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Old 04-10-2013, 10:22 AM
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Religion is not as big a deal in Australia as it is in PH, most aussie's will respect the need for you to practise your religion (bad spelling) but may not join in

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Congrats icel 819, Perhaps you may wish to share a bit more about your story eg: length of relationship, age differences, religious differences. I ask this as these are common reasons for visa refusal

Well done Duno, with your timeline, it took me a couple of weeks to work it out
Aussieboy, I know there is a theory going round on this site about differences in age etc that may be the cause of visa denials.
I have an acquaintance who is 63 , his wife is 30, and this is his second Philippine wife, didn't seem to be a problem, dont know about there religious difference.

For us, we have know each other for 18 months, age difference is 12 years, same religion, married for 5 months, because I work overseas we spend about half our time together, both in the Philippines and Australia.
I'm just about to send an email asking if they will give my wife another tourist visa while we are waiting for them to make a decision.

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:56 AM
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I have done my CFO already whilst waiting for the fiance visa. I will just go back to their office as soon as I get the visa grant and my passport so they can attach it there---it is actually a government office that handles the statistics of overseas Filipino workers. Its primary work is to give seminar and guidance to those who will leave the country as partner to a foreigner or even to the local and for work as well.

The local immigration will NOT allow a Filipino to leave the country without attending the said seminar and have its certificate attached to the passport. This certificate is ONLY for Filipinos.

Commission on Filipinos Overseas=CFO Here is their website: Commission on Filipinos Overseas
The schedule of the seminar is ONLY Mondays AND Thursdays, 2-5PM. But registration queue starts as early as 5AM due to the limited number of participants per given day.

I went there 4.30AM and got the 7th slot. Be sure to bring ALL requirements---have them photocopied before going.

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I have done my CFO already whilst waiting for the fiance visa. I will just go back to their office as soon as I get the visa grant and my passport so they can attach it there---it is actually a government office that handles the statistics of overseas Filipino workers. Its primary work is to give seminar and guidance to those who will leave the country as partner to a foreigner or even to the local and for work as well.

The local immigration will NOT allow a Filipino to leave the country without attending the said seminar and have its certificate attached to the passport. This certificate is ONLY for Filipinos.

Commission on Filipinos Overseas=CFO Here is their website: Commission on Filipinos Overseas
The schedule of the seminar is ONLY Mondays AND Thursdays, 2-5PM. But registration queue starts as early as 5AM due to the limited number of participants per given day.

I went there 4.30AM and got the 7th slot. Be sure to bring ALL requirements---have them photocopied before going.
4-30AM and you were 7th, was it full when the seminar started?

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There is no requirement for you to do IELTS for visa 309. Some vocational positions like teaching require IELTS though.
The Australian gov't as part of the migration process offer a free english course at TAFE to assist people in adjusting to Australian life. The course covers some of the information for the australian citizenship.

IDUNO, It is my understanding that the medicals are read in Australia
thanks Aussiboy, Just to use my time while waiting here in Philippines so I just think that I can take the english course here... but Anyway I will wait for right time


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Hi after 3 months not hearing anything I emailed embassy and got standard auto reply stating something like no status reports given because the application is within the timeframe......1 hour latter I got an email requesting the court transcripts about my annulment (weird as they had my official annulment plus been married over 4 years) and copy of receipt that I had paid for my medical exam even though they had the report already...later the same day got another email from who I assume is my CO stating that application is being processed but waiting on the 2 additional docs....which was sent the next day....so who understands how things work lol

Im Catholic but hubby is trying to convince me that god is from an alien planet so don't worry about religion...


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Has anyone who is sponsoring a PMV/Partner Visa gone to their local member of parliament for assistance or questioned why delays are experienced with their visa application?


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Has anyone who is sponsoring a PMV/Partner Visa gone to their local member of parliament for assistance or questioned why delays are experienced with their visa application?
I think Aussieboy has.

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4-30AM and you were 7th, was it full when the seminar started?
Well it was the registration that took hours to start with. I was there at 4.30AM but they opened the office at 7ish. Another couple of hours or so was for the waiting period (again). Then our group was called in to start the registration which was quite fast. After getting a number, (that was around 11am already) we were asked to come back at 2pm but they requested us to be back by 1.30pm. My friend and I went to ROBINSONs mall whilst waiting. Yes, when we came back the rooms were full then. In the room, we watched a presentation whilst some of the staff started the individual interview of the clients. After that, individual interview, another clip was watched but this time a staff was with the group explaining and giving advises already. Then we were asked to pay for the certificate and off we went with our certificates!


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Hi after 3 months not hearing anything I emailed embassy and got standard auto reply stating something like no status reports given because the application is within the timeframe......1 hour latter I got an email requesting the court transcripts about my annulment (weird as they had my official annulment plus been married over 4 years) and copy of receipt that I had paid for my medical exam even though they had the report already...later the same day got another email from who I assume is my CO stating that application is being processed but waiting on the 2 additional docs....which was sent the next day....so who understands how things work lol

Im Catholic but hubby is trying to convince me that god is from an alien planet so don't worry about religion...

I just actually emailed the IMMI yesterday and got the auto-reply from them. I was beyond the 8week-duration already so I am hoping they have a CO for me already. My fiance told me not to contact them but then again I just want to know if my medical result was OK or good.

Anyway, of course we wanted to hear from them. At least if they have started working with our paperwork already. We do not want to be left out in the dark. Whew!


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