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Visa Services – China to Australia

Down Under Visa Services – China to Australia

Visa Services – China to Australia

Down Under Visa are THE well-known, respected and established Australian Registered Migration Agents and Australian visa specialists in Asia who have helped many Australian-Chinese couples to be granted Partner Visas (Spouse Visas) from China to Australia.

Down Under Visa are Partner Visa specialists. They manage Spouse Visa applications (aka Partner Visa, Marriage Visa, or Spousal Visa or De Facto Visa) and Fiancee Visa (Prospective Marriage Visas, or Fiance Visas) applications for couples in love so they can be together and start their lives. They also manage Tourist Visas (or a Visitor Visas) and Family Visas from China to Australia for those same couples.

The most popular visa option to Australia from China is the Onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820) because of the speed of visa processing. Visa applicants get to apply inside Australia, and are granted Bridging Visas so they can remain inside Australia until the grant.

  • Down Under Visa is a friendly and approachable family-run practiceIt isn’t a heartless corporation.
  • Jeff Harvie RMA (Registered Migration Agent) assesses and manages all visa cases. Your visa application is not managed by unqualified local administrative staff.
  • Our office and staff are in Manila, Philippines, right in the heart of South East Asia. We’re not based in an office building in Melbourne.
  • Visa applications are all lodged electronically with the Department of Home Affairs (formerly Department of Immigration and Border Protection and other names) in AUSTRALIA and at the Australian Embassy in CHINA.
  • FREE VISA ASSESSMENT FORM (for Australian Partner Visas, Australian Tourist Visas and Australian Family Visas) so we can get to know YOUR case and to assess if we can in fact manage a successful visa application. Please spare five minutes!

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Information contained in this page is of a general nature. Informative, yes, but not a formula for preparing visa applications and should not be relied on as such. The devil is in the detail, rest assured. Australian migration law is complicated and Departmental decisions are inflexible and often final. Readers and future visa applicants and sponsors are advised to rely on professionals to ensure a happy outcome.

Meet Jeff Harvie

The Registered Migration Agent who cares about Australian Chinese couples!

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Jeff Harvie RMA

Jeff Harvie is often called “the only Registered Migration Agent you should talk to”!

Australian men from all over Australia contact Jeff. They do because they are confident of straight-talking and an honest assessment of their situation, and a solution that will work. His reputation is well-known and talked about, because he has a history of success and many thousands of couples in Australia owe their happiness to him.

You will never hear Jeff coming up with crackpot schemes or taking risks with your future. He does not tolerate lies or anything fake, and he won’t suggest anything that he doesn’t believe will work. He will give you a workable solution and he will explain it in a a straight forward manner that any Australian will understand. You can be assured of being understood and of understanding what’s going on.

READ MORE, and discover more about Jeff Harvie and why he is a man you can trust with managing an Australian visa application for your Chinese sweetheart.

Or CLICK HERE to get a FREE ONLINE VISA ASSESSMENT. Just five minutes of your time. You will get a detailed report explaining how we can help you to make your dreams come true.

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Australian Spouse Visas & Australian Fiancee Visas for Chinese Citizens

Down Under Visa are a trusted source of qualified visa and immigration advice. Jeff Harvie is our Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0959797) and Consultant on matters to do with Australian visas and migration. His family team of professionals support visa applicant clients and their families through the risky and sometimes migration process so your wife, fiancee or de facto partner from China can be with you in Australia soon.

Our office is in Manila in the heart of South East Asia, and we are the regions premier Australian Migration Agency servicing China as well as the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.

Visa Services – China to Australia

We ONLY manage Partner Visas (spouse visas) and Prospective Marriage Visas (fiance visas, fiancee visas, PMV’s) to Australia from China, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as Tourist Visas (Visitor Visas), Child and Parent Visas. Only visas for couples and partners and their families.

We are educated. We are qualified. We are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority. And we have extensive experience from years of working with couples just like you. We even have first-hand experience with partner visas, as we’ve been through the process ourselves. We know what you’re going through and we understand how stressful this can be for you.

