Prospective Marriage Visa For Same Sex Couples In Australia

Did you have a romantic rendezvous on your vacation abroad?

Have you been chatting with a sexy man on the other side of the world?

Have you met your dream woman?

Are you a member of the LGBTIQ Community?

Same Sex Prospective Marriage Visa

For Australian citizens, long distance same sex relationships can be difficult, even more so if they are international. If you really want to take your relationship to the next level, you and your same sex partner would probably like to live in the same country, together?

Unfortunately, the Australian Immigration authorities (Department of Home Affairs) does not hand out visitor visas to just anyone. Many single men and women who come from non industrialised nations have difficulty obtaining visitor or student visas. They cannot hop on a plane for a visit, to meet their lover, and those that can visit easily, such as Europeans may not obtain permission to work in Australia. Obtaining a temporary visa to visit Australia can prove difficult.

As an Australian citizen or permanent resident you may sponsor your same sex partner to come to Australia on a Prospective marriage Visa. This is now possible since the Yes vote result of the same sex marriage plebiscite in November 2017.

When the visa has been approved your future spouse can come to Australia and the gay couple should marry. Marriage then qualifies your same sex partner to take the next step and apply for permanent residency.

The Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) process, like most immigration processes, is not quick and some people may find it complicated. As Registered Migration Agents (RMA) we can help you through the process. Here are some of the important steps involved: