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Agent in the Philippines requesting 30 letters!!!!???


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Old 03-27-2011, 02:16 AM
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Agent in the Philippines requesting 30 letters!!!!???

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Currently applying for fiance visa in the phils, the agent there is asking as a requirement to have 30 hand written letters??? Letters are a thing of the past I use emails and yahoo chat, phone calls and text messaging these days, it just dosent sound right, how many pieces of contact do you need?


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Currently applying for fiance visa in the phils, the agent there is asking as a requirement to have 30 hand written letters??? Letters are a thing of the past I use emails and yahoo chat, phone calls and text messaging these days, it just dosent sound right, how many pieces of contact do you need?
That's absurd!A couple of letters, a hard copy or your emails and chats would do well to show ongoing communication.Or if you are applying for PMV, then letters or emails to show development of your relationship should be included.Besides, there are other documents needed to show genuine and continuing relationship and your commitment to each other.Read posts here and you will be enlightened.Which visa are you applying anyway?

This site plus your personal readings and research would suffice if I may give an unsolicited opinion.We had an agent but most of the work is done by us including lodging so you are better off spending the the agent's fee into the procurement of those documents.Wanderer and the erst of the forumers could assist you if you have questions.


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That's absurd!A couple of letters, a hard copy or your emails and chats would do well to show ongoing communication.Or if you are applying for PMV, then letters or emails to show development of your relationship should be included.Besides, there are other documents needed to show genuine and continuing relationship and your commitment to each other.Read posts here and you will be enlightened.Which visa are you applying anyway?

This site plus your personal readings and research would suffice if I may give an unsolicited opinion.We had an agent but most of the work is done by us including lodging so you are better off spending the the agent's fee into the procurement of those documents.Wanderer and the erst of the forumers could assist you if you have questions.



Yeah just as i thought 30 is very unreasonable, im applying for PMV!
Thanks for you comment i will have a look around on this forum!


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What kind of letters? Do you mean of contact between you and your fiance?
With us we just handed over detailed phone records, money order reciepts for money Ive been sending her and any birthday, xmas cards, etc. But you can also hand in chat records if your fiance has access to a computer.

In the Philippines youd have a hell of a time finding even a half decent agent who actually know what theyre talking about. Between information you can download from the Immigration website and whats in the stickied threads here unless your case is very complicated you should be able to manage it on your own. Even with an agent you still have to do all the work yourself.


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Also i have another question, are the requirements the same as Australian requirements if applying in the Philippines?


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Also i have another question, are the requirements the same as Australian requirements if applying in the Philippines?
HI.Yes, the onshore and offshore checklist is the same but DIAC Manila adds more requirements.Here's the link to the Manila Checklist.This what the receptionist at the VIA will ask of you when you lodge so it is better to arrange them as they appear in the checklist. Look up the addendum to the checklist-Philippine requirements.

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thank you very much for that info much appreciated!

This agent im using in the philippines is asking for alot more documents than needed, can i use an agent here in aus and get them to lodge it over there in the pjils?
and do the philippine government get involved in the visa application?


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What kind of letters? Do you mean of contact between you and your fiance?
With us we just handed over detailed phone records, money order reciepts for money Ive been sending her and any birthday, xmas cards, etc. But you can also hand in chat records if your fiance has access to a computer.

In the Philippines youd have a hell of a time finding even a half decent agent who actually know what theyre talking about. Between information you can download from the Immigration website and whats in the stickied threads here unless your case is very complicated you should be able to manage it on your own. Even with an agent you still have to do all the work yourself.
Yeah your so right with finding a decent agent this one im using at th moment is asking for much more requirements than needed thinking about doing it all myself to save myself a big headache .
and yes letters of contact between us, but i rang the agent and said i dont write letters, main contact is email yahoo text and phone calls, which she said is fine just print them off and submit them, so its a painful process!!!
Thanks for your comment


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You could use an agent in Australia and still have the application lodged in Manila but it will mean a lot of stuffing around as you'll need to send all your supportive stuff to the agent in Australia just for they to probably send it all back to you with the application form to sign and lodge.
The agent over there was probably just looking for plenty of correspondence to show you have known oneanother for a significant time but you hardly need 30 and just a sample of emails and even a print out of correspondence along with the evidence of when you first met and all.

But if you have had a look at the application Checklist and what Immi over there in Manila require additionally, you'll know what you need to provide and it is still you getting it all together, probably just for an agent to look over it.
So yep, save yourself the fee and do it yourself as you seem to know what you should be looking to put together.





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