What to do if your Filipino girlfriend was Refused an Australian Visitor Visa

I am often contacted by Australian men who have a Filipino girlfriend. They tell me that they have attempted to obtain an Australian Visitor visa for their girlfriend, but unfortunately the application was refused. The Australian man has either attempted to prepare the application himself or paid some dodgy local so called migration agent (who is often neither an Australian nor qualified in Australian Migration… [...]

Can your Filipina Girlfriend Apply for an Australian Tourist Visa?

If you are an Australian and you have a girlfriend from the Philippines, at some stage you may want to invite her out to Australia to spend some time with you. For the citizens of a few select countries it is possible to apply for a Visitor or Tourist visa to visit Australia relatively easily. However, for most countries, including the Philippines, applicants have to… [...]

Taking your Filipino wife to Australia

If you are an Australian and you have married a woman from the Philippines then unless you are thinking of moving to the Philippines you will probably want to bring her out to Australia to live with you. Probably the best option would be to apply for what is called a Partner visa. To prepare the application is a complex and lengthy process and both… [...]

USA Tourist Visa Application and Documents Processing 2020

A USA Tourist Visa allows you to travel to the US for business, tourism, or medical treatment. It is also known as B2 Visa for the United States of America. Each year, millions of people visit the USA with a B2 Visa for a holiday, visiting with family and friends, business solutions and for health solutions. The USA Tourist Visa (B2 Visa) is ideal for… [...]

Can your UK/ European Girlfriend Apply for an Australian Tourist Visa?

If you are an Australian and you have a girlfriend from the UK or Europe, at some stage you may want to invite her out to Australia to spend some time with you. For the citizens of some countries it is possible to apply for a Tourist visa to visit Australia relatively easily. This includes the UK and most countries in Western and Middle Europe.… [...]

Australian Partner Visa for a Filipino

If you are an Australian and are married or in a de facto relationship with a woman from the Philippines, she may be eligible to apply for an Australian Partner visa. Before discussing the requirements I will outline what a Partner visa is, and what it allows the holder of the visa to do. A Partner visa, if granted will allow the holder to reside… [...]

ETA Visa Australia – Questions and Answers (Part 2)

What is an Electronic Travel Authority visa Australia? (RE-CAP) An Electronic Travel Authority Australia visa, or ETA Tourist visa Australia, is a visa that allows the holder to enter Australia for either Tourism or Business purposes. ETA stands for Electronic Travel Authority. Do I need an ETA visa for Australia? Everyone needs a visa to enter Australia. The important question is: which visa do you… [...]

Work and Holiday visa –Questions and Answers (Part 2)

What is a Work and Holiday visa Australia? TO RECAP: A Work and Holiday visa is a visa that allows you to both visit Australia and work in Australia. The choice is yours: you can work as much as you like on this visa, OR you can choose to not work at all and just travel around doing tourist activities, OR you could do a… [...]

Can I help my Thai girlfriend obtain her Tourist visa to visit me in Australia?

If you are an Australian and have a girlfriend from Thailand, the Philippines, the USA, or any other country, the chances are that you have visited them in Thailand, etc… and not the other way around. This is at least initially. Then at some stage you may decide that you want your girlfriend to visit you in Australia for a holiday and/or to meet your… [...]

Working Holiday Visa Australia 2020 – Questions and Answers (Part 2)

TO RECAP:What is a Working Holiday visa Australia? As the name suggests, an Australian Working Holiday visa is a visa that allows you to go to Australia to both work and also holiday and do tourist activities. You can work as much as you like on this visa but you can usually only work for 1 employer for a maximum of 6 months. The visa… [...]

eVisitor Visa Australia 2020 – Questions and Answers (Part 2)

What is a subclass 651 visa? The subclass 651visa is the Australian Government eVisitor visa. It allows individuals to visit Australia for tourist or business visitor purposes, and stay in Australia for up to 3 months at a time within the 12 month time eligibility period of the visa. To apply for the Australian visa eVisitor subclass 651 you must hold a passport from one of the… [...]

USA Tourist Visa 2020 – Questions and Answers (PART 2)

Can I get a 10 year visa for USA? Yes it is possible. If you are granted a 10year visa with multiple entries it would mean you can go to the USA anytime within the next 10 years. For each visit, your actual stay will be determined by the date stamped in your passport at the port of entry. It is usually for 6 months. You can extend your stay up to another 6 months. Is return ticket… [...]

I am an Australian Permanent Resident – do I need a Resident Return Visa?

Even if you have Permanent Residence (PR) for Australia, which allows you to remain in Australia for the rest of your life, you will still need to obtain a Resident Return visa if you leave Australia and want to re-enter after your travel facility on your Permanent Residence visa ends. If for example, you were granted Permanent Residence through a Partner visa (Subclass 100 or… [...]

