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

[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.

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.

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.

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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2,690 Responses to How to apply for an Australian Tourist Visa (2013 edition)

  1. Patty says:

    What time po madalas narereceive ang visa result sa email?

  2. I received my visa grant notice today 4:45pm. They issued me a multiple visa for 3 months I lodged my application last Sept 11.. Ill be going to Oz tomorrow :-) sana ma grant din ung sainyo

  3. Patty says:

    Got my visa grant notice today! Received mine 11:11am this morning. Thanks guys goodluck!

  4. Joy says:

    Has anybody applied for a visitor visa online. I helped my mom apply for a visitor visa last october 5 and my parents are leaving on november 11. I hope she gets it on time because my dad already bought her tickets. Can I call the immi officers trunkline monday-thursday 2-4 pm eventhough I don’t know her immigration officer?

    • Tin says:

      I applied online. As per conversation from immigration here in Australia processing time will usually take about 4-6 weeks. Even if you follow up there’s no way that they could expedite it for you unless for some medical or immediate cicumstances. Pray lang sis that decision will be made in 4 weeks time. Peak season na din kasi. My husband and my son’s visa was granted exactly on the 4th week. Hoping for the best for your Mom. For sure granted yan, its just a matter of time.

      • HelloThere says:

        Hi Tin! You applied online whilst in OZ? What documents did you submit online? Hope to hear from you! Thanks :)

      • Joy says:

        Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, Tin. I’m glad to hear that some people who lodged online were approved. I was just paranoid that they might miss my mom’s application because there is no indication at all that they have looked at it. They just sent us an automated email. I’m just a but worried because we have basically paid for everything – the hotel and the flights. I’m flying from NZ to meet them in Sydney and it would be great to see both my parents and not just my dad. Congratulations on your family’s visas getting approved. I’m sure you’re excited to meet them soon.

      • Tin says:

        Yes, Im onshore and applied for my husband and son’s visa online. Requirements online is the same when you lodge it via vsf sis. Kung ano yung sinabi dito sa forum yun din inattach ko. Bale ang online kahit ang magfile onshore if the applicant is offshore dyan pa din sa Pilipinas irereview.

      • HelloThere says:

        Ahh thanks! No I’m in OZ at the moment. Planning to apply an extension before my visa expires next year :) Thanks for the reply!

  5. B says:

    Mga sis, ano po ung mga requirements ng partner visa 820/801. salamat po.

  6. Iya says:

    Hi! Question lang po. My husband, I, and our son applied for an australian tourist visa as a family. Si husband yung main applicant. Nilodge namin yung application last sept 11. We have received the decision yesterday. Sadly, my husband’s application was refused and kami ng son ko got our visa granted. Ano kayang pwedeng gawin para kung mag apply si husband mas malaki yung chance na maapprove din. Ang nakakapagtaka pa, lahat ng documents kay husband. Wala kasi ako work so ang pinass ko lang ay birth cert and marriage cert patoi yung passport bio page and copies ng stamps ng passport from previous travels which is 2 lang. Please help. I will be so glad kung may makakapagbigay ng suggestions from their previous experiences in applying for tourist visa.

    • Tin says:

      Under what grounds at narefused si husband sis? If he is the main applicant dapat sya yung na approve. Nasa letter ng refusal notice yan. You can relodge provided may evidence or compliance ka need ifullfill para mameet yung gusto ng immigration. We cant give you advice as we dont know kung ano gusto ng immigration officer kay husband. Can you post here kung ano ang sabi sa notice?

      • Iya says:

        Thank you sa reply! Sabi the documentation submitted has failed to demonstrate that the applicant has significant ties to the philippines. Nagsumbit naman siya ng itr, business permit, and proof of assets pati letter ng tita niya na australian citizen na si tita yung sasagot ng accomodation and other financial needs during the stay. Ano pa kayang pwede gawin? Ang purpose lang naman sana ng pagvisit namin don ay magtour and imeet na din yung father ko na nasa australia na for 6 years and pati yung tita and tito ni husband.

      • Tin says:

        Ask your husband to make a letter stating na genuine intention nya to visit and that he cant afford not to go back home kasi may negosyo kayo and yun ang source of income ng family nyo. Tapos resend ng docs ulit. Relodged sis.

