Down Under Visa – Partner visas from Philippines to Australia

Need an Australian Partner Visa?

A Partner Visa or Prospective Marriage Visa from Philippines

  • Down Under Visa are Australian Registered Migration Agents in Manila, and help Australian Filipina couples to get a partner visa from Philippines to Australia
  • Specialising in Fiancee Visa (Prospective Marriage Visa, or Fiance Visa) and Spouse Visa (Partner Visa, or Spousal Visa or De Facto Visa) to Australia, as well as a Tourist Visa (or a Visitor Visa) and Family Visas to Australia from Philippines and onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820) applicants (who are issued with Bridging Visas while they wait)
  • A friendly family-run practice – not a cold and heartless corporation
  • All visa applications professionally managed by Jeff Harvie RMA (Registered Migration Agent)– not by unqualified local staff while the agent is back in Australia
  • Our office and staff is here in Manila, Philippines, with easy access to Filipina clients, the Australian Embassy in Manila, and with extensive local experience in Philippines matters and Filipino bureaucracy. That means Jeff Harvie, along with Mila Harvie and Jeremy Harvie are here and available all the time.
  • Visa applications lodged electronically with the Department of Home Affairs (formerly Department of Immigration and Border Protection) in AUSTRALIA and at the Australian Embassy in MANILA, PHILIPPINES
  • Australian clients find it easier when they see an Australian face and hear an Aussie accent in our office, and to know we understand each other. No misunderstandings or awkwardness!
  • Mila Harvie is a Filipina lady and Tagalog-speaker, and is wonderful with our Filipino visa applicants, especially Filipina ladies!
  • Free FREE VISA ASSESSMENT FORM (for Australian Partner Visas, Tourist Visas and Family Visas) to familiarise ourselves with your case and to see if you do actually qualify for a visa

Guide to marriage in the Philippines for Australian men and Filipina ladies by Perry Gamsby

Partner Visas Other Visas Other Services FAQs Assessment Form Why do you need
a Migration Agent?

The Down Under Management Team

Jeff HarvieJeff Harvie Registered Migration Agent RMA
Mila HarvieMila Harvie from Down Under Visa
Jeremy HarvieJeremy Harvie from Down Under Visa

Down Under Visa – the Australian visa people in Manila

Down Under Visa provides expert visa and immigration advice. Jeff Harvie, our Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0959797) and Australian Migration Law consultant, and his family team of professionals support and guide visa applicants and their families through all stages of the often daunting migration process of bringing your spouse (wife or de facto partner) or fiancee (or fiance) from Philippines to Australia. We have our office in Manila and a part-time office in Brisbane. We specialise in fiancee visas (fiance visas, Prospective Marriage Visas, PMV’s) and spouse visas (Partner Visas) for married couples and those in de facto relationships to Australia from Philippines. We have tertiary qualifications and extensive experience…..including first-hand experience, as we’ve been through the process ourselves. This means we have the ability to not only help you, but to understand what you’re probably now going through. Read on if you would like our help.

Watch our introductory video

Down Under Visa About Us Video
1/02 Krystel, SC820 Permanent Partner
1/02 Dexie, SC445 Dependent Child
3/02 Joan, SC 300 Prospective Marriage
5/02 Ailyn, SC 600 Tourist
7/02 Bryth, SC 600 Tourist
7/02 Jocelyn, SC 820 Permanent Partner
7/02 Eliza, SC 820 Onshore Partner
7/02 Nena, SC 300 Prospective Marriage
8/02 Meivelle, SC 600 Tourist
8/02 Wayshelle, SC 600 Tourist
8/02 Maria, SC 820 Onshore Partner
8/02 Maria, SC 820 Onshore Permanent Partner
8/02 Marylou, SC 600 Tourist
9/02 Renz, SC 600 Tourist
9/02 Mary, SC 600 tourist
10/02 Marychell, SC 820 onshore partner visa
12/02 Marcilyn, SC 600 Tourist
12/02 Jenna, SC 300 Prospective Marriage
13/02 Evonn, SC 820 Onshore Partner
14/02 Evangiline, SC 820 Onshore Partner
14/02 Charlene, SC 600 Tourist
14/02 Lolly Anne, SC 600 Tourist
14/02 Jacob, SC 600 Tourist
15/02 Catherine, SC 600 Tourist
15/02 Jeremiah, SC 820 Offshore Partner
15/02 Vanessa, SC 600 Tourist
16/02 Erlie, SC 445 Dependent Child
16/02 Jenelyn, SC 600 Tourist
16/02 Nino, SC 600 Tourist
19/02 Jeji, SC 820 Onshore Partner
19/02 Nilda, SC 600 Tourist
19/02 Jovelyn, SC 820 Onshore Partner
19/02 Jeshia, SC 820 Onshore Partner
19/02 Michelle, SC 820 Onshore Partner
19/02 Toby, SC 820 Onshore Partner

