Does age matter? Can you get an Australian partner visa when you are 20, 30, or even 40 or more years older than your Filipina wife or Filipina fiancée?
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Wise men say “only fools rush in”!
Thus spake that wise philosopher Elvis Presley (*cough*)
Actually, I will happily confess that when I proposed marriage to my wonderful Filipina wife Mila, I spoke Mr Presley’s words to her. And note that this was over the phone, and at this stage we hadn’t even met in person. Careless of me? In this case, no definitely not. We met via writing letters, and I knew after about the second letter that she was the right one for me. And everything that happened after that only confirmed that. Continue reading
If you want to bring your Filipina lady to Australia permanently, then basically you have a choice between these two visas.
Australian Prospective Marriage Visa
This is also called a Fiancee Visa, or sometimes called a Prospective Spouse Visa, or a PMV. In the Migration Regulations it’s a Subclass 300. Fiancee Visa is a fair term, because that’s what it is. It’s a visa that allows you to bring your fiancee to Australia, where you must marry her within 9 months and then apply for an onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820). Applying for the Subclass 820 later is a fairly simple process.
Australian Partner Visa
This is also called a Spouse Visa, or sometimes called a Spousal Visa or even a Marriage Visa. If the couple are in a de facto relationship, it could be called a De Facto Visa. In the Migration Regulations it’s a Subclass 309. Continue reading
Here at Down Under Visa we are in contact with a lot of men who, like me, live here in the Philippines with their Filipina wives. They are often asking about tourist visas, because they have no intention of going back to Australia. Life is good for them, and not a care in the world. And we get others who are planning to settle in Philippines, and are more interested in permanent resident visas for themselves.
Tourist visas are not a viable long-term option. You can’t apply for a long term permit that will allow her to take an annual holiday to Australia with you. Tourist visas are one-off’s. You may get one this year and the next, but there’s no guarantee you’ll get one each and every time. Continue reading