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Fiance Visa (Prospective Marriage Visa) Weddings

Where one member of a couple is resident overseas and is applying to immigrate to Australia on a fiancé (Prospective Marriage) visa, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires that you provide proof of your intention to marry and that you actually marry within 9 months of the visa being granted.

This means that you need to
  • make a booking for your wedding with an authorised marriage celebrant
  • Lodge a Notice of Intention to Marry with that celebrant
  • Obtain a letter from the celebrant advising the details of when and where you intend to marry.
I have extensive experience with assisting couples who are applying for this type of visa and  several Brisbane migration agents regularly send their clients to me. If you are looking to sponsor your partner please contact me to make an appointment and I will explain in detail. The process is actually quite simple once you know what has to be done.

At that meeting you will need to discuss a date for the marriage and complete the Notice of Intended Marriage. To ensure that all information provided in your application is consistent and accurate, you should also show me 
  • An original birth certificate
  • An original divorce certificate or death certificate of your late spouse if you have been married previously
  • Photocopies or scans of your fiance/fiancee's  documents
  • Pay the deposit (booking fee) for your ceremony so that I can confirm that you have made the booking (this fee is non-refundable and includes the cost of completing the Notice of Intended Marriage and the cost of the letter for the Department of Immigration)
I will then produce the official letter advising the Department of Immigration and Citizenship that you and your fiance intend to marry, the date and place for the proposed wedding (the suburb or city is sufficient), and that you have lodged the Notice of Intended Marriage and paid a nonrefundable deposit towards your eventual marriage ceremony.

Where necessary I will also provide confirmation direct to the case-officer handling your visa application or to your migration agent..

Should the Australian citizen/permanent resident who will be the sponsor also be overseas, or it be inconvenient for the Australian citizen/permanent resident to meet face-to-face with me, all of the above can be achieved without a meeting.

As a Marriage Celebrant authorised by the Commonwealth of Australia to perform civil marriages ceremonies, it will be my pleasure to assist you. However, I cannot provide you with immigration information or advise you about which visa you should apply for. I strongly advise you to seek advice about those matters from a registered Migration Agent.

Official Immigration Department  information about the
Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

Very happy with all the help and service Jenny has given us in this very long process over the last 2 years. Jenny had great knowledge and understanding of what it takes to do when bringing a fiancee to Australia from overseas. Jenny will not take short cuts or do anything that may jeopardize the success of the visa. We are more than happy to recommend Jenny - Graeme and Le Ha