February 2018 Visa Grants

Australian Spouse Visas & Australian Fiancee Visas

(aka Australian Partner Visas & Australian Prospective Marriage Visas)

Australian Spouse Visas & Australian Fiancee Visas aka Prospective Marriage Visas from Philippines to AustraliaWe specialise in managing the Australian PARTNER VISA (aka “spouse visa” or “spousal visa”) (lodged in Australia or lodged in Philippines) and the PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA (aka “fiance visa” or “fiancee visa”, or “PMV”) for Australian men with spouses/partners and fiances especially from the Philippines. Our core clients are Australian men with Filipina ladies (although we do get Aussie ladies with Filipino men too). We can also help with visas for defacto couples. Jeff’s wife Mila migrated to Australia years ago as a fiancee visa holder, so we’ve been through the process and know how it feels. We have a lot of knowledge and experience in this area, and our service is personalised and professional! And it remains a “mum and dad” operation. We’re not a cold and heartless corporation, nor do we have a team of secretaries doing all the work. Every visa application is personally handled by Jeff Harvie. Our success-rate is remarkable. This means you (and/or your partner/spouse/fiancee) are in very safe hands with us.

Like to learn more about what we do? Or like to have a free assessment of your case?

More Info Free Assessment FAQ BLOG Why do you need
a Migration Agent?

Decision-Ready Applications for partner visas

Decision-Ready Applications for Partner VisasWhat is a decision-ready visa application? It’s pretty much how it sounds. It means a visa application that is prepared in a way that it is ready for a Case Officer in the Australian Embassy or Department office to make a decision on immediately, without having to request anything extra.

Australian Tourist Visas & Family Visas

Down Under Visa can help you with an Australian tourist visa from Philippines, or a Child Visa from Philippines to Australia, or a Citizenship by Descent application to Australia for a Filipino child with a biological father who is an Australian Citizen.

We manage:
Australian Tourist Visas & Family Visas, child visas and citizenship by descent for Australian biological children

We have a very high success rate with Australian tourist visa applications for Australian men and their Filipina wives, fiancees and girlfriends. Don’t kid yourselves. It’s not a “simple tourist visa” at all, and refusals are common often due to the bad advice or potential overstayers. We handle genuine applications only!

Other Visas Assessment Form FAQ BLOG Why do you need
a Migration Agent?

Why Use Down Under Visa for Your Australian Visa Application?

The migration process is like a minefield. Getting a visa for your Filipina girl (or Filipino man) to Australia from the Philippines is fraught with complexities, and we all know how important the outcome is. You want the visa to be granted. You do not want a visa refusal.

Why Use Registered Migration Agents Down Under Visa for Your Australian Visa Application?

