I have lived in the Philippines for approx four years and I am going back to Australia in September for a six week holiday, but my lady friend who is a Filipino wants to go with me.
Could somebody please help me out here with information on how I can obtain an Australian visa for her to accompany me?
She has a passport, owns no property, is not employed right now, but has money in the bank.
We live together and have no intentions of getting married, although we are engaged.
I am financially able to support her ( I am an Australian citizen) but most of my contacts in Australia have either died, or I have lost contact with, so I will be living in holiday rentals.
My question is... what is the best way to apply for a visa for her, and what type of visa does she apply for, and is it best to do it online or through an agent?
I have heard so many stories of what to do but I am so confused, and would like somebody who could give me positive information and not hearsay.
We are renting here in the Philippines and have a yearly rental contract, and I have no intentions of going back to Australia to live after our holiday.
I am desperate to sort this out so as I can start planning ahead.
Would be very appreciative to anybody who can help me here.