Respall Migration Australia

Fiance Visa Pathway

Our Exclusive 5-Step Fiancé Visa process application system will bring you both together again sooner, easier and hassle free

  • Automated 5-Step Australian Fiancé Visa Application System
  • Fixed Price Service Agreement
  • Visa Grants for Filipinos for over 14 Years
  • Australian Visa Requirement Experience in the Philippines
  • Offices Strategically Located In Philippines & Australia
  • Two (2) Registered Migration Agent in the Philippines from Australia
  • Member of Migration Alliance
  • Justice of the Peace in the States of New South Wales and Queensland

"Managing your feelings when making up your mind to start then obtain your Australian Fiancé visa grant ´is what I do BEST´." By: - Jose A. Respall JP (Qual.) RMAN 9901644 MMA.

You have met 'the love of your life' and 'cannot wait to start your new life together' in Australia.

RESPALL (Migration) Australia (RMA) is a specialist in arranging fiancée or Fiancé visa applications and with our exclusive step-by-step, easy-to-understand system we have made the process easier and quicker.

Our team in Makati City and Sydney have helped secure hundreds of Australian Fiancé visa grants for fiancé applications before you, with great success.

We're here to take away the concern, doubt, worries and anxieties.

In no time you'll be in Australia together again preparing for your big day!"

With Both of You ... Every Step of the Way ... Don't Be Lonely...

With our highly automated step-by-step online system, we are able to complete your specific Class TO andSubclass 300 Prospective Marriage, Fiancé or Fiancée visa application easier, quicker and more cost effectively.

There is no confusion, concern or anxieties.

We ensure that your application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DiBP) at the Australian Embassy in Manila/Makati City Philippines is completed accurately and lodged correctly for the best possible result in the quickest possible time.

From day one you will have a clear understanding of the process and know the documentation that is required, cost and fees needed and the time taken to lodge and secure a Fiancée visa grant for a 'valid and genuine migration application' to Australia from the Philippines.

RMA has taken great care to produce forms and supporting materials in a straightforward, easy-to-understand language and format.

Up-dated electronic in-house templates and checklist are easy to complete and can be accessed online and emailed to you directly.

There is no need to have to go to our offices once we have made the initial assessment with you personally.

Our highly experienced team - with over 14 years of working in this profession - are always there to assist, so you are never on your own. Depending on your location or accessibility we can make use of many communication methods - phone, mobile, email, Skype, Yahoo, Viber, Tango postal and courier services.

  • IS ONLY for Filipinos destined to migrate to Australia from the Philippines.

Not only have we made it easier to lodge your Australian fiancée/fiancé visa application... RMA provides all of this for one fixed professional fee. We made it that EASY to apply through us.

Would you Both Like to be Together again ... SOONER?

It is possible that you and your fiancée whether you are in Australia or in the Philippines could be togetherNOW while we lodge and manage the Prospective Marriage or Fiancé/Fiancée visa application.

RMA is able to lodge a 'valid Visitor's or Tourist Visa' application at the same time as when we commence and lodge the primary Fiancé visa application and when approved by DIaC, this will give you the opportunity to travel to Australia earlier than expected and be together again, SOONER & HAPPIER.

Once we have arranged your temporary Fiancé/Fiancée visa we then take care of the next stages - that is, Spouse Class UK Subclass 820 and then Spouse Visa application Class BS Subclass 801 application which leads to permanent residency for Filipino applicants in Australia.

Filipino Friends and a new Australian home

RMA is motivated by a unique level of service which we call the Golden Gateway Customer Service™.

We aim to provide a "gold standard" based on honesty, integrity, respect, "standing in your shoes" to properly understand your relationship during our initial Discovery meeting, attention to detail and accountability.

This is why, as well as organizing your Australian fiancée/fiancé visa application, we will help you to locate temporary accommodation in Australia and employment (through our contacts in government and private employment agencies, Filipino media and the Filipino community at large).

