Prospective Marriage visa Extensions for COVID

PMV subclass 300 visa Refunds or Validity Extensions.

Some Prospective Marriage visa holders may be eligible for an extended period to enter Australia, or a refund, if unable to travel to Australia due to COVID-19 travel bans.

Prospective Marriage visa grants after 6 October 2020.

On 10 December 2020, regulations were made extending the visa validity period to 31 March 2022 for certain Prospective Marriage visa holders who are outside Australia and who held a Prospective Marriage visa at any time between 6 October 2020 and 10 December 2020.

Individual visa holders will be directly notified by the Department.

If you received an extension to your visa validity period, but you have not travelled to Australia as a holder of this visa, you may become eligible to request a refund of the Visa Application Charge (VAC) paid.

Prospective Marriage visas Expired before 6 October 2020.

If your Prospective marriage visa has ceased, and you were not able to enter Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions prior to it ceasing, and the visa has not been extended by the regulations made on 10 December 2020, you may be eligible for a refund of your VAC.

Immigration are currently working to finalise arrangements around how VAC refunds will be managed, with refunds expected to be available by late February 2021.

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