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Happy New Year 2021 from Down Under Visa


  Jeff Harvie  


Still on holidays until Tuesday


Happy New Year 2021 to all Down Under Visa clients, old, new and future! Just a reminder that we will be back at work on Tuesday 5 January! Still unwound, and spending precious time with family. Top left in the photo? That’s (daughter and Office Manager) Remy, in case you were wondering. Yep! Spitting image of Dad. Lucky girl! We have plenty of emails to respond to. So please be patient if you don’t get a response at 9:00am Tuesday. We’ll do our best, and no one will be forgotten about.  




New strain in the news. Not the first new strain. It’s just the nature of viruses (virii??) to mutate. Most world Governments are doing the right thing to keep it under control, and they’ve no doubt learned a few things from 2020. Vaccines actually exist now, and are bring rolled out around the world, which will knock this thing on the head well and truly. Do you know more people died from the flu in 2018 that from COVID in 2020? Good to keep things in proportion.

Let’s look forward to a great 2021! Best regard all!    



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Jeff Harvie is a Registered Migration Agent from Australia, but resident in Philippines since 2010 with his Filipina wife Mila and large extended family. Experienced with the Philippines culture, cross-cultural relationships and bureaucracy as well as Australian visas and Australian Migration Law, he writes with authority and fortunately with enough informality and humour that the average Aussie gets it! Down Under Visa specialises in visas for Australians in relationships with ladies and gents from Philippines, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Read MORE


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  1. Michael Trotter

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Jeff and (extended) Family, and your ever hard working Staff. Our Wish is for you to continue and maintain the excellent service you offer and do for Filipinos and Australians wishing to live happily together Down Under.
    Love that Family photo of you and your beautiful Family
    All the best Mate!
    Mike Trotter and Aleth Ybanez

    • Jeff Harvie

      Thanks very much Mike and Aleth. Much appreciated.


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