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Fake documents = Migration Suicide!

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I’m going to tell you something about several incidents that happened with Down Under Visa clients lately.

These are actual incidents that happened in the last week. We protect client confidentiality very closely, however I will explain these incidents without including the names or any identifying information that would cause a breach of confidentiality. I think it’s far too important NOT to tell these stories so as to protect other clients from possibly making these mistakes.  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 Partner Visas – Fraud and Identity Theft!

Third-World countries have long had a problem with the proliferation of fake official documents, and the tendency to be “morally flexible”. It’s not a put-down. It’s a side-effect of human cultures being highly diverse. We don’t always look at the same things in the same way. It happens that in countries like the Philippines there are plenty of people who will offer fake documents as a speedy solution. And people are not necessarily so fanatical about getting facts right.  Continue reading

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1000 Partner Visa Cancellations!

This is what the Australian news is saying, and it’s put some Down Under Visa clients into a panic!

One of the fine tabloids has this:

FOREIGNERS in fake relationships with Australians have been stripped of their visas as the migration system is swamped with people trying to get residence here through marriage.  Continue reading

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Australian Visa Applications! (a) We tolerate no mistakes! (b) AND the issue of FRAUD!

Australian visa applications are serious business! At Down Under Visa we’re not just filling out routine paperwork. Your future and the future of your nearest and dearest hangs in the balance, and we know this very well. We may very well manage hundreds and hundreds of visa applications, but each one is like our baby. It matters! So we don’t treat mistakes lightly!

More often than not, mistakes happen through misunderstandings. You ask a question, and I answer. Hopefully you get it, but maybe you don’t quite. Over the phone it’s even worse. This is the reason why we insist on issues concerning your case be in writing, ie. by email! We receive the question, and we have time to consider it. And you have time to digest the answer. And we all have records we can check back on. Continue reading

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