The Philippines Girlfriend Visa Ultimate guide contains everything you need to know to get a visa for your Filipino Girlfriend to come to Australia.
How to get an Australian Visa for Filipino Girlfriend
You can get a visa for your Filipino girlfriend in 5 easy steps:
- Contact the OzVisa Group – specialist visa processing for Filipino women;
- Get a Free Assessment to sponsor your Filipino Girlfiend to Australia;
- We then prepare and lodge the application, ensuring she meets all the visa requirements;
- Our Immigration Lawyer will also handle any inquiries from Australian Immigration; and
- We will then send you the approval notice, show you how to extend her visa and help you apply for Permanent Residence.
Professional visa service for your Filipino Girlfriend
Having your Filipino girlfriend’s visa professionally prepared is a must.
The advantages of using the OzVisa Group are:
- Application lodged in Australia – not the Philippines. This means it is dealt with by an Australian. Not a Filipino case officer who might be jealous about your girlfriend for going to Australia. Australian case officers tend to be far more generous.
- Your application is handled by an expert. If Immigration have any questions, they will ask us. We can give them the right answer. This way the visa is more likely to be approved.
- Philippines experience. We have spent time in the Philippines and have helped over 1000 Filipina women come to Australia.
- Ongoing advice and support. We will assist you to keep her in Australia.
Bring your Filipino girlfriend to Australia
The OzVisa Group is Australia’s leading Visa Service. Experts in visas from the Philippines.
With over 1,000 successful applications. We are the first choice.
We help Australian men bring their Filipino girlfriend to Australia. All in under three weeks.
Don’t Take the Risk
Below are the number of visitor visa approvals from the Philippines to Australia for the year 2018.
We have further split the results to show the approvals for:
- self-prepared applications;
- applications using a Migration Agent; and
- Ozvisa Group’s approval rate.
Visitor Visa From Philippines
Looking at the data for refused Australian visas from the Philippines, there are three key points to note.
- Self-prepared applications, at only 19% success rate, are very unlikely to succeed.
- Using a Migration Agent gives your application a much higher chance of success, 77%, but there is still a significant risk of refusal.
- The Ozvisa Group has an amazing success rate of 99.8% for Australian Visa applications from the Philippines.
If your girlfriend’s visa has been refused, then you should read our guide on what to do if immigration refused your girlfriend’s visa.
We met online can I bring her to Australia?
Online dating has really taken off. Many Australian men meet their Filipino girlfriend online.
It is such a thrill meeting a lovely lady. Communicating with her. Seeing her on video chat.
Then they go to the Philippines. Meeting their Filipino girlfriend. Staying with her. When they get back to Australia, its time to get a visa for their Filipino girlfriend.
Do you want to bring her to Australia? OzVisa Group can help. We guide you through the process. A Philippines Girlfriend Visa. So you can see her in person. In Australia.
First visa for a lady from the Philippines to come to Australia?
The first visa for a Filipino girlfriend is a visitor visa. Also known as a tourist visa.
It allows her to have a holiday. To spend some time in Australia. With her sponsor.
The visitor visa is granted for three months. Your Filipino girlfriend can extend this visa while in Australia.
There are some alternatives to a visitor visa. If you are already married, then you can do a partner visa for your Filipino girlfriend.
If you are engaged, you can do a fiance visa for your girlfriend. Also known as a prospective marriage visa.
Requirements for a Philippines Girlfriend Visa
The requirements for a Philippines girlfriend Visa. There are two main requirements:
- Sponsorship; and
- the genuine visitor rule.
Sponsorship requirements for Philippines girlfriend visa
To sponsor your Filipino girlfriend for a visa to Australia you must be Australian or a New Zealander.
So this means Australian citizen or Permanent resident. Or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia.
The sponsor provides the money. So, you need to show you have enough funds to support your Filipino girlfriend. While she stays with you in Australia.
You will need to show a bank account with enough money. If you have a job, you won’t need to show that much in the bank. Immigration will be happy that you have money coming in.
The genuine visitor requirements for Philippines girlfriend visa
The reasons for travel must be real. Your Filipino girlfriend must convince immigration that she is coming to Australia for tourism. Not to work. Not to stay longer than three months. How do you prove this?
