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How to get a tourist visa to Australia from Philippines?

A popular desire, most definitely. Successfully getting an Australian visa in the Philippines and properly applying for your visa to Australia from the Philippines for the Filipina lady you love. We at Down Under Visa get requests for a tourist visa to Australia from Philippines all the time, with many a lovestruck Australian man wanting his Filipina girl to come to Australia to be with him. The thought of seeing her face in the arrivals section at the Aussie airport wheeling her suitcase through the sliding doors and lighting up when she sees him. The thought of waking up the first morning to see that smiling face again instead of just a cold pillow. Magic! You fellahs get me, don’t you?

how to get a tourist visa to australia from philippines for your Filipina lady


So how do you make this dream happen?

Well, by asking help from Down Under Visa, you’re certainly on the right track. Yes, you can save some money by doing it yourself. You can put it together the way you think it should be, and say something about Surely that’s all they want? It’s just a holiday visa after all!”, and hope for the best.

And you can hope you’re not one of the approx. 1:5 or so who get their applications refused.

Or you can do what you appear to be doing and that is seeking the help of a professional, and increasing your chances considerably as well as reducing your stress levels and large amounts of confusion.


What are my requirements for a visa?

We’ve explained many a time why we can’t give you a list of paperwork requirements at this stage. Once you become our client, you will get a customized To-Do List which will suit your own situation, and that will happen after we start on your visa application.

Your own personal requirements to get an Australian tourist visa grant? Start with having a genuine relationship with your Filipina girlfriend and to be able to show this to people who really don’t know you. You are a stranger to them, so saying “Surely they can see…….?” won’t cut it at all, because from a lightweight application no they cannot see anything. They certainly can’t see what you can see. It’s like pointing at something when talking on the phone, and wondering why the other person doesn’t follow. They know nothing about you, and it’s up to you to show them you’re a genuine couple and have a good reason for your Filipina lady to visit you in Australia.


Do you have to visit her in the Philippines first?

Remember the days of dating? And this is assuming you are older, and your first dates weren’t via a text message saying “Can you touch my hand? I want to tell my friends I’ve been touched by an angel.” Did you ask the young lady to meet you at your place? Or did you go and pick her up from her place? Did you make that effort?

Now I will ask you: How do you think it looks to the Case Officers if you haven’t come here and met the girl in person, but you want her to come to you?

Yes, I know that many of you are busy with business/work, and there are good and practical reasons for her to meet your family and to see how you live in Australia. Plus, three months together is better than 10 days or so in the Philippines. However we’re talking about your first meeting. You can do the meet-the-family bit later. Right now, you should be doing the jetsetting version of ringing the doorbell with a bunch of flowers.

It’s a sign of how seriously you are taking the whole thing! It’s showing that you are NOT one of those sleazy characters who spend a couple of months chatting away with “some Filipino woman” and then getting a bed-partner for 3 months before sending her back and getting another. Yes, they exist. Or rather I should say they DID exist before the Embassy tightened up and started refusing (from our experience) all applicants who haven’t met in person before.


So, what are your practical visa requirements?

  • If you haven’t met the girl in person, go and meet her. Meet her friends and family, and go see where she lives and grew up.
  • Make sure your relationship has some substance. Don’t expect they will grant a visa to a girl you’ve known for 16 days, even if you HAVE met her in person.
  • And fill out a visa assessment form on the Down Under Visa website, and get some expert help and guidance!

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  1. Rodney Daniher

    Thank you for a very informative and interesting articles.I am not a client of yours but wish I was.I have known my girlfriend for 18 months and visited her on 2 occasions and will return in December this year where we planing to get engaged my girlfriend is Zambian and after three attempts for a visitor visa it appears that Africans are disqualified from getting a visitor visa from the Australian government….we will go on to submit a prospective marriage visa in late janurary through a immigration agent in Sydney…after accumulating all the requested evidence ….nothing is being taken for granted and hopefully this application will be successful…otherwise I will move to Zambia and start a new life …

    • Jeff Harvie

      I wish you luck with all that, Rodney. Tourist visas are often harder to get that a well-prepared PMV.

  2. Cehl

    Hi. I just wanna ask my bf is a french american businessman he is an aussie holder resident we’re in almost 2 years relationship far away to each due to his bussiness he failed to come 3 times so for the 4th time he is decided to come to me and going back to australia with me. Is that possible to go to australia with him even if that is the first time we meet in personal each other? He told me that i don’t have to worry he will process everything for me. I am filipina (separated in 4 yrs with 1 kid). Thank u for the advice.

    • Jeff Harvie

      I’m not sure if you’re talking about visiting or staying, Cehl. Suggest that you or he complete our free online visa assessment form.

  3. Mitch

    Hi, i’m about to apply for a tourist visa again. My boyfriend is inviting me to visit his place and he got me covered all the expenses. I applied before and got denied coz they’re questioning about my work if the company would allow me to take a leave for 2 months. I actually would like to resign and render 30 days so i can go back to work if in case. And i really have to go back to Philippines as it is just a tourist visa. Can you suggest what can i do to strengthen my application. My boyfriend and i have plan of getting married but at first we want to know eachbother better. Part of it is visiting Australia how the place looks like how it feels like living there in such a short period of time so i can decide if i wanna stay there for good and get a fiance or spouse visa after i have decided since he had visit my place already. So now it’s my turn of knowing him a lot by having a vacation in australia.

    • Jeff Harvie

      Hello Mitch. Please complete an online visa assessment form, and we can see if we can help you.

  4. Danny

    Hi my brothers partner is here on a 6 month tourist visa and is heading back on the 2nd of feb a week before the 6 months is up. How long before she will be able to return for another 3-6 months to spend some more time together?

    • Jeff Harvie

      She can re-apply anytime she likes, Danny

  5. Esad Murathodzic

    Hi there please tell me if I can bring my girlfriend to Australia from Philipines? I have meeting hear on two accession in General Santos Philippines and I’m going again to see her in January 2023 she is seperate d 48 years have two kids 21& 13 the kids will stay with her parents while she is here for 3 month regards Essy


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