Partner Visa

Partner Visa Phillipines to Australia

Partner Visas aka Spouse Visas (Subclass 309/100 or 820/801)

For Australian Filipina couples who are married or in genuine de facto (common law or “live in”) relationships. Also for same-sex partners in de facto relationships (or in same-sex marriages).

They require sponsorship of the Filipina visa applicant by an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Eligible New Zealand Citizen. Initially a 2 year Subclass 309 Offshore Partner Visa (or Subclass 820 Onshore Partner Visa) is granted, and allows the visa holder to come to Australia from Philippines (or to remain in Australia with an onshore visa application).

Getting a tourist visa, then a partner visa in Australia for your Filipina fiancee?

You must be committed to each other and to a shared-life together. This is not a try-before-you-buy visa. You may be either married, or in an existing genuine de facto relationship. If you are intending to marry, then you need to be legally free-to-marry (ie. never married, or already divorced). If you are in an existing de facto relationship, you may be still legally married as long as that relationship is well and truly over.

You may not apply for a partner visa so you can commence a de facto relationship. It must be existing, and you need to be able to prove this with solid evidence.

All partner visas, whether onshore or offshore:

  • Provide access to applying for Medicare
  • Give full work rights, so the visa applicant may work in Australia
  • Are multiple-entry, and allow free access in and out of Australia
  • Allow the inclusion of dependent children as secondary applicants to the partner visa

DISCLAIMER

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.


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Offshore application (ie. applied-for in Philippines)

This is the option when the Filipina visa applicant is in Philippines, and remains there during the processing of the visa.

  • It may be lodged before the wedding, as long as the wedding takes place within the processing time.
  • It’s the visa-of-choice for Australian Filipina couples who wish to marry in Philippines
  • It’s also the visa-of-choice for the Australian sponsor and Filipina applicant who would prefer not to rush through the processing. It’s lower-pressure than an onshore application.

Onshore application (ie. applied-for in Australia)

An onshore partner visa application is lodged inside Australia when the Filipina visa applicant is also there inside Australia at the time of application.

  • It must be lodged after the wedding takes place. It’s not possible to marry afterwards.
  • It must be lodged before the visa that the applicant currently holds (often a tourist visa) runs out, so there is invariably a strict deadline
  • If it’s lodged (a) after the wedding and (b) before the current visa runs out, the applicant is automatically issued a bridging visa
  • It’s the visa-of-choice for in-a-hurry Australian Filipina couples who wish to be together in Australia during the processing time
  • It’s not the visa of choice of those who can’t spare the time and who are not well-organised to meet a deadline
  • And note that any dependent children to be included in an onshore application must also be onshore at the time of lodgement

After two years of a successful relationship, a Subclass 100 or Subclass 801 Permanent Partner Visa may be granted.

Permanent Partner Visa (two years after applying for the temporary partner visa)

You actually “applied” for this when you applied for the temporary partner visa, ie it was an 820/801 application onshore, or a 309/100 application offshore. So you don’t apply again. But you do need to provide them with further documents and relationship evidence at this later stage to prove that your genuine relationship did exist and still exists. More information can be found here in this BLOG article about permanent partner visas.

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Australian Offshore Partner Visas Pros and Cons

Australian Partner Visa pros and cons

  • Applicable to de facto couples
  • Applicable to same-sex couples
  • No follow-up temporary partner visa application needed
  • May apply before actual wedding takes place
  • Full work rights
  • Multiple entry visa
  • May apply for Medicare after application lodged
  • May include dependent children
  • No time-limit in which to apply in the first place (except must marry in a reasonable timeframe), ie. it’s a lower-pressure option than an onshore partner visa
  • Must be outside Australia to apply and for the visa to be granted
  • Not eligible for bridging visas
  • Must remain offshore during processing (unless visiting on tourist visa)
  • Wedding must take place before visa will be granted
  • High cost
  • Requires a lot of evidence of relationship and other documentation
  • Will lead to a five year ban from re-applying if visa is granted and relationship ends
  • Of no value to uncommitted couples

Australian Partner Visa from Philippines (Offshore) FAQ

Do I have to marry 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 Philippines? Ie can we marry in Australia?