  • Maybe you have already had a visa application refused? This is very common. And we help a lot of applicants who have had one or more visas refused and rejected before, and in the majority of cases we are successful in turning the situation around and getting them a visa grant.
  • Or maybe you have a complicated case and you worry that your visa application could be refused? Annulments, child custody issues, births being late-registered (or other NSO document problems), false documents (bogus documents), or applicants being fairly unsophisticated and with poor English skills will all add extra headaches if you try to manage the application by yourselves.
  • Or does your Filipina fiancee or fiance(or Filipina wife or Filipina partner) have friends and relatives giving her poor advice and you can’t deal with it? You will benefit greatly with the input of Down Under Visa, which is run by an Australian Filipina couple who have been through all of this before. We understand the paperwork and we understand Filipino culture, and Mila is a Filipina lady who speaks Tagalog.
  • Or are you in a de facto relationship? Just believing yourselves to be in a de facto relationship is not enough in itself to get you an Australian Partner Visa. If you can’t prove the existence of the relationship with sufficient evidence and documents, then you also risk a refusal of the visa application. Read HERE
  • Or is your Filipina lady in Australia already and you want to apply for her partner visa and let her remain in Australia during the processing on a Bridging Visa? Confused about Bridging Visas in general (ie Bridging Visa A or Bridging Visa B or C?)?
  • Or are you simply confused by what you read on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Immigration Department) website? And have you visited all the advice websites and advice forums and found lots of contradictory advice from overconfident amateurs? You will benefit from the advice and guidance of a professional Registered Migration Agent who specialises in spouse visas and fiancee visas from the Philippines. We do partner visas, tourist visas primarily for couples, and a few family visas from the Philippines. That’s all we do.
  • Or do you simply accept that you are not an expert, and want to give yourselves the best possible chance of this working? Don’t risk giving yourself headaches with the visa application process, and don’t risk seeing your visa refused. Contact Down Under Visa today, do our free online visa assessment, and give yourselves the best possible advantage. We never let a client down.

Rather risk lodging your own visa application?

DIBP statistics [partner visa and prospective marriage visa grants)World Partner/PMV Statistics (DIBP)


So you have a 1:4 to 1:5 chance of NOT being successful by lodging your own application. No refunds from the Department when visa applications are refused either. Looks like more reason to use a professional Registered Migration Agent with a success rate of 99%+, don’t you think?

The Facts About Australian Visa Applications

  • Migration Law is based on the Migration Act 1958, Migration Regulations 1994, a Department of Immigration & Border Protection’s Procedures Advice Manual, and endless Ministerial Directions and Parliamentary Gazette Notices. It also lacks consistency across the range of visa types, and changes constantly.
  • Basically (under s65 of The Act), if a visa application meets all of the criteria in the legislation (in reality as interpreted by Departmental policy), a visa will be issued, ie. Get it right… get a visa!
  • But if the application does not meet the criteria, the visa will not be granted. There is no room for error, and it the application fails, you may experience serious re-application delays or you may very well not get a second chance. If it’s wrong even in a small way, you get nothing!
  • If the outcome of your application and your future plans mean something to you, you should use a professional who knows all the ins and outs of the legislation, and how the Department interprets visa applications. We will assess your case and give you the right visa requirements for your situation and a personalised partner visa checklist (or tourist visa checklist or others). Why would you settle for anything less? Isn’t your future happiness and security worth it?
  • Please read about what happens if you submit false statements as part of a visa application, or bogus documents….even unintentionally! This is a very common occurrence when trying to submit applications by yourself, or especially when getting poor advice from forums or from some of the unregistered “agents” who don’t understand Australian Migration Law. You could be facing refusal AND a three year ban! If you have false identity papers or even if they are not convinced of your identity, you could also face a three year ban! Please read HERE
  • And watch out for fake and unregistered agents, especially in the Philippines! Watch out for travel agents, employment agents or education agents who offer to do your visas processing for you. You have no proof of their qualifications or ethics, and therefore no protection! Insist on a MARA-registered agent! See this YouTube VIDEO to learn about the risks! And read some emails from clients who’ve been victims of Philippines-based fake agents HERE!

Is your future something you should be penny-pinching over? Why not give yourself the best possible chance? We’ve managed hundreds of partner visas successfully. Cost? Our costs and professional fees are very reasonable. And what price is too high a prices to pay to get your spouse safely to Australia? Ask us about our success rate as well as our fees. With Down Under Visa you are in very safe hands.

The Facts About Australian Visa Applications for Australian Filipina couples

And please also note that we are not matchmakers or a marriage agency. We do not arrange introductions. We merely manage visa applications for couples who have met and formed relationships independent of ourselves. Do not email us asking to meet someone, or for advice as to how to meet someone.