Read on if you would like our help.

Australian Spouse Visas & Australian Fiancee Visas

(aka Australian Partner Visas & Australian Prospective Marriage Visas)

Australian Partner Visas & Australian Prospective Marriage Visas for Chinese Citizens

We specialise in Australian SPOUSE VISAS (or “partner visa” or “spousal visa”). These may be applied-for in Australia or or in China. We also manage applications for PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISAS (or “fiance visas” or “fiancee visas”, or “PMV’s”).

We do this for Australian men with with spouses, partners or fiancees from China. Our clients are Australian men and their Chinese ladies. We do also have Australian women clients with Chinese men or even same-sex couples. Couples may be engaged, married or even de facto couples. Jeff’s wife Mila was in Hong Kong when they met years ago, and she migrated to Australia as his fiancee.

What this means is that Jeff and Mila have gone through the partner visa process themselves just like you are now contemplating. We have professional knowledge and we also have personal knowledge of the trials of bringing your sweetheart to Australia! And they operate as an intimate family business. Down Under Visa are not now and never will be a heartless corporation.

And we don’t entrust your visa application to unqualified staff. We follow the Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents, which means Jeff Harvie manages each and every visa application. And we have an outstanding success rate. You and your partner/spouse/fiancee are always in very safe hands with us.

Australian Tourist Visas, Citizenship & Family Visas

Down Under Visa will organise an Australian Tourist Visa from China for you. Do you have a child you want to bring to Australia from China? We can organise a Child Visa or Dependent Child Visa. Is your Chinese child your biological child?

We can organise a Citizenship by Descent application to Australia for your child, as long as you are the biological father and an Australian Citizen. What about your parent or parents in China? If you are an Australian resident, we can organise to bring your parent or parents from China to stay for 3 or 5 years or even longer.

We manage:

Australian Tourist Visas, Citizenship & Family Visas for Chinese Citizens

  • Tourist visas from China to Australia (ie Visitor visa) for Australian Chinese couples
  • Dependent child visas to Australia from China
  • Child Visas to Australia from China
  • Sponsored Parent visas from China to Australia
  • Citizenship By Descent from for your biological children of Australian Citizens in China
  • Citizenship By Conferral Australian Permanent Residents from China

Our success rate with Australian tourist visa applications for Chinese visa applicants (wives, fiancees and girlfriends) is very high. Don’t delude yourselves! There is no such thing as a “simple tourist visa” application. Tourist visa refusals are surprisingly common, mostly because of bad advice or from those they deem a high risk of overstaying the visa. We only deal with genuine applicants!

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Australia Visas from China FAQ

Prospective Marriage Visas, aka Fiancée Visas or Fiancé Visas (Subclass 300) for Australian Chinese Couples

Can we apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa for my Chinese partner inside Australia?

No, you cannot. A Prospective Marriage Visa is an offshore visa only, which means the applicant must be offshore (ie OUTSIDE of Australia and not in China) when it’s lodged, and also when it’s granted.

Can we get a Prospective Marriage Visa for my Chinese partner if we want to marry in a year or two?

A Prospective Marriage Visa for a Chinese Citizen is granted with a condition that says you must marry within 9 months of the visa grant. You cannot delay this, or you will breach that visa condition and invite cancellation of the visa.

Can I include my Chinese children in a Prospective Marriage Visa application?

Yes, they may be included as secondary applicants in that visa. Note that this depends on you having a legal right to remove them from China, ie. if another parent still has joint custody then you will need their permission for this to happen.

Partner Visas aka Spouse Visas (Subclass 309/100 or 820/801) for Australian Chinese Couples

Do I have to marry my Chinese partner before I apply for an offshore Partner Visa?

Not necessarily. You must be married before they finalise the application, but you may apply before marrying as long as you fully intend to marry during the visa processing time.

Do we have to marry in China? Ie can we marry in Australia?

You can marry anywhere you like, as long as it’s a legal marriage.

Can my Chinese partner work on an offshore Partner Visa?

