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Down Under Visa’s valuable resource


Twice yesterday I had clients contacting me telling me about some difficulties their lady was having.




A common occurrence we find at Down Under Visa is that the lady applicants for Australian visas are too shy to contact us. So when they’re not sure about something, they instead email the Australian sponsor. Being good men (as all Australian men are…..we all know that!) they try their best to help. And when they can’t, they email me or they email Jeremy about it. And sometimes this can go back and forth, and yes sometimes this can lead to frustration. Continue reading


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Tourist visas and Christmas – patience please!

Christmas comes but once a year……..

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

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Filed under Australian Visa Applications, Tourist Visas, Visa Grants

A Committed Relationship and Australian Partner Visas

If you have made any enquiries of Down Under Visa about a partner visa or prospective marriage visa, you will have heard the expression “committed relationship”.




What does this mean? How do we prove it? And why do we need to? Is it really any of their business?

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Filed under Australian Visa Applications, Partner Visas - Offshore, Partner Visas - Onshore, Practical Issues

Can I get a 1 year tourist visa for my Filipina lady?

You want a tourist visa for your Filipina girl to Australia? If you look on the Department of Immigration website, you will see that tourist visas are “available for 3, 6 or 12 months”.

Looks easy! You love each other, right? 12 months sounds like the go. “I’ll have a 12 month tourist visa, please!”, and wrap it up too! Continue reading


Filed under Australian Visa Applications, Practical Issues, Tourist Visas

Why is it hard to get a visa to Australia?

It can come as quite a shock to Australians when they first apply for an Australian Tourist Visa or Australian Partner Visa for their Filipina girlfriend (or fiancée or wife) when they realise it’s not just a formality. It’s so easy for Aussies to go to most countries. Most don’t require visas at all, and those that do? Usually just a few questions, and you get a sticker in the passport. Easy stuff. Philippines? You arrive and you can stay for 30 days. If you want to get the visa extended, it’s easy.

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Filed under Australian Visa Applications, Fiance Visas, Partner Visas - Onshore, Tourist Visas