Happy Couples

Google Reviews

Excellent service, we cannot fault their level of expertise and knowledge to make the process as stress free as more
Dean Vincent
Dean Vincent
09:45 19 Feb 18
Well done Jeff Very well organised
02:43 13 Feb 18
We have only provided them all the papers needed, followed "ALL" instructions and they did all the rest until we got the visas. Tourist visa took a few days only. We'd been expecting the decision of Partner Visa be Apr next year, but we received it this month of Nov, took only 5 months. Thanks, more
Marinel Tabuyo
Marinel Tabuyo
22:14 15 Nov 17
You gave me some very good advice,and I will act on it straight away, thankyou very much you gave me some hope,read more
Allen Hutchins
Allen Hutchins
05:24 26 Oct 17
I had a great experience using Down Under Visa to apply for a Tourist visa for my girlfriend. Jeff and his team provided fantastic advice and great service. I followed all of the instructions they provided, and the Visa was granted, no problems. I highly recommend Down Under Visa to anyone considering applying for a Visa to Australia from the Philippines, they really know their stuff. The whole process was straightforward, I was kept informed at every step, and any questions I had were answered quickly and more
craig mel
craig mel
05:38 05 Sep 17
Best experience ever, quickest result and the communication through their hub, personal emails was as good as talking face to face, thank you very much down under visa more
Darren Way
Darren Way
23:20 06 Jun 17
Thanks Down Under Visa what a great service and experience both Rosalie and I received from your business. Would highly recommend your service to anyone looking to obtain a tourist visa as we did. The Hub page is great and let's you know where you are at with the visa application and what needs to be sent next. Looking forward to spending 3 months with Rosalie and without Jeffrey and Jeremy's and staff help it would not be realty. Cheers again for your great work. Glenn & more
Glenn Fowler
Glenn Fowler
07:53 24 Nov 16