We have always remained in contact with the growing network of Australian visa granted Filipino applicants who we have assisted in the past and they are more than happy to welcome you and help you settle into this new and exciting country.

As a former immigrant, I make it a point to ensure that every Filipino applicant is treated with respect, dignity and guided courteously.

Filipino Fiancé Visa Snap Shot - If you are in the Philippines

Filipino Fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia.

Filipino Fiancés include:

  • people intending to get married (fiancés)

Filipino Prospective Marriage Visa (Class TO) (Subclass 300)

For Filipinos from the Philippines to enter Australia, marry their Australian fiancé, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

This visa allows you to enter Australia and marry your intended Australian fiancé within the visa's nine month validity period. Your fiancé must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen

Once married, Filipino holders of this visa can then apply to remain permanently in Australia.

Who is this Fiance Visa for?

This visa is for Filipinos if they want to enter Australia on the basis of their relationship with their Australian partner.

Your Australian partner must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen.

Note: - As the Filipino partner or fiancé of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, you do not have an automatic right of permanent residence in Australia. If the Filipino applicants wishes to reside permanently in Australia they must first apply for a permanent visa and be assessed against the legal criteria for the grant of that visa.

How much will this visa cost for Filipinos?

There is an application visa charge (VAC) for this visa. This will usually not be refunded if their application is unsuccessful, or if they decide to withdraw their application after they have lodged it.

The application charge covers you and all family members included in your application.

What does the visa let Filipino applicants do?

With this visa, a Filipino applicant:

  • must enter Australia before they marry their Australian fiancé
  • may leave and re-enter Australia as many times as they wish before their visa ceases (nine months after the Australian fiancé visa grant)
  • the Filipino fiancé applicant can work in Australia
  • the Filipino fiancé applicant can apply for a Partner visa in Australia after they marry their Australian fiancé
  • the Filipino fiancé applicant can study, but they will not have access to government funding
  • may use Australia's medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme, Medicare, but only if they are in Australia and have already applied for a Partner visa (Class UK) (Subclass 820).

Filipino Applicants location at the time of lodgement

The Filipino applicant must be outside of Australia when they apply for this visa, and when the visa is granted.

Responsibilities of both the Filipino Fiancé applicant and Australian Fiancé partners

Key responsibilities relating to obtaining and using this visa are summarised in the table below.

Person Responsibility
Australian Sponsor Be prepared to sponsor the Filipino applicant and any Filipino dependent family members also included in the Fiancé application and who are migrating with the applicant.
Filipino Applicant Lodge a complete application including all relevant application forms, supporting documents and application charges in the Philippines. When the Fiancé visa is granted, enter Australia on their Prospective Marriage visa at least once before the marriage can take place.
Australian Sponsor and Filipino Applicant

Filipino applicant must marry within nine months of being granted the Prospective Marriage visa.

Note: the marriage may take place either in or outside Australia as long as the marriage takes place after the Filipino applicant's first entry to Australia on their prospective marriage visa.

Following their marriage, and before the Prospective Marriage visa expires, apply for a Partner visa (Class UK) Subclass 820) to allow them to remain in Australia.

Visa validity period for the granted Filipino Fiancé visa

This Australian visa is valid for nine (9) months from the time it is granted to a Filipino Fiancé visa applicant.

Filipino Applicant's Eligibility

Intent to marry their Australian Fiancé

The main purpose of applying for this visa is to allow the Filipino applicant to come to Australia and then marry their intended Australian spouse and live as husband and wife.

They must genuinely intend to marry their fiancé. They must also genuinely intend to live with their Australian fiancé as husband and wife.

Australian sponsor's Eligibility

The Filipino Fiancé applicant must be sponsored by an eligible Australian sponsor. An eligible Australian sponsor is someone who undertakes sponsorship obligations, and is one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen.

Usually, the sponsor is the partner of the applicant.