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

Can I get a bridging visa with an offshore Partner Visa?

No. Bridging visas are never issued to offshore visa applicants. They are for onshore applications only.

Can I get an offshore Partner Visa with a de facto relationship?

If it’s an established and genuine de facto relationship of 12 months or more, yes you can. That time period may be shorter if you have a Registered Relationship.

Can I get an offshore Partner Visa if still married/not divorced?

No, unless you are applying based on an established and genuine de facto relationship of 12 months or more. If you intend marrying and basing an offshore Partner Visa on that marriage, then no you need to be legally free to marry before applying.

Do we need to live together for 12 months first?

If you are applying based on a de facto relationship, yes. Otherwise, no.

Can she work on an offshore Partner Visa?

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

Can I include kids in an offshore Partner Visa?

Yes, you may include kids as secondary applicants on an offshore Partner Visa application. Note that this depends on you having a legal right to remove them from the country, ie. if another parent still has joint custody then you will need their permission for this to happen.


Have An Offshore Partner Visa Question Not Answered Above?

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Now, over to you the client (or potential client)! We value our clients opinions, and we believe in keeping all well-informed. What would YOU like to ask about offshore partner visas? What do YOU think needs a bit more explanation? Ask below, and Jeff Harvie RMA will answer your question for you and for others wondering the same thing.

14 Comments

  1. abi novero

    Good day!

    In the process you wrote about going in a visitor’s visa first, the letter should come from the husband inviting his wife to come to australia to lodge an on-shore visa application? or can it be just a generic letter inviting her for a visit? Please help thanks!

    Reply
    • Jeff Harvie

      Hello Abi. We will give general advice about what visa type suits someone’s situation and purpose, and I believe we give this information out more freely than most. I’ve long preferred to have a well-informed clientele who make decisions based on knowledge rather than confusion.

      However I’m still a working man like the rest of you. I grew up in a fibro house in the western suburbs of Sydney, and have always needed to earn a living like everyone else. My business is in managing visa applications for Australians with Filipina sweethearts. Please don’t ask me how to put a visa application together. That’s beyond the scope.

      Reply
  2. Arliene Rose Bautista

    Can we live together in Australia while we are waiting for our Partner Visa.?

    Can the applicant for the Partner Visa allowed to study in Australia while waiting for the Partner Visa?

    Reply
    • Jeff Harvie

      If the application is an onshore partner visa, yes. The applicant can remain on a bridging visa during the processing time. And yes, can study. Suggest you get a free visa assessment. The link is on the main page.

      Reply
  3. Sharn

    If I married in the Philippines (Dumaguete City – Negros Oriental.) Am I entitled to apply for the “Offshore Partner Visa” My wife is arriving in Australia (Perth) 26th Aug, she’s been given a 12 month multiple point entry Visitors Visa,she will be going back to the Philippines on the 20th November……is she better off applying for the Offshore Partner Visa in the Philippines,or here in Australia whilst here….?
    Also,how much can I expect to pay for the Offshore Partner Visa.?
    And if she’s successful in gaining her Offshore Partner Visa,can she work straight away if she wants to.?
    And how long does she need to wait before she can legally become an Australian Citizen.?

    Reply
    • Jeff Harvie

      You apply for an offshore visa when the applicant is offshore. If she comes onshore (ie enters Australia) you apply in Australia for an onshore partner visa.

      Too many questions for a page comment. I need to know about you and your case before I can advise you further. Can I get you to spare five minutes and do an online visa assessment form? Top right on this page. Then I can get back to you with professional fees and visa application charges, processing times, and some advice about Citizenship.

