subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa holders and COVID

PMV Grants and COVID-19.

Getting a subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage) visa grant during the COVID pandemic has not always been easy, and it is also possible that it is not the best the best thing to get it granted.

Most have been unable to travel to Australia, even with the visa.

There have been a few lucky ones though.

Twenty One Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders were granted travel exemptions, between 1 August 2020 – 27 September 2020, under the “immediate family of an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident” category.

A few more (under 5) Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders were granted a discretionary exemption on compassionate and compelling grounds.

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But unfortunately, another 51 Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders, between 17 March 2020 and 27 September 2020, had their visas expire without being able to travel to Australia.

The majority of the lucky ones might be those who have not been granted yet, and who hopefully get the grant as soon as border restrictions are removed.

Source: Freedom of Information Request FA 20/09/01303

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