Facebook Reviews

Choosing down under visa was the best decision I made. My partners tourist visa was approve 1 week after lodgment. Now we are just waiting for our PMV to be approved. All you have to do is follow down under visa's instructions to have the best possible chance of being approved. Thank you DUV!read more
Jon Murray
Jon Murray
My husband and I would like to thank Down Under Visa and all the staff specially Jeff and Jeremy for helping us make one of our dream come true. We finally get our 820 visa grant today and we are so happy. Thank you so much for helping us along the way of processing the visas, from our visitors visa, bridging visa, and now our PARTNER Visa. This is such a great CHRISTMAS gift. Once again thank you very much and most of all thanks to God!!!read more
May OS
May OS
Just follow the instructions, provide all the papers asked, they will do the rest and voila! You'll receive visa grant notices. Mine was very fast. Thanks, Down Under more
Marinel Jacob Tabuyo
Marinel Jacob Tabuyo
As a first timer applying visa, I couldn't say more since I can't compare a past experience about rejections or how other reflect their works but one thing I can assure (to those clients who are reading reviews to enlighten your situation that I used to do) that DUV is such a great partner (back then I have a bit ideas the struggle of applying visa) Tho we always think positive of the result but still the granted of my visa makes me feel "wow like how come?" Lol � I highly recommend this agency and we are looking forward to your help again in the near furture. You guys deserve more than 5 starts! God bless your team always! To Sir. Jeremy, Sir. Jeff and Mam Mila that I used to talk through email thanks guys, I honestly get comfortable emailing with you all, specially Sir. Jeremy� (sounds like a bro to me lol) Once again thanks teammate! Regards Isaac and Jenivy (the King and Queen of hearts �) ayy ��read more
Jenivy Segovia Echavez
Jenivy Segovia Echavez
Highly recommended migration agent! Very trusted worry nomore!read more
Charissa Pua Guingue
Charissa Pua Guingue
Hi, I would like to thank DUV for the Tourist Visa they got for my fiance Patricia recently; Especially Jeremy who was the one to do most of the work. Just like to add that it was good to see such good old fashioned dedicated business ethics displayed by this company, that modern times have left by the wayside. I reckon I sent a thousand emails to DUV (probably 990 to Jeremy and 10 to Jeff) and every single time the reply was sent within a few hours. think the longest I ever wait was about 6 hours. It might seem a small thing for some, but for an eccentric old Aussie buggar like myself, who values service above all... it was a very pleasing factor in my review of DUV. The other thing is... At first I was complaining to my fiance because of all the stuff DUV were asking of us. I thought, gee wizz... they are asking too much and I was mad at them. As time went by I began to see the method in the madness (for me at least) and come to grips with it all. By the end of the process, I now see that the way DUV process these Visa's is the very BEST way possible. It virtually assures you will be successful 99%. Yes, its taken us a long time, but yes also, I feel confident of success now with our pending PMV current being processed by Oz immigration. Thanks for everything guys at DUV and I take back all I said against you in the beginning (not that you knew about it lol). Keep up the good work guys, and a special thanks to Jeremy who handled most of our case. Very well done and highly more
Michael Tran
Michael Tran
After 2 rejections from others, Downunder Visa came through for us. Rona arrived in Sunday 2nd September and we haven't stopped smiling. Thank you so much to Jeff and his wonderful team they have made 2 people very happy. Through out the entire process they were supportive and understanding and we owe them our happiness. Thanks guys Greg and Ronaread more
Rona Ragay Rankin
Rona Ragay Rankin
Excellent, well organised and very structured. I commend you on a business that helps dumbo's like me through the maze of goverment mumbo jumbo and makes it all so easy. Well doneread more
Johnston Frederick
Johnston Frederick
So far so good, when Elsa gets a visa we will be over the more
Daryl Wagner
Daryl Wagner
We are very happy and satisfied with the Down Under Visa team and were successfully granted a prospective partner Visa for my partner. She is now living here with me and we look forward to a very happy life more
Richard Otten
Richard Otten
We are so happy with the great news. Five stars. Our partner VISA was granted on the 22st May and apart from relief, we're mostly happy with the way it's unfolded time wise... which is weird as I was so worried because we - including DownUnder Visa - had no control over how long it would take ... in the end it was done right and to that I thank DownUnder Visa, job well done .. thanks a million more
Kaz Maras
Kaz Maras
Thank you so much Jeremy,Jeff,Mila and Down under visa staff for the Great news for us last week March 22 2017 Our partner visa is Granted...we will Recommend this to our fellow friends to choice Down Under visa ...God bless and thank you once again👏👍 Regards Rob and Catherineread more
Catherine Cashion
Catherine Cashion
Down Under Visa Migration Agent is a very reliable agent. They lodged my tourist application last March 24, Friday and given the granted tourist visa today March 27, 2017, Monday. Very excellent of their services and satisfying to communicate with them. Me and Brian are so much happy and saying to all of you thank you very much mostly to Mr. Jeremy Harvie likewise to Mr. Jeff Harvie. (y)read more
Lelani Ibanez
Lelani Ibanez
To Down Under Visa, This is it! Our Partner's Visa is Finally Approved today!!!...We are very happy that we're going to stay and live in together in Australia. We would like to Thank Jeff, Jeremy, Mila and DUV Team for your wonderful more
Nick Almarinez
Nick Almarinez