      Reply
  4. Jacqueline goto

    I’m divorced in japan.but not yet annul here in Philippines,my question is?im married for second time around an Australian citizen,I only visited him in Australia as a Tourist Visa,because of my problem is not yet annul my previous married,hope you can give an advice about this ?my husband want lodge a visa even and Temporary Partner Visa,,I’m worried about this,please help me,I’m stuck in Philippines almost 5years,I don’t what to do now,I’m hopeless,thank you

    Reply
    • Jeff Harvie

      Your Japanese divorce (as long as it’s completely legal) will be recognised in Australia, Jacqueline. As will your marriage (again, as long as it was a legal marriage). You can apply for a partner visa to Australia, either applied onshore (inside Australia) or offshore (ie i Philippines). Philippines law does not apply to Australian visa applications. I suggest you do a free online visa assessment form on our website and we can advise you further.

      Reply
  5. Arliene Rose Bautista

    Hi Jeff,

    My annulment is still on going and I applied for onshore visa application.

    Can i apply for a partner visa or de facto relationship?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Jeff Harvie

      You can apply for a partner visa IF you are in an established de facto relationship that is genuine and committed, and if you’ve been in that committed relationship for 12 months or longer. If not, no you cannot.

      Reply
  6. Jacky

    Hi i was concern about i am married here in philippines with australian man but we broke up 7yrs already now . I wondering bec my x hubby he bring his live in partner to australia . Is that legal of wha he did ..? they have 2 kids and now they are already in australia last oct 3.. can you explain me pls advice bec i am stuck here in phil not annull yet. thank u..

    Reply
    • Jeff Harvie

      An Australian partner visa may be applied-for based on (a) a married or (b) an established de facto relationship (ie a live-in relationship or common-law relationship). I would say your husband has either divorced you in Australia (which he may do legally) and remarried his new fiancee, or he’s been living in a de facto relationship with her and has applied on that basis. Either way it would be legal, or she would not be in Australia with him now.

      Reply
  7. Eric Moulton

    For the past few months I have been developing a relationship with a Phillipino male over the internet. We are thinking of moving to the next level and applying for a spouse visa for him to come live in Australia.

    Are we eligible if we have not lived together in a defacto relationship

    Reply
    • Jeff Harvie

      Your options for a partner visa are:

      1. Due to a marriage, or;
      2. Due to an established de facto relationship

      Whilst technically it’s possible, trying to prove the existence of an established de facto relationship without having lived together? Not so easy. If you intend marrying, then it would be a lot easier. I suggest you complete a free online visa assessment, which has a link at the top of the website.

      Reply

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So, can Down Under Visa manage partner visa applications in Australia too?

Choosing between an onshore partner visa application inside Australia, or an offshore partner visa application applied for in Manila Philippines Of course we can and do manage Partner Visas lodged inside Australia when the Australian sponsor and Filipina applicant are both there, and in fact these make up about half of our applications these days. Since the 1 July 2015 Visa Application Charge changes which meant that a partner visa now costs the same lodged offshore in Philippines (or other countries) as they do lodged in Australia, we have had considerably more applicants wanting their applications lodged in Australia.

There is no difference in the way the applications are prepared. The difference is that you have a small window to lodge the visa, harder again if you plan to marry in Australia too.

We just want you to make an informed and educated choice, and not to find yourselves in Australia running out of time to lodge. The number one problem area is that you have a fixed time-limit to get everything finalised in. If you are aware of this and can cope with it? Then no problems, as far as we are concerned.

So please discuss this option with us, and we will be happy to help make your onshore partner visa application a success.

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Want to read more about Australian Offshore Partner Visas from the Philippines? Check out some of our partner visa BLOG posts below.

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Partner Visas Articles From our BLOG page…

November 2017 changes in Australian partner visa processing

We (Down Under Visa) received a letter a few days ago from one of the senior officers in the Australian Embassy in Manila about the issue of partner visa applications, and what they will no longer accept. It covered the same issues that we announced in our recent BLOG article.