OzVisa Group has been processing Filipino visa applications for over 10 years. We have experience in proving the reasons for travel to Immigration.
If your Filipino girlfriend has no job. If she has no money in the bank. Then you need a professional. We can get that visa for you. When no-one else can.
Making a Filipino girlfriend’s visa application
We will handle the application from start to finish. We will ask you both for some identity documents. Passport, drivers licence etc.
Then bank statement from the sponsor. Then we will begin showing Immigration that you meet the rules.
This all takes about 10 days. Then we submit the application to Immigration. It takes them around 10 days to give their approval.
Your Filipino girlfriend will not need to visit Immigration. We lodge the application in Australia.
This means Immigration will ask us questions – not your girlfriend. We are legal experts. So we will answer their questions properly. Making no mistakes.
After your Filipino girlfriend’s visa is approved, we continue to help. We will provide travel advice.
Filipino women leaving the Philippines can experience hassles and delays. We will tell you how to avoid all of this.
We tell you if you need to book a return flight. And when.
We tell you how she will need to pay departure tax. And we will advise you if she needs to attend to anything before she leaves.
She might want to bring some documents. If you are planning on her living permanently in Australia. Documents that can then be used in future visa applications.
Conditions of Philippines girlfriend visa
We will advise you about the conditions on her visa. Make sure that you understand. There are some conditions that can be on the visa.
No work condition
A no work condition is standard on a visitor visa. A visitor visa is for tourism. Not work. The no work condition can be removed. All it takes is an application to Immigration.
No Study condition
A no study condition is standard on a visitor visa. It does not mean no study at all. It means that you cannot enrol in a course longer than 3 months.
Staying in Australia
Your Filipino girlfriend’s visa will tell you how long she can stay. If your in doubt we will explain.
Three months is the normal time for the first Philippines girlfriend visa to Australia. This is in calendar months. So, if she arrives on 1 January she can leave on 1 April.
You also have the option to extend. A Filipino lady can stay on a visitor visa for 12 months.
So if you want to stay longer. Instead of returning to the Philippines. Then we can have your Filipino girlfriend visa extended.
How long can my Filipino girlfriend stay on a visitor visa?
A visitor visa allows your Filipino girlfriend to stay three months. At the end of her stay she needs to return to the Philippines. If you want, you can extend her stay in Australia
Extending your Philippines Girlfriend Visa
Your Filipino girlfriend can stay longer in Australia. She needs to apply for an extension.
She can apply for a total stay on 12 months. If you want to extend your visa, then contact the OzVisa Group.
We will make sure you meet all the requirements. To extend your Filipino girlfriend’s visa. So that she can stay with you in Australia.
Get your Filipino girlfriend into Australia
Most men, when trying to get their Filipino girlfriend an Australian visa, use a lawyer. Our lawyers have excellent knowledge of the Migration Regulations and have vast experience. So, this is the best way to go.
We will run you through your options. If you have only just met, we will tell you what you need to do to increase the chances of a visa approval.
We recommend to most applicants from the Philippines that they first apply for a visitor visa. This will give her a three month stay in Australia.
Your Filipino girlfriend can see Australia and work out if life in Australia is for her. You can also strengthen your relationship while she is in Australia.
Permanent visa options for your Filipino girlfriend
For applicants who are married or in a long-term relationship there are two good options.
First, you can bring your Filipino girlfriend to Australia on a visit and then while she is in Australia you can apply for a permanent Partner visa.
The advantage of doing this is that he gets to stay in Australia while she waits for the permanent visa. So, this could buy her two years or so in Australia while you wait. During the waiting time, she can work too!
The other way to get a permanent visa for your Filipino Girlfriend is to apply while she is in the Philippines.
If you are applying for a fiancé visa, then you must apply while she is in the Philippines. If you are applying for a marriage visa or de facto visa, then after you apply from the Philippines, she can still come to visit you in Australia.
She will have to be in the Philippines when the permanent visa is ready to grant. Immigration will let you know – so she can return to the Philippines and receive her permanent Australian visa.
