"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.
In fact, we are so organized and up to date that we were the first migration agent from Australia in the Philippines to lodge the first e-partner visa application on the 11th of December 2014
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 our highly automated step-by-step online system, we are able to complete your specific Prospective Marriage Class TOSubclass 300, 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 on in Australia 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 formats and supporting information in a straightforward, easy-to-understand language and format.
Up-dated electronic in-house templates and checklists 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 15 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.
Not only have we made it easier to electronically 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.
It is possible that you and your fiancée whether you are in Australia or in the Philippines could be together NOW 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 DIBP, 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.
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 may be able to help you to search for temporary accommodation in Australia and employment (through our contacts 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 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:
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 Filipino applicant to enter Australia and marry your intended Australian fiancé within the visa's nine month validity period. Your Australian fiancé must be one of the following:
Once married, Filipino holders of this visa can then apply to remain permanently in Australia.
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:
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 once they have migrated to Australia.
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 the Filipino applicant and all family members included in your application.
With this visa, a Filipino applicant:
The Filipino applicant must be outside of Australia when they apply for this visa, and when the visa is granted.
Key responsibilities relating to obtaining and using this visa are summarised in the table below.
|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.
This Australian visa is valid for nine (9) months from the time it is granted to a Filipino Fiancé visa applicant.
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.
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:
The sponsor is the partner of the 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.
Filipino applicants and their Australian sponsors must be aware of local Philippine Laws regarding potential marriages in the Philippines once the Fiancé visa applicant has entered Australia and wish to get married in the Philippines.
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.
The Filipino applicant must have met (as adults i.e. over 18 years of age) their intended Australian spouse in person and know him or her personally.
This must be the case even if:
The Filipino applicant must meet certain health requirements. RMA can organize this with them.
The Filipino applicant must meet character requirements. RMA can organize this with them.
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.
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.
To be eligible to sponsor your Filipino fiancé, the Australian sponsor must:
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.
An Australian Fiancé sponsor may not be able to sponsor their Filipino partner if any one of the following applies:
If they have previously sponsored or been sponsored, you may still be permitted to sponsor your partner in compelling circumstances, such as:
If the Australian sponsor has been granted a contributory parent category visa on or after 1 July 2009, they are unable to sponsor their Filipino 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.
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.
n 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.
The Filipino applicant may include the following dependent Filipino family members in their visa application:
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.
A person is your dependent child if they are your child or step-child and they meet one of the following requirements:
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.
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.
A person is your dependent relative if they are one of the following:
and all of the following
All your dependants, whether migrating with you or not, must meet the health and character requirements.
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) and all counties that they lived in for 12 months or more.
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.
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:
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:
The Filipino applicant must be outside Australia when they apply for this visa, and when the visa is granted.
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.
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, the Filipino applicants 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.
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.
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'.
RESPALL (Migration) Aust. has over 15 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.
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.
As the Filipino applicant, you must lodge the appropriate application forms, together with all necessary supporting documentation and application charges (VAC), to your nearest DIBP or VIA Centre
If you are lodging a paper-based visa application in certain countries you will need to provide biometrics.
NOTE: RESPALL (Migration) Aust. has over 15 years of experience in lodging Fiancé visa application to Australia from the Philippines and our preferred and only method of lodging a Fiancé visa application from the Philippines to Australia is via the e-Partner Visa application process.
Information about what happens after you have lodged your application is provided during our initial consultation with RESPALL (Migration) Aust.Source DIBP Website
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