Philippines to Australia Podcast – Dependent Children

Philippines to Australia Podcast – Dependent Children

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Dependent Children and Australian Visa Applications from Philippines


A dependent child may be added as a secondary applicant in an Australian partner visa application if they are wholly or substantially dependent on the applicant



What is a Dependent Child?

So you’re applying for an Australian partner visa from Philippines for your Filipina wife or fiancee, and she is a single mother with kids. Can she include her children in the visa?

If the child is a Dependent Child. This means the child is wholly or substantially dependent on her for her daily needs, and has been for a significant length of time prior to the application.

This podcast will give you insight into what makes a child a Dependent Child in the eyes of the department of immigration (Home Affairs) in Australia. It will also explain what makes a child in fact NOT dependent, and therefore not entitled to an Australian visa. This can be a challenging area for Filipinos where the family bond is very close and there is often an expectation of a family remaining together.


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Jeff HarvieJeff Harvie RMA, MMIA
Jeff Harvie is a professional Migration Agent, registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority, a statutory body set up by the Australian Government to regulate the standards of the profession, and to give protection to consumers.



Jeff and his family team at Down Under Visa in Manila can help you to get an Australian partner visa from Manila, ie. a prospective marriage visa or a partner visa for your spouse or even your de facto spouse. They also help those couples who aren't quite ready for a spouse visa or fiance visa to get tourist visas so they can allow their relationship to develop. Jeff, Mila and Jeremy are all Australian Citizens and proud Aussies.