Prospective Marriage Visa
The PMV, as it is commonly called, is for overseas fiancés of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens. You can only apply for this visa if you are offshore.
Partner visas are for husbands, wives, de-facto partners and same-sex partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens. For newly married couples this is two stage process. The first stage is a two-year provisional visa, followed by your permanent visa if you meet the requirements.
- Partner Visa Refusals on the Rise
Partner visa application fees are very expensive at A$6,865. If your visa is refused you lose this money.
Partner visa refusals are on the increase as the Immigration Department crackdowns on fake or sham marriages and contrived relationships. It is part of its general crackdown on migration fraud. Unfortunately, innocent couples are being caught in the net. The main cause of these visa refusals in not enough evidence of a genuine relationship and long-term commitment. Due of a large number of fake marriages and sham marriages discovered by the Department, case officers now need a more broad-based and holistic approach.
Parent visas are for the parents of settled migrants in Australia. To be eligible, a parent must have either at least the same number of children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents normally resident in Australia, as children who live in their home country, or a greater number of children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents normally living in Australia than are the number of children living in any other country.
There are two streams:
- The Contributory Parent visa
- Parent visa
Aged parents over pension age (currently 65) can apply in Australia.
Child visas are for the children of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are born overseas.
Jeremy has never lost a partner visa case. It makes sense to let him assist you and guide you through the process of getting your partner visa the first time.
Contact us for further information and assistance on Partner and Family Visas.
Registered Migration Agents MARN 0107902