David and Rowena very kindly shared their good news with us here in Manila while waiting to finalise the CFO seminar. As well as a 6 week old baby, they also have a Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa, expertly managed by Down Under Visa of course.
They would like to recommend that others in the same situation also use Down Under Visa as their Registered Migration Agent for their Australian Partner Visa application.
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Rowena, David and little friend
“I want to come over to the Philippines and marry her, then I want to bring her straight back with me.”
I imagine I’ve written something on this topic before, but it needs to be covered again. I would say that Down Under Visa would get a couple of these requests every week. And I wish I could just say “Sure! We can do that!”, but I can’t say it because it’s not possible. In a fairer world? Yes. But that’s not the way the system works.
With Partner Visas and Prospective Marriage Visas, there are certain golden rules which we simply can’t get around. These are some of the issues Down Under Visa face every week.
The “must have met in person” rule.
This is set into law. Set in the regulations. You may say set in concrete, because there is no provision for waivers. If you don’t meet in person, you can’t successfully apply. It will fail. Continue reading
For Down Under Visa, this is by far the most popular visa. It’s also known as the fiancée visa, fiance visa, or the PMV. Technically, it’s a Subclass 300.
Why so popular?
It’s popular because it’s probably the more convenient, and causes the least stress. It gives the applicants 9 months to get a whole lot of important things done, and that’s not bad at all. When the visa is granted, you have nine months in which to marry. Continue reading
“She wants them to finish schooling in Philippines!”
“My mother wants them to finish schooling…….”
“[name of child] wants to finish schooling…..”
These are common reasons for Filipino children NOT being included as migrating dependents (aka “secondary applicants”) in Australian partner visa applications.