How to apply for an Australian Tourist Visa (2013 edition)

[UPDATE October 13, 2015] Here’s a guide on how you can easily, quickly, and cheaply apply for an Australian tourist visa online

[Update: September 15, 2014] Philippine passport holders can now apply for an Australian tourist visa online through the IMMI website. Application fee must be paid via credit card. You can still apply in person through VFS.

I am not a visa officer, nor am I migration agent. I am in no way affiliated with the Australian Embassy Manila nor with the Australian government. This post comes from my experience with preparing and submitting visa applications for family members and for myself. Also note that this entry pertains to my experience in applying for an Australian tourist visa in April 2013. This is geared towards applicants who holds a Philippine passport, though the preparation can be applied for other nationalities as well. The Australian immigration update their forms every 3 months. I will try to answer your questions the best way that I can, but bear in mind that I can’t answer all your questions. If you ask a question I’ve already answered in the post, I will ignore you.

Australian tourist visa

After almost seven years, I finally have an update to my now epic How to Apply for an Australian Tourist Visa series. I have written two posts on the topic, both garnering over a thousand comments, with one getting over 4,500! I have stopped replying to comments, since I don’t think I’m not the best person to be talking about it, as my knowledge of the visa process is largely obsolete, so the visitors have taken upon themselves to answer each other’s questions, with successful applicants coming back to share their good news and help others. It has become a mini forum of sorts and I have to admit I’m happy it turned out that way. I found it to be a great help when I took another chance to apply for an Australian tourist visa once more.

Before I get to the visa application process, here’s some background about me and my circumstances: I am a Philippine passport holder, and have applied and received a visa from Australia before. I have a valid US Visa, with used tourist visas to Canada, Japan, and Myanmar. I also have more than 70 arrival and departure stamps from various countries, and that’s just in one passport. I am single and have my own company registered with the DTI. I have a bank account and a couple of credit cards, and I have two sisters who live in Australia, one of which is a temporary resident and the other a citizen. My intention to visit was for a short break from life in Manila, and to hopefully visit places I missed during my first two trips to the Australia.

Step 1: Download and read the necessary pages, documents, and forms.

This is very important, I can’t stress that enough. It won’t do to just ask questions without reading these web pages and documents first, because you’ll look like an idiot. Majority of your questions would likely be answered by the information written in these files. All these are available for download at the Australian Immigration website,, and they are all free.

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There is no need to print all of those pages or forms (unless you prefer to read them off the computer), but the one thing you should print is the visa application form. It’s a fillable form, wherein you can type in your answers on the form itself and print it afterwards. If you use Adobe Reader to open it, it will not save the changes to the form, so fill it out only when you are ready to print and submit. However, if you’re using Foxit PDF Reader, it can save the changes to the form, so you can fill it out and edit it later on before printing.

Step 2: Gather the required documents

Page 15 of Form 1419, Part M is actually an application check list. The column on the left lists all the required documents, while the column on the right lists the additional documents you may submit.

Here are the documents I submitted:

  • Certified true copy of the identity page and pages with visa stamps of my valid passport
  • Recent passport photo taken within the last six months
  • Visa application charge in manager’s or cashier’s check

The Australian embassy do not affix visa labels anymore, so there’s no need to send your passport when you apply, unless you specify that you want a visa label. I would have done this, but the label costs AU$70.

Step 3: Gather your supporting documents

Here are the supporting documents I submitted. Remember that this vary depending on your circumstance. You’re not required to submit all of these, but it is advised that you submit as much supporting documents as you can to prove that you can fund your trip to Australia, and that you have a strong reason to come back to the Philippines.

  • Birth certificate printed on security paper
  • Certified true copy of my DTI Registration
  • Certified true copy of my BIR Registration (Form 2303)
  • Certified true copy of my Income Tax Return (From 1701)
  • Certified true copy of the invitation letter from my sister
  • Certified true copy of my sister’s pay slip
  • Certified true copy of my sister’s passport bio page and employee ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Bank statement
  • Credit card statement
  • Itinerary

The Australian immigration require that all photocopied documents you submit are certified true copies. You can do this by going to the Notary Public.

