Are we marriage brokers? No, not at all. Not marriage brokers. Not marriage celebrants. Definitely not matchmakers! Definitely not!
Our job, profession and vocation? We help Australian Filipina couples get together in Australia, and this requires a lot of hard work in preparing successful Partner Visa applications from Philippines to Australia.
We are registered by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (a statutory authority under the management of the Department of Home Affairs, eg “Immigration”) to provide advice to these couples legally, and to manage their visa applications as their representative. Down Under Visa are well-known and respected by those many umpteen thousand Australian Filipina couples out there, many of whom are our present clients or were clients in the past.
What happens when travel bans and distances stop couples from getting together and marrying, and this is making it impossible for them to move forward with their Partner Visa applications?
Fortunately Online Weddings have become a reality, thanks to the farsightedness of the Government of Utah in the US!
So whilst this is fairly new, there is no legal reason at all why an Australian Filipina couple can’t marry online via the Utah State County Clerk’s office. And there is no reason why this marriage will not be recognised by the Australian Government and the Department of Home Affairs in particular.
An Australian Filipina couple, legally married, may apply for an Australian Partner Visa based on that marriage, and may apply for a Travel Ban Exemption.
With thanks to some very kind clients of ours.
Because Down Under Visa have had several successful clients (so far) successfully granted:
Please watch the following videos. Your concerns are completely valid! Hopefully this will ease your worries when you hear from some gentlemen who were in the same position as you a short time ago.
A number of reasons...
Firstly, when I was emailing the Utah Government I asked them about “go-betweens” or wedding coordinators. They told me they don’t deal with anyone at all.
Because this is a legal process, and to issue a marriage license (which allows you to marry) requires an interview process plus checking of ID’s etc. They cannot and will not trust any third-party to do this.
Secondly, because why would you? This is a simple process! Amazingly simple. How could someone justify being a coordinator when the process is easy? No one has yet asked me to help, or said “Jeff, this is too hard! I’m confused!” That to me says it’s definitely something anyone can do by themselves!
If this was difficult, we would offer to help...maybe for a nominal fee to cover time-invested. But no. WAY too simple!
Strongly advise you to just go to the Utah sites below. Do it yourselves. Avoid opportunists who take advantage of your naivety. Tie the knot, and let’s move forward.
Please watch the video below and decide for yourself...
Direct to the US Government Offices in Utah County, Provo, Utah, USA!
Start with the first webpage, and then the second.
Again, you will find it surprisingly easy to organise. And we look forward to helping you and your sweetheart to be able to get a Partner Visa to Australia so you can start the rest of your lives!
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Disclaimer: Neither Down Under Visa or any of it’s staff are marriage coordinators or advisers on marriages and weddings, whether in Australia, Philippines or in Utah USA. We have no business arrangements with the Utah Government, nor do we receive any commissions or gratuities. This is purely an information page to allow site visitors to make their own decisions as to whether they wish to take this path.
Down Under Visa also give no guarantees that visa applications based on marriages performed online in Utah (or Australia or Philippines or anywhere else) will result in granted visas. The decision to grant an Australian visa rests by law with the representatives of the Minister and not with us. We guarantee only to do the best job we can to prepare and manage your visa application.
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