Age of both Australian Sponsor and Filipino Applicant

The Filipino applicant must be able to legally marry according to Australian law. This means they must be aged 18 years or over. If you are aged 16 years or over but less than 18 years, you must have an Australian court order allowing you to marry your intended spouse or you must both be of marriageable age at time of the intended marriage.

Your fiancé in Australia can be aged less than 18 years if they have an Australian court order allowing them to marry you.

In these circumstances, the Australian parent or guardian must be your sponsor and they must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen aged 18 years or over.

Both your Gender must be opposite

The Filipino applicant and the Australian sponsor must be of the opposite sex to their intended spouse. Same-sex couples are not eligible for this visa.

You must had physically met during your Relationship

The Filipino applicant must have met (as adults) their intended Australian spouse in person and know him or her personally.

This must be the case even if:

  • it is an arranged marriage
  • you and your sponsor met as children and the marriage was arranged before you turned 18 years of age
  • you met on the internet (exchanging photographs is not evidence of having met in person).

Health requirements for the Filipino applicant

The Filipino applicant must meet certain health requirements. RMA can organize this with them.

Character requirements for the Filipino applicant

The Filipino applicant must meet character requirements. RMA can organize this with them.

When a Filipino applicant may not be eligible

If the Filipino applicant has a debt to the Australian Government, they should contact your nearest departmental office or Australian mission before making an application.

The Filipino applicant may not be granted a visa until they have made satisfactory arrangements to pay that debt.

Australian Values Statement signed by the Filipino applicant

If any of the Filipino applicants are aged 18 years or over, they are required to sign an Australian values statement. The statement is included in their visa application form and all Filipino applicants aged 18 years and over will need to sign it to confirm that they will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.

Before signing this statement they are required to have read, or had explained to them, material made available by the government on life in Australia which is contained in the Life in Australia book.

Eligibility criteria for the Australian Sponsor

To be eligible to sponsor your Filipino fiancé, the Australian sponsor must:

  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who wants to sponsor your fiancé as your partner to Australia
  • generally be aged 18 years or over
  • be known personally to your fiancé and have met as adults
  • be free to marry your fiancé, with no impediment to your marriage.

The Australian Fiancé's parent or guardian must be their fiancé's sponsor if your Filipino fiancé is applying for this visa and the Australian Fiancé is all of the following:

  • aged 16 or 17 years of age
  • in Australia
  • want to sponsor their Filipino fiancé who is aged 18 years or over.

Your sponsoring parent or guardian must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, and be aged 18 years or over.

New Zealand citizen eligibility to sponsor a Filipino Fiancé application

If you are an eligible New Zealand citizen who is sponsoring their Filipino Fiancé partner, you must meet health and character requirements as well. The department will contact you to advise if you need to undertake health examinations and character checks.

When an Australian Sponsor may not be eligible

An Australian Fiancé sponsor may not be able to sponsor their Filipino partner if any one of the following applies:

  • the sponsor is not an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • they have previously sponsored two other partners for migration to Australia (including sponsorships you may have withdrawn where your former partner obtained permanent residence on family violence grounds)
  • the sponsor has sponsored another partner within the last five years
  • you were sponsored for a partner visa as a partner yourself within the last five years
  • the sponsor is the holder of a Woman at Risk visa (Subclass 204)
  • the sponsor has a conviction or an outstanding charge for an offence against a child.

If they have previously sponsored or been sponsored, you may still be permitted to sponsor your partner in compelling circumstances, such as:

  • if their previous partner has died or abandoned the relationship leaving young children
  • if their relationship with their current partner is long standing (that is, five years or more)
  • if you and your current partner have dependent children of your relationship.

Current and previous contributory parent category visa-holders

If the Australian sponsor has been granted a contributory parent category visa on or after 1 July 2009, they are unable to sponsor their partner or fiancé for five years from your visa grant date if they were in a married or de facto relationship with that person on or before the date they were granted the last contributory parent category visa. There are some exceptions to this limitation in compelling circumstances.