If you look at the form, it doesn’t list the birth certificate as part of the documents needed. I included it anyway, since I have an extra copy. Also, when I called to have my document picked up, they mentioned something about the NSO and I asked if I still need to get another since I already have a SECPA copy. They said I can include my copy instead of getting a new one.

Supplementary reading: How to apply for birth, death, and marriage documents in the Philippines – National Statistics Office (NSO)

The NBI clearance isn’t really required either, but I included it since I have it anyway. I got it because it was required in the previous form, 48R. A medical isn’t required, but you may be required to get one if you are applying for a 6-month visa, or if you’re over 75 years old. The medical is only done through accredited clinics. From what I understand, you have to submit your application and use the reference code the embassy will give you when you go for your medical.

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I also included a cover letter [Download sample of intent letter] explaining the purpose of my trip and that I wish to get a multiple-entry visa, since I want to make a side trip to New Zealand. This isn’t really necessary, since the form now asks for your trip’s purpose. You are also asked to provide an itinerary of your trip, though you are not required nor advised to make any bookings until your visa is approved.

Step 4: Buy a manager’s check for the visa fee

The visa fee is AU$115, which is Php 5,100, based on the conversion rate at the time. Please double check the fees and the conversion rate, as this can change anytime. I bought my manager’s check from BDO, since I have an account there. Based on the comments in the previous blog posts, there are banks that would not let you buy a manager’s check if you don’t have an account with them. Best to call and inquire with the banks in your area if they’ll let you buy a manager’s check from them even if you don’t have an account.

Step 5: Lodge your application

Required reading: Where to Apply

You don’t have to go to the embassy to submit your application. There are two ways to submit: you can either call the embassy hotline and have them pick up your documents or submit them in person at the VIA Center.

I opted to go with the call center, since it was summer and don’t want to be away for too long from my electric fan. Calling the hotline costs Php 32 per minute, not including the charges from your network provider, if you are calling from a mobile phone. My phone call took about 10 minutes (which included a long wait for them to finish a spiel, and another wait for an operator to be available), and cost me Php 339.29. If you’re going this route, listen closely at the start of the spiel, because there is an option to skip that and go directly to request for a pick up.

The courier fee for Metro Manila is Php 320, paid directly to the messenger who will pick up your documents. This fee covers both pick up and delivery after your application as been processed.

VIA Center have offices in Makati and Cebu.

Step 6: Wait for your visa

Visa processing takes about ten days all the way to 30 days. I called to have my documents picked up on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. It was almost 5pm when I called, and was told that they have already reached the quota for pick up the follwing day. My documents were picked up on Thursday, April 4. I received a text from the embassy that my documents were received on Monday, April 8.

By the third week of April, I was wondering what’s happening to my application. Someone who commented on my previous post said her application was received around the same time and she already has her visa. I started worrying when someone who submitted a week after I did said she already got her visa grant. That’s when I also found out that the embassy conducts phone interviews.

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Apparently, they don’t do this to all applicants, only for those they feel they need to clarify certain answers to the application form. Worry changed to distress when I missed not one, but FOUR calls from the embassy. The first call was to our house phone, and my sister gave them my mobile number since I was out of the house. The first call to my mobile came while I was struggling to get off a packed LRT, so I had to cancel it. The next two came when the phone was in silent mode because I was at an event. You can just imagine how frantic I was.

I ended up calling the number, but it was the consulate’s trunkline number. I was told to just call the visa information number (845 9200). Because I do not know how to follow instructions, I called the hotline instead, and was told to send them an e-mail, which can be found on the immigration website. I sent an e-mail using the contact form there, and did not receive any response.

On May 7, just a day shy of one month since they received my documents, I called the hotline again, after getting no response or call from the embassy. The operator took pity and gave me a number to contact, which is the consulate hotline. I wasn’t able to talk to anybody, but I did get an e-mail address. I sent another e-mail, which again did not receive any response.

I finally got a text on May 14 that my documents have been dispatched to the courier for delivery. It did not mention if my visa was granted or not. My documents came the following day, and I was so relieved that my application was granted. It wasn’t a multiple entry visa, as I was hoping for. The visa was granted on May 10, and since it was a long weekend, it wasn’t dispatched until after election day.