In summary:

  • Applications need to be “fully-loaded” when submitted, with all the supporting documentation included.
  • That means all relationship evidence and other documents right there at the time of application
  • And that means not thinking you can wait for the Department to send out endless reminder letters (known as Requests for Information, or RFI’s)
  • And it means if the application is lodged “naked” (as the Department are calling it), they will not send an RFI letter.They will refuse the application immediately.
  • And a refusal means you lose the Visa Application Charge, ie. the $7,000.00 you need to pay them.

We’ve long warned applicants not to assume they can slap together a last-minute partner visa application inside Australia, yet we still have enquirers who assume they can do just that. Sadly I can see a lot of refusals coming up very shortly if people try that one out.

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Visa refusals

I’m writing this article today because we had a client more than two years ago who was like Applicant B. They didn’t like what we kept asking them for, and got annoyed when we kept telling them that their documentation (ie. visa requirements) were insufficient or incorrect. Eventually they pulled the pin on their dealings with us, because they found a Migration Agent who was less schoolteacher-like and more “chilled” than Jeff Harvie. They lodged a partner visa application visa application in Manila. A year and a half later it was refused. I saw the refusal letter, and it was refused because of a lack of what we had been asking them.

I could sit back and say “I told you so”, but I take no pleasure in seeing a couple stuck apart. It’s tragic! I wish they had simply accepted the truth that I was prepared to tell them. Not everyone does. Sweet words and a nice pat on the back are much easier to deliver and they make a job easier, but sorry……not from Jeff Harvie and not from Down Under Visa. It won’t happen.

And I see emails every day from clients who think we’re asking too much, and sometimes they tell us of the mate who got a visa without submitting “all this rubbish”. Sometimes the “mate” is some hollow entity on a Facebook group or internet advice forum. Sometimes the visa grant happened 20 years ago. And sometimes the mate was just plain lucky. The ones who get refusals for poor applications are less keen to talk about their failures, so you are less likely to hear about them.

If we lowered standards and did more back-patting, we would probably have to give bad news about visa refusals to 1:5 of you. Sorry, but that’s too high. Listen to the cranky ol’ schoolteacher and you’re in very safe hands!

