Easy Visas from Philippines to Australia

Easy visas to Australia from Philippines I’ve covered this topic before in BLOG articles,
but it remains an issue. Understandable, because the
Department of Immigration (now Department of Home Affairs) website makes it all look
like a formality. And Australians are accustomed to being fairly
in control of what they consider to be their business
and assume its every Aussies right to get a visa to bring his Filipina lady to Australia
from Philippines. So
the illusion of the easy visas and simple tourist visa applications evolves naturally. But then, fortunately most Australians do
appreciate the straight-shooter, who doesnt talk bull$#!+. So
whilst Down Under Visa disappoint many an over-enthusiastic Australian man-in-love,
I think most still appreciate Jeff Harvie telling it like it
is. And I tell people nearly every single day
that we cant help them. We are not opportunists. We are Registered Migration Agents, which
means we are consultants who advise on Australian Migration Law. And we are duty-bound like all professionals
to be truthful about the likelihood of success. The Easy Tourist Visa Application
This one probably is surrounded by the biggest collection of myths, probably because for
Australians to go anywhere its not a big deal. Most countries for us Aussies dont require
visas at all for short stays, and those that do its just a simple form. I went to Vietnam for a seminar a few years
back. A form, a fee
and a few days I think. Never even considered getting knocked back. The problem for Filipinos? Overstaying! Working illegally! Working as waitresses, on building sites,
picking fruit, cleaning houses, and of course things like prostitution and drug dealing. And in many cases
its family members who do the inviting and give the assurances that their relative from
the Philippines will do the right thing and return on-time. Thus, the high visa refusal numbers out of
Manila. And we get the complaints of why we ask for
so much documentation for just a simple tourist visa! I
mentioned that to a client in the office the other day, who said Tell them to ask me! Two refusals! Thats why Im here! Yes, you may get
away with a simple visa application for a tourist visa, but you
have around a 1:4 to 1:5 chance of refusal. Our success rate is 99%+, which is why we
ask a lot from you. You pay us for professional services, and
you will get a professional job done. The One Year Tourist Visa
I�ve also covered this topic before, but worthwhile covering again because the Department
website makes it look like you can just choose your
length of stay like choosing what size cornflakes packet to
get. Three months, six months or twelve months! Now, yes they will on occasions grant a 12
month stay for an elderly parent who is healthy and stable
and unlikely to run off and start working. But for you to
expect they will grant a 12 month stay to your 26 year old girlfriend is far from realistic. Why? Because a tourist visa is for visiting! Its also called a visitor visa, and
its for people to visit friends and family, and to do tourist things. No one takes a 12 month holiday! I dont! Yes, maybe elderly
mum does, but under normal circumstances the average person doesnt get that much time
off. The main issue is that you cant use a tourist
visa to live together because you cant afford a partner visa
application. I even saw a man once apply for 12 month tourist
visas for his wife and kids, with the reason for the application quoted as Because the
partner visa application is too expensive! Of course it was
refused! Just because he was married with kids didnt
change anything. The Migration Regulations 1994
which contain the decision criteria are written into law, and they had no choice to refuse
because he was applying for the wrong reasons. The Department of Immigration (Home Affairs)
Their Job Their job? Are they the One Stop Visa Shop? Service with a smile? Dedicated to customer satisfaction! Hardly! Not knocking them. Not at all. Their job is to guard Australias borders,
and they do a pretty thorough job! And this is why they refuse visa applications
when not utterly convinced. And this is why
Australia is not overrun with unlawful non-citizens (the term for illegal aliens). And this is why Down Under Visa dont always
say YES to every request for help with a visa application,
and this is why were like cranky ol school teachers who pick on you when your
homework isnt perfect! Because the ones who examine your visa applications
are very strict, and we dont want you flunking! So please understand that visas to Australia
from Philippines are grants, and not rights! And understand
why you cant fly out here, meet your Filipina girl and then bundle her up and put her on
a plane a few weeks later. I had one just before who wants a partner
visa prepared and granted in three weeks for a
girl he met a few weeks ago online. I hope he doesnt read this later and thinking
Im making fun of him. Im most definitely not! Why would he or anybody know otherwise? Australian Migration Law in print is
like the old Sydney phonebooks (do they still have phonebooks??), and people expect to manage
their own visa applications based on whats in
those volumes! If the outcome matters to you, get some help
from the experts in visa applications for Australian Filipina couples!

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