ETA Visa Australia – Questions and Answers:

What is an Australian ETA Visa? An Australian ETA visa is a visa that allows the holder to enter Australia for either Tourism or Business purposes. ETA stands for Electronic Travel Authority. Do I need an ETA visa for Australia? Everyone needs a visa to enter Australia. The important question is: which visa are you required to obtain? The answer usually depends on the both… [...]

Can I apply for a Visitor visa while my Partner visa application is processing?

The processing times for Partner visa applications submitted offshore can now take up to 2 years, or even more. Because of this, many applicants may want to apply for a Visitor visa while their Partner visa is processing so that they can visit and spend time with their partner in Australia during this time. Although the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) has the discretion to… [...]

Australian Partner visa (by marriage) for Filipino wife

I recently had an enquiry from an Australian man living in Manila who wanted a Partner visa for his Filipino wife of 5 years. They had been living together in the Philippines for over 3 years but had now decided that is was best for them to move to Australia on a permanent basis. His health was deteriorating and he felt it important to return… [...]

What is Condition 8503?

Many people ask the question: ‘what is Condition 8503?’ Well, it is the ‘no further stay’ condition that you will very often see on your visa. Its effect is to prevent the visa holder from applying for another visa whilst they are still in Australia. So for example, if you are granted a Visitor visa which has Condition 8503 on it, and then you enter… [...]

Work and Holiday visa –Questions and Answers (Part 1)

What is a Work and Holiday visa Australia? A Work and Holiday visa Australia is a visa that allows you to visit Australia and both work and also holiday whilst here.The choice is yours: you can work as much as you like on this visa,or you can choose to not work at all and just travel around doing tourist activities, partying, etc. The visa is… [...]

Taking my Filipino girlfriend to Australia for a holiday

Ok, so you have begun a relationship with a Filipino girl, and now you have a plan to bring her out to Australia for a visit. Unfortunately, this is not as simple and straight forward as you might think it would be. This is because the Philippines is classified as a “high risk” country by Australia Immigration. Citizens of the Philippines are not eligible to… [...]

Working Holiday visa Australia 2020 – Questions and Answers (Part 1)

What is a Working Holiday visa in Australia? This is a great visa option. As the name suggests, a Working holiday visa AU is a visa that allows the holder to both work and also holiday in Australia. You can work as much as you like on this visa but you can usually only work for 1 employer for a maximum of 6 months. The… [...]

USA Tourist Visa – Questions and Answers 2020 (PART 1)

How can I get a Tourist visa to the USA? To get a US Tourist visa you need to show that you want to visit the USA for the purposes of either business or tourism. For business you might be consulting with business partners, attending conferences or conventions, or negotiating contracts. The B-2 visa option is for travel that is recreational in nature, including tourism,… [...]

eVisitor Visa Australia – Questions and Answers

etavisaaustralia.org Which countries need a visa for Australia? Everyone, no matter what country passport you hold, needs a visa for Australia. Australia is certainly one of the strictest countries in the world when it comes to Immigration. Some visas are harder to apply for than others, but remember that obtaining even a Tourist visa for Australia is not easy for many people. Eligible countries What… [...]

The Best Tourist sites to visit on an ETA Visa Australia

Australia is one of the best countries in the world to holiday in. Over 8.5 million tourists visited Australia in 2018 alone! Below is a guide that gives an overview of some of the best cities and surrounding areas to visit, and also how to get your ETA Visitor visa Australia. Sydney:  In Sydney there are so many things to see: Bondi and Manly Beaches,… [...]

Visitor Visa Australia – Questions and Answers

Is a Tourist visa same as a Visitor visa? In effect, yes. It all depends on the type of Travel or Holiday visa you are applying for. There are multiple types of Visitor visa: Tourist stream, Business Visitor visa Australia, Frequent Traveller stream, Sponsored Family stream, ETA an eVisitor visas. Each one is for a different purpose and some are restricted as to who can… [...]

Tourist Visa – Questions and Answers

What is a Tourist Visa? A Tourist visa Australia is essentially the same as a Holiday visa or Visitor visa. It is a visa for people who want to travel to Australia for a holiday or to visit friends or family. On this visa you can also study for short periods of time. Depending on which country passport / citizenship you have, you may be… [...]

Holiday Visa – Questions and Answers

What is a Holiday Visa? A Holidayvisa Australia is essentially the same thing as an Australian Tourist or Visitor visa. It is a visa designed for people who want to travel to Australia to visit friends or family or do tourist activities, or even to study for short periods of time. Depending on which country passport / citizenship you have, you may be able to… [...]