Sponsorship limitation and best interests of the Filipino child

Where a Filipino applicant includes a dependent family member less than 18 years of age in their application, the sponsorship cannot be approved (except in very limited circumstances) where the sponsor has a conviction or an outstanding charge for an offence against a child. There is also a requirement that there is no compelling reason to believe that the grant of the visa would not be in the best interests of the dependent family member.

In order to assess the sponsorship application and the best interests of the child requirement, sponsors of children under 18 years of age are required to submit an AFP National Police Check and/or foreign police certificate/s, depending on the sponsor's circumstances. If the sponsor has spent a total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age, the sponsor must provide an AFP National Police Check. The sponsor must also provide police certificates from each country in which they have spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since turning 16 years of age.

Note: - Australian Sponsors required submitting an AFP National Police Check must complete the National Police Check application form which is available from the Australian Federal Police website. Sponsors should use Code 33 at Question 1 on the form and include details of all names they have been known by. If an AFP Certificate is provided based on incorrect information, the department may request another certificate. Fingerprints are not required for AFP National Police Checks.

Filipino Family Member Eligibility

The Filipino applicant may include the following dependent Filipino family members in their visa application:

  • their dependent children
  • their other dependent relatives.

To be included in a Filipino visa application, Filipino dependent family members must meet the following requirements. All your Filipino dependants, whether migrating with you or not, must meet health and character requirements. If not, you may not be granted a Fiancé visa.

Dependent children

A person is your dependent child if they are your child or step-child and they meet one of the following requirements:

  • they are under 18 years of age, or
  • if they are aged 18 years or over, they have been wholly or substantially dependent on you for a substantial period (at least 12 months) for their basic needs (food, clothing and shelter) and the reliance on you is greater than any other person, or
  • if they are aged 18 years or over, they are wholly or substantially dependent on you because they have a total or partial loss of their bodily or mental functions that stops them from earning a living (whether or not they migrate with you).

Note: - If your child (regardless of their age) is married, in a de facto relationship or is engaged to be married, they will not be considered to be a dependent.

Dependent children may, in some cases, be added to your application after it has been lodged.

Sponsorship limitation and best interests of the child

Where an applicant is under 18 years of age, the sponsorship cannot be approved (except in very limited circumstances) where the sponsor has a conviction or an outstanding charge for an offence against a child. The applicant will also need to satisfy the requirement that there is no compelling reason to believe that the grant of the visa would not be in the best interests of the applicant.

In order to assess the Australian sponsorship application and the best interests of the child requirement, Australian sponsors of children under 18 years of age are required to submit an AFP National Police Check and/or foreign police certificate/s, depending on the sponsor's circumstances.

Other dependent relatives

A person is your dependent relative if they are one of the following:

  • your parent, brother or sister; step-parent, step-brother or step-sister; grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew, step-grandparent, step-grandchild, step-aunt, step-uncle, step-niece or step-nephew,

and all of the following

  • not your dependent child
  • single, such as a widowed aunt, etc.
  • usually resident in your household
  • wholly or substantially financially reliant on you for their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter
  • reliant on you for a substantial period (at least 12 months)
  • more reliant on you for that support than on any other person or source.

Health requirement

All your dependants, whether migrating with you or not, must meet the health and character requirements.

Character requirement

All your dependants, whether migrating with you or not, must be of good character.

All children aged 16 years of age and above must have a police clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)

Australian Values Statement

All Filipino visa applicants who have turned 18 years of age are required to sign an Australian values statement.

The statement is included in the visa application form and all Filipino applicants aged 18 years of age and over will need to sign it. Before signing the statement, Filipino applicants for this visa are required to have read, or had explained to them, material made available by the government on life in Australia which is contained in the Life in Australia book.

Before lodging an application, please read all related requirements.

Filipino Applicant Obligations

If before your visa is granted you marry your Australian fiancé, you will need to inform the department so that the department can change your application to that of a Partner (Class UF Subclass 309) visa.