      • Iya says:

        We will do that. Last na question na po, do you think mas malaki yung chance kung iapply nalang siya ng tita niya na citizen sa australia ng family stream tourist visa? Yung magbobond? And pwede ba iapply agad agad or we have to wait muna kasi kakalabas lang ng result? Sorry sa dami ng questions. Gusto ko lang kasi magawan ng paraan talaga. Ayoko naman kasi umalis ng di kasama si husband kasi siya nagayos ng lahat tapos siya pa yung hindi makakaalis. And super thank you sa pag reply sa mga questions ko! :)

      • Tin says:

        He can go ahead and apply. Single entry na lang muna iapply nya say 1 week lang spend nya na time dyan. How long ba plan nyo magstay? Yung bond sis baka mahal pero if amenable naman tita mo na magbigay ng bond you can go ahead and file. Okay lang naman kahit sya apply. Wala naman kaso kung kalalabas lang ng result. Supply nya lang ulit lahat ng required documents. Idagdag yung intent letter explaining yung purpose ng travel nya ganun. Ang kailangan lang nila dyan kasi is yung proof that he will go back home and i think tama naman ang rason na hindi nya puede basta iwan ang negosyo nyo kasi nga yun yung pangkabuhayan nyo.

  7. Angel says:


  8. Apple says:

    Thank you so much sa info mga sis. Plan ko mag apply ng tourist visa pero magdeposit pa lang ako sa bank ko para maka obtain ako ng bank certificate. Masisilip ba nila iyon kasi kakalagay ko pa lang ng money pag ganun? May job naman ako, almost 6 yrs na ako sa work ko, kaso wala lang akong pera sa bank. Pero magkaka extra money na kasi ako. Wala akong sponsor. Plano ko mag bakasyon lang ng 1 week kasi di rin pwede mag leave ng matagal. Gusto ko sana by December maka visit sa Australia.. Help naman please..

  9. Carie vargas says:

    guys sino malapit dito sa runaway bay qld

  10. jili says:

    hello ladies… just got my visa grant today via email from the australian embassy… i lodged it last Oct 9, so 8 working days in total ang processing. yey me!
    may dadating nyan na printed visa grant notice through mail right?
    anyway, thanks God and i hope you receive good news too…

    • congrats ang bilis ng process sau.. kelan ka punta ng Oz sis?

      • jili says:

        oo nga eh sis, unexpected na ganito kabilis dahil alam ko peak season pero very thankful kami ni fiance ko. mag book palang kami ng ticket this weekend but i am thinking of december 7. Dec 15 sana kaso mas mahal na ung flights by that time. i think nakatulong talaga na complete ang documents ko, very stable si fiance fiancially and may letter ako ng approved leave from my employer and stated duon na i should return ng start ng classes sa january.

  11. Lorelie says:

    i jusy want to aak some advise, my bf ay taga australia tapos he invite me to visit him in perth this dec 2014. im currently unemployed at walang bank account so i cant get any bank statement account pero yung bf ko nmn ang mgproprovide ng lahat ng kailan ko while ill be in australia, bf kp din ang bibili ng ticket ko pag makakuha ng visa. Ano po bang mga document na kailan ko e submit.? Salamat, sana u can help me guys.

    • Do you have any proprty under your name? submit mo lang lahat ng personal documents mo the rest skanya na including bank statements niya invitation letter etc. and pictures nyo together.

      • Lorelie says:

        wala din akong property under my name.pero plano ko na mag enrol ng short courses, do u think enought na yun as proof na babalik ako ng pinas after 3 months? and do i need to a bank statemnt from my parents dhl unemployed ako, pero wala din cla kc tama lng ang income nla for our expenses.thanks sis

  12. Daniella says:

    I was granted a Visitor Visa yesterday. Is it advisable to get a visa label? I read that some people who don’t have one had hard time getting through the immigration. Thank you.

  13. You dont need a bank statement if yung sponsor mo sasagot lahat for your trip, maybe you can write a letter with your parents sign and ID’s na babalik ka after 3 months from Oz kz mag aaral ka.

