End of 2021 – Down Under Visa Annual Holidays

end of 2021

Down Under Visa – Annual Holidays 2021


We take a holiday every year just before Christmas. It fits in with a standard Aussie business practice, and our Australian clients understand and accept this. 


Annual Hollidays Down Under Visa 2021


Dates? As below….


First day of holidays – Tuesday 21 December 2021

First day back – Tuesday 4 January 2022




First of all, please try not to have them! Check your visa expiry dates NOW! Don’t email on 31 December because your visa is expiring the next day! This is, was, and has always been your responsibility to monitor. And we lack superpowers!


Visa Grants?


I’ll still be monitoring grants and anything urgent that comes through from the Department. And I will let you know in the briefest possible way. But I will still let you know. All will still be under control.


New Year Wishes?


I think there’s “something in the air”. We all know it. A large percentage of the populations of Australia and Philippines are vaccinated. Philippines had 191 new cases yesterday, compared to 27,000 and something in early September. No Omicron cases at all. The world will soon be open again, and international travel will once again be normal and easy.

My wishes for you all is that you:

  • Remain strong and keep your eyes focused on the light at the end of the tunnel
  • Love your wife/husband/partner with all your heart, and be grateful for having someone you love and who loves you just as you are
  • Enjoy your kids
  • And to those of you who pray, thank a merciful God for watching over you during these tough months


All the best to you all from all of us at Down Under Visa. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, and a very normal New Year!



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about jeff harvie

Jeff Harvie is a Registered Migration Agent from Australia, but resident in Philippines since 2010 with his Filipina wife Mila and large extended family. Experienced with the Philippines culture, cross-cultural relationships and bureaucracy as well as Australian visas and Australian Migration Law, he writes with authority and fortunately with enough informality and humour that the average Aussie gets it! Down Under Visa specialises in visas for Australians in relationships with ladies and gents from Philippines, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Read MORE


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