Category Archives: Tourist Visas

Are partner visas easier to get that tourist visas?

An enquirer asked me this today. The answer is: In some ways yes, in some ways no.

 

'Another 'undecided'.'

Partner Visas

There is about 8 times as much work in a partner visa. There is a lot more evidence required, more documents and more information. Normally it takes 1 – 2 months to prepare a thorough application for a partner visa or prospective marriage visa, and average of 9 months to process in the Australian Embassy in Manila. However if you’re ready to make your relationship permanent, then yes it’s the right way to go. Continue reading

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Visa Grant Averages – September-November 2014

As I stated in an earlier BLOG post, I’ll be putting up regular posts on how long visas are taking to be granted for Down Under Visa clients. Just note please that:

(a) This does not include visas not granted yet. This is only visas that have been granted.

(b) Partner visa averages are based on the last 3 months

(c) Tourist visa averages are based on the last 1 month Continue reading

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Getting a tourist visa, then a partner visa in Australia?

Getting a tourist visa, followed by an application for a partner visa in Australia?

Is this a good idea?

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You may have heard advice from some of the online advice pages, and even from some migration agents, that this is the best way to apply for a partner visa. Apply for a tourist visa to Australia, then get married then apply for a partner visa and the applicant gets to stay in Australia. Continue reading

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Tourist visas and Christmas – patience please!

Christmas comes but once a year……..

christmas stress

 

……and many of us are very glad it’s only once! Continue reading

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Why do you need a Philippines Specialist migration agent?

We at Down Under Visa specialise in Australian Partner Visas*  and Australian Tourist Visas for couples, and we specialise in visas from the Philippines for Australian men with Filipina fiancées and wives. Whilst we do the occasional visa from another country, 99%+ are from the Philippines.

*(Australian spouse visas, fiancée visas, marriage visas, de facto visas, and whatever else you may wish to call them)

philsaus Continue reading

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