Planning to visit the Philippines?
If you have an existing relationship with a lovely Filipina lady and you want an Australian visa for her, then you will need to visit her in the Philippines. That’s how it works. Sooner or later, you will be on a plane heading to Manila, or maybe directly to Cebu, Davao or to Clark in Pampanga.
Because you won’t get a visa for her if you haven’t met in person.
- To get a tourist visa from Australia to Philippines for your Filipina girl, you need to demonstrate that you have an existing relationship that is genuine and that you want to spend time together in Australia enhancing that relationship. They will not accept that you are genuine if you haven’t made the effort to meet in person.
- To apply for a partner visa (spouse visa or fiancee visa), you need to have met in person. That’s not just policy, but is written in Australian migration law.
If you wish to spend the rest of your life with this lady, then you should be trying to find out all about her and her culture, and you will never really know her without seeing where she came from. You should go and see where she came from and you should meet her family. This will be important to both of you. And the Philippines is a wonderful country full of kind and caring people. Again, this is all part of who she is and you should know these things as part of your existing relationship with her.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get on a plane. If you are serious about the lady, go and meet her in person! And please use the links below, so your trip isn’t a disaster! Get yourselves well-informed and benefit from our experience.
Links for Australians in Philippines
A directory of services for Australians in the Philippines! Aussie-friendly and standards you will be comfortable with, rather than just taking a punt and ending up disappointed. Hotels, resorts, clubs, pubs, restaurants and pretty much anything and everything an Aussie in a new country will need.
Down Under Visa, of course! Best Registered Migration Agents for visas for Australian Filipina couples. Tourist visas for loving couples, and partner visas (spouse visas and fiancee visas) from an Australian family business based in Manila. Safest hands you could ever want to be in.
Our very own condo unit in cool and peaceful Tagaytay, where you can enjoy a romantic time together away from the hustle and the crowds of the big cities. Rent your own little lovenest up in the clouds and forget the rest of the world exists for a little while.
Our own preferred way of sending money to the Philippines. Incredibly easy to use. Great exchange rates. Transfer to bank accounts here, or a convenient cash pickup service. We’ve used them for just over 6 years, and have found them flawless and always decent to deal with.
You should be aware of where the Australian Embassy is in Makati (Manila) in case you need them. No, you can’t visit them to discuss or apply for visas. Not these days! And you do need to make an appointment for any embassy services such as getting statutory declarations, or that all-important Certificate of No Impediment if you wish to marry in the Philippines.
You won’t get far without an Australian passport now, will you? If you don’t have one, follow the link above and get it organised.
With an Australian passport, you can visit and stay in the Philippines for 30 days without a visa. After that? Yes, you need one. Follow the link above, and find your nearest Bureau of Immigration office and you can organise a further stay.