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21 minutes ago, Gas said:

She might not want to leave! 
Visas applications are taking a bit longer than usual. My wife’s took 60 days were as in the past it was below 30. Pisses her off as mine takes under 24hrs and she has more money than me! 

Good point Gas, but I think her typical filipina bond to her family is too strong to keep her from the Philippines... But ultimately, if we decided to live in Aus for a while, we could if I went back to work. :571c66d400c8c_1(103):

But, for now, I was planning on taking her on holiday, so hope to get her a tourist visa with me as the guarantor...so appreciate your comment on the current waiting time for visa applications, as I would any other comments you can make about the process. 

 

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2 hours ago, Colsie said:

The intention of my original post was too look at what pitfalls I might encounter in taking my girl on holiday to Aus...and whether anyone has done similar. I didn't mean to focus the topic on age difference... 

Toughen up, as not take such remarks to heart lol... Yes, it wouldn't end well if she got upset or cross over such things...

I'm still trying to think of any issues with taking her there, but can only think of how much she'd enjoy it... 

Hands up Colsie, I'm really struggling to think what issues there would be if not related to the age difference.

Maybe you're overthinking things a little?

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I don't think there's any hard and fast rules with getting past immigration once you have the visa, it pretty much depends on who is on duty that day.  I took my then partner to Cambodia, she was 29yrs old but looked about 16yrs old, cute and very pretty.  I was 54yrs old and looked like I had a paper round in the Himalayas, it was her first time out of country.  I skipped through immigration and she was asked who she was travelling with and how long we had known each other then she was also let through. 

My mate was doing the same trip a few weeks later and is partner also had never been out of the country, being polite she hadn't aged well and looked a similar age as my friend. They got the third degree, pulled out of the queue and took into seperate rooms and their phones gone through to confirm the relationship, took a good hour if I remember correctly before they were both allowed to board. 

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4 hours ago, Snowy79 said:

I don't think there's any hard and fast rules with getting past immigration once you have the visa, it pretty much depends on who is on duty that day.  I took my then partner to Cambodia, she was 29yrs old but looked about 16yrs old, cute and very pretty.  I was 54yrs old and looked like I had a paper round in the Himalayas, it was her first time out of country.  I skipped through immigration and she was asked who she was travelling with and how long we had known each other then she was also let through. 

As I've said before, its usually the first time out that the will question the Filipina. Almost a requirement but if people do their homework before heading to the airport there usually wont be any problems.

Soon I will take my GF out for the second time but as with the first we will be ready with,

Photos of us together

Lease in both names to prove we are together

Certificate of work for her proving she has a job to come back to.

And anything else we think of to show she is comming back.

Last time she was taken for interrogation, basically answer questions on a form then get asked the same questions. Shown immigration photos, return ticket, whatever. Then they allowed her through after warning her to come back, the officer actually said something like, l better see you here on (Date).

The routine is to intimidate the Filipino to see if they can break them in case they have other plans.

I understand the human trafficking issue, illegal overseas job issues and criminals recruiting issues but dont know if other countries stop or question their own citizens free right to come and go as they please.

 

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