If you are eying for your Thai fiance to come to Australia to live with you there permanently after your marriage, a prospective marriage visa aka Subclass 300 is the appropriate visa to obtain. Australian Email Address This visa provides your Thai fiance a 9-month stay in Australia coupled with privileges. However, within this allowed stay, Australian Email Address you have to marry her so that you maybe able to adjust her immigration status accordingly. Requirements. Australian Email Address It's necessary to show proof of genuine and on-going relationship and to show the sincere intention of both sponsor and the applicant to get married.
Benefits. Once granted the visa, your Thai fiancée can enter Australia even before she marries you. Australian Email Address The visa allows her a multiple entry to Australia within the allowed 9-months period of her stay. She can work in Australia with this visa. She can apply for a spouse visa after your marriage. Australian Email Address She can study though will not be entitled to government funding. However, she'll be entitled to Australia's medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme. You are therefore advised to keep every piece of evidence you have to establish your relationship. Australian Email Address These can be in the forms of photos together, email or correspondence exchanges, money transfer receipts, air tickets and others.
As the sponsor, you should be able to show proof of your financial capability to support your fiancée once she gets to Australia. Australian Email Address If you are incapable, you can have an Australian resident to act as the sponsor of your fiancée. Australian Email Address Your Thai fiancée has to lodge the appropriate application forms, together with all necessary supporting documentation and application charges, in person at the VFS Bangkok who in turn will submit it to Australian embassy for the processing and evaluation. Australian Email Address The evaluation process can take up to 3 to 4 months to complete.