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The Down Under Visa Visa Q & A Facebook group has its first video, with answers to questions about Australian visa applications from the Philippines.

Partner Visa to Australia - Frequently Asked Questions

Visa Questions this week

First week, and with three questions. All important and relevant questions which would be of interest not only to those who asked but also to others who may be wondering the same things.

  • Knows of the sister of a Filipina lady in Australia who visited Australia on a tourist visa before. On the second application she was refused. Why did this happen, and is it worth her trying to apply for another visa?
  • Filipina fiancee was never married. She has a child to a former de facto partner, whom she never married. He did acknowledge paternity and the child has his last name. Will this cause a problem with any Australian visa applications?
  • Australian Filipina couple in Australia with a Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa (aka “fiancee visa”), who are preparing to lodge their Subclass 820 Partner Visa whilst inside Australia. They are married. They are concerned because the Subclass 300 expires on 4 January, and they wonder what will happen if the partner visa is not granted by then? Will she need to leave Australia?

So please keep them coming. Click on the banner above, and you can join on the Visa Q & A page and ask questions of the experts about Australian visas from Philippines to Australia.


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  1. Rob Cashion

    Hi Jeff, Cath and I are awaiting partner visa approval……Cath has multiple entry tourist visa….why can we not also have bridging visa?, to save us money time and travel back and forth for her??, just wondering why the lodging in Aus v’s lodging in Phillippines so different. Rob. Is it a game?, maybe we should have taken a different approach landing?, if we novices new about the landing strip??, what other approach could we have taken??, if any???, thanks Rob……Tasmania (Australia). Why no Automatic bridging visa in this case?

    • Jeff Harvie

      Prospective Marriage Visas are offshore visas, Rob. And bridging visas only apply to onshore visa applications. No point in asking “why?”. That’s just the way they are.


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