At Down Under Visa we take mistakes in documents very seriously. We have to! Our job is to manage your Australian visa application, and to see you get a visa grant and be on your way to Australia. Mistakes in documents can lead to serious delays, or worse! If the Case Officer in the Australian Embassy in Manila considers you have made false statements or submitted bogus documents (fake documents) then your visa application may be refused! You may also face a 3 year ban, or even a 10 year ban if they cannot establish your identity.
I think you’ve all read my few articles on the Down Under Visa BLOG Page about the risks in making false statements and submitting bogus documents (PIC 4020). Any logical person knows that this is fraud, and especially knows that Australian Government Departments take a dim view of this. Some countries have a fairly relaxed attitude and a certain “moral flexibility”, however Australia is not one of those countries. And the Immigration people are no exception.
One of the problems in the Philippines is that it is difficult for the average Aussie to get their head around bogus documents, because Aussies are not used to this. We’ve seen movies where forgers are men in long coats who hold their meetings in dark alleys. If your Filipina wife or fiancée did not have a meeting down by the waterfront in a dark alley, then the paperwork must be just fine! She got it from the Government office, so surely it must be the real deal! Continue reading
I’m going to tell you something about several incidents that happened with Down Under Visa clients lately.
These are actual incidents that happened in the last week. We protect client confidentiality very closely, however I will explain these incidents without including the names or any identifying information that would cause a breach of confidentiality. I think it’s far too important NOT to tell these stories so as to protect other clients from possibly making these mistakes. Continue reading
We have clients with this problem all the time at Down Under Visa.
In the Philippines they have a different attitude towards being accurate. Not like in Australia where everything has to be perfect. No one cares too much if the dates are right or if the spelling is right. And in the government offices like the NSO (National Statistics Office), the NBI (National Bureau of Investigations), they are no better. Continue reading
Considering bending the truth in your Australian visa application? Leaving a few things out? Changing a few facts to look better? Strongly suggest that you don’t!
Partner visas, family visas and even tourist visas must meet something known as Public Interest Criteria 4020 (PIC 4020). This is a “standard” that must be met, or otherwise they will refuse the application. I’ve explained all of this in detail in the following posts:
Seriously bad outcomes, which we really want you to avoid! Continue reading