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Craig wrote at 2008-11-09 10:30:16
Hi Ria, I am an aussie male and have been looking at immigration laws ...What you can do is come to australia on 3 month visitors visa and u must have return ticket. Then once in australia you can get married within the 3 month visa which gives you a 2 year visa and have all the benefits of  citzen(ie. unemployment benefits)and then with that you can start your paperwork for citzenship. If your want to go with Fiance visa it is 12 month visa and you have to be married with in those 12 months.....if you have any more questions I can try and find out more as Like I said i am thinking of going down that road...craig

Mr Big wrote at 2012-12-24 07:17:59
Thats bullshit..

My fiancée got a visa very easy. She has no job, of assets in Philippines.. We got her Tourist visa approved within 15 days. Once you are here you can get married, however you will still have to return to the Philippines to Loge your application.. One done you can apply for another tourist visa while you are waiting.

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