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Visa Grant Averages – September-November 2014

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

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Where will you have your baby? Australia or Philippines?

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??

 

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Tourist visas and Christmas – patience please!

Christmas comes but once a year……..

christmas stress

 

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

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A long hard wait for a partner visa?

To Down Under Visa clients, both recent visa applicants and especially those who’ve been waiting a long time for their visas.

We understand completely how stressful and worrying the visa application process is. The very fact that you are applying for a visa which COULD be refused, if you didn’t worry then it would be a sign that you didn’t care about the outcome. 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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