    • Lorelie says:

      mag eenrol ako ng short courses for next yeat tpos e attache ko yun enrolment form at yun invitation letter ng bf ko at nakastate na he promise na babalik me sa pinas before mg start ang klc ko together with his bank statement, photocopy of his passport at yun mga pic nmin dalawa ,birth certificate, photo copy of passport.guro enuf na yun.sana mkapag lodge nah ako by 2nd week of nov. kc dpa na release passport and i hope ma Grant ang visa na applyan ko. salamat sis.its a good help

  14. Isa says:

    Hi guys, may nagapply ba dito online? Naglodge ako 2 weeks ago. Ang hirap pala maghintay. Huhu. Ito ung mga inaattach ko sa aking online application: passport front and stamps, bank cert, business permit, birth cert, travel itinerary, passport-sized pic. Wala akong cover letter. Di ko alam kung bakit di ko naisip un pero di naman ata required. May kulang pa ba? Natatakot na ako :( i haven’t heard from them

    • sugarush says:

      yes intent letter is necessary, if someone invited u/sponsored ur trip u need to have an invitation letter from them. NBI/police clearance(travel abroad). COE or COR if you are self-employed, property dox. Dox from your sponsor .passport, bank statement etc…the immig doesn’t necessarily require the applicant to send the itinerary/ticket. u can attach as many dox as u want on ur immiacct application.

  15. Nina says:

    Para sa mga nagbabalak pumunta ng Australia, may Piso fare seat sale ang Cebu Pacific until October 31, 2014, for travel between July-September 2015. Roundtrip ticket ng Manila-Sydney with 30kgs baggage allowance, meals, and seat assignment, nasa mga Php 18,000 (US$400)

  16. Susan says:

    Hi my tatanung ako may nag email kc sa akin frend ko nsa ina bansa siya middle east sabi nya my frend daw cy sa australia na mag hired sa amin sa austrlia sagot nila ticket pero ung visa bayadan namin at padadala daw pera sa weater union sa pangalna kaibign ko sa middle east 180$ daw for visa totoo ky ito help me pls

    • TrulyYours says:

      better to get in touch with the company directly. walang direct hiring from Aus u need to register to a site for ur skills and work exp. mahigpit mga companies sa aus. bakit mo nmn sa friend mo ipapadala ung pera. sa embassy ka nmn mag aaply hindi sa knya. in my opinion that’s a scam.

  17. Bryan D. says:

    Hi :) question lang po. Since po na college student pa lang ako, ok lang po ba if bank statement po ng parents ko yung isubmit ko sa kanila? Wala po kasi akong bank account eh. Pero yung name ko po kasama na sa account ng mother ko. And ano po ba yung mga pwede pa isubmit as a student kasi po wala pa po ako nung mga namention nyo above. Planning to visit my girlfriend(pinay) next year po. Mag aapply lang po ng maaga para malaman ko agad kung madedeny or magagrant ng visa. Thankyou po :)

    As of now, eto pa lang po ung meron ako
    NSO Birth certificate
    Bank statement (parents)
    Passport picture
    Picture with girlfriend
    Valid ID (need po ba nito?)

  18. Verna says:

    i applied online to visit my fiance and meet his relatives this December sa Oz, i submitted it October 14….. nakaka-stress naman waiting for a call or email >..<

  19. rcdeus10 says:

    My application was denied and reason was very vague I already have a roundtrip flight ticket itinerary and all. Together with my friend both of us lodged our visas last October 10 was received by the embassy on October 13. My friends visa went out last October 24 and it was granted while mine came out this morning and it was denied. I have the same portfolio as my friend same company, i had bigger bank statements but he had more travel. I am employed etc, I also have 10 years Multiple visa for the US (3rd time renewal) and ive been all over. I do not see any reason for the case officer to deny my application. He said that I did not meet the criteria of a Subclass 600 like i might have more relatives in australia than here when i dont even have 1 relative. I did not include land titles and car titles as it wasnt required i just included bank cert and itr. I thought if theyw anted to see my ties they couldve requested for it as an additional document. I am really frustrated i guess my ticket will go to waste.

    • TrulyYours says:

      COs won’t/ don’t request for any additional dox if ur a TV applicant. iba iba sila kasi mag-assess ng application. as much as possible isubmit na lahat. ok lang sangkatutak ung papeles mo kesa mag kulang kasi may possibility na ma-deny ka. if family ties ung reason na di ka na grant baka naicip nila magwork ka while in OZ.”MIGHT” ung reason.basta kulang ng papers nag assume ung mga CO. u should have submitted all properties dox to show an evidence na babalik ka ng Phil. Property dox is also one of the requirements or proof na babalik ka ng pinas at pag wala nag-invite sau or sponsor. it’s in page 14 of the form for addt’l dox “other info to show that u have an incentive and authority to return……such as property…..” apply na lng uli…mention mo na din sa intent letter ung properties mo at sabhin mo wala ka relative sa OZ”

      • rcdeus10 says:

        Yes deifnitely I was wrong but my friend did not put any titles and property as well but he was granted my flight is on November 6 midnight none rebook able. Sad :(.. I tried re applying last friday thru online despite i know there is a small chance of approval by wednesday. SInama ko na lahat this time SEC, DTI Land titles, car ownership, policies etc.. Thanks

    • TrulyYours says:

      un lang kasi iba-iba guidelines ng mga CO sayAng naman ung ticket. Try SG airlines u can rebook the ticket for 20dollars or ask for an open date of rebooking. btw, Aus immig doesn’t advise to submit itinerary or RT along with ur application. Purchase a RT once u have ur visa grant notice. Keep the faith and wish u luck!

      • ann says:

        Lodge my application for tourist visa today for me and my daughter via 2go pick up..i do hope that we will know the results soon and praying for a positive is my second time already..excited to be back in oz again…

  20. I says:

    Question po ulit. Nakapagsubmit kasi kami ng original documents nung naglodge kami ng tourist visa application. Nung nareceive na namin yung result di kasama mga documents? Pano namin makukuha yung mga original documents na yun? Nagemail na kami sa immigration pero di naman nagrereply. Tinatawagan din namin sila pero kung hindi unavailable machine lang sumasagot. Sana may makatulong samin. Thank you!

  21. rizza says:

    Hi There, I just wanted to ask about the TV visa I applied, Im just really nervous the result of it. I submitted the photo copy of my passport,baptismal,B-certificate,itenirary,my cover letter,bank cert,visa grant notice last yr,photo copy of my bf’s passport,pay slip,invitation letter,bank statement and our pictures.
    what do u think guys? hmm nkakakaba hehe

    • rizza says:

      my bank cert has 32k only :(
      i also stated to my letter that,i am just going there to visit my bf,bf’s children and parents,while im there my mother will look after my daughter here in pinas.

    • apol says:

      Hi rizza!! Ano inaplayan mo para sa pangalawa mong apply ng visa??? I mean single entry ba?? Mgttry aana din ulit ako kaso plan ko 6months medical pa ba yun?hope to.hear from u tnx.

      • rizza says:

        Hi apol, sorry for the very later reply hehe. inapplyan ko ngayon single pdn. plan ko sna dun nlang mag extend. nung oct 23, pa ko nag lodge until now wla pdn result, last year 2 days lang ung processing. Nkakakaba hehe

      • rizza says:

        ikaw ba nkpag lodge kna? san ka sa oz? can i get your number sis? thanks :)

      • apol says:

        Hindi pa ulit ako ng aapply balak ko palang next yr. Ulit.. kauwe ko lang last nov 9.. eh gusto sana nmin ng fiance ko 6months or 1 yr na I apply. Eh I wanna know kng my medical pa ba yun ..

  22. cindeyy says:

    hey there guysss. pahelp naman ako, 1st time ko magpasa ng application for TV. 3mos single entry lang. dadalawin ko yung fiance ko this dec. he will support me sa lahat. i sponsor nia ko. ano anio ba ang mga docs na kailangan kong ipasa? thanks in advance guys

    • apol says:

      Cover letter.. 2×2 picture.. itr..COE or COR..birth cert. Nbi clearance. Police clearance.. fill out form 1419.. properties ex. Land title… bank cert and bank with ur fiance.. lahat ng docs na mgppatunay na babalik ka ng pilipinas..

  23. joana says:

    Hello mga sis, ask ko lang sana about sa visa extension dito sa OZ, 3months ung visa ko, pero pweding I extend upto 12months, pag ba mag e2xtend 3months at a time or pwedi ko syang I extend ng 9 months agad? and if you can help me, saan sya pweding I extend? thank you in advance po.

    • meow says:

      Pwede mo xa iextend online.. hnd lang ako sure kung pwde 9 months agad. Punta ka sa then gawa ka ng immi account tapos pag nakagawa ka na pwede ka na magapply online.

      • ching says:

        Hello everyone just a short inquiry, anu b pinagkaiba ng 1yr single entry visa sa 1yr multiple visa? Both requires b ang medical? If ever mbigyan ng 1yr multile visa may medical din b un? And pde mu b I stay ng 1yr straight ang multiple visa? Sounds confusing pero sna may nkagets? Anyone who knows the info pls give me a quick reply really appreciated it much tnx in advance.

