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“What are my requirements?”

“Can you give me a list of requirements?”

“Tell me what I need, so I can bring everything along to your office?”

How many times have I heard these words over the years in our Migration Agency practice? A lot!

I’m sure some people think we’re being cagey or evasive because we don’t respond with a standard list on request. We actually don’t because there IS no “requirements list”! It’s not that simple! Every client is unique, with a unique set of circumstances. If it were “one size fits all”, why would you need us to guide you through the maze that is an Australian visa application?

When you get Down Under Visa to manage your partner visa application for you, we assess you and your situation twice!

Once when you fill out the Partner Visa Assessment Form on the Down Under Visa website. We won’t take you on as a client if you don’t do this, because this is how we know if we can help you or not. If we can’t help you, we won’t take you on. We won’t take your money, because we have professional ethics which is expected of Registered Migration Agents.

Secondly, once you’ve become our client and completed the initial documents, we send you our own Client Questionnaire. We use this to gather personal details from you and your partner, and its only at this point that we can prepared a personalized list of “requirements”, which are the documents and items of evidence of your relationship that we will collate and present as part of the visa application that we will lodge with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship ie. the Australian Embassy in Manila.

We have a method that we stick to. We have a step by step process that we’re happy with. We should be happy with it, because it works. So many happy clients walked the same path we’re laying out for you. We’re consultants in Australian Migration Law. We’re not Filipino travel agents or similar opportunists. In Manila, we’re a breath of fresh air!

So don’t ask us “What are my visa requirements?” Ask us instead if we can put together the very best prospective marriage (fiancée) visa or partner (spouse) visa that will make your dreams come true! With Down Under Visa you and your sweetheart are in very safe hands!

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  1. annamarieescobal

    Where your office in Manila ?

  2. Robert Small

    Hi Jeff,
    As my fiancée works and lives in Hong Kong would you still lodge her visa application with the Australian embassy in Manila or would you lodge it in Hong Kong.

    • Jeff Harvie

      Hong Kong, Robert.

      • Robert

        Thanks for the reply Jeff.
        One more question please. It says on the visa application that my fiancée has to either post or courier the documents to the Australian Embassy. If you were our agent would we be able to send them in electronically or would they still have to be mailed.

        • Jeff Harvie

          Electronically to HK, Robert. Please complete our Visa Assessment Form, and we can see if we can help you.

  3. Robert

    Thanks Jeff. We are both currently compiling the information required for the visa and will be back in touch with you when we have completed it all.
    Best regards

    • Jeff Harvie

      Robert, I’d suggest getting in touch with us sooner. We provide expert guidance on what information we will need from you. You don’t need to work this out yourselves.

  4. Romel Cabalde Tiempo

    Hello good evening Down Under Visa, I would like to ask if how much is the total cost for getting a Tourist /Visitors visa to Australia? Thank you.

    • Jeff Harvie

      Romel, suggest that you complete our online assessment form. I don’t know enough about you and your situation to comment, and this isn’t the right place for private discussion either.

  5. Lorma

    Helo sir thanks i see your website in case il apply a temporary or tourist visa to australia to visit what are my requirements to apply.There is a seperate form for the sponsor and seperate form for me?.I hope you could help me this is the best migration my freind recommend me to your agency. This is lorma from phils.and thanks for kind response .

      • Lorma

        Ok thank you very much sir for your kind response and for the information.i will do and check.
        Hope il be your client soon.

  6. Mark

    Hello Jeff – I have one vital question. Is it an absolute requirement that I have to travel to the Philippines if I want to marry a Philippine lady in Australia? If this is avoidable I would be happy to proceed. Thank you.


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