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Hello to Down Under Visa Clients and yet-to-be clients!


It’s that time of year again. Goodness me, it’s 29th of November already! Time flies when you’re having a busy time!


Down Under Visa Christmas Break 2023


Down Under Visa – Office Christmas Break 2023


Down Under Visa Christmas break! We do this every year. Only time of year where we can actually shut the office doors and unwind, because we certainly can’t shut down at any other time of year. Too much to do, and too many people need us. So we choose the time when so many businesses and individuals are doing the same thing.


Office Closed

22nd December 2023 to 8th January 2024


Need something during this time?


As much as possible, please DON’T need anything during this time. You should take a break too as we are.

However if visa grants come in, or anything urgent, we will still send them through. Just don’t expect a long chat about it all. I have a large collection of children all shapes and sizes, plus a wonderful wife. I want to enjoy them.


Tourist Visa Ending?


I would like to think that we already know of anyone who has a Tourist Visa expiring and needs a new application for an Onshore Tourist Visa to keep them lawfully in Australia. The staff never miss a date, so rest assured that all which are *READY and need to be lodged before those dates and immediately after those dates are absolutely in-hand. 

(*ie if they’re not ready, they won’t be lodged. Be realistic please!)

If you have a Tourist Visa expiring and haven’t raised this with us? Please do so immediately, so we can get it done before the Down Under Visa Christmas break! Don’t risk getting stuck!



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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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