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Hello All,

 

My application was denied due to Insufficient Fund and I cant understand why.

 

1. I have few hundred thousand pesos in my own bank

2. I have a credit card with few hundred thousand pesos limit

3. My BF supported me through his letter of support

4. I have a good job that can pay for my own expenses

 

while others do not even have a job (sorry, not trying to be mean) and their visa was approved. I need advice. Am on a dead end.

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This is what I heard on a TV talk show in Manila last year about Immigration and visas hosted by a famous Immigration Attorney Michael Gurfinkle, http://www.gurfinkel.com/ from San Francisco, who now

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Jess Bartone

Did you supply a letter from your boss saying that you still had a job to return to, and the amount of the salary? The only other thing I can think of is that something in your bf's history caused the denial.

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how long have you had money in the bank?

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Gee;

 

Did you and your boy friend follow all of the instructions? The reason I ask is because consul personel can be picky over the smallest thing and use that as an excuse to deny your application. Also, do you know of the appeal process?

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Athena

Did you apply on your own bat????? Or did your boyfriend sponsor your tourist visa application. I asked because, it

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This is what I heard on a TV talk show in Manila last year about Immigration and visas hosted by a famous Immigration Attorney Michael Gurfinkle, http://www.gurfinkel.com/ from San Francisco, who now lives in the Philippines. He says, that the main question on the consult interviewer's mind is, your intent to return to the Philippines, meaning you must show substantial assets in the Philippines, like a home, a long established business and prior multiple entry visas stamped in your passport that you have been out of the Philippines before! So, with just your bank account, employment and affidavit of support from your boyfriend alone will not be sufficient for approval of a tourist visa.

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Gee,

there are many things taken into consideration, not just that you may have a shortage of funds (a few thousand peso's should be enough) but that depends on the period of stay that you put down in the application. 2-3 weeks sounds like a genuine tourist any longer and it becomes questionable. once a tourist visa is issued you get 3 months anyways, but its the application that counts. other things for consideration are as Jesse had mentioned, but i dont think your bf's situation is really affectiong the visa outcome if he has a job and is on average salary unless he is unemployed and on govt benefits. Broden has a valuable point in how long you had the money in your bank account and how it got there (from savings or as a gift from your Bf for visa reasons).

Yes Australia is pretty strict for issuing tourist visas.

my sugestion is to visit an immigration specialist with making your appeal.

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http://www.gurfinkel.com/ from San Francisco, who now lives in the Philippines. He says, that the main question on the consult interviewer's mind is, your intent to return to the Philippines,

 

Boholanos don't hve a problem. for sure they will return for fiestas. :)

 

Joke only....

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This is what I heard on a TV talk show in Manila last year about Immigration and visas hosted by a famous Immigration Attorney Michael Gurfinkle, http://www.gurfinkel.com/ from San Francisco, who now lives in the Philippines. He says, that the main question on the consult interviewer's mind is, your intent to return to the Philippines, meaning you must show substantial assets in the Philippines, like a home, a long established business and prior multiple entry visas stamped in your passport that you have been out of the Philippines before! So, with just your bank account, employment and affidavit of support from your boyfriend alone will not be sufficient for approval of a tourist visa.

 

Garfinkle is a US immigration attorney. The US embassy and visa process has absolutely nothing to do with Australian visas.

 

(Contrary to popular Filipino belief, Australia is not in the USA!)

 

Larry in Dumaguete

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Garfinkle is a US immigration attorney. The US embassy and visa process has absolutely nothing to do with Australian visas.

 

(Contrary to popular Filipino belief, Australia is not in the USA!)

 

Larry in Dumaguete

 

We once had a nanny who asked my wife where I was from. She told her, "Australia", and the nanny enquired, "Australia USA?" :)

 

Regarding the tourist visa. I think the OP may be considered a high risk possibly due to her age and lack of relatives in Australia. It can help your case if you have travelled in the past without any issues.

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3. My BF supported me through his letter of support

 

 

 

I don't know but maybe because of this....they figure out that you are trying to short cut the "system"!

Besides, most if not all Consular Office are cynical about Filipinas travelling abroad, a candidate for TNT! (tago ng tago)

 

If you have all the personal capacity to travel abroad, why the need for your boyfriend's letter of support? Maybe an invitation letter will do, not a letter of support....

Huh! just thinking aloud! :)

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I have heard from two different Australian friends that there is some kind of policy to automatically reject applicants on their first try. Not sure why that is but they both said it will work if you try again.

 

Any Aussies had that experience?

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Even though its from an American lawyer doesn't change the fact that the information might be correct for Gee's case.. Australia might have similar requirements as the US does on tourist visas. Again Gee, check out the appeal process and also get your boy friend involved. Since we really don't know why they turned you down, it wouldn't hurt to try again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what I heard on a TV talk show in Manila last year about Immigration and visas hosted by a famous Immigration Attorney Michael Gurfinkle, http://www.gurfinkel.com/ from San Francisco, who now lives in the Philippines. He says, that the main question on the consult interviewer's mind is, your intent to return to the Philippines, meaning you must show substantial assets in the Philippines, like a home, a long established business and prior multiple entry visas stamped in your passport that you have been out of the Philippines before! So, with just your bank account, employment and affidavit of support from your boyfriend alone will not be sufficient for approval of a tourist visa.

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NOSOCALPINOY

Even though its from an American lawyer doesn't change the fact that the information might be correct for Gee's case.. Australia might have similar requirements as the US does on tourist visas. Again Gee, check out the appeal process and also get your boy friend involved. Since we really don't know why they turned you down, it wouldn't hurt to try again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what I heard on a TV talk show in Manila last year about Immigration and visas hosted by a famous Immigration Attorney Michael Gurfinkle, http://www.gurfinkel.com/ from San Francisco, who now lives in the Philippines. He says, that the main question on the consult interviewer's mind is, your intent to return to the Philippines, meaning you must show substantial assets in the Philippines, like a home, a long established business and prior multiple entry visas stamped in your passport that you have been out of the Philippines before! So, with just your bank account, employment and affidavit of support from your boyfriend alone will not be sufficient for approval of a tourist visa.

This reputable and famous U.S. Attorney maybe from America, but he has helped thousands of Filipinos in every aspect of immigration law! He also lives in the Philippines and has an immigration talk show on TV in Manila! So don't count this guy out, he may be able to help or advise those in the Philippines too on any immigration matter and it doesn't matter what country one plans to go originating from the Philippines!

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I believe that many countries deny visas if you have a foreign BF. His letter of support was probably one of the reasons why your visa got denied. Next time apply for a normal tourist visa, even better with pre-booked hotels and flight through a travel agency.

 

As many have stated, the main concern is the intend to return, a BF stays in the way of that, a good job, strong family bonds, real estate (very important, even more than just money in the bank) speaks for it.

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