New Travel Exemption for Holders of Prospective Marriage visa
Great news for some Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders who can now travel to Australia.
If you applied for a subclass 300 visa on or before 18 August 2020, and you have been granted your subclass 300 visa, you are eligible for an inwards travel exemption from 18 August 2021.
You must hold the Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa and your visa application must have been lodged at least 12 months before submitting a travel exemption request.
This means if you applied for a subclass 300 visa on or before 18 August 2020, and you have now been granted your subclass 300 visa, you are eligible for an inwards travel exemption on 18 August 2021.
As holders of Prospective Marriage (Subclass 300) visas are not necessarily deemed immediate family members their requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. A person’s intention to marry their fiancé is not enough to satisfy the definition of de facto partner.
Australia’s borders are currently closed and entry to Australia remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel to Australia is only available if you are exempt or you have been granted an individual exemption.
Contact Assent Migration Lawyers to help you navigate the new travel exemptions.