Can my fiancee obtain a tourist visa to visit me in Australia while her application for a subclass 300 prospective marriage visa is pending?
Technically, yes. Foreign nationals may apply for a tourist visa for entry into Australia while they are in the process of obtaining a subclass 300 prospective marriage visa.
However, in order to qualify for a tourist visa, your fiancee must clearly demonstrate she does not wish to become an immigrant and stay in Australia indefinitely. The Embassy will not approve her application for a visitor visa unless she can establish that she intends to return to her own country after a short visit to Australia in order to complete the fiancee visa process. If the applicant is in a romantic relationship with a prospective spouse from Australia, the Australian Embassy will likely assume that your fiancee intends to marry you in Australia while on a tourist visa, and that you wish to sponsor her to allow her to migrate to Australia and remain in the country permanently. This presumption may be extremely difficult to overcome.
Will my wife have to leave Australia after we get married?
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