Unlike before, the embassy not just issue visa grant letters for tourists. You need to bring this when you leave Manila, as the local immigration would ask for your visa before they stamp you out of the country. Also, instead of having a one-year validity, my Australian tourist visa is only valid until November 2013.

Supplementary reading: Frequently Asked Question – Australian Embassy Manila

I hope you find this helpful. I would also suggest you check the previous entries, How to apply for an Australian visa and Applying for an Australian tourist visa, because the discussions over there are a great resource, as it have inputs from applicants with different circumstances.

You’re welcome to post your questions here, but please read the entire blog post and read all the documents I linked to before asking. Did you apply for an Australian tourist visa recently? How was your experience?

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      1. Process timline sis usualky onemonth. Pero ung iba naggrant nmn agad.
        Wait ka lang sis for their notification.
        Pero i suggest na kapag medyo malapit na sa onemonth around 25 or 28 days, follow up ka sa immigration through email

  1. Hi everyone,

    I want to share my HAPPINESS!!!
    First of all, thank you so very much to Ms. Nina for this blog. Really helped me a lot preparing my docs.
    Today, i got my visa grant. It’s my first Tv thru immi account, multiple entry with 3 months each stay and no 8503 condition for 1 year. Total of 26 days processing including weekends and holidays. No follow up made. Cheers!!

    list of docs attached. ALL scanned (meaning they are not notarized)

    Oct 17.

    Applicant (ME) unemployed
    1. birth cert
    2. passport bio-page
    3. recent passport picture
    4. nbi/police clearance/driver’s /sss id
    5. 2x land title
    6. building permit
    7. aircon doc/electric doc/steel deck doc
    8. parents land title
    9. parents birth cert
    10. contract lease
    11. bills statement lease (we rent a flat for 16 months) and building(our house still ongoing construction)
    12. travel history/old passport
    14. Complementary letter for invitation letter
    15. USD joint account – bank statement
    16. random photos (me and partner, me and family, partner and family)
    17. chat history part 1
    18. chat history part 2

    Sponsor (MY PARTNER)
    19. statutory declaration
    20. bank accnt statement x2
    21. invitation letter
    22. coe
    23. passport bio page
    24. Phil travel history (old and new passport)
    25. Phil vehicle registration and drivers license

    Oct 27, uploaded more docs
    26. extracted emails
    27. Partner – Tax Notices (coz he forgot to bring it here in Phils)

    Nov. 4, updated passport details.
    28. renewed passport biopage

    ** there is a link in immi account where u need to fill out for any changes,it is a must. ( ONLY IF YOUR APP IS STILL ON PROCESS, IF IT IS FINALISED THEN MUST EMAIL THE EMABASSY for any changes.)
    ** they did not ask for more documents but i just like to include the extracted emails.
    ** everyday checking status in immi, always APPLICATION RECEIVED.
    ** today after i received my grant, immi status changed to FINALISED.

    Thank you Lord for the wonderful Xmas gift. To God Be The Glory. Amen.

      1. Sis Kay… ask ko lng yung land title need ba tlga yun? kase yung parents ko on going din yung payment sa bahay namin sooner eh magiging amin na din tong lupa at bahay… pwede ba attached yun? thanks

    1. Hi sis Kay!!!

      I’m so happy too!! After all the stress and I thought di nanaman aabot ng Monday yung visa ko and after all the emails and calls, walang reply. I received the grant email kanina around 1:00 pm. 1 year multiple entry!! Thanks to this blog, Ms. Nina!

      1. Congrats sis Jonesy, around 1pm ko din nareceive ung akin. marami nagrant ng visa today.. nirequest tlg namin ang multiple entry and thank God it has been granted.


    2. Helo mga sis! ask ko lang meron po b ditong d nrefused thru online application na nkpgsagot ng short online questionnaire from embassy? thanks po… gusto ko lang malaman kung my possibility n mrefuse visa ko khit nkpgsagot na ako ng online questionnaire. my fren po kc ako n nrefuse last oct 10 days dw ng application nya ng email embassy na refuse daw. d nman nya ako msagot about online questionnaire kase ang bf nya ang nglodge ng visa… thanks po s sasagot kc… nnervous aq bka kc d mgrant visa ko.. npaka negative ko kase takot akong mrefuse kase gusto ko na mkasama fiance ko. thanks po! God Bless!

