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SkyMan

Not sure what the Australian particulars are but both the US and Australian immigration offices are trying to keep out those that may be trying to immigrant through a non immigration process. A filipina with a fiance or boyfriend has almost no chance of getting a tourist visa to the US because they assume she plans to come to the US, marry, and stay. I would imagine Australia has the same concerns.

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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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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.

 

Jesse, thanks for replying. Yes, I have certificate of Employment that certifies my position and my annual pay and I have a letter stating that I am coming back to work after visit.

 

how long have you had money in the bank?

 

 

for 5 years now.

 

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?

 

 

 

What I did was fill up the application and submit it to the VIA center. I dont know how to appeal as i do not have extra documents to provide them....:ROFLMAO:

 

Did you apply on your own bat????? Or did your boyfriend sponsor your tourist visa application. I asked because, it's the same thing happen to my sister many years ago. Her (sister), being young and single, straight off was considered an economic migrant. We (my husband and I) had to go to court to have the decision overturn. I remember feeling same thing as you

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several hundred thousand pesos in the bank may seem like a lot to you but it really isn't. For some reason, I doubt you'd get denied if you had 5 million pesos in the bank.

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And money in the bank is not the advantage to getting a tourist visa one would think. On the one hand, one needs money to show capability and intent to make a real trip and having saved money shows a certain level of responsibility and ability to earn in the Philippines. But the money can be accessed overseas, and actually can aid someone immensely who is looking to violate the immigration rules and stay in Australia.

 

The previous poster is correct about having a boyfriend and that being a negative. That, combined with little previous international travel, can doom an applicant. It is not fair and it is very unfortunate and I feel bad for you. But it is other foreigners who have violated the rules that cause these more stringent policies to be put into place.

 

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Elinel, this is so sad. There are so many gals who only wait for their BFs to send them money and here i am with a good paying job just cant enter aus for a month....do u think court appeal is the next step we should do?

 

 

Im afraid so

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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?

 

We had the same problem about 3 years ago... at that time, and I believe it to still be the case there was no right of appeal... it states this on the paper work you receive when the application is rejected, you can re-apply though.

We applied 3 times over an 18 month period and were denied each time. I spoke to an immigration lawyer who told me that once you have been rejected the first time your chances are virtually zero.

Unfortunately the Australian government is notoriously strict if you are a single female who falls into a certain age category and does not live in one of approx. 30 approved countries (from which you can apply on line), it also doesn't help that they are paranoid about visitors overstaying their Visa limit,

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings Gee. I hope you may be successful with a future application...

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several hundred thousand pesos in the bank may seem like a lot to you but it really isn't. For some reason, I doubt you'd get denied if you had 5 million pesos in the bank.

 

Blaze, i understand ur point.

but again, why others who just wait for bfs' support were able to get visa but not me (i sound bitter!)

its so sad but i guess thats life.

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who is she?

may be i can get inputs

would appreciate it if u can give me her name...

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Jess Bartone

Hello again Gee. It's true that Australia, USA, and UK have similar rules and requirements, but a lot of it comes down to the individual who conducts the interview or handles your case. I have a friend from Mis. Or. who was successful in getting a tourist visa with the support of her boyfriend here in Aus.

 

I don't understand why your application was denied, you have property, money, and a good job, so it sounds like your case manager was having a bad day. If you are in Manila, I would go to the embassy and ask them why your visa was denied, what was the problem. Don't be confrontational, just be conversational, I mean get talking, ask the person what you could do to improve your application, in the sense that you may have given the wrong impression, and that you really do only want a holiday, that your job is important to you and so on. On both occasions I have been to my embassy in Makati, the counter staff were Pinay, so it's possible you may be able to converse in Tagalog.

 

Bear in mind that P200,000 is approximately AUD$5,000, which is probably how much an immigration lawyer would cost to lodge an appeal for a tourist visa, with no guarantee of success.

 

I will attach a photo of my friend, who just happened to be in Australia when a mutual friend of ours, a long-time expat, returned to Australia for medical treatment, and sadly passed away. We met up at the after funeral "wake".

