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We want you to lodge our visa application as quickly as possible, because we want to be together!

We hear this all the time!

The other one is about why this is all taking so long?

  • We want to be together during xxxx month, because we want to go to the yyyyyy festival
  • We have already booked the tickets because they were cheap. And why is it taking so long?
  • Yes, it’s true that most of the things that Down Under Visa had requested hasn’t been supplied by us yet, but why is it taking so long?????

Do you want a good visa application to Australia from Philippines, or a fast visa application? You can't have both.

Why did you engage Down Under Visa to manage your visa application?

I think that most of you signed up with us because you wanted a partner visa application or tourist visa application that had been prepared properly, so that the Australian Embassy in Manila will grant the visa! You wanted no mistakes, no omissions, and sufficient evidence of your relationship that they will see that you do in fact meet the requirements for a visa grant.

Well……we can either do it FAST, or we can do it RIGHT. We try not to waste time, of course. Apart from it making our clients happy, it also makes good business sense. But first and foremost we run an ethical Migration Agent practice, and we always act in the best interests of our clients even if this makes you take out your frustrations on us sometimes. No compromise! Quality wins every time!

How can we make our visa application go faster?

Most will already know that we can’t make the Embassy go faster. No point in asking, and no point in complaining. This is out of our hands, and they will also be doing their bit to process the application as fast as they can even if it might not seem that way.

But as to how to make things go faster when it’s being prepared? Simple!

  • Follow the directions you’ve been given!
  • Read everything we send you!
  • Click on the links on the Migration Hub To-Do List! They contain 99% of the information you will need to know about your visa requirements, and will lead to less mistakes and less wasted time.
  • And always understand that we are 100% on your side, even if that means we don’t always agree with you.


NOTE: This is a re-posting from an older BLOG post from 2015


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  1. Tai TeRiini

    Hi People,
    This is really simple for me …
    I have no clue as to RIGHT WAY to get a Visa for my Wife and I actually don’t have the time, because of work commitments.
    So Why not Trust those who KNOW the system, KNOW the language (of Immigration), and have the time.
    My Wife knows how frustrated I get sometimes, with the System and the way it seems to Hold Things Up, but in most cases its because we have forgotten to do something, or overlooked some important documents etc and that’s where DOWN UNDER VISA comes in … They KNOW what needs to be done ….
    So, lets CHILL OUT and let DOWN UNDER VISA do their JOB.


  2. Edward George carr

    I have sent you several messages, well four in fact and never have I received a reply. All I receive is your back slapping generalizing messages of all the good you… ‘say’… you’re doing.

    I was considering using your services but it really seems that you’re somewhat unreliable in answering a simple email question. So how on earth would you handle my Pinays visa application?

    • Jeff Harvie

      I do no “back-slapping”, Edward. Clearly I would be running a strange business if I was avoiding prospective clients. Sometimes emails simply don’t get through, and it can be a matter of one IP Address having another one blacklisted because of spamming by one of the thousands of other users that share that same IP Address. The end results are emails not getting through. And some mail servers (eg optusnet,,, can toss emails into the SPAM folder. And mail programs like Outlook can decide that something is SPAM when it isn’t. I just had to retrieve some emails today that ended up in SPAM.

      I received an assessment from you in November 2016, and nothing since. I responded to it the day after I received it too.

      I would be happy to help you, and happy to respond to you if you are interested. I’m known for my fast responses, and yes I DO a great deal of good. I would suggest you make yourself a gmail email address first, though. Because if you’ve emailed me four times I didn’t receive anything, sorry.


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