        2nd I have been in Australia 5times with good travel history possible b madenied prin b? Merun nb nangyari n gnun?

        God bless to all. And gudluck.

    • B says:

      3,6,12 months lng ung option ng extension. same form 1419 at depende pa sa assessment ng CO if bbigyan ka ng 6 or 12..minsan 3 mos lng binibigay nila but depende pa rin sa application mo. better to apply 6-12mos na lng.

      • Joana says:

        Hello B. thanks for the information, nakapag request na ako ng extension online, I just answer all the questions, and at the end nag a2sk na cla ng payment, after payment maghihitay na lang b ako ng result non? kc akala ko kailangan nila ng document from me kagaya nung first application ko, il be waiting for ur reply Ate B. thank you po :) ^_^

      • HelloThere says:

        Hi Joana! How long are you in Australia na from the date you last arrived? Also, how many months nirequest mo online for extension? Hope to hear from you! Thanks! :)

      • HelloThere says:

        Ayy sorry, I just read your 1st post :P Anyway, how long ang nirequest mo for extension?

      • joana says:

        Hi (Hello There) nirequest ko sya ng upto 12months kagaya ng advised sakin ni Ate B,. wala po b akong I papass na document sa kanila? kc they r asking for the payment already, thanks in advance po.

      • HelloThere says:

        Hi Joana! Thanks for the reply. Wala bang hiningi when you applied online? Ako kasi when I applied for an extension, I dropped it personally at the immig office. Lahat ng pinasa ko during my first application. Then the same day I got an e-mail from them asking me to take a chest x-ray. I think if ever naman na may gusto silang docs they will e-mail you and ask you to submit it :) Wait ka lang, mabilis sila sumagot dito. Kaya lang natagalan result ng sakin kasi fully booked yung clinic na pinag xray han ko kaya I had to wait long. Goodluck and please update us! :) Pray for it and claim it!;)

      • joana says:

        thanks for the reply (HelloThere) il just gonna pay for it online and see what happen, they might ask me to drop all documents as well, nung first application kc we use travel agency po, kailangan pa din b ng letter ng sponsor for the extension? il keep you updated po, appreciate it, thanks a lot.

      • joana says:

        another question po pala, how many days does it take for the approval of visa extension? kc my return ticket will be on December 11 na, thanks ulit.

      • HelloThere says:

        Hi! As I’ve said, mabilis naman sumagot immig dito. Natagalan lang saakin kasi 2 or 3weeks before ako naka book ng appointment for medical kasi fully booked. Pero after ko mag medical 6-7days after nag email na sila. Nasubmit mo na ba application mo? Kasi if ever, tawag ka sa immig and sabihin ko kailan mag expire visa mo, or automatic naman bibigyan ka nila ng bridging visa para legal stay ka pa rin if wala pa result application mo by the time na mag expire current visa mo :)

    • B says:

      Hi Joana I’m sorry I’ve just read ur messages. if u want to lodge ur application online ang alam ko merong page na pwd I-attach ung mga kelanganin na dox. nag-try ako gumawa ng immi acct dati and I’ve checked the pages but I preferred to send my application thru post. Meron ba Reference number after u saved ur application online? or check ur email may auto reply nmn pag natanggap nila ung application. better ring the CS na lang kung san mo pwd send ung documents un kasi basis ng assessment nila. it usually takes 1 week max to hear any reply from the immig.

      • joana says:

        Hello Ate B and (HelloThere) thank you so much for you reply po, I paid for the visa already and like you’ve say Ate B, pwedi ko nga I attached mga dox ko dun sa imig.account ko, ask ko lang , kailangan pa din b nila ng letter from my fiancé? kahit na nandito na ako? thanks in advance, il keep you updated, godbless u both po.

      • rizza says:

        Hi ate B, ask ko lang po kung anong dox ang need for visa extension? thank you

      • B says:

        same documents pa rin nung nag apply ka ng TV while u were in the Phil. kung ano ung pinasa mo dati ganun pa rin I-attach mo sa application. revise mo na lng intent at invitation letter.

      • rizza says:

        ahh okay po. pano ko po massend yun? post?or scan so i could send it thru email? thanks ate B :)

  24. ching says:

    Hello to all ask LNG q mgapply q ng 1yr multiple visa require b ng medical un? Pls reply tnx.

