Have you met the girl of your dreams in the Philippines? Have you decided you want to bring this Filipina lady with you to Australia where you will marry her? Have you looked up the Australian visa requirements on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website and realised that this is not so easy? There is not a lot of room for error, and there is a real risk of visa refusal if you don’t get this right. We understand what you’re going through, and we understand how it feels. We, Jeff and Mila Harvie, went through all of this ourselves years ago when Mila came to Australia on a fiancée visa. This is what made us venture into Migration Law practice in the first place. We specialise in fiancée visas* and spouse visas from Philippines. In fact this is 99%+ of what we do, along with tourist visa applications.
Jeff Harvie is an Australian Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0959797), registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). He operates Down Under Visa in partnership with his Filipina wife Mila. MARA is part of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and is the Government authority appointed with the task of ensuring that Registered Migration Agents are qualified and ethical in their practices, and is there to deal with consumer complaints. Mila, a former school teacher born and educated in Philippines, overseas administration and takes care of the specific needs of the Filipina lady clients and other Tagalog speakers.
Our success rate is remarkable, and we understand what is needed to see your application for an Australian visa goes through the system smoothly. We understand the depths of the Migration Act (1958) and the Migration Regulations (1994), as well as the Departmental policy and procedures for interpreting Migration Law. We will manage your case and your Australian visa application by assessing your case, assessing and recording your personal information, helping you and your Filipina girlfriend or fiancee prepare all your personal documents and specific visa requirements, preparing and lodging your visa application with a proper legal submission, and personally dealing with issues that may come up with the Department (Manila Embassy, ie. the Australian Embassy in Philippines), right down to when your fiance visa (aka fiancee visa) gets granted.
If your fiancée is from the Philippines, we can provide a level of service and insights second to none. Why is this? Because we’ve been through the migration process ourselves (Jeff & Mila are an Australian/Filipina couple), and we have our main office in the Philippines (in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila). We can guide you through the “system” in Philippines for obtaining correct documents and other visa requirements, and can help with personal issues and cultural issues that may confuse and frustrate you along the way.
*NB. Fiancee Visas are also known as Subclass 300 Visas, or Prospective Marriage Visas. Spouse Visas and Partner Visas are also known as Subclass 309 Visas, or Partner temporary visas.