my girlfriend is from Russia, she was in states for ths last 3 months, she went home last week on the 27th and she want's to come back and be with me. what is the best way to get her a visa to do this, and make it happen right the first time.
Not so hard mate to get girl to west tourist visa ive done it once for 90 days my girl to aussie - i dont know i did not find it hard at all - fit the criteria i had no worries !!!!
Somebody once told me she had to come from fluent background folks with $$ assurities put up all that sort of stuff tourist visa ( well what a lot of crap that was )
imagine that if every tourist in the world had to be from well- heeled family to jump on a plane to aussie or new zed ------be a lot of empty planes ay.
I went through process 48r visa 15 pages few $$ hear and there i had no grief at all actually i was amazed just how quick it all was , paid her fare paid her support admittedly i did deliver her back to russia and stayed couple of weeks there when i got back to thier .
I dont know but i feel that may have helped i mean if you are returning her back to the nest with a bought ticket both of you -----well what reason could any establishment have to say NO to that your garranteeing she will be back !! and your leading her back by the hand so to speak .
pretty hard to deny a visa to a girl under those circumstances .
Tourist visa in aussie is pie --semi residence visa well that aint to hard either as my mate has his russian hear now for 9 months on one of those .
I always fail to see the ''boogy man '' in the visa shock horror talk .
whats hard about it --its got a criteria you/ her fit it well aint that what its for !
6 aussies i know hear at any given time 3 of 6 will have thier girls hear! nobody seems to find it too hard .
Aussie may be easier than usa on visa i dont really know but hell we have 29,000 russians living in australia they all got hear somehow and like 3000 odd in the last 3 years - many young ones too ---cant be to hard if 3000 can roll in can it .
if touches is American - getting an Austrailian Tourist Visa might not be all that useful for him to get for his Russian lady. And even if it was useful, I'm betting that being an american would make getting that Aussie Visa for his Russian lady a little bit more complicated.
Here in America - we have conservatives who want to keep foreigners out for fear that the foreigners will come only to take advantage of government give-aways. And we have liberals - who are afraid that foreigners will WORK for less money, undercutting their cushy union jobs. To sum it up, the Great Melting Pot that was America is bolted shut.
That, more than the threat of terrorism, is what makes it makes it difficult for foreigners to come, legitimately, to America.
What exactly is a 'west tourist visa', the west covers a vast proportion of the planet and each and every country has it's own rules, regulations and indeed bullsh1t. There is no generalisation, each and every visa application is approved or disapproved case by case and by some bureaucrat in a consulate somewhere.
Touches does say of his Russian lady "she was in states for the last three months". Generally "being in the states" is a reference to being in the United States, so that was what I assumed he ment.
Australia DOES have states as well as territories - but unless Touches was trying to tell us that his lady was in several Australian states (because he uses the plural) for the last three months, its probably safe to assume that he was refering to the US.
MIKE00 shifts the question to refer to some kind of generic(?) "west tourist visa", which only has anything to do with Australia and then tells us how easy it is(!?)
Yes. many contries that I have not lived and/or worked however it is, I believe, common knowledge that I work in the aviation/airline field thus perhaps the below picture link may provide verification that I was resident and working in Australia during the summer of 1989/1990 and at the personal behest of the, then, Australian Prine Minister Bob Hawke:
If there is anything that you doubt about my previous post then feel free to doubt but, in 1989, did not every domestic Australian pilot resign, well the union did it for them actually, bless them, and the European airlines come down to 'rescue' the Australian businessmen, and indeed economy, in their hour of need but for a very nice price thank you very much, it did my bank balance the world of good.
After a few weeks in Melbourne I relocated to Adelaide, I lived at 274 South Terrace, Adelaide for some 4 months, towards the end of which we, as a company, received a thank you from Bob Hawke before I returned to UK for a rest having had only 1 day off during the previous 4 months and that was only because we 'broke' an aeroplane at Kingscote airport, Kangaroo Island thus had to overnight on the island before jump-starting the aircraft from the fuel truck batteries the next morning.
My/our local in Adelaide was the Arab Steed Hotel on Hutt Street, indeed I set up a company account with the propietor whereas we could eat and drink as much as we liked and it went on account to the apartments we were residing in, indeed 1989 I believe, was the last year of the Adelaide Grand Prix with part of the circuit being on Hutt Street.
Anything else you care to doubt me on before the men in white coats take you away MIKE00 ?
On the 18th of August 1989, the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) embarked on an industrial campaign ostensibly in support of a 29.47% pay claim. As part of this campaign, AFAP Pilots imposed on their employers (Ansett, East West, Ipec and Australian Airlines) a limitation on the hours they were prepared to work in the form of only making themselves available for flying duties within the normal office working hours of 9am to 5pm.
This action precipitated one of the worst and most expensive industrial disputes in Australia's history, now known as the 'PILOTS DISPUTE' of 1989.
The Dispute has been conservatively estimated to have cost the Australian economy well over a billion dollars and resulted in the loss of many thousands of jobs associated with the demise of the many businesses indirectly affected.
The Dispute was a significant factor causing Australia to plunge into recession nearly two years earlier than its trading partners during the early 1990s.