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Old 08-13-2010, 03:56 PM
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Unhappy Help on which visa to apply for. High risk country.

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I've been pulling my hair out, and have decided to ask a broad group of people for answers.

I, an Australian male, and my Fiancee, a filipina, are trying to be together. And we are hitting nothing but brick walls.

Our biggest problem is the Philippines is high risk. What we tried to do originally was her get a tourist visa. Then we apply for the onshore partner (married) visa. The tourist visa was declined because of lacking evidence to prove she will go back home. (And at the time we put down she was coming here for me, costly mistake)

If we could get more documents to state how much of her family's business she is tied to, and has responsibilities to the company, and not put on tourist visa app that she is coming her for me. Would this increase your chance's?
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Are we better off going for a prospective marriage visa?. Our time spent face to face is not considerable. So this worries me greatly. I think the Philippines would have a high decline rate.

3rd option is, i go over there, we get married and then apply offshore for spouse visa.

All options are possible, we just want to be together. We have been apart for 8 months. Time to have someone to wake up next to

Which option has a highest success chance?

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there is a 9 year age difference between us. Uncertain if this factors in or not.


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Old 08-13-2010, 05:43 PM
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Hey guys

I've been pulling my hair out, and have decided to ask a broad group of people for answers.

I, an Australian male, and my Fiancee, a filipina, are trying to be together. And we are hitting nothing but brick walls.

Our biggest problem is the Philippines is high risk. What we tried to do originally was her get a tourist visa. Then we apply for the onshore partner (married) visa. The tourist visa was declined because of lacking evidence to prove she will go back home. (And at the time we put down she was coming here for me, costly mistake)

If we could get more documents to state how much of her family's business she is tied to, and has responsibilities to the company, and not put on tourist visa app that she is coming her for me. Would this increase your chance's?
OR
Are we better off going for a prospective marriage visa?. Our time spent face to face is not considerable. So this worries me greatly. I think the Philippines would have a high decline rate.

3rd option is, i go over there, we get married and then apply offshore for spouse visa.

All options are possible, we just want to be together. We have been apart for 8 months. Time to have someone to wake up next to

Which option has a highest success chance?

P.S
there is a 9 year age difference between us. Uncertain if this factors in or not.
The 9Y gap isn't likely to be a factor and even if your fiance had been granted a tourist visa it would likely have a No Further Stay condition on it which would have prevented an onshore partner application.
Your two options would be as you suggest the PMV or going over there to marry and have her apply for an offshore spouse visa.
Time for processing of either is probably going to be of the same order.





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Old 08-14-2010, 06:37 AM
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In regards to the PMV. Would they see the very limited time spent together as a reason for denial?

I'm also worried about the same issue with offshore. I figure i would try to live with her over there until the offshore visa is processed. Which i assume would be 8-10 months.

Just after which option has highest success chance!. Hehehe.

Thanks for the replies ^_^


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Old 08-14-2010, 07:58 AM
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I do not think that you'll have much luck with trying to get a comparison on PMV Vs Partner visas and you really need to look at what your total history is re meeting the eligibility requirements for either and which do you consider is best.
Have a good read of the eligibility requirements and Booklet #1, making yourself up a list for each and then list your relationship details to compare how well requirements match, doing an exercise like that often bringing a greater clarity to thoughts.
You do not have to stay in the Philippines if you go there and marry to put an offshore partner visa in and obviously if you are working here that will mean absence from work.





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Old 08-25-2010, 09:20 AM
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Thanks for all the help mate!. Sorry i couldn't reply in a timely manner.

My partner and i are going for the PMV. Yay .

I have one question about the checklist though.
It says i need to show proof of my past two years of employment. But i have only been working for the past month.

Will this be a factor for them to decline the PMV, or will it simply mean i will need to do an AoS?. (Was hoping to get an AoS front loaded. Since i am on centrelink, shamefully).

Sorry about the nagging questions.

Thank you for the help! .

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It is possible they could require an AoS but you may also not be able to frontload that.





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Hi there
Good luck with your application... just wanted to note that one of my best friend's applied for a PMV for his filipina girlfriend, and was successful (they are now happily married with child), however you could be in for a long wait -- it took 9months for their PMV to come through, and my friend ended up moving to Phillipines to be with her while they waited for her Australian visa. He lived with her family & also learnt to speak Tagalog... all of which he thinks helped prove authenticity of the relationship. It was tough....
but all the best!


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Any update on your visa?


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Any news regarding your visa?


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The original poster of this thread has not been on this forum since 2010... I wouldn't count on any updates.

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