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Rit Peralta-Welland
2018-03-04T00:26:43+0000
After getting a refusal for a tourist visa to Australia years ago, I'm so glad that I found DUV and decided to engage their services for a tourist and then subsequently a partner visa. I'm a lawyer here in the Philippines and I would like to believe that I'm more or less able to understand the requirements and follow the procedures in applying for a visa. But I realized that application for visa is not a walk in the park when I received my very first visa refusal (and it hurts!). What you need is strong proof that your relationship is genuine and a strategy on how you can present this effectively. In legal parlance, you need to present sufficient evidence to establish probable cause that a genuine relationship exists and convince the assigned case officer to grant the visa. And for this, DUV can indubitably give you guidance with their vast knowledge and expertise in Australia's migration laws, rules and regulations; and their experience in both its theoretical and practical application. Because of this, I highly recommend the services of DUV for tourist and partner visa to Australia!read more
Enreech Lim Smith
Enreech Lim Smith
2018-02-26T14:40:00+0000
You won't ever regret calling a help from them 💕💕💕 All you have to do is trust them and believe that everything will fall into its places. Im so glad my husband found this team to work for my visa. Every cent is WORTH IT!!! A huge thank you jeff,jeremy,mila and DUV team 💕💕💕 May God shower more blessings for all of you guys 👍👍👍read more
Bob Bailey
Bob Bailey
2018-02-24T10:15:02+0000
I am 65 and my wife 54. I have never gone through anything like this before, I started doing the visa application myself through the Immigration website. I am so glad that i made the decision to get Downunder Visa to do it instead. I class myself as reasonably well educated but there was no way i could have done it myself. Downunders Hub page makes it very easy to know what to get and when to get it. We arent quite at the stage of applying yet but we are very close. Thank you to Jeff and his family for helping me to get my wife in my life in Australia. When you get to my age every day without her is a day we will never get to have together. I would whole heartedly recommend Downunder Visa to anyone who is considering a Tourist or Partner Visa. You will not regret it.read more
Neville Norman
Neville Norman
2018-02-22T07:43:48+0000
In a little over 24hrs, a Tourist Visa Grant has been given to my partner and her daughter. Down Under Visa provides a valuable service, dealing with an Australian Government agency which is generally not easy to do and it is peace of mind, knowing the business, DOWN UNDER VISA is the BEST in this line of business. Jeff, Jeremy and all of your staff, thank you!read more
Jon Murray
Jon Murray
2018-02-15T11:35:52+0000
Choosing down under visa was the best decision I made. My partners tourist visa was approve 1 week after lodgment. Now we are just waiting for our PMV to be approved. All you have to do is follow down under visa's instructions to have the best possible chance of being approved. Thank you DUV!read more
May OS
May OS
2017-12-20T13:26:55+0000
My husband and I would like to thank Down Under Visa and all the staff specially Jeff and Jeremy for helping us make one of our dream come true. We finally get our 820 visa grant today and we are so happy. Thank you so much for helping us along the way of processing the visas, from our visitors visa, bridging visa, and now our PARTNER Visa. This is such a great CHRISTMAS gift. Once again thank you very much and most of all thanks to God!!!read more
Marinel Tabuyo-Hansen
Marinel Tabuyo-Hansen
2017-11-15T22:24:05+0000
Just follow the instructions, provide all the papers asked, they will do the rest and voila! You'll receive visa grant notices. Mine was very fast. Thanks, Down Under Visa.read more
Jenivy Segovia Echavez
Jenivy Segovia Echavez
2017-11-07T00:02:10+0000
As a first timer applying visa, I couldn't say more since I can't compare a past experience about rejections or how other reflect their works but one thing I can assure (to those clients who are reading reviews to enlighten your situation that I used to do) that DUV is such a great partner (back then I have a bit ideas the struggle of applying visa) Tho we always think positive of the result but still the granted of my visa makes me feel "wow like how come?" Lol � I highly recommend this agency and we are looking forward to your help again in the near furture. You guys deserve more than 5 starts! God bless your team always! To Sir. Jeremy, Sir. Jeff and Mam Mila that I used to talk through email thanks guys, I honestly get comfortable emailing with you all, specially Sir. Jeremy� (sounds like a bro to me lol) Once again thanks teammate! Regards Isaac and Jenivy (the King and Queen of hearts �) ayy ��read more
Charissa Pua Guingue
