Every day, month and year Australian men fall madly in love with wonderful Filipina ladies in the Philippines and require visa services. Those in love, of course they want to be together, and that means Australian men wanting to bring their ladies to Australia from Philippines. No one enters Australia without a visa, and that’s where Jeff Harvie and the team from Down Under Visa come in by providing visa services from Philippines to Australia for Australian Filipina Couples.
Down Under Visa are THE people to contact if you want to bring your Filipina sweetheart from Philippines to Australia. Whilst most of our visa applicants are Filipina girls, we also manage plenty of Australian visas for Filipino men, and for same-sex couples. The biggest and busiest Australian visa practice in Manila, yet still a family business who know all about being in your shoes. Australian Registered Migration Agents who do nothing but Australian visas for Australian Filipina couples, and with a strong reputation for success and an open, honest approach that used to be the way that Australian gentlemen did business. It still happens here!
So, only visa services for Australian Filipina couples.
NO! We do not offer the following Visa Services
No Australian work visas for Filipinos or others
No Australian student visas for Filipinos or others
And no Australian visas for anyone from other countries. Only Filipinos and Filipinas from the Philippines, and Filipino OFW’s (Overseas Filipino Workers) involved romantically with Australians, and living and working outside of the Philippines.
Only temporary and permanent visas for those Filipina ladies who are involved romantically with Australian men. Onshore Partner Visas, Offshore Partner Visas and Prospective Marriage Visas (aka Fiancée Visas). And Tourist Visas for those Australian Filipina couples who are in relationships, but not quite ready to take the plunge and to commit to a permanent relationship. Nothing wrong with that!
If your relationship is young (or you need a divorce or annulment finalized) you can get a tourist visa to Australia and spend time enhancing your relationship, and wait until you’re both ready to take next step.
Australian Visas from Philippines – Which Visas?
YES! We offer the following Visa Services
Need an Australian visa for your Filipina lady (or your Filipino man)? What visa options are available to you through Down Under Visa to help you to build your new family together?
Read the list below……and click on the links below to get more information on all the different visa services available to you!
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.
For those who can’t or don’t want to marry, Partner Visas and NZ Family Relationship Visas may be applied-for by those in existing and genuine de facto relationships as alterative to applying by marriage.
A Sponsored Parent Bisa is the ideal solution for bringing your parent or parents from Philippines to stay with you for a long time. They can stay for three years or they can stay for five years. And Sponsored Parent Visas may be renewed again making it possi-ble to have your parents stay for 10 years!
We know all too well what this will mean to young parents, struggling with two jobs and daycare issues. What could be better than having your parent in your home, as you would back in Philippines. Talk to us today!
Often mistakenly called a “visa extension” (ie. “Can we get a visa extension?” or “Can we extend the visa?”). A new visa application for those Filipinos or Filipinas already in Australia who wish to stay longer.
Onshore and Offshore Partner Visa - English Version
Onshore and Offshore Partner Visa - Tagalog Version
Onshore Partner Visa on tourist visa - English Version
Onshore Partner Visa on tourist visa - Tagalog Version
Prospective Marriage Visa - English Version
Prospective Marriage Visa - Tagalog Version
Tourist Visa - English Version
Tourist Visa - Tagalog Version
What Visa Services Do Migration Agents Provide?
Australian Registered Migration Agents are experts in Australian Migration Law, and professionally manage Australian visa applications. Highly educated in, and up to date in, Australian Migration Law and Departmental policies which are used to interpret the legislation (which the Department makes its decisions based on). We’re governed by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), & bound by a Code of Conduct. We’re required to maintain a professional library of legislation and policy which must be kept up-to-date, and we’re required to complete continual professional development (CPD) studies every year to keep abreast of the constantly changing rules and politics. And we need to pass stringent security and character checks. It’s also illegal for non-registered agents to give immigration advice in Australia.
How Migration Agents help clients:
Assess your initial suitability for a visa
Choose the most suitable visa class/subclass for you
Advise you on costs and fees, as well as estimated visa processing times
Plan a strategy for a successful Australian visa application
Provide checklists of your visa requirements (documents and relationship evidence)
Check all received documents for accuracy and suitability
Certify documents (when required)
Prepare and submit the completed application professionally
Keep you informed of progress as we’re updated by the Embassy
Liaise with the Department of Home Affairs (formerly Department of Immigration & Border Protection) on your behalf when required
Arrange for merits review at Tribunals when required (when problems exist)
Rather try to apply by yourself to save a bit of money? Please check the facts!
WHAT DOES DOWN UNDER VISA DO DIFFERENTLY?
Basically? All of the above. But we try to do it better, and with a human touch! We know that immigration is one of the most major and often scary steps in life that any person will undertake, and we know that the hopes and dreams of often many people are tied-up in the outcome. Failures are traumatic, and can usually be avoided by experienced and skilled handling. At Down Under Visa, we leave nothing to chance!