      1. sis, ung online questionnaire is just all about checklist. basically, it has nothing to do with refusal. everyone gets the online survey after they submitted their application. if u wont answer it, they might not process your application or may take ages. ako din sobra nerbyos at nega,ayaw ko din marefuse. but i guess with all the supporting docs we attached, it is “decision made” na. think positive and pray lang tayo. Good luck.. xx

      2. Hi Rachel! Ask ko lang ano reason ng refusal dun sa application ng friend mo? Dahil ba sa supporting docs niya? Hindi ba siya complete? Nag wo’worry tuloy ako kahit feeling ko okay lahat ng sinubmit ko. Thanks!

      3. Hi sis.. Kulang xa ng clearance. Pero d n xa hiningaan ng co pra mgsubmit. Refused agad xa. Pero cnb nmn kung ano reason kung bakit xa nrefused

  2. Hey Guys!,..hmmm i hope may mksabay ako flight ko Nov 24 CEB-MNL-MEL..ung ist travel ko to aus may nksaby ako and dito ko cia nklala and it was fun kasi sabay tlga kmi until dun xa area na nghhntay partners nmn.

  3. Good morning sa lahat,

    Visa granted yesterday nov. 13. My heart filled with so much happiness, and thank you for this blog i found some friends. 6 months single entry na grant sa akin, at ito yung gusto tlga namin..?, after 4 months of waiting nakuha ko dn..still thankful kse magkasabay kmi ni mister pabalik ng Melbourne, just in time!

    Any idea if need ko kumuha ng Guidance and counseling/CFO? Eh tourist visa lng ako, pero may posibilidad na kasal na ako sa time na babalik na kmi ng OZ.

    Thank you again!!

  4. Hi mga sis. I’ve received my visa grant notice yesterday. Thank God. Finally after 3 months I’ll be with my partner again. Lodged on oct 10 thru online. Maximum stay of 6 months, multiple entries valid for 1 year. Sis Kristine ikaw na next. :)

      1. Thanks sis Ashi and sa lahat Ng mga sissies dito most of all Kay ms Nina. This blog helps a lot of people not only with visa application but the support that we get from our fellow sissies while waiting for the visa. :)

    1. Hi Sis Sakura , For clarrification lang, It means in 1yr pwede k mgstay s first entry mo ng until 6mos? Like If fly k ng Nov.16,2015 til May 15,2016 (6mos) at hnd n mgeexit in 3mos? then enter ulit for another 6mos ulit?

      1. Hi sis Kate. Are you talking about my visa? Yung binigay sakin is multiple entry for 1 year and maximum 6 months in each stay. Actually di rin ako familiar dito sis. I only asked for a 6-month stay. Pero sobrang thankful na Binigyan ako Ng multiple. Guys correct me if I’m wrong. Tama ba understanding ko that I can enter and exit australia anytime and I can stay for as long as 6 months every time I enter australia? Thanks

      1. Sis sg I’ve only asked for 6 months. Hindi naman ako humingi Ng multiple. Tourist visa inapply ko. I think kaya binigay na multiple kasi nag-lodged na kami Ng partner visa. May sponsor ka ba? Have u been to oz already? They usually give 3 months with multiple entry dun sa mga 2nd time applicants or dun sa mga nag apply na Ng partner visa or prospective marriage. Pero may mga lucky din sis na nabibigyan multiple kahit first time. Depende yun sa purpose of your visit. Case to case basis talaga.

  5. Hello sis Kay…. congrats!!! Ask ko lng unemployed din kase ako…. bale inaatached mo yung lang title ng parents mo? okay lng ba yun…. wala kase akong property dito eh… anu kaya pwedeng ipasa ko @_@

    1. hi sis Leslie, yes i attached land title ng parents ko kasi un ung permanent address ko sa id at joint account namin, driver’s license nya, vehicle registration. nag rent kmi dati tho hnd un ginamit namin address sa bank account. proof of family ties. ok lng naman kung wala ka peoperty, may sponsor ka ba?

