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Prospective Marriage Visa holders

Media Release
Nick McKim 18 Aug 2021

The Greens welcome the news that holders of Prospective Marriage Visas, who applied more than 12 months ago, will be exempt from the travel ban.

"This is an epic win for couples who have been unfairly separated through the pandemic," Greens Immigration and Citizenship spokesperson Senator Nick McKim said.

"They already had to prove their relationships to the Department, and spent thousands of dollars on paperwork."

"Their relationships and marriages have been unnecessarily put on hold, and it's great they can now resume their lives together."

"Congratulations to the thousands of people who lobbied so hard for this result."

The Greens in June successfully moved a motion in the Senate calling on the Government to make holders of Prospective Marriage visas automatically exempt from the travel ban.

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