Fiancé Visa – Questions and Answers

What is a Fiancé Visa? A Fiancé visa Australia is a type of Australian Partner or Relationship visa.It is also known a Prospective Marriage visa. It is a visa for a couple that are engaged to be married. The couple need to be in a genuine and continuing relationship,but are not married. The couple can be in either a different sex or same sex relationship.… [...]

DE FACTO VISA – Questions and Answers:

What is a De Facto Visa Australia? A De Facto visa Australia is a type of Australian Partner visa or Relationship visa Australia. De Facto means “of fact” or “in practice”, and it relates to couple that are in a genuine and continuing relationship,but that are not married. These can be different sex or same sex relationships. The Applicant for this visa can apply on the… [...]

SPOUSE VISA – Questions and Answers

What is a Spouse visa? A Spouse Visa Australia is a visa which allows an eligible spouse of an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident to migrate to Australia. There are usually 2 parts to this migration. Typically, the Spouse visa Temporary is processed and granted. Then 2 years after lodging the initial application, you can then apply for the second part. In this part, the… [...]

What is the Prospective Marriage Visa in Australia?

The Prospective Marriage Visa Australia (commonly known as the Fiancé visa or Prospective Partner visa Australia) is a temporary visa which allows the holder to travel to Australia to marry their Australian partner. After you are married you would look to apply for a Partner visa to take the next steps to obtain your permanent residence. A Prospective Marriage Visa Australia is valid for 9… [...]

The Different Types of Partner Visas

If you are looking for information on a Partner visa Australia you have come to the right place.In this article we cover Partner visas and also migration options for the dependent children of migrating persons. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A PARTNER VISA AUSTRALIA? Partner visas are possible where the following relationships exist: Fiancé relationships (couples who are engaged to be married); Legal marriages between people… [...]

How Much is a Partner Visa in Australia 2019?

Do you want to migrate to Australia because you are in a relationship with an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident? If so, you will almost certainly want to apply for a Partner visa Australia. This visa is designed for people that want to move to Australia permanently on the basis of their relationship with an Australian. In this article we describe the process, including… [...]

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN AUSTRALIAN VISITOR VISA?

I am always getting asked this question by people who want to apply for Visitor visa Australia: “how does it take to get an Australian Visitor visa?” And you might think that there is an easy answer to the question. Sometimes there is, but also - sometimes there isn’t. The Australia Visitor visa processing time can actually vary greatly for many reasons. To start with,… [...]

AUSTRALIAN TOURIST VISA INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS

Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019 A Tourist Visa Australia Many of us love travelling, and in this modern era we are travelling to amazing places all over the world. Australia is a very popular destination for travellers from Europe, Asia, North America and beyond. Because some travellers may be used to flying or driving easily from one country to another (like in Europe for example),they might… [...]

HOW TO APPLY FOR A HOLIDAY VISA TO AUSTRALIA TODAY!

Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019 This article explains how you can get a Holiday visa Australia. It sets out who can apply for holiday visa Australia and how to apply. We will go over each step below, one at a time. No matter what country you come from, everyone needs a visa to travel to Australia. The Australian Migration law rules say that you can take a holiday… [...]

FIANCE VISA AUSTRALIA 101: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019 Are you planning to marry an Australian citizen and wish to be a permanent Australian resident and live in Australia as well one day? Let us guide you in this article with the steps and requirements that you need to apply for obtain a Fiance visa Australia. You are eligible for this type of visa if your fiance is able to… [...]

EASY STEPS TO GET A DE FACTO VISA AUSTRALIA

Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019 If you are interested in how to get a De Facto visa Australia, you have come to the right place for all the details you need. A De Facto relationship visa is ideal for a partner of an Australian citizen or permanent resident sponsor. It is applicable to different or same-sex relationships. Depending on the location of your application, this type… [...]

HOW TO EASILY GET A SPOUSE VISA IN AUSTRALIA 2019

Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019 Are you aiming to apply fora Spouse visa Australia? We have rounded up the most manageable steps and details for you to complete the process. You maybe eligible to apply for and obtain this visa if you are married to an Australian citizen or a permanent citizen or even an eligible New Zealand citizen. Currently, the applications may have an approximate… [...]

HOW TO GET A PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA AUSTRALIA

Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019 Are you planning to get married to an Australian citizen, or a qualified New Zealand citizen? Well, the Prospective Marriage visa in Australia should be your ideal option. If you are both aged 18 years and above, this temporary residence visa will qualify you to enter Australia and get married to your partner within the 9-month visa period. The Prospective Marriage… [...]

What You Need to Know About Australian Partner Visas

Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019 A person only qualifies for a Partner Visa Australia if they are married, engaged, or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, a Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. How much does it cost? The Partner Visa Australia cost is one of the more expensive visas, but it is also one of the most used visas… [...]
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