      1. Yes sis may sponsor ako… yun nga lng kase nalilito ako anong ipapasa kong supporting documents ko since unemployed ako.. pwede pala yun which is good kasse on going pa yung payment namin sa lupa at may binabayaran pa pero malapit ng matapos.. then pwede ko din siguro isama yung birth certificate ng parents ko kase balak ko pumunta by january then april and may yung bday ng parents ko and family reunion tapos wedding anniversary nila…so madaming occasions and family ties nandito… sis ask ko lng yung bill payments sinali mo din?? ako kase yung ngbabayad ng monthly sa internet namin dahil sa akin nkapangalan baka pwede ko din iattach… thanks sis

      2. yes sis, u can include them all. i included their birthcert just to let them know they are still alive, LOL. they would want to see strong family ties, reason for us to come back here. yes, include bills to let them know that you live with ur parents. all docs i submitted are all stated in our letter so we have to prove it. hnd ko na sinama ung bills ng parents ko.

        ex. dinala ko sya sa bahay ng parents ko at ipinakilala sa buong pamilya kaya may parents land title. tapos ung mga id, accnt, etc address ng parents. so kahit we live separately with them still we have contact.
        kung may future occassions at babanggitin mo sa letter, attach doc for it.

        does the applicant have any family members not travelling to Australia who are not oz citizen…..?

        answer is YES, if ikaw lng mag isa magttravel.

        then you will fill out boxes for family members name, and DOB and relationship.

        i think this question is to prove our strong fam ties, kasi lam mo name and dob nila. xx

      3. YES sis Question # 25 yan eh… naguguluhan din ako dyan… hahaha some says NO… some says YES… I am perplexed din kng ano ba tlga gulong gulo ako. Waaaaaaaaah! HAHA @_@ Partner, children, fiancee kase so wala ako nun dito… I mean single naman ako si bf nasa Oz then parents and kapatid lng… NO daw to then YES din… Nakakalito ehehe

  6. Hello guys ask ko lng pwede bang 1 lng yung ID? Kase isa lng yung valid ko, kaka apply ko pa lng sa sss kase then the rest puro ID ng company ko eh nag resign na ako… thanks po….

  7. Hi all, Jenny ulit here. Decided na si partner na mag extend nalang until July 1 2016. Ask ko lang sa mnga nag pa extend na before, like sis Ize. Pag magpa extend ba anong documents ulit ang isesend? ung explanation lang ba kung bakit magpapaextend or may bagong requirements? thnx so much

      1. Hello mga sis. Ask lang. Natry niyo na ba mag pa extend? And yung docs na ipapasa for extension ay yung sinumbit din ba nung nag apply ng tv? Or need updated? Thanks!

  8. Hi po I’m just new here. I’m planning to apply po for a tourist visa din in Aus. I end up here po while browsing for valid docs to be submitted. May question po sana ako, since mostly po dito ay ngapply online, hassle po ba kng may assistance from agents?..kasi po worried ako dhil part time lng po work ko (considered unemployed dhil di nkapgfile ng ITR) and both parents wla na. I have a sister na iniinvite ako to visit her in Aus. Hindi ko lang po alam ung pwede kong iprovide na docs. Sabi nya sponsored nmn. I have bank statement nmn and land title (pro named after npo ng mga kapatid ko dhil naisalin na sa knila). Still single po and residing po at my parents house. Bka lang po kasi maquestion aq na hndi genuine tourist eh. Ano pa po kya pwede kong iprovide na docs? By the way I applied student visa before dhil gusto ko pong mgstudy tlga but was refused kc mali daw po ung sponsor ko. Thanks po!

    1. Di ko ang sure sis,
      Ung nabasa ko parang kailangan padin ng documents like your first tourist visa application, this time nga lang ang reason nmn bakit mo gusto magextend ang kailangan din nila.
      Check mo ung ibang mga post.
      Balak ko rin sana, next time siguro pagbalik ko

    2. Hi Mae, kung mg extend ka same requirements nung ng apply ka first tym. Pero sa akin passport ko lng and bank statement ng hubby ko ang na upload ko hindi pa na upload lahat ng docs i already received the grant notice the following day. Its still case to case basis, in my case i already lodged our partner visa and just waiting, and if youre done with medical they will grant extension right away.