Well done Down Under Visa! Yesterday you delivered us the great news we have been longing to hear. Advising us our visa has been granted. We cant thank Jeff, Mila and Jeremy and the dedicated and hard working team at Down Under Visa enough! For helping Grachelle and I through those times of the visa application process. You showed true professionalism and personal understanding towards us. The service you offer is second to none.Without Down Under Visa, I dont think none of this would have been possible. Your direction and advises to us were truely helpful and will never be forgotten in that rollercoaster ride they call the visa application journey. You were always there for us. Guiding us through the best ways you knew how, Now Grachelle and I can start making a happy life together in marriage. This is all thanks to Down Under Visa. I wish you Jeff and Down Under Visa many more happy clients. Many more years of success. And without a dout I will recommend your service to those seeking a visa. And for anyone reading up this review. If your thinking of getting a visa done. Take my word Visa Down Under are the real deal. It will be one of the best decisons that you will ever make. A job well done by Down Under Visa and once again a massive thank you from Grachelle and myself!!! 🙂read more
Michael Norris
Michael Norris
Me and my husband are very pleased with result.... we got the visa in just 6 months!! Thank you so much Down Under!!read more
Leonora DC Davies
Leonora DC Davies
Just want to say how professional and efficient Jeff and the team are! Thank you so much! Your hard work makes such a positive impact to the lives of so many people! If there was a 6th star you guys would get it!read more
Richard Glover
Richard Glover
Absolutely top shelf immigration service. I am now married to my beautiful Philippine wife, Catherine. Jeff will ask all the tough questions to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Trust him, he and his team know what they are more
Alan Todhunter
Alan Todhunter
On behalf of myself and my beautiful wife Lilibeth and of course my daughter Michelle,we'd like to say a big thank you to Jeff and the team at Down under visa for all your assistance in the preparation of all documents for the visas . The Migration Hub allowed us to keep track on each stage of the document preparation,we knew exactly what we needed. We highly recommend anyone thinking of using Down Under Visa,to call them now. Thanks again Jeffread more
Peter Wheeler
Peter Wheeler
Great service, great reputation! Highly more
Micháel Desveaux
Micháel Desveaux
The best and they have help me and the love of my life meet for the first time in Australia. I was approved for tourist visa even if we didn't meet in person yet. What can I say but thank you for making it possible 🙂read more
Mary Cecile Oracoy Panganiban
Mary Cecile Oracoy Panganiban
We used these guys for our fiancé visa. Some stressful times but they got us there in the end. Thanks guys��read more
Ant Franga Francis
Ant Franga Francis
Money well spent for a good honest service providedread more
Rick Williams
Rick Williams
I fully recommended them for doing your visa.... Thanks for the help Jeff Harvie and family and the staff of DownUnder Visa☝️☝☝read more
Tarah Bill Davies
Tarah Bill Davies
I highly recommend Jeff and the staff. We wouldn't been able to do it with out them. They were very efficient and helpful to us. We were very happ we found them. We are so thankful we found Dounundervisa. Gobless you lways more
Ndaylin Matthews
Ndaylin Matthews
I have every faith in recommending Jeff and the team they know exactly what's needed and how to present it There's a lot of preparation work to be done and information to be supplied I would recommend you engage them to handle your application knowing full well they will respond to your enquiries and help you all the way . The new hub is a very good system it makes things very straight forward and clear explanation of its use I personally think it's a great tool I've said it before I will say it again thanks to All the team at down under visa Jeff Jeremy and Mila for her language assistance in our case it's our commitment to each other and your commitment to detail and your clients which made our application successful Regards Steve & Tess Belmores Liskread more
Steven Lisk
Steven Lisk
Thanks to Down Under Visa i have the most wonderful woman in my life and we couldn't be happier. You made the whole experience easy for us and were a great support to us during the whole process. Awesome visa more
Steve Freeman
Steve Freeman
On behalf of my wife dinah and i id like to thank jeff and the down under family for all you have done for us. U have made the whole process so so much more easier for us , and less stressful in every way. When we first looked at the the visa options it was all too much so I looked around and found Down under visa. Thank God I did as jeff and crew hit the nail on the head everytime. My wife and kids are here now on their multiple entry tourist visa and We are awaiting the approval now for our spouse visa . Thanks again guys . 5 stars for us from us to you more
Joshua Peters
Joshua Peters
They are a very great people to talk to. Very helpful. They guide you what you need to do and advice what is the best for you. Do not hesitate to ask them they will help more
Lilia Bevan
Lilia Bevan
Great people to deal with very helpful on everyway if your having doubts about doing the visa process yourselves don't hesitate to email jeff at downunder visaread more
Mal White
Mal White
Very Easy to go to they're office, and very friendly staff,specially ate Mila,jeff,and they're Son 🙂read more
Wendy Eborde Argante
Wendy Eborde Argante

Subscribe to our BLOG

Click the button below to SUBSCRIBE to the Down Under Visa BLOG page, so you get updates of new informative articles as they are posted. (Follow the instructions, and be prepared to confirm via the email which you will receive)

Need Help?

Down Under Visa Assessment Form

MARA Logo Agent Number 0959797

Visa Questions?

Down Under Visa Q&A Facebook Group

Ask an Agent

Useful Links

Filipina Wives

The journey from Philippines to Australia with a partner visa

Jeff HarvieJeff Harvie RMA, MMIA
Jeff Harvie is a professional Migration Agent, registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority, a statutory body set up by the Australian Government to regulate the standards of the profession, and to give protection to consumers.



Jeff and his family team at Down Under Visa in Manila can help you to get an Australian partner visa from Manila, ie. a prospective marriage visa or a partner visa for your spouse or even your de facto spouse. They also help those couples who aren't quite ready for a spouse visa or fiance visa to get tourist visas so they can allow their relationship to develop. Jeff, Mila and Jeremy are all Australian Citizens and proud Aussies.