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 in Australia and enter and exit Australia as much as is desired. When granted, it is a temporary visa, and you would also need to apply for a permanent visa after a period of time if everything remains the same – i.e. if the relationship is still going on. That means that your Filipino wife or partner will eventually become a Permanent Resident (PR) of Australia. The Partner visa also allows the holder to work, and also gives them access to the Australian health care system Medicare.

If your Filipino wife or partner has dependent children, they can be included in the application for a Partner visa. As I will mention below, there are strict rules as to what defines a dependent child. And obviously, the rules provide that she would need to have the legal right from the other biological parent (father of the child or children) to bring any dependent children out to Australia.

A Partner visa can be applied for in Australia or in the Philippines. The cost of the application and the processing time for the Partner visa application depends upon many factors including where the application is processed, as well as the current case load of the Embassy or Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) office in question.

Because of the great benefits of the Partner visa, including the fact that it gives full work rights and leads to Permanent Residency, the applications are processed very carefully and there are a lot of enquiries made by DOHA. DOHA examines both the Filipino and her Australian husband or partner and looks at their relationship, finances, character, medical fitness, family, visa history and many other things. DOHA is very concerned with the nature of the relationship – whether it is a genuine and continuing relationship, or whether it is merely a marriage or relationship of convenience. There are many rules which define what an accepted relationship might be, and this can include the length of the relationship and the amount of contact time, etc…

A considerable amount of supporting documentation is required in the application. If applications are not prepared correctly then they can be delayed for months or years, or they can simply be refused. I strongly recommend that the first thing you, whether you discuss it with a Migration Agent or not, is to make sure you have a firm understanding of what is required and whether your Filipino wife or partner qualifies for the visa.

How Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can help:

For more information about preparing a Partner visa application you can contact us at Australian Visa Advice (AVA) We can advise you about the visa and prepare her visa application. We have a 100% success rate, and many of our applications are granted in under the normal processing times. We have helped people from the Philippines, Thailand, the USA and many other countries obtain an Australian Partner visa – so contact us today!

Written by Luke Gorham ©2020
Registered Migration Agent
Australian Visa Advice

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  1. raza says:


    this is raza I am from Pakistan, Currently working in dubai, I want to good Australian girl partner for long time if any one interested contact me through mail.

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