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The advice forums (English)

There are a lot of forums on the internet where people talk about Australian visa applications. Anyone on the forum is able to discuss experiences and give advice about getting visas. The people who give the advice are usually some Australians or Filipinos who applied for their own visa, or maybe they are waiting on their own visa. They have no qualifications but they tell others what they should do.

At Down Under Visa we are all the time hearing our clients questioning what we tell them because they read on a forum something different. Some of this advice is a little bit wrong, but some of it is dangerous and could get your visa refused. Continue reading

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Identity fraud and fake documents, and how they can ruin your life!

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:

https://downundervisa.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/australian-visa-applications-a-we-tolerate-no-mistakes-b-and-the-issue-of-fraud/

https://downundervisa.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/australian-partner-visas-fraud-and-identity-theft/

Seriously bad outcomes, which we really want you to avoid!  Continue reading

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Australian visa refused? What should you do?

What should you do if you have a refusal for an Australian Partner Visa or Australian Tourist Visa?

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Refusals happen! They happen regularly!

Australian Migration Law is based on Commonwealth legislation. Each visa class and visa subclass is written into the Migration Regulations (Cth) 1994. The criteria they use to decide whether to grant or refuse is written into those Regulations, and this is what they use to decide whether to grant a visa application or not. If the application shows that the applicant (and sponsor, when it’s a partner visa) meets those Regulations, then the visa is granted. If it does not? By Law they must refuse it!  Continue reading

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Australian Visa “Information Series” videos

For those who would rather watch a video than read BLOG posts, Down Under Visa have produced the INFORMATION SERIES, which is a series of 12 short videos explaining various issues relating to Australian visa applications.

Tourist visas, child visas, partner visas and prospective marriage visas, as well as dealing with Registered Migration Agents.

All these topics are discussed by Jeff Harvie, our Registered Migration Agent.

Please enjoy, and please feel free to share with those whom you feel may benefit.

And please share the link on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

 

DOWN UNDER VISA – INFORMATION SERIES

 

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Be responsible with your Australian Visa Application

I just want to share some thoughts with you. We at Down Under Visa DO care about the outcome of each and every application that we manage. We KNOW that there are real people there, and we know all too well what the anxious pit-of-stomach fear and worry feel like, because we’ve been through it all ourselves. I get particularly annoyed when I see clients simply not helping themselves.

To the men:

There is a common side-effect of having a lovely young lady in your bed with you, and it happens all the time. Being in love and having babies seems to go together. You would think that most people would look at the world around them and this reality would be all too obvious to them. And don’t get me wrong! I love kids. But there’s a time and a place! Continue reading

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