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Welcome to the first of a series of videos from Chris and Vanessa, clients of ours who are starting on the journey to a partner visa from Philippines to Australia.

This will be the first in what we believe will be a really informative and insightful “reality TV” series that will show step-by-step what visa applicants go through when preparing an Australian visa application.

If you want to bring your Filipina partner, wife or fiancee from Philippines then you will need to apply for a partner visa so that she may enter Australia and may become an Australian permanent resident. This is a long and detailed process, as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has a job to do to ensure that only genuine visa applicants are accepted. Therefore it requires plenty of information, documentation and evidence of your relationship and your commitment to each other. Chris and Vanessa have chosen to use Down Under Visa to manage the application for them.

If you haven’t already done so, please SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG so you will get updates as to when new episodes come out. This will be invaluable and we hope comforting to those Australian sponsors who are trying to bring their Filipina ladies, ie wives, fiancees or de facto partners, from Philippines to Australia to start a new life together. You will see that you’re not alone. There are plenty of others who are going through the same thing, and most importantly there is Down Under Visa there as Registered Migration Agents who will be with you every step of the way on your own migration journey.

Please enjoy!

A tourist visa for a short holiday in Australia
Further solutions to NSO document problems


  1. Glen

    I applied for a 3 mth tourist visa and it was declined Migration claimed because my partner w0uld not return …she has no money. knows no one here and p/port as only ID so can not open any sort of account.
    I tried to get more info and was told if I applied again it would be declined..Even threatened to call the AFP…still waiting for replies to other E mails.
    I would make sure she would return as it would wreck any chance of her coming here again if she did not
    I lost every thing over CSA and just want to get on with my life.
    Been together for 7 yrs,

    • Jeff Harvie

      You won’t get anywhere by threatening them. They have a job to do, and that is to protect the borders. Thousands and thousands of people do manage to sneak through and whether they know anybody or not they manage to work illegally. If they were more relaxed about visa applications, they would only get more. People want secure borders, and that means they need to put up with scrutiny of visa applications. Can’t have it both ways.

  2. Mike Regan

    Its almost like a conspiricy. I mean here on one hand you have ILLEGAL immigrants, looking very well dressed and puffy cheek and bellies, who jump the Que and land on out shores. They are then instantly (well almost) given all medical benefits and a house and a social security cheque. So all is rosey for those illegal dishonest immigrants. Then on the other hand, you get an honest person who does everything right, and even pays their way (7k fee) and has a job to support their bride to be… and they not only take ages to be processed up to 2 years, but after they arrive they get nothing from the government for at least another 2 years. I suppose there is a good reason; I just can’t see it is all.

    • Jeff Harvie

      No one arrives and is given a house and benefits. They get sent to Nauru or Manus Island where they live in tents behind barbed wire, and their kids are denied schooling sometimes for years. I often wonder where people get this idea of “Get on a boat and get it easy” from. Good chance of drowning on the way, and end up being resettled after years in a concentration camp into Papua New Guinea of all places! Or maybe Cambodia!

      If it were true that refugees got a cushy time, yes that would be a case to answer for. But it’s not the case at all. Social Security benefits were removed many years ago by John Howard. It’s nothing new.


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