      1. Hi Angie ang bilis naman na grant ng tv extension mo sis? diba kailangan pa ng chest x ray if mag extend ng another 3 months. basi sa experience ko. kasi if one month extension lang wala ng medical…Wow bilis sayo ha. wala ng medical grant agad. at yon lang na upload mo na docs. wow very lucky mo sis xxx

      2. Hi po. Mabilis po ba dahil on process na yung PV niyo? And di na kayo nag medical since kapag nag apply ng PV need mag pa medical?

        Ask ko lang po. What are the reasons for extension yung acceptable para sa kanila? Yung requirements po ba same lang nung nag apply ng TV? Like for example Nov nag lodged, pag na apply ng for extension sa Feb kung ano ang pinasa mo nung Nov yun din ang isa’submit additional lang yung reason for extension? or kailngan ulit kumuha ng panibagong reqs?

        And for medical, kapag po ba kumuha na extension for 3 months kailngan na po ba mag pa medical?

        Btw, ang inapply ko ay Tourist Visa (3month stay no other application on process)

      3. Hi sis Angie
        Thank you sa info ha
        Pag mag apply ng PV need paba to make a love story? And needed ba ng joint account?
        Thank you ?

    3. Hi mae, it doesnt have to be a love story, just be accurate on when and where did you first meet? How did you keep your long distance relationship? What did you do when yiu were together? For example he went to see your family, you went on vacation, just highlighting those momentous events. The same with your bf/hubby he should write a letter too. Kailangan mgkatugma yung details nyo sa isat isa..anyways,are u here in Oz now? U can message me in viber or my oz be glad to help out..

  9. Hi mga sis dito nko sa oz 1 month and a half na i arrived last oct. 6 and balak nmin mag extend nalilito lng kc ako ehh when ba mas ok mag extend sis ..a month before my visa expires or a week or 2 before mg expire? Saka ano mga reasons nyo nung nag xtend kayo sis talagang need ko lng suggestions dun sa mga nka try na !!! Thank you ??

    1. Hi Annee, mas ok mag apply ka a week before mg expire yung visa mo. Kasi they will give you bridging visa nmn to let you stay while waiting for the grant of extension. I applied two weeks before the expiration of mine, applied Nov.2 thru immiaccount , and Nov.3 it was granted na. Good luck…

    2. Hi Annee, mas okay mag apply ka 2 weeks before mag expire visa mo.yon ang sabi ng department of immi here in Perth. Kasi personal ako nag submit ng tv ng extension ko. pero 3 weeks before expire visa ko apply na ako very early hehehe. After your application they grant u a bridging visa while waiting ka sa result ng tv mo for extension. yong good reason naman e lagay like ur bf want pa e show ka sa another state of Australia or etc. Good Luck xxx

  10. Hi mga sis dito nko sa oz 1 month and a half na i arrived last oct. 6 and balak nmin mag extend nalilito lng kc ako ehh when ba mas ok mag extend sis ..a month before my visa expires or a week or 2 before mg expire? Saka ano mga reasons nyo nung nag xtend kayo sis talagang need ko lng suggestions dun sa mga nka try na !!! Thank you ??

  11. Hi sis Angie ! Thanks sa reply :) wow nman ang bilis ng pag grant nila sayo sana ganun din sakin soon Haha same lng docs pinasa mo sis ? Saan ka sa oz sis angie?

    Hello sis josephine :) san ka sa oz ? Thank you sa inyo kasi mas naliwanagan na ako when dapat mag apply for extension at sa suggestion nyo na pwede gamitin na reason for my extension hehe salamat sissies !!!

    1. Hi Annee , yup same docs lng , actually hinde ko pa tapos na upload lahat ng docs. I just uploaded first my passport and my hubby bank statement, then the next day ayun granted na while im still uploading some of the docs. If you stay longer than 3 mos. thats where they require x-ray. Madali lng kapag nkapgmedical ka na,i alredy had medical exam last May for my partner visa. So i just put my HAP ID coz they can access it nmn. So basically ang medical lng ang importante. Anyways i can help you out more just msg me, cant be online all the time kasi i have a baby. This is my oz number 0409555518 . I live in Murwillumbah, Nsw.