Charissa Pua Guingue
2017-10-17T04:31:38+0000
Highly recommended migration agent! Very trusted worry nomore!read more
Michael Tran
Michael Tran
2017-09-28T09:19:17+0000
Hi, I would like to thank DUV for the Tourist Visa they got for my fiance Patricia recently; Especially Jeremy who was the one to do most of the work. Just like to add that it was good to see such good old fashioned dedicated business ethics displayed by this company, that modern times have left by the wayside. I reckon I sent a thousand emails to DUV (probably 990 to Jeremy and 10 to Jeff) and every single time the reply was sent within a few hours. think the longest I ever wait was about 6 hours. It might seem a small thing for some, but for an eccentric old Aussie buggar like myself, who values service above all... it was a very pleasing factor in my review of DUV. The other thing is... At first I was complaining to my fiance because of all the stuff DUV were asking of us. I thought, gee wizz... they are asking too much and I was mad at them. As time went by I began to see the method in the madness (for me at least) and come to grips with it all. By the end of the process, I now see that the way DUV process these Visa's is the very BEST way possible. It virtually assures you will be successful 99%. Yes, its taken us a long time, but yes also, I feel confident of success now with our pending PMV current being processed by Oz immigration. Thanks for everything guys at DUV and I take back all I said against you in the beginning (not that you knew about it lol). Keep up the good work guys, and a special thanks to Jeremy who handled most of our case. Very well done and highly recommend.read more
Rona Ragay Rankin
Rona Ragay Rankin
2017-09-05T12:17:41+0000
After 2 rejections from others, Downunder Visa came through for us. Rona arrived in Sunday 2nd September and we haven't stopped smiling. Thank you so much to Jeff and his wonderful team they have made 2 people very happy. Through out the entire process they were supportive and understanding and we owe them our happiness. Thanks guys Greg and Ronaread more
Johnston Frederick
Johnston Frederick
2017-08-19T22:21:17+0000
Excellent, well organised and very structured. I commend you on a business that helps dumbo's like me through the maze of goverment mumbo jumbo and makes it all so easy. Well doneread more
Daryl Wagner
Daryl Wagner
2017-07-12T00:37:18+0000
So far so good, when Elsa gets a visa we will be over the moon....read more
Richard Otten
Richard Otten
2017-06-20T10:44:36+0000
We are very happy and satisfied with the Down Under Visa team and were successfully granted a prospective partner Visa for my partner. She is now living here with me and we look forward to a very happy life together.read more
Kaz Maras
Kaz Maras
2017-05-24T10:41:16+0000
We are so happy with the great news. Five stars. Our partner VISA was granted on the 22st May and apart from relief, we're mostly happy with the way it's unfolded time wise... which is weird as I was so worried because we - including DownUnder Visa - had no control over how long it would take ... in the end it was done right and to that I thank DownUnder Visa, job well done .. thanks a million guys.read more
Catherine Cashion
Catherine Cashion
2017-03-31T03:43:49+0000
Thank you so much Jeremy,Jeff,Mila and Down under visa staff for the Great news for us last week March 22 2017 Our partner visa is Granted...we will Recommend this to our fellow friends to choice Down Under visa ...God bless and thank you once again👏👍 Regards Rob and Catherineread more
Lelani Ibanez
Lelani Ibanez
2017-03-27T13:52:41+0000
Down Under Visa Migration Agent is a very reliable agent. They lodged my tourist application last March 24, Friday and given the granted tourist visa today March 27, 2017, Monday. Very excellent of their services and satisfying to communicate with them. Me and Brian are so much happy and saying to all of you thank you very much mostly to Mr. Jeremy Harvie likewise to Mr. Jeff Harvie. (y)read more
Nick Dimitrakiou
Nick Dimitrakiou
2017-03-22T08:54:15+0000
To Down Under Visa, This is it! Our Partner's Visa is Finally Approved today!!!...We are very happy that we're going to stay and live in together in Australia. We would like to Thank Jeff, Jeremy, Mila and DUV Team for your wonderful work.read more
Michael Norris
Michael Norris
2017-02-17T09:43:59+0000