If you are granted this visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Enter Australia on this visa before you marry your fiancé.
Note: - If you are granted this visa and then marry your fiancé before entering Australia on that visa, your visa may be cancelled.
  • The Filipino applicant must enter Australia by the specified initial entry date.
  • Marry your Australian fiancé while this visa is still valid, which is for nine months after it has been granted.
Note: - The marriage can take place either in or outside Australia provided you have entered Australia on this visa at least once before the marriage takes place.
  • Before this visa expires, lodge an application for a Spouse Visa Class UK Subclass 820 in Australia to apply to remain permanently in Australia.
  • Immediately notify the office handling your application if you change address or your circumstances change. Such changes in circumstances include:
    • you have a child with your fiancé
    • after you marry your relationship ends.
  • After two(2) years of granting the Spouse Class UK Subclass 820 the Filipino applicant will be contacted by DIaC and a further Partner Class BS Subclass 801 visa application will be made for a further Five (5) year permanent resident visa grant.

Australian Sponsor Obligations

If you want to sponsor your Filipino fiancé's visa application, you must sign a sponsorship undertaking at the end of form 40SP Sponsorship for a partner to migrate to Australia.

If the Australian Sponsor signs this undertaking, the following obligations apply:

  • If your Filipino fiancé is granted this visa, as the Australian sponsor you are responsible for all financial obligations to the Australian Government that your partner might incur in Australia.
  • The Australian Sponsor is also required to provide financial and other support, such as childcare, that will enable your partner to attend any required English classes.
  • The Australian sponsor must provide information and advice to help your partner settle in Australia. This information and advice should include telling your partner about employment in Australia.
  • The Australian Sponsor must immediately notify the department if your relationship with your fiancé breaks down, or if you withdraw your support for your fiancé before their application is finalised.

Filipino's Applying for this Visa

The Filipino applicant must be outside Australia when they apply for this visa, and when the visa is granted.

Application charge

There is a visa application charge (VAC) for this visa. This will usually not be refunded if your application is unsuccessful, or if you decide to withdraw your application after you have lodged it. The application charge covers you and all dependent family members included in your application.

Note: - You pay only one application charge even though you include dependent members of your family unit in your visa application.

Other costs

The Filipino applicant and any other dependents included in the application will be required to pay for any health examinations. They may also be required to pay a charge for obtaining police checks. This charge varies from country to country. When you are required to obtain your own police checks, you are personally responsible for all arrangements. The Filipino applicant should also be prepared to pay other costs associated with your application, such as the cost of translations of some documents.

Application checklist

RESPALL (Migration) Aust. provides its clients with a comprehensive application checklist detailing the information and supporting documents that the Filipino applicant and Australian sponsor must provide along with their fiancé visa application forms.

Application forms

RESPALL (Migration) Aust. can provide the updated DiBP application forms.

Note: - The Filipino applicant and Australian Sponsor must lodge current dated application forms otherwise the application 'may not be valid'.

Information to help prepare your Filipino visa application

RESPALL (Migration) Aust. has over 14 years of experience in lodging Fiancé visa application to Australia from the Philippines clearly understand the Australian visa requirement in regards to certifying and translating documents, communicating with the department and receiving assistance with your application.

Including Filipino dependent family members in your application

There is important additional information that the Filipino applicant and Australian sponsor should read if they are lodging a visa application that includes dependent family members.

They must provide evidence of their dependency on you.

How and where to lodge your Australian Fiancé visa application

As the Filipino applicant, you must lodge the appropriate application forms, together with all necessary supporting documentation and application charges (VAC), in person or by post, with the nearest Australian mission in the Philippines.

If you are lodging a paper-based visa application in certain countries you will need to provide biometrics.

After you lodge your Filipino Fiancé Visa Application

Information about what happens after you have lodged your application is provided during our initial consultation with RESPALL (Migration) Aust.

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