We also have many years experience with the culture and bureaucracy of the Philippines. We live and work here all year. Mila Harvie (a qualified teacher) was born and educated here, and gives invaluable insight and support when cross-cultural confusion and miscommunication sets in. “Ate Mila” (local term for “older sister”) has helped and calmed many worried Filipina visa applicants over the years. She’s particularly good at dealing with Filipinas in a way that no non-Filipina could. She takes personal care of the many brides and brides-to-be who are going through the spouse/partner visa and prospective marriage (fiancee) visa processes. It would be very difficult to find anybody else who has our level of experience and expertise in this specialised area.
This is a family operation. Jeff is the Registered Migration Agent, and personally manages every application. Mila helps the ladies with when needed. Jeremy Harvie (Jeff’s son) manages the office administration, and helps clients (particularly Australian men, who find it easier to deal with another Australian man) to fine-tune their visa requirements. You will never feel ignored, and we are known for our prompt responses as well as our practical, caring and no-nonsense guidance.
Down Under Visa Services – Philippines to Australia
Down Under Visa versus Old Style Visa Agents
Do we need to commute to the Down Under Visa office again and again to “submit our papers” or to “get our requirements”? Are “requirements” one-size-fits-all? Down Under Visa are a bit more user-friendly and modern than that. No getting stuck with an office clerk who isn’t comfortable with speaking with Australians. And the convenience of your own personal online portal, the Migration Hub, which you can access 24/7. All in the comfort of home.
Note:This tongue-in-cheek recording was done based on what clients have told us. We’re not making fun of anyone, and certainly not Filipinos. The issue is that if you are in business dealing with another nationality, you need to be able to communicate well with your clients, as well as to offer a comfortable and convenient service to a high standard. And this is not always the case!
Down Under Visa can (and does):
Find solutions for you, including those really difficult cases where you think you have little hope, or where you’ve had a visa cancelled or an application refused
Assess and analyse your situation with our exclusive E-Assess online assessment system
Advise you clearly of all costs and fees (which are fixed fees) and give you realistic estimated visa processing times
We give you both a personalised TO-DO LIST of documents and other requirements, based on your own unique situation. No “one size fits all” requirements lists here!
Provide access to our Migration Hub, where you have convenient 24/7 access to your To-Do List via PC, phone or tablet, and all the supportive information you need:
Built-in information links and detailed FAQ’s to give guidance and to answer all your questions
And some give-away books on Philippines culture and other practical information written exclusively for Down Under Visa clients by Perry Gamsby
Also fast-response email support in English or Tagalog for those hard-to-answer questions. No need for confusion or guesswork. Mila is able to take care of the Filipina lady applicants when needed.
And we have our office here in Manila where (by appointment) we can meet you (sponsor or Filipina applicant). Aussie-English speakers always available! No struggling with someone who can’t communicate with you!
Comprehensive checking and re-checking of the documents and relationship evidence that you send to us. No room for mistakes and nasty little surprises later.
We prepared and complete the visa application forms for you. You don’t have to!
And we prepare and lodge the final application for you, and liaise with the Australian Embassy when required right through to the grant of the visa
Read what some of our happy couples have had to say HERE
Read some emails from victims of Philippines-based fake agents HERE
What if as a result of bad advice or of trying to do it yourself you submit false statements as part of a visa application, or bogus documents….even unintentionally? You could be facing refusal AND a three year ban! If you have false identity papers or even if they are not convinced of your identity, you could also face a ten year ban! Please read HERE
Online migration “advice” forums? Good idea? Read HERE from my BLOG.
Costs of Visa Services?
Cost of Visa Services – Philippines to Australia
Go HERE to see the average migration agent fees charged for visa services by Migration Agents in Australia (courtesy of MARA). Government Visa Application Charges are separate. We tend to be around the upper-middle of the average-fee scale, and our clients tell us we are VERY reasonable in our professional fees! Rest assured that for each case and client we will give you a fixed price for the preparation of your application, agreed upon and contracted before any work gets done. No hidden extras and no charging for “documents” or other nonsense. And in most cases we’re happy for you to pay in installments up until the application is lodged.
We can give you a full costing of both our fees and the government visa application charges when you complete our free online assessment for visa eligibility.
Visa Processing Times?
Processing Times of Visa Services – Philippines to Australia
We can’t promise to speed up the processing times of your visa applications, and anybody who tells you they can is a liar. We will give you an estimate of the waiting time for your visa right from the start, and we do everything we can to prepare a visa application that is trouble-free which will be processed by the Australian Embassy or the Department of Immigration without too many delays.
NOTE: Jeff Harvie and main administrative staff are mostly in the Philippines office. Please do not (a) send documents or (b) attend the AUSTRALIAN office looking for assistance without a previous appointment.