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Old 01-21-2013, 04:04 AM
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Gud day..!! Just want to ask how often did you send an email enquiry regarding the status of your application? Every week? Twice a month..?? Please advice. Thanks..!!


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Hi all, first time poster, short time lurker hehehe. After some general advice regarding the amount of documentation required to satisfy immigration the relationship is genuine and on-going. We're going to lodge a PMV in Cebu in March.

I met my girlfriend when she came to Australia September last year, it was her first time abroad and she came here on a 3 month TV to see her sister. I met her in October, it was a chance meeting (call it fate) at a unit next to my work unit. I just so happened to walk it to see the owner and I saw her....the rest they say is history. I saw her until she left to go back to the Philippines at the end of November.

I went to Philippines in December for 10 days to see her and her family, I guess that visit just confirmed our commitment to eachother. I'm heading back again end of February for 8 days, and intent to travel every 8 weeks for a week or so to see her. It's got me stuffed how some of you are able to maintain your relationships without seeing your partners for such long time. I envy you!

So my question relates to the amount of evidence required to submit. I have all our sms texts which I was able to get off my phone, along with the messages from Facebook. I suspect I have a couple of hundred pages of txt and FB transcripts. I also have 6 statutory declarations from our friends and family, along with photos, receipts for flights, accommodation, gifts etc..... Should I submit all the transcripts I have or maybe select a one month period. I'm concerned they may think we have too much information....

Our case should be simple (I will have my divorce certificate early February) NOIM will be issued before I depart for Cebu end of February, she's never been married, we both have good jobs, no criminal records, no children so we're hoping we can get our Visa granted in breakneck speed. We intend to marry as soon as she arrives here.

I appreciate your feedback. Thanks.


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still waiting for my wife visa to approve, been waiting 6 months to receive a final document (non-conviction from lebanon where she had worked at her friends shop for 2 years before relocating back to phil. some years ago.)

my timeline is at the bottom of this post


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After some general advice regarding the amount of documentation required to satisfy immigration the relationship is genuine and on-going. We're going to lodge a PMV in Cebu in March.
more documents to supply is better, most likely they will ask you for additional documents that they want you to supply eitherway


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Old 01-22-2013, 05:58 AM
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Congratulations, Tangerine!

Hope ours will be next...God bless!

Anyway, where will you stay in Australia?
Thanks everyone!

Hi Kulots, I'll be staying in Brisbane. How about you? There are a lot of people going to Melbourne or Sydney here. God Bless

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Congrats tangerine! have you booked your flight already? I've learned from the CFO seminar of IOM (Concession Fares - International Organization for Migration) which provides travel assistance to immigrants. One attendee shared that he was able to get additional baggage allowance (from 23 kg to 46 kg) for free.

Just sharing, my fiancee and I arrived here in Melbourne earlier today! We still can't believe that were here finally together!
Thanks wishful! This is really helpful. Just want to confirm, do I still need to attend the CFO's guidance and counseling session even if my hubby is also Filipino (Aus. citizen) ? About the additional baggage allowance, I'd really need that. Thank you for the link wishful

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Hi all, first time poster, short time lurker
I went to Philippines in December for 10 days to see her and her family, I guess that visit just confirmed our commitment to eachother. I'm heading back again end of February for 8 days, and intent to travel every 8 weeks for a week or so to see her.
So my question relates to the amount of evidence required to submit. I have all our sms texts which I was able to get off my phone, along with the messages from Facebook. I suspect I have a couple of hundred pages of txt and FB transcripts. I also have 6 statutory declarations from our friends and family, along with photos, receipts for flights, accommodation, gifts etc..... Should I submit all the transcripts I have or maybe select a one month period. I'm concerned they may think we have too much information....

Our case should be simple (I will have my divorce certificate early February) NOIM will be issued before I depart for Cebu end of February, she's never been married, we both have good jobs, no criminal records, no children so we're hoping we can get our Visa granted in breakneck speed. We intend to marry as soon as she arrives here.

I appreciate your feedback. Thanks.
When dealing with the embassy there is no such things as too much proof of the relationship. So send it all, I have frequently read here where supporting documentation weighs 2 kilos or more. A good tip is also write on the back of the photos eg, fiancee, me, mum and dad. So they can see your interactinbg with her family as well as her.

This is how we submitted the documentation, it is good as they check application prior to sending to embassy. Just walk in
Documents may be submitted in person at the Visa Information and Application Centre (VIA Centre) in Cebu at Unit 1004-B, 10/F Keppel Center, Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Ave, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City.

The Centre opening hours for submission of documents are: 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 11:30am, Saturday.

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Thanks everyone!

Hi Kulots, I'll be staying in Brisbane. How about you? There are a lot of people going to Melbourne or Sydney here. God Bless
Hi Tangerine
Brisbane is the best city not that i am biased or anything. I would love to read your story from time of recieving visa approval. IE What happens then?? Give us all something to dream about


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When dealing with the embassy there is no such things as too much proof of the relationship. So send it all, I have frequently read here where supporting documentation weighs 2 kilos or more. A good tip is also write on the back of the photos eg, fiancee, me, mum and dad. So they can see your interactinbg with her family as well as her.

This is how we submitted the documentation, it is good as they check application prior to sending to embassy. Just walk in
Documents may be submitted in person at the Visa Information and Application Centre (VIA Centre) in Cebu at Unit 1004-B, 10/F Keppel Center, Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Ave, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City.

The Centre opening hours for submission of documents are: 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 11:30am, Saturday.
Thanks Aussieboy. As I thought it's probably better to supply as much as possible then have them request more information.

My girlfriend has already been to Keppel Centre to enquire what the requirements are. She said they were very helpful.

So we will submit our application on 1 or 2 March and join the que.


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