  12. Hi! I applied nung isang araw and today morning nakakuha ako ng email galing case officer na nerereview na daw ung application ko to extend until July 2016. Nag request sya ng proof na nagbook na ako ng medical ko at un na lang daw hinihintay. Nakakatakot!

    1. Hi sis angie! Thank you sa infos talagang big help for me and i might message you soon :) thank you again !

      Hello sis jenny ! Nkapagbook ka na for medical exam ? Grabee kelangan pala talaga nila yan noh

      1. Hi sis! Oo buti nalang nag book ako agad nung medical kasi 7 days lang ung binigay sakin to send ung booking confirmation! Nakakakaba lang ay

  13. Aww when ka nag pa book sis jenny at when xa gagawin yung exam? Saan ba makkapag pa book nun ? Sorry ha dami ko tanong hehe kakaloka nmn yan 1 week lng talga binigay nila pra masend yung confirmation of booking …

    1. San ka mangagaling? Depende ata eh kasi sa Manila di ako ni require kaya di ko alam. Ung dito dahil +6 months extension eh nirequire na ko tas pag dito straight from immi account ung booking.

      1. Girl naman yong mag x ray sa atin so no mga mababait yong taga BUPA. MY LOCKER DIN PARA SA DAMIT NATIN KASI MY DAMIT SILA NA PINAGAMIT FOR OUR X RAY. SO NO WORRIES. XXX

      2. Haha hubad talaga :D cge go basta girl ang gagawa nun hehe thanks sis jenny saka good luck sayo ha kwento mo anong nangyari after hehe :)

    1. Sis Annee hintayin mo nalang ang email ng immigration for booking of ur chest x ray.mag e email yan cla sau after u mag apply ng extension.nan doon yong info paano u magpa appointment for Bupa chest x ray. E attached nila lahat yon for online appointment sa Bupa. My mga choices doon wat date gusto mo na available sila. Thanks xxx

  14. Hi mga sis! Would like to ask if you have any idea where I can buy cheap ticket going to Melbourne this December? So far, all flights I checked cost around 45k. Thanks a lot! :)

    1. If hindi ka naman choosy budget airline ka na lang cebu pacific to sydney, then from sydney to melbourne mura na lang less than $100 lang naman. Medyo hassle nga lang kasi di ka direct flight diba pero tipid naman. :)

      1. Thats a good suggestion Sis! But will it be that much even during this peak season? How long is the travel time from sydney to melbourne? Sakin ok lang kc im open for side trips! Haha! Thank you sis Marie ! :)

      2. Hi ms marie. Magkano aabot ang plane tix mnl to sydney kung ngayon dec mag papabook sa cebpac? Kailngan po ba round ticket ang bilhin? Paano po yan, gusto ko mag pa extend. Sayang yung return tix ko if ever na ma approve yung extention ko? Salamat sa makakasagot.

      3. Depende sis. Few days ago nagpromo sila eh. So from time to time nagcchange yung price. Well yung immigration kasi nagaask sila like how long ka magstay sa oz eh, and rebook mo na lang if ever maapprove extension mo. :)
        May viber ka sis?

  15. Tapos na ko sa health check! Wala lang pala, di naman pinaghubad – all in all 1hr 30mins lang ako dun sa BUPA. 2 hours after ng health check (medical + chest x-ray) eh nasend na ng BUPA sa DIBP ung result.

    Eto na nakasulat sa IMMI account ko:

    “Health clearance provided – no action required.

    All health examinations required for the specified visa subclass have been finalised. Processing of this person’s visa application can now continue.”

    Up to the case officer nalang ung result! Good luck sakin!

      1. $290.50 sis, ung sa doctor kung ano ano lang ask, first time mo ba sa Aus ganyan tas work or study ka ba. Tas after nag check sya ng lymph nodes, joints and back. Tas un breathe in breathe out, check ren ng eyes, ears and mouth. So bale physical talaga pero walang breast check.