    • ching says:

      Pls answer anu po pinagkaiba ng single sa multiple 1yr visa? S mulitpile 1yr visa require b medical? Pde b gmitin ang 1yr multiple visa n 1yr straight or only every 3months? If every 3months meaning d n need ng medical? Unless mgstay q ng more than 3 months? Pls I need ur help badly reply would much be appreciated thanks po sobra.

  25. ching says:

    Hello everyone just a short inquiry, anu b pinagkaiba ng 1yr single entry visa sa 1yr multiple visa? Both requires b ang medical? If ever mbigyan ng 1yr multile visa may medical din b un? And pde mu b I stay ng 1yr straight ang multiple visa? Sounds confusing pero sna may nkagets? Anyone who knows the info pls give me a quick reply really appreciated it much tnx in advance.

    2nd I have been in Australia 5times with good travel history possible b madenied prin b? Merun nb nangyari n gnun?

    God bless to all. And gudluck.

    • Ice says:

      Hi Ching, good arvo….
      pag single entry lang 3months lang visa mo 1yr validity.
      pag multiple entry visa, every 3months need ka mg exit din balik ka kung kailan mo gusto. no need for medical na.
      ang maganda sa single entry Ching kasi pag ang tv mo no condition na 8503or no further stay, so pwd ka mg extend doon,less gastos na sa pamasahikasi pwd ka mg request ng 6months or 1yr. peru may mdical na.
      kailan ka ng lodge ng tv mo?
      don’t worry sis basta complete dox kalang ok na un..pray kalang sis….
      God bless

      • ching says:

        Hello ice wer k now? Really iba nb ngaun? Kc I have 3times single entry visa both my condition just wondering n iba nb ngaun?

      • ching says:

        Anu stat mu? Bkt wlang condition 3x times no further stay aq.:( that’s why planning to get a multiple n pra d n syang. Pls give me tips sa inquiry q thanks so much ice.

  26. Aris Ocampo says:

    Hi Nina, thank you for this post, it has been really helpful. we’ve just lodged our visa under subclass 600 – sponsored tourist visa. my tita who is an australian citizen is sponsoring the entire trip. me, my mom, 2 brothers, and 2 titas are in the application. she’s paying for the bond to make this happen.

    we lodged the application last thursday, novemeber 6, and we’re quite anxious as to when will they call us for phone interviews. i read above na hindi naman lahat tinatawagan.. mayroon po ba dito na natawagan na? anu po kayang questions ang itatanong? hope you can share. thanks. -Aris

    • apol says:

      Hello Aris.. hindi naman lahat tinatawagan depende nalang kung meron silang ipapapasa sau na documents.. un sakin kase tv 1 buwan inantay ko bago mkuha result. :-)

  27. Ice says:

    Hello Everyone!!!!!! Sino po pa dito ng apply ng PMV at ang c.o ay si J.M
    mabait ba sya at ma bilis ba sya mg approve? pls. reply po
    kung sino ang ng apply ng omv at same c.o sa akin?
    salamuch po
    God Bless

  28. Ice says:

    Hello Everyone!!!!
    Sino po dito ng apply ng PMV?
    at ang sino ay c J.M?
    pls. reply po kung sino mo ang ng apply ng pmv at same ng c.o ko.
    Salamuch & Godbless

    • ching says:

      Hello ice dko yan kilala pero un PMV mrmi q kilala ng apply jn as long ngpass k ng docs proof of relationship both single nmn granted yan 3-12months process nyan.

      About my inquiry sa no further stay 3times n merun conditions same s mga pinoy n ksma q at kilala q iba nb ngaun? Multiple nlng un slang further stay?

      • Ice says:

        @ Ching, good arvo!
        mas maganda kung walang condition na 8503 o no further stay ang visa mo at maganda pag single entry lang visa mo pra pag andon kana pwd kang mg apply ng extension para less gastos sa pamasahi..
        kasi pag multiple entry visa mo every 3months exit ka….
        then depende yan sa c.o mo ching, sa mga friends ko sabay sabay sila na grant at ung TV nila walang 8503 then plan nila na don na sila mgpa kasal o mg apply ng extension…..
        cge ching goodluck..God bless

  29. Lorelie says:

    hi guys, im going tp lodge my T V application this wednesday kc bukas pa ako makabuy ng managers check for australian embassy. I will attaching these documents are: my intent letter, certified true copy of my passport bio-pages, photocopy of nso birth cert., photocopy of enrollment form,certificate from my school,invitation letter from my boyfriend and stating he will fully support my stay in OZ, photocopy of my bf’s passport bio pages, my bf’s bank statement, proof of genuine relationship(pictures together,receipts, money transfer, skypes messages),my family pictures, nbi clearance, managers check, my passport size.

