? We had to postpone our wedding twice due to lockdowns (Melbourne). thanks

  • About the Author Avelyn Chen MARN1800051

    I was born in Changsha (China), lived in Wuhan (China), and moved to Singapore when I was 8. So I speak Mandarin and Singlish. I might also speak a bit of Cat. I studied law and now specialise in migration law.