Yes, an offshore Partner Visa holder will have full and unrestricted work rights.

Onshore Partner Visa on a Tourist Visa for Australian Chinese Couples

Do I need to be married to my Chinese partner first before applying for an onshore Partner Visa?

Yes you do. If you are not married before lodging the application, the visa will be refused. No exceptions, unless in an established de facto relationship.

Do I need to live together with my Chinese partner for 12 months first?

If you intend applying for an onshore Partner Visa based on marriage, no you do not. If you are applying based on an established de facto relationship, yes.

What if the kids are still in China?

They cannot be included unless they are in Australia at the time of application of the partner visa.

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa for Chinese Citizens

Can I bring my Chinese partner over as my fiancée?

No sorry. There is no provision for fiancée’s under this visa. You and your Chinese partner need to be married, or in an established de facto relationship.

Does she need to return to China after 5 years?

No. She needs to apply for a further 5 year visa, but may do so inside Australia.

Can my Chinese partner work and get Medicare?

She may work, yes. She can’t get Medicare. She must maintain private health insurance.

Australian Partner Visas for De Facto Australian Chinese Couples

Me and my Chinese partner lived together for 12 months. Does that mean we’re a de facto couple?

Maybe. But there’s more to a de facto couple than just sharing a roof or even sharing a bed. They’re looking for evidence of a solid commitment to a shared-life together. Living together could just mean you were flatmates.

I visited her a lot in China over the years, and she visited me in Australia for three months. Are we in a de facto relationship?

Unless you actually “set up house” together, you will have difficulty in proving you have a shared-life. Visiting isn’t enough it itself.

What if I can’t stay in China?

You don’t have to. It’s perfectly acceptable for your partner to apply for a tourist visa to come and stay with you if it’s for legitimate and genuine reasons. Genuine reasons include visiting you to enhance your relationship.

Australian Tourist Visa (aka Visitor Visa) for Chinese Citizens

Is an Australian tourist visa easy to get for a Chinese citizen?

There’s a high refusal rate for most people to try to lodge their own applications. This is the visa-of-choice for those who choose to run away and work illegally for years, therefore they scrutinize applications very carefully.

How long a stay can I get for my Chinese lady on a tourist visa?

Three months is a reasonable request, especially for a first visit.

Can my Chinese lady stay in Australia for one year so we become de factos?

No one takes a one year holiday, do they? I’ve never seen a 1 year tourist visa granted, and I don’t expect to. Please discuss your plans, and I’m sure we can help you properly.

Child Visas and Dependent Child Visas for Chinese Children

Do I need to apply for a Child Visa for my Chinese children at the same time as a Partner Visa?

No, you may apply for a Dependent Child Visa when the parent has had a temporary Partner Visa granted (ie Subclass 309 or Subclass 820). You may apply for a Child Visa when the parent has a permanent Partner Visa granted (ie. Subclass 100 or Subclass 801).

My Chinese partners son has a biological father she was married to. Can we get him a Child Visa?

Only if (a) you have his written permission for the child to migrate permanently, or (b) there is a court order removing his custodial rights.

What’s the difference between a Child Visa and a Dependent Child Visa for Chinese Children?

There are different criteria in the Migration Regulations for each one, which we won’t go into here. In short, the Dependent Child Visa is applied for when the child’s parent has a temporary Partner Visa, whereas the Child Visa is applied for when the parent has a permanent Partner Visa.

Citizenship By Descent for Chinese Citizens

I’ve accepted the my Chinese partners child as my own. Can I apply for Citizenship by Descent?

No, definitely not. The child must have at least one parent who is an Australian Citizen. Adding your name as the father, ie. “giving the child your name” sounds very gallant, and no doubt the intentions are wonderful. However it happens to be a crime.

I was thinking of just adding the Chinese child onto a Partner Visa application. What’s best?

Citizenship By Descent is quicker and cheaper. Need we say more?

Does the Australian Citizen child from China still need an Australian visa?

No, not at all. The child may enter Australia and remain anytime at all, and will never need a visa.

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