Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) Granted Within 4 Months | The Importance of a Decision Ready Application

January 24, 2018

In August 2017 a client approached Immigration Solutions Lawyers to figure out how best to bring his fiancé to Australia. The client’s fiancé was a citizen a well-known high risk country.

The client and his fiancé had met online in March 2017 and in person for the first time in May 2017. Shortly after meeting the couple were engaged and formed a deep and genuine relationship. The client’s partner attempted to come and visit him in Australia, applying for a visitor visa. This visa application was refused on the grounds that she did not meet the genuine temporary entrant requirement. Visa refusals can weigh heavily against visa applicants in the future.

Due to the fact that the couple had only known each other a brief time and had not resided together it was advised that they would not be able to satisfy the stringent requirements and evidence threshold for the Subclass 801/20 Visa application.

Immigration Solutions Lawyers worked with the client and his fiancé to lodge a Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300). Immigration Solutions Lawyers lodged a decision ready application and addressed the visa applicant’s former visa refusal directly.

The usual processing times for the subclass 300 visa are approximately 12-17 months. Immigration Solutions Lawyers lodged the client’s application at the end of September 2017 and to our clients delight the visa was granted less than four months later in early January 2018.

Using a reputable law firm to submit a decision ready and water tight application can help your visa application get picked up quickly by the Department.

The Department of Home Affairs now prioritises decision ready applications. Speak to Immigration Solutions Lawyers today to see how we can assist you or a loved one in obtaining a visa.