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Why don’t we do work or student visas?

Down Under Visa are Registered Migration Agents in Manila Philippines, and we specialise in partner visas to Australia, ie. prospective marriage visas (aka fiancée visas, PMV’s) and partner visas (aka spouse visas, spousal visas, de facto visas) and tourist visas for couples, and we mostly do these from Philippines, ie. partner visas for Australian Filipina couples.

 

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We don’t do work visas, student visas, significant investor visas, refugee visas, 457’s, skilled visas or any of the umpteen other visas available. Continue reading

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Making rash decisions when choosing a Filipina wife!

Wise men say “only fools rush in”!

Thus spake that wise philosopher Elvis Presley (*cough*)

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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

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Prospective Marriage Visa or Partner Visa

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

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Australian Spouse Visas (Partner Visas) lodged in Philippines

It’s been a while since Down Under Visa did a BLOG post on Partner Visas (aka Spouse Visas, Spousal Visas, and Marriage Visas). It’s probably time we got back to basics, as many of our readers may be new.

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To apply for a Partner visa you must either be married to, or in a de facto relationship with an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.

Once you have been granted a temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 309), you can work and study in Australia. You can also apply for Medicare. However, you cannot get Austudy until you have been granted the permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 100). Continue reading

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For Down Under Visa partner visa clients

Greetings all!

This is for applicants with partner visa applications pending, ie. prospective marriage visas (fiancee visas) and spouse visas. This doesn’t apply for tourist visa applicants.

(And it does NOT apply to those who are not our clients. We don’t give away our work for free.)

We’ve updated:

  • The Client Guidebook
  • The Requirements in Tagalog

A few things were out of date and needed correcting, and we have a few additional bits of useful information, namely: Continue reading

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