A partner visa allows your Filipino girlfriend stay with you permanently. You can apply as a fiance, a de facto or a married couple.
If your Filipino girlfriend is in Australia. When you apply. She gets to stay here while you wait for the partner visa.
Married to a Filipino lady? You can apply for a partner visa for her to live with you.
The marriage visa for a Filipino lady takes around 15 months to get. If you apply while she is in Australia she gets to stay until the decision.
The de facto visa is like the marriage visa. Its just that your not married yet.
Sometimes it is not possible to marry. Maybe she is already married. You can still get a de facto visa for your Philippines girlfriend.
A fiance visa is for engaged couples. You can get a permanent visa for her to come to Australia. You must marry within 9 months of getting the visa grant.
Permanent Residence visa for Filipino girlfriend
Two years later, she can apply for permanent residence. This means updating Immigration with everything that has expired. Police certificates, Health checks and statements.
Australian citizenship for Filipino girlfriend
Your Filipino girlfriend can apply for Australian citizenship. She needs to have been in Australia for at least 4 years. With the last 12 months as a permanent resident.
Small amounts of time are allowed outside Australia including three months in the last 12 months.
Your Filipino girlfriend will need a sponsor. This can be you as her boyfriend.
You will need to have met her in person. Meeting and chatting on the internet is not enough.
As her sponsor you do not have any legal requirements. However, you must show immigration that your relationship is real and that you will provide for her financially.
Peter and Marilyn’s Story
Peter contacted us in March 2014. He had just been to the Philippines on a holiday.
While he was there, he met Marilyn. Marilyn and Peter got on very well. They went to a holiday resort together at Boracay Island and had two weeks of romance and fun.
Getting an Australian Visa for Filipina Girlfriend
Peter works in Melbourne as a delivery driver. When his holiday in the Philippines was coming to an end, he promised Marilyn he would try to get her an Australian visa. So that she could come to Australia to stay with him – while he worked.
In those days, making a visa application for your Philippines girlfriend involved sending a pile of paperwork to the Australian Embassy in Manila.
Peter put together an application for Marilyn. He sent it by courier to Manila and they waited for two weeks.
Self-prepared Australian visa applications are often refused
Unfortunately, Immigration refused Marilyn’s visa application. Peter was devastated.
He could barely bring himself to call Marilyn to tell her the bad news.
Peter made a few calls to some migration Agents in Australia. He wanted to understand why the visa was refused and ask if there was any chance to get a new application approved.
Eventually, he settled on using our service:
I really like the idea of having a lawyer prepare the application. They were very professional and their explanation of what went wrong with the first application was spot on.
Visitor Visa for Peter’s Filipina Girlfriend
We asked Peter what he had included in the original application. Then we told him that a new application would be likely to be successful.
We set about detailing the relationship between peter and Marilyn. Providing evidence of their intentions in Australia.
A large focus of the application was on Marilyn’s ties to the Philippines. She had no children at the time and was working in a bar, so her employment was not significant or even worth mentioning to immigration.
We had to focus on other areas including her religious background – she was a regular church attendee.
We were 100% focused on getting this visa for Marilyn – as we are with all visa application.
Getting a visa after you have had an application refused is somehow even more special. So, it was such wonderful news when we received notice from Immigration that Peter’s Filipino girlfriend’s visa had been approved.
Peter then went ahead and booked flights to Australia for Marilyn.
We ran him through any potential difficulties she might face at the airport. So that her flight to Australia would be as easy as possible. Marilyn arrived in Australia a week after her visa approval.
Peter’s life with his Filipino girlfriend
Peter and Marilyn now have a family in Australia. Two children aged 2 and 3. They are married, and Marilyn has got her Australian permanent residence visa!
Is a lawyer required to get a Philippines Girlfriend Visa?
We have both Registered Migration Agents and lawyers who can assist with your application. Please let us know which you prefer.
Why do Australian men love Filipina women?
Filipino women are kind and caring. They give everything they have to take care of their boyfriend.
Filipino women speak good English. It is easy to keep a Filipino lady happy. Have a comment? Let us know in the comments section below.