It seems the Government found themselves a way to make up for budget shortfalls, and decided to milk a captive audience by cranking up the Visa Application Charges – Partner Visas (ie. prospective marriage visas aka fiancée visas, partner visas aka spouse visas) only, both onshore and offshore.
An enquirer asked me this today. The answer is: In some ways yes, in some ways no.
There is about 8 times as much work in a partner visa. There is a lot more evidence required, more documents and more information. Normally it takes 1 – 2 months to prepare a thorough application for a partner visa or prospective marriage visa, and average of 9 months to process in the Australian Embassy in Manila. However if you’re ready to make your relationship permanent, then yes it’s the right way to go. Continue reading
All Australian visas require that the applications pass what are known as Public Interest Criteria, which are written into Australian Migration Law.
Each visa has different criteria, but all are there to protect the Australian Public from two major issues: Continue reading
As I stated in an earlier BLOG post, I’ll be putting up regular posts on how long visas are taking to be granted for Down Under Visa clients. Just note please that:
(a) This does not include visas not granted yet. This is only visas that have been granted.
(b) Partner visa averages are based on the last 3 months
(c) Tourist visa averages are based on the last 1 month Continue reading
I’ve posted on this topic before, where I’ve advised passionate couples to try to delay the baby-making until you are both well and truly settled. Passions seem to be winning on this one, and I guess that’s nature’s way. Aussie men are also the finest and most desirable men in the world, as we all know! And Filipinas are the loveliest ladies in the world too. So what else is going to happen??