Australian Partner Visas are a challenge for Australian Filipina couples. Hard work. Long processing times. High cost. And seriously confusing to most people, because most people are new to Australian Migration Law and to visa applications.
So many people try to come up with alternative plans in attempts to find easier, cheaper and quicker ways to get their Filipina fiancee or wife to Australia. Hard to blame them, however this is a hard process and there are no easy pathways no matter how much people try.
A poorly prepared partner visa application will result in a refusal, and the Department expect to see decision-ready visa applications. And Australian tourist visas are not for couples wanting to live together for a long time.
https://www.downundervisa.com.au for Australian visas from Philippines.
https://www.assessments.downundervisa.com.au for a free online visa assessment form.
Jeff Harvie explains some of the mistakes made by Australian Filipina couples who try to find better and simpler ways to be together in Australia permanently, and lists some of the bad advice that exists out there via helpful friends and relatives and the unregulated advice forums and Facebook groups that exist.
Jeff Harvie an Australian CItizen and a Registered Migration Agent with Down Under Visa, the premier Australian migration agency practice in Manila who specialise in partner visas, tourist visas and family visas for Australian Filipina couples. Jeff has had over 20 years experience with the Philippines and with Filipino culture especially as it relates to Australian culture. He lives in Manila Philippines with his Filipina wife and a large collection of children.
Down Under Visa can help with onshore partner visas, offshore partner visas, prospective marriage visas, fiancee visas, spouse visas, de facto visas, parent visas, child visas, tourist visas, visitor visas, citizenship by conferral (for PR holders) and Citizenship by Descent applications.