If you have a girlfriend or partner from the Philippines and you want her to visit or live with you in Australia, there are visa options available to suit almost every situation. It is always difficult to say whether she will like living in Australia because every person and every situation is different. However, from my experience over the years in assisting Filipino’s to visit or live in Australia with their Australian boyfriends, almost all of the women have enjoyed their experience in Australia and are very happy to be there.
I always think that, if possible, it is very important that when you are considering for your Filipino girlfriend to live permanently with you in Australia, that you first bring her out for a visit. This will allow her to experience a taste of what Australia is like – the lifestyle, the weather and much more. You can also see what life will be like together when you are in your normal daily routine.
It is possible to obtain a Visitor visa for your Filipina girlfriend to visit Australia. Citizens of the Philippines are required to first obtain a visa before arriving in Australia. They must submit a complex application and provide a lot of supporting documentation. You as her boyfriend can provide support to her application by being, in effect, her sponsor. If she cannot not show that she is in a strong position financially, you can show that you can support her visit financially and by providing accommodation, etc. Unfortunately, a high percentage of self-prepared applications are refused, whereas on the other hand, a competent Migration Agent will achieve a very high percentage of successful applications. These statistics are reflective of a number of important things to take note of. Firstly, Visitor visas are not easy to obtain. The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) is very strict with regard to who they will and will not let into Australia. If they have any concerns about the ‘Applicant’ they will refuse the visa. Secondly, the Visitor visa applications are often poorly prepared. Australian men and their Filipina girlfriends usually underestimate just how complex even a Visitor visa application is and the volume of supporting documentation required. Thirdly, a skilled and experienced Migration Agent understands Australian Migration law, knows what is required, and they can guide you through the process and will significantly increase your girlfriend’s chances of obtaining her Visitor visa.
Contact us at Australian Visa Advice(AVA) today.
Written by Luke Gorham ©2020
Registered Migration Agent
Australian Visa Advice
ETA Visa Australia Express
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