    What do you think guys, are my supporting documents are enough to be grant a visa?Hope and i will pray that the embassy will grant my application.

    • ann says:

      Prayers lng sis….au embassy just recieved my application today also….hanging here to know the results and i do hope it wont take that long para makabook na kme ng ticket..

      • Lorelie says:

        @ann:thank you sis. sana ma grant ang visa application mo..and hope me too.keep posted lng sis kng ano result sa application mo. kinakabahan na din ako. bukas mg submit na ako ng application.hehe

      • ann says:

        Thanks sis…kelan m pla plan umalis tsaka san kayo sa au? Melbourne kme…

      • Lorelie says:

        sa Perth xa nkatira sis.punta mo nah xa dito sa amin kc dito kmi mg christmas, after xmas balak muna nya pasyal kami sa Thailand tpos by jan 2 punta na kami sa Perth.kc may direct flight from phuket thailand to perth.sana ma grant ang visa ko..
        may fb ka sis, pwede add kita?

    • ann says:

      add m ako fb sis…joann borro papagiannis…btw, ano fb m?

  30. ching says:

    I cannot see my post:(

  31. Chyn says:

    Guys! Please do help me regarding with Visa Application. My boyfriend in Australia wants me to be with him. Ano ba need to apply? Kase Sabi nya try ko mghanap dito sa Pinas, first timer ako sa ganitong bagay pero may passport na ako, kakaresign ko lng sa work. Tourist visa ba tlga ang need for first timers in Australia? I want to stay longer kase.. Thank you

    • Lorelie says:

      hi sis. guro pwede ka mg apply ng fiance visa kng may balak na kau mgpakasal dun sa Oz.or pwede nmn tourist visa apply for 6 months or 12 months pero depende din guro sa documents na e attach mo. try to read some infor about applying mo lng.Kc pwede nmn mg apply ng tourist visa for 3 months tpos mg pa extend ka sa Oz before ka mg 3 months.not sure but yun kc nabasa ko at yun din iba gingwa pag gusto nla pg extend ng stay.

    • meow says:

      Just hope and pray chyn na walang (8503) no further stay na condition pag nagrant ung tourist visa mo. Pag nagpakasal kayo dun while u are on tourist visa at walang ganung condition sa visa mo then pwede kayo magapply ng spouse visa doon, tsaka ka lang makakapag stay ng matagal pero pag may no further stay ka kahit magpakasal kayo eh kelangan mo bumalik sa pinas and di ka makakaapply ng kahit anong extension habang nsa australia ka. trust me…. ganyan din situation ko.

    • Nice says:

      Hi Chyn, just send me email at
      i am willing to help you…..
      God bless

  32. Louie says:

    Hello. im 24y.o boy, very noob pagdating sa travel, never pa po ako nakatravel overseas. ang gusto ko po sana magkaron ng aus tourist visa. nagbabasa basa po ako online kung pano but hindi ko alam pero walang pumapasok sken siguro po kasi wala pako expirience magtravel. meron po ako relatives sa australia, brisbane to be exact. gusto ko lng po malaman kung ano dapat ko gawin step by step kasi totally noob po ako pagdating sa ganito. napakalaking tulong po kung meron makakatulong or makakapagturo sken ng step by step kung ano ang dapat kong gawin. salamat po godbless

    • ching says:

      Hello Louie, just read the previous comments halos lhat ng andito n sa discussions including un page info ni Nina f u read from the start. Let me know if nkita mu. Read first and ask ur relatives if willing sila sponsor ka that would be the first step. Regards.

      • Louie says:

        hello ching salamat sa reply. dapat ba tlga sponsor nila? dami ko gusto tanongm kaso kahiya dito :) meron ba ibang way para macontact or makausap kita? salamat ulit. god bless

  33. ching says:

    Hello everyone totoo b n wla ng no further stay ung single entry visa? Multiple LNG un merun lng? Iba nb ngaun? Kc 3yrs n lge q single pero lging no extension reapply LNG lage same s mga ksma q. Cnu may single entry visa ngaun? Totoo b na PDE n extension? Thanks a lot.

    • ching says:

      2nd I have been in Australia 5times with good travel history possible b madenied prin b? Merun nb nangyari n gnun?

      God bless to all. And gudluck sa lhat.

      • Nice says:

        Hi Ching, pag ang tv mo ay walang condition na 8503- no further stay. pwd ka mg extend doon sa oz.
        depende un sa case officer Ching kasi ako dati tv ko mg 8503 kaya di ako pwd mg extend doon.
        mas maganda kung single entry ang tv mo pra less gastos kung gusto mo mg extend doon kasi pag multiple entry ang visa mo every 3months need mo mg exit din balik nanaman so mas magastos sya kasi mahal ang pamasahi.
        Ching, send me email @
        Goodluck & Godbless

  34. jane says:

    Gudpm po!ask q lng po..iniinvite po aq ng pinsan ng bayaw q xa sydney for 3 mos.xa po mgpoprovide lhat ng needs q pag nandun nq..ang tanung q po magkanu b dpat ang show money n ipoprovide q?wala po akong work xa ngaun.plain housewife lng po anu anu po b dpat n requirements q?pndalan nya po aq ng invitation letter ksma po copy ng passport nya.ayoq po kcing mdeny..kya sana po matulungan nyo q..mraming mraming salamat po in advance..

  35. ching says:

    Hi nice thanks s reply pero kc bka may bf cla dun? Me relatives lng kya cguro may no further stay AQ kya nga gusto q mgapply ng multiple kc pra d n aq apply ng apply single entry LNG kc with condition pa.:( kaw may bf kb dn?

  36. ching says:

    Cnu alam dito nadenied n? Kht may good travel history n? Possible b un? Kht 2-3x kn sa oz possible b denied k next time?

    • Nice says:

      Hi Ching, pag complete dox kalang wag ka ma worry kasi sure na granted yan……
      ako mai friend ko 1st visa nya 3months sya don sa oz din 2nd & 3rd apply nya na refused sya….
      pray klang Ching…..

  37. marife casimero says:

    Hi, tanong ko lang po,mga anong ducuments ang dapat Kong i’submet for tourist visa? Meron po akong sponsor..anong mga documents ang hingin ko galing sa kanya? Pls help me….

  38. ching says:

    Hi nice what is the reason why refused twice? Bumalik nman xa db? Bit refused?

  39. Rochel Glorioso says:

    Hi! i applied for tourist visa last november 7, 2014 online and haven’t received any response yet from the CO. can someone help me in preparing a travel itinerary? i haven’t submitted one. and i put on my purpose is for tourism and visit family and friends. do i need a invitation letter as well? or travel itinerary is enough? I maybe booked a hotel and will not staying of my family or frineds’ house. thanks

  40. rizza says:

    Hi Guys, I got my visa grant notice yesterday. Thank god :) ask ko lang kung sino may flight sa dec 12? Thanks

  41. aris ocampo says:

    Hi I got our visa grant notice last Nov19 2014. Tourist visa, family sponsored stream. Ang nakalagay sa visa must not arrive after Apr19 2015 and 1month stay upon arrival date.

    Naguluhan lang ako. Ang intended travel dates kasi namin Apr1-30 2015.

    If this is the case, pwede ba namin gawin yun? Kasi ang intindi ng mom ko on or before Apr19 dapat umalis na kami ng Australia.

    Please help me understand. Thanks in advance!

  42. BonBon says:

    Goodafternoon po. Ask ko lang about po sa application form, may nakalagay kasi dun na kung what date ako magtravel papunta at pauwi. Ok lang po ba na hindi ko sagutan yun? Di kasi sure yung date kasi student lang po ako and di ko alam kung anong date yung magiging school vacation ko. And kailangan ko po ba gumawa ng letter explaining kung bakit hindi nasagutan? Do i need po ba na pumunta sa Embassy or travel agencies regarding dun sa date?

    Documents as of now:
    -bank statement of parents
    -personal information
    -letter of intent
    -copy of Company Profile (father)
    -school documents
    -photocopy of valid IDs

    Any suggestions po na maidadagdag sa requirements ko?
    Thank you ans Godbless!

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