< Back You are here: Visa KB Home Offshore Tourist Visas How long a stay can I get for my Filipina lady on a tourist visa? Print How long a stay can I get for my Filipina lady on a tourist visa? Posted10/11/2018 Last Updated On10/11/2018 ByJeff Harvie Three months is a reasonable request, especially for a first visit. Does she need a job and money in the bank? Is an Australian tourist visa easy to get? Previous Is an Australian tourist visa easy to get? Next Does she need a job and money in the bank? 2 Comments Paul Crowe on 23/11/2018 at 10:11 am Hi Jeff, I am Paul, Australian citizen, born and bred here. I met lovely Selfa February this year in Hong Kong, after communicating online for a month or 2. At the time she was employed by a Chinese family who sacked her on the spot when she told them she wanted to visit me. She has had 20 years continuous employment. So, immediately, she returned to her family in Iloilo, Philippines. She then applied for a Tourist Visa, which was approved. She adhered to the conditions Her 3 month vosit was from July till October. We are planning to be married, but no real date or place yet. And I am arranging trip to Philippines in February for up to one month to meet family etc. I read your emails quite closely, and just a question. Would it be better for Selfa to arrange another tourist Vsa after February 2019, then we apply for partner Viusa after that? And, as she plans to work in Aged Care when she eventually settles here, can she undertake the training course. Thanks Jeff, I just need some clarification. I know the cost of a partner Visa is substantial. Regards, Paul Reply Jeff Harvie on 23/11/2018 at 12:04 pm Hello Paul. My wife Mila was working in HK when we first met. When I visited her there she got around wearing a cap and sunglasses in case she came across the bosses. Yes, they would have sacked her too if they knew. The Consulate back then were very accommodating, but times change! HK OFW’s always have my special support because I know how much they gave of themselves for others. Would it be better to apply for a tourist visa and then a partner visa? Yes and no! If you’re not prepared (as many find out too late!), you run out of time to organise it all properly. There are ways around this, and I suggest you get a free online visa assessment done ASAP and I can explain your options. It will take you five minutes. https://www.assessments.downundervisa.com.au Reply Questions: Please search our BLOG menu or Visa Knowledge Base Submit a CommentNOTE: Please restrict your comments to what's written on this page.PLEASE NOTE: You may comment on posts, and you may ask general questions about the visa topic. However requests for “how-to?” information on how to lodge visas or how to deal with specific problems will not be answered. Please engage the services of a professional Registered Migration Agent for actual assistance or advice. Thank you. Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Questions about visa types we don’t handle, or about countries we don’t apply for visas from, will not be answered, Philippines to Australia visas for couples and families only. Do you have suggestions for topics you would like to read an article about? Click HERE and we will see what we can do!