Prospective Marriage visa and Partner visa

This visa is for married and de-facto partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and remain permanently in Australia.

This visa is broadly divided into two categories: Prospective Marriage visa and Partner visa, depending on the type of applicant’s relationship. These may include the following cases:


– Intended marriage: Prospective Marriage visa

– Married or De facto partner relationship: Partner visa

Qualifying partners are first granted a temporary visa. Following the completion of the eligibility period and criteria, a permanent visa may be granted.


Your sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, and able to fulfil the legal requirements. The applicant must meet health and character criteria, and fulfil the legal requirements.