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Old 03-23-2011, 11:40 AM
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Applying for Visa to bring Fiance here

Hello,

I'm hoping I can find some help here so I can eventually have my fiance be able to come and live here in Australia with me.

I will go through some basic details first:

I met my fiance early April last year (2010) in the Philippines. I have traveled there a couple of times now as I had a previous gf from there in 2008. I stayed there with her for another 6 months after we met and we lived together for all that time. We got to know each other well and we also got on great so at the end of my time there I left but missed her a lot as soon as I came back. We got engaged and I said I would come back and marry her and then hopefully she can move here with me.

I was meant to go back and see her in February but I wasn't able to as I'm setting up a new business. Now I plan to find 2 or 3 weeks in the next month to get over there and pursue our plans.

As I'm setting up my business etc then my finances are not that great at the moment so I can't afford to hire agents etc and even saving for the ticket and a few weeks budget trip is tough. I have read through the immigration documents a few months ago.

It's been over 6 months now and I'm tired of being without her and so is she wishing I was there.

So my plan is to go there and get married, a no fuss wedding just with her family etc. I will stay there for a few weeks and then when I come back here alone again and I will apply for a spouse visa for her.

From my understanding it could take 6 months or more if she gets the visa but I hope less as the time apart is hard. Unfortunately I can't go and live there with her as I couldn't survive with no income and I have put a lot of resources into this new business. I also think it will help with her application if I have a business running etc along with our future.

I have things like phone records, letters and travel documents that I have kept for records.

Some things that could make it hard include:

I don't have much savings although I have some investments
She has no money or education besides basic schooling
She is a good worker but has been on and off jobs due to bad conditions
She is quite young and is not able to help much with this sort of thing
She has hardly any ID etc. I have her now applying for a passport there as it would be necessary for her to have that before we get married and apply for a visa I would think! She has taken several trips to the city about a passport but it has been frustrating for her and she is going back again in a few days to have another try.

So my questions are:

Is this the best path for us to take or is there a better way to do this? Could she come and live her sooner?


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Old 03-23-2011, 01:04 PM
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I have been reading the threads in this forum since I posted and have been learning a lot. I noticed that spouse visa's applied for in the Philippines are taking some time ( 6 - 8 months or more) as posted in this forum titled "8113-spouse-visa-309-lodge-philippine" (as I can't post links yet as new member).

What I'm thinking is that out main problem is that we are living apart, so maybe we can apply for a quicker visa initially just so we can be together, maybe a tourist etc? and then we apply for a spouse visa just after she is here.


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Old 03-23-2011, 10:08 PM
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I'm sorry if this is too much to comprehend so I will write some questions I need answers to sort of urgently as I have to decide if I go there and get married in the next week or 2 as I might be too committed to business related things later.

The questions are:

If I go there shortly, can we get married if she does not have much ID, no passport etc and what does she need to have before our marriage?

What do I need to take with me to get married to her when I'm there?

I would then prefer to come back here and apply for her spouse visa from Australia.

Can I then apply for another type of visa as well that will get her here faster?


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Old 03-24-2011, 06:16 AM
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Hi..I am a Filipina and I have an Aussie partner, give me your email address and i will answer your questions to the best of my ability ASAP.


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Old 03-25-2011, 01:27 AM
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The strength of any forum is the contribution of its members weng, so please feel free to put your own experience up re answering questions.

eco
I think you have also posted elsewhere and on that I answered that you will be far better for your fiance to apply for the PMV when she has a passport.
To do otherwise could have you in something of a mess.





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Old 03-25-2011, 01:53 AM
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Eco,

Like what Wanderer said, you are better off applying for a PMV first.Have a look at the checklist for documents needed.Just make sure that you have enough and complete documents to facilitate a speedy processing of the PMV which could take 3-mos depending on the caseload of the CO and the completeness of your documents

Then if you want to be with each other while her visa application is being processed, ask her to apply for a tourist visa with an invitation from you as support since you mentioned that she has no job, savings in her name, property and so on.Given this situation, she might be given a NO FURTHER STAY CONDITION.She has to go back to Philippines before the 3months (she might given more depending on the discretion of CO) is up for the visa grant because the application was offshore.

If her PMV is granted and she comes to OZ, you could marry her there within the 9 months provided for then you could lodge a spouse visa, onshore.
Maybe in the future when time and finances allow it, you could come back to the Phil for a validation of your marriage whether its in the Catholic church or a civil ceremony.
Feel free to ask some more questions.I will be happy to reply to the best of my ability.


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Old 03-25-2011, 02:02 AM
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Wanderer,

Thanks for the reminder.I should have known better.

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Old 03-25-2011, 08:02 AM
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I'm sorry I think there was a pm from a member to me yesterday but I was meaning to reply back to it today but I'm not able to find my pm page anymore!
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I think you have also posted elsewhere and on that I answered that you will be far better for your fiance to apply for the PMV when she has a passport.
To do otherwise could have you in something of a mess.
Yes I read that on the questions about getting married thread. I wasn't aware of the 6 month thing and since it has been late August last year when i came back here then it is over 6 months now. So I will start looking into the PMV now then, so glad I found this out thanks.

So I will get her to continue to pursue a passport then on Monday. The city is 3-4 hours on a bus so it's not that easy to go there. I have asked my fiancee to join this forum and maybe chat to some of the girls here who can help so she might do that soon. I said she needs to be able to learn all this like the other girls here do and know that there is a lot involved in getting a visa.
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Eco,

Like what Wanderer said, you are better off applying for a PMV first.Have a look at the checklist for documents needed.Just make sure that you have enough and complete documents to facilitate a speedy processing of the PMV which could take 3-mos depending on the caseload of the CO and the completeness of your documents

Then if you want to be with each other while her visa application is being processed, ask her to apply for a tourist visa with an invitation from you as support since you mentioned that she has no job, savings in her name, property and so on.Given this situation, she might be given a NO FURTHER STAY CONDITION.She has to go back to Philippines before the 3months (she might given more depending on the discretion of CO) is up for the visa grant because the application was offshore.

If her PMV is granted and she comes to OZ, you could marry her there within the 9 months provided for then you could lodge a spouse visa, onshore.
Maybe in the future when time and finances allow it, you could come back to the Phil for a validation of your marriage whether its in the Catholic church or a civil ceremony.
Feel free to ask some more questions.I will be happy to reply to the best of my ability.
thanks so much weng, I think you sent me a pm if remember right. Your advice and feedback are much appreciated. What I will do now is read up on the PMV over the weekend and I will probably have some questions after that and will come back here.


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Old 03-25-2011, 09:34 AM
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Another thing eco, if you are to get married in the Phil, you still need to stay together for a minimum of 6mos after marriage before you lodge which you couldn't do because you have business to attend to in Oz.Hence, PMV is the best for you.

Send my email address to her and I will try to assist her in whatever documents she needs.My email address is [email protected]
I could even meet her up but I fear she might be from the Southern par which is Cebu or Davao but I am from the NCR.I could give her tips in preparing the statutory declarations she will write and that from her relatives which you will need as part of the documentation.

Goodluck to you and your fiancee.Cheers!


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Old 03-25-2011, 11:27 AM
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Yes she is from Cebu and I will give her your email when we chat this weekend. I think I'm understanding about having to stay there for another 6 months so the PMV sounds the best. I think the cost is around $1850 or something as mentioned on the website so will have to make it a good application and get all the documents together. Thanks a lot for offering to talk to her, it really is what is needed as she doesn't understand what's involved etc.


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