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Not sure how many of you have seen the latest of our testimonial videos? If not, please have a look HERE


Always great to see another happy client. De facto partner visa applications are a bit more complicated than the standard “spouse visa” partner visas, with all the more reason why you should be seeking professional help.

What I like especially about the video is that our client says some important words. She says:

“…they’re very very strict with the documents. But it is for your own good! It is not for them. It’s for you. It’s for your own good, so please….whatever they ask…you just give it to them, and whatever they tell you just obey. And then you’ll get the visa successfully, no problem.

Hit the nail on the head!

Most of Down Under Visa’s clients are wonderful to deal with. And I do mean most. Please look at the testimonial of Justin and Ivy HERE.

Most recognise that this is how it works:

  1. We tell you what to do, and;
  2. You do what we tell you to do

This is not a “joint venture”. We are the specialists, and you’ve asked us to represent you and to manage your visa application. We lodged 380+ applications last year, all of which were Partner Visas and Tourist Visas (and a few Child Visas and Citizenship By Descent applications) for Australian Filipina couples. We ARE the experts, and that’s why you engaged us to manage your application for you in the first place.

And yes, we are strict. Very strict. We have to be, or we risk your application being refused or at the very least to be a troublesome one with plenty of headaches. There is a right way and a wrong way, and we really do know the difference. And yes, it is always for your own good. Definitely never for us. If it was for us? We’d take the money, and do the least work possible. Half the work, and we’d still get paid! No, sorry. We don’t work like that, and we never will.

We had someone recently who arranged for a Filipino relative to liaise with us as the go-between. This will be the last time we do anything like this. Problem? The relative “knew everything”, and argued about everything we said. We are no longer dealing with them, because we have to work according to our own standards and based on our own knowledge and skills. Imagine leaning over the car while your mechanic was working on it and telling him he’s not doing it right? Or being in the operating theatre when your mum is being operated on, and telling the surgeon how to do his job? Either way, they would toss you right out of there.

So why argue with us? Why tell us what we’re asking for is unreasonable and shouldn’t be necessary? You absolutely must let us do our job. We cannot lodge applications we’re not happy with, or we are in breach of our Code of Conduct which is written into Law. Let us do our job, and everything will go smoothly.

Defining "Argue" - A continuation of the last BLOG post
Anary Talks About Her Partner Visa Application Process

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