Well done Down Under Visa! Yesterday you delivered us the great news we have been longing to hear. Advising us our visa has been granted. We cant thank Jeff, Mila and Jeremy and the dedicated and hard working team at Down Under Visa enough! For helping Grachelle and I through those times of the visa application process. You showed true professionalism and personal understanding towards us. The service you offer is second to none.Without Down Under Visa, I dont think none of this would have been possible. Your direction and advises to us were truely helpful and will never be forgotten in that rollercoaster ride they call the visa application journey. You were always there for us. Guiding us through the best ways you knew how, Now Grachelle and I can start making a happy life together in marriage. This is all thanks to Down Under Visa. I wish you Jeff and Down Under Visa many more happy clients. Many more years of success. And without a dout I will recommend your service to those seeking a visa. And for anyone reading up this review. If your thinking of getting a visa done. Take my word Visa Down Under are the real deal. It will be one of the best decisons that you will ever make. A job well done by Down Under Visa and once again a massive thank you from Grachelle and myself!!! 🙂read more
Richard Glover
Richard Glover
2016-11-19T02:31:59+0000
Just want to say how professional and efficient Jeff and the team are! Thank you so much! Your hard work makes such a positive impact to the lives of so many people! If there was a 6th star you guys would get it!read more
Alan Todhunter
Alan Todhunter
2016-09-25T09:43:57+0000
Absolutely top shelf immigration service. I am now married to my beautiful Philippine wife, Catherine. Jeff will ask all the tough questions to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Trust him, he and his team know what they are doing.read more
Micháel Desveaux
Micháel Desveaux
2016-09-08T12:49:56+0000
Great service, great reputation! Highly recommended.read more
Mary Cecile Oracoy Panganiban
Mary Cecile Oracoy Panganiban
2016-09-08T10:28:45+0000
The best and they have help me and the love of my life meet for the first time in Australia. I was approved for tourist visa even if we didn't meet in person yet. What can I say but thank you for making it possible 🙂read more
Ant Franga Francis
Ant Franga Francis
2016-09-08T03:00:56+0000
We used these guys for our fiancé visa. Some stressful times but they got us there in the end. Thanks guys��read more
Rick Williams
Rick Williams
2016-09-08T00:36:08+0000
Money well spent for a good honest service providedread more
Tarah Solidarios
Tarah Solidarios
2016-09-07T23:07:42+0000
I fully recommended them for doing your visa.... Thanks for the help Jeff Harvie and family and the staff of DownUnder Visa☝️☝☝read more
Ndaylin Matthews
Ndaylin Matthews
2016-09-07T11:03:37+0000
I highly recommend Jeff and the staff. We wouldn't been able to do it with out them. They were very efficient and helpful to us. We were very happ we found them. We are so thankful we found Dounundervisa. Gobless you lways guys.read more
Steven Lisk
Steven Lisk
2016-09-07T11:00:15+0000
I have every faith in recommending Jeff and the team they know exactly what's needed and how to present it There's a lot of preparation work to be done and information to be supplied I would recommend you engage them to handle your application knowing full well they will respond to your enquiries and help you all the way . The new hub is a very good system it makes things very straight forward and clear explanation of its use I personally think it's a great tool I've said it before I will say it again thanks to All the team at down under visa Jeff Jeremy and Mila for her language assistance in our case it's our commitment to each other and your commitment to detail and your clients which made our application successful Regards Steve & Tess Belmores Liskread more
Steve Freeman
Steve Freeman
2016-09-07T09:14:38+0000
Thanks to Down Under Visa i have the most wonderful woman in my life and we couldn't be happier. You made the whole experience easy for us and were a great support to us during the whole process. Awesome visa agents.read more
Joshua Peters
Joshua Peters
2016-09-07T07:47:54+0000
On behalf of my wife dinah and i id like to thank jeff and the down under family for all you have done for us. U have made the whole process so so much more easier for us , and less stressful in every way. When we first looked at the the visa options it was all too much so I looked around and found Down under visa. Thank God I did as jeff and crew hit the nail on the head everytime. My wife and kids are here now on their multiple entry tourist visa and We are awaiting the approval now for our spouse visa . Thanks again guys . 5 stars for us from us to you all..read more
Lilia Cabajar Bevan
Lilia Cabajar Bevan
2016-09-07T07:47:38+0000
They are a very great people to talk to. Very helpful. They guide you what you need to do and advice what is the best for you. Do not hesitate to ask them they will help you.read more
Mal White
Mal White
2016-09-07T06:16:05+0000
Great people to deal with very helpful on everyway if your having doubts about doing the visa process yourselves don't hesitate to email jeff at downunder visaread more
Wendy Eborde Argante
Wendy Eborde Argante
2014-05-22T02:10:22+0000
Very Easy to go to they're office, and very friendly staff,specially ate Mila,jeff,and they're Son 🙂read more
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