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Australian Partner Visas. Should you include the kids?

Many Australian men get into relationships with Filipina ladies who are single mums. I married a single mum myself, and did so happily. I never had a problem with accepting and loving a child as my own, just because I wasn’t the original father. Being a dad is more a matter of heart and principle than it is of biology. And for yourselves, the addition of a child makes an instant family. More love all round.

With Australian Partner Visas and Prospective Marriage Visas, there is an option to include dependent children in the same application. They are known as “secondary applicants”, and adding them is generally fairly easy. They get the same visa as their mum at the same time. Continue reading

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How do we deal with Down Under Visa?

We often meet with confusion about how to deal with us as migration agents, because most people have never done this before. It’s a step into the unknown, and there are often a lot of assumptions. Fortunately for us it’s NOTHING new. We submit literally hundreds of Australian visa applications every year, and 99%+ of these are applications with Filipino visa applications and Australian sponsors. This is what we do!

Do you need to go to our office? You can if you want. (Note that we see people BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.) However I would say 95% of our Australian visa applicants, we never meet in person. This is the electronic age! Emails are lightning-fast, and give you written records of questions-asked and advice-given. And documents can be couriered. You won’t turn up at our office with all your visa requirements anyway. Nobody ever does. We need to assess you further before we give you a customised and comprehensive list of visa requirements (documents and evidence of a genuine relationship), and it takes time to gather all of these things. We don’t do rush-jobs, because we do actually care about the outcome of your visa application, and we want your Filipina wife or fiancée to go to Australia to be with you.  Continue reading

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