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Australian Onshore Partner Visas


Informal AND informative explanation by Jeff Harvie





Australian Onshore Partner Visas for Couples


Australian Onshore Partner Visas. Jeff Harvie from Down Under Visa gives an informal but highly informative series of videos explaining how Australian Visas for couples and families apply to you and your situation.

NOT a load of legal-speak! No talking down to people. Jeff is Australian and knows how to speak directly and in plain-speech to other Australians in a way that is easy to understand. Watch and you will understand how these visas apply to you and to your sweetheart or your other family members.

This video is about Australian Onshore Partner Visas:



Partner Visas are for those who are in committed relationships with Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents and intend spending the rest of their lives together. These visas are for committed couples who are either married, intend to marry very soon, or are in genuine established de facto relationships. These are NOT for those couples who are not ready for commitment yet.      

ONSHORE Partner Visas are lodged INSIDE Australia, which means the visa applicant gets to wait inside Australia for the visa to be granted. Normally she will be inside Australia on a Visitor Visa (aka Tourist Visa). If the Partner Visa takes longer than the Tourist Visa stay period (which happens almost always) the applicant will go onto a Bridging Visa for the period of the visa processing. This enables the applicant to be lawfully in Australia and will not need to leave. They must be either:

  1. Married, or
  2. In an existing and established de facto relationship


Down Under Visa


Down Under Visa are THE specialist Registered Migration Agents (MARN 0959797) based in Manila Philippines, who manage visa applications for Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who fall in love with ladies in:


  • The Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia


They provide expert advice and management of your visa application so you can bring your sweetheart to Australia. They also manage family visas for couples, their children and their parents.


  • Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa
  • Subclass 820 Onshore Partner Visa
  • Subclass 309 Offshore Partner Visa
  • Subclass 600 Visitor Visa
  • Subclass 461 New Zealand Citizens Family Relationship Visa
  • Subclass 445 Dependent Child Visa
  • Subclass 101 Child Visa
  • Subclass 870 Temporary Parent Visa
  • Citizenship By Descent
  • Citizenship By Conferral



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Jeff Harvie is a Registered Migration Agent from Australia, but resident in Philippines since 2010 with his Filipina wife Mila and large extended family. Experienced with the Philippines culture, cross-cultural relationships and bureaucracy as well as Australian visas and Australian Migration Law, he writes with authority and fortunately with enough informality and humour that the average Aussie gets it! Down Under Visa specialises in visas for Australians in relationships with ladies and gents from Philippines, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Read MORE


Down Under Visa – Visa News 1st July 2024
Australian Partner Visas – Informal AND Informative

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