 

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My friend had troubles getting his wifes niece into the country but he said they (Immigration) like to refuse on the first try so it could well be worth trying again...

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hi ms.australian i dont know whats your name so i call you ms australian i just read your post here, so i stop and bother to reply.

 

By the way i am lelita baron,i been to australia twice using tourist visa...my fiance is australian too and he is the one who support me... sa imo na post u decline about tourist visa maybe u lacking something or u dont have a strong evidence...even u have a few thousand peso at your bank or a credit card or job thats not still enough evidence that u can return home thats why the embassy denied you...i can refer you a good agent in sm if u live here in cebu they are the one who can explain to you whatelse u need ....pangitaa ang destination specialist travel agency sa sm look for baby pepito...i can help you some requirements mao ni ako gigamit when i applied my tourist visa...

 

here are some requirements that u need.

 

photos kung nagkita namo in person

letters ninyo, kato inyo mga chats

letters of invitation from your bf

proof of accomodation,proof of income sa imo na bf

bank statement nimo

nso

u can ask the agent the rest of the requirements if u have a child b-certifecate sa imo na baby nso...kay ma deny gyod ka if wala ka ipakita nga u can return home....

 

 

ok until here...hope your luck next time....thanks

 

cheers

 

jims and lelit

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hi ms.australian i dont know whats your name so i call you ms australian i just read your post here, so i stop and bother to reply.

 

By the way i am lelita baron,i been to australia twice using tourist visa...my fiance is australian too and he is the one who support me... sa imo na post u decline about tourist visa maybe u lacking something or u dont have a strong evidence...even u have a few thousand peso at your bank or a credit card or job thats not still enough evidence that u can return home thats why the embassy denied you...i can refer you a good agent in sm if u live here in cebu they are the one who can explain to you whatelse u need ....pangitaa ang destination specialist travel agency sa sm look for baby pepito...i can help you some requirements mao ni ako gigamit when i applied my tourist visa...

 

here are some requirements that u need.

 

photos kung nagkita namo in person

letters ninyo, kato inyo mga chats

letters of invitation from your bf

proof of accomodation,proof of income sa imo na bf

bank statement nimo

nso

u can ask the agent the rest of the requirements if u have a child b-certifecate sa imo na baby nso...kay ma deny gyod ka if wala ka ipakita nga u can return home....

 

 

ok until here...hope your luck next time....thanks

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cheers

 

jims and lelit

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We (my husband and I) had to go to court to have the decision overturn. I remember feeling same thing as you
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My friend had troubles getting his wifes niece into the country but he said they (Immigration) like to refuse on the first try so it could well be worth trying again...

 

thats sad

please let me know if you know anyone that has a success story.

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hi ms.australian i dont know whats your name so i call you ms australian i just read your post here, so i stop and bother to reply.

 

By the way i am lelita baron,i been to australia twice using tourist visa...my fiance is australian too and he is the one who support me... sa imo na post u decline about tourist visa maybe u lacking something or u dont have a strong evidence...even u have a few thousand peso at your bank or a credit card or job thats not still enough evidence that u can return home thats why the embassy denied you...i can refer you a good agent in sm if u live here in cebu they are the one who can explain to you whatelse u need ....pangitaa ang destination specialist travel agency sa sm look for baby pepito...i can help you some requirements mao ni ako gigamit when i applied my tourist visa...

 

here are some requirements that u need.

 

photos kung nagkita namo in person

letters ninyo, kato inyo mga chats

letters of invitation from your bf

proof of accomodation,proof of income sa imo na bf

bank statement nimo

nso

u can ask the agent the rest of the requirements if u have a child b-certifecate sa imo na baby nso...kay ma deny gyod ka if wala ka ipakita nga u can return home....

 

 

ok until here...hope your luck next time....thanks

post-3349-127607499966_thumb.jpg

cheers

 

jims and lelit

 

 

 

lelit, where man sa sm. unsay name sa travel agency....

when man ka ni larga?

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