  16. Hello girls… ask ko lng uhmmm I will going to lodge my application by next month, my partner sent me his original copies of pay slips, bank account statement and CEO thru mail post… the thing is hindi updated ung pay slip kase supposed to be mg apply kami last August pero naging busy siya at now lng siya nagka time to comply everything while waiting din sa renewed passport niya… okay lng ba kahit hindi latest ang payslips? Ayaw na kase niya kumuha ng panibago dahil matatagalan un to request… July pa un.. makaka apekto ba sa application namin un? pero ung CEO original then latest ang bank account statement niya… :( thanks po

  17. Hello Miss Nina and to all… first timer here and glad I came up on this site for visa processing.. Ganito kase ang scenario.. I requested my partner about all his requirements but unfortunately hindi tugma ang time flow.. I mean, inuna niya kase kumuha ng supporting documents rather than to make me an invitation letter which means I want kase everything is settle organised. I mean, his bank account kase on date for example November 8 then ung invitation letter and stat declaration niya is November 15 kase nga inuna niya kumuha ng supporting documents… gusto ko kase mgkasunod2x kaso inuna nya daw ung mahirap kunin and irequest kesa sa invitation letter na anytime pwede niya gawin… Is it okay or just I am being paranoid for being my meticulousness lol… sana okay lng na ganun kase xempre kabado ako first time to apply din kaya need that every details of it is well flown accordingly. HELP!! Hehe Thanks…

    1. From what I know, wala silang care sa dates unless siguro +1 month ang difference. Alam naman nila kasi mahirap kunin lahat ng documents agad agad. Andaming cases na 3 weeks ang difference ng pag upload ng documents and pati sila 1st timers so ok lang yan.

      1. Yes, extension. Sinubmit ko ung dati, so ung akin – birth cert / passport scan. Sakanya – invitation / proof na invited kaming dalawa sa wedding ng friends nya sa July. Nireason namin na mahal ung labas pasok sa AU lol at na ung weddings kailangan andito ako sa AU

      2. Hi Ms. Jenny. Ang inapply mo ba na tv is yung 3months then nag pa extend ka for 6months? Ang swerte mo at na approve ka ng 6months stay. Yung sponsor mo ba fiance mo or husband mo na? May existing application kba like FV or PV?

      3. Hi sis, nag apply ako TV 3 months tas binigay nila 1 yr 3 months per entry. Kaya nag pa extend ako kasi kailangan na umuwi tas after 4 days binigay nila un hangang July multiple entry. Boyfriend lang sis hindi pa fiance

    1. Hi Melissa, yup u can apply onshore partner visa which is partner visa subclass 820/801, as long as there’s no 8503 condition imposed on ur tourist visa grant notice.apply ka b4 mgexpire ung tourist visa mo so they can give u bridging visa A which allows u to stay lawfully in australia while ur partner visa on process. .

      1. Sis jav what is 8503? Mga sis pano b mg follow up ng visa s Australian embassy manila? 2 weeks n kc since nung mglodged aq ng tv. Sna mgrant n. Nsstress n aq.. thanks

      2. Hi sis Rachel ung 8503 condition ay Yung NO FURTHER STAY CONDITION..If u hv this sa grant ng tourist visa mo, you can’t apply any visa on australia once ur tourist visa expire..kaya kung gus2 mo mgextend ng tourist visa mo peo may ganito ka na nakalagay sa visa grant notice mo Di ka pede mgapply ng extension or any other visa onshore..u hv to go home pagkaexpire ng visa mo…

      3. I rili don’t know sis rachel what’s their basis case officer lng nakakaalam nun..With me kc wala akong 8503 kaya Nkpg apply aq ng spouse visa q hir in oz from tourist visa rin aq b4..nwei gudluck on ur application..wait k lng wag ka mainip 1 month kc tlg ung processing nyan..

  18. Hi rachel! I think sabay tayo nag lodged, Nov 10 kasi ako. Ano mga sinubmit mo? Let me know once nakuha mo na ang Visa mo. Thanks! Inip narin ako e, pero mostly mga a month ang processing time.

  19. Hello po! For those who have lodged their TV application online, have you experienced not receiving the e-mail from Immigration Manila regarding the survey form? I have not received mine as of today. I lodged my application last Nov 18 pa. :(

  20. hello ask kolang po pwede kobang gamitin Yong titulo ng mama ko para sa Proof of assets anu po pwedeng gawin para po sa tourist visa at kailangan po vah pagmag submit ako ng affidavit of support galing sa partner ko dapat ba sobrang dami kasi ng mga comments nalilito ako sana po matolungan po ninyo ako salamat po

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