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, immi.gov.au, 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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6,404 thoughts on “How to apply for an Australian Tourist Visa (2013 edition)”

  1. hello po….. pwedw nman po paadvice… im here in oz now. and my visa will expire first week of june. so we plan to extend my visa… my visa has no 8503 condition…. paadvice nman po kung ano mga requirements ang need… possible po b n magrant ako pag nagrequest aki ng 9 months stay kc 3 months single entrt lng ang visa ko eh? pwede po b yung result ng medical ko s pinas ang ipasa ko kc bago ako umalis nag pamedical ako eh… ? pwedi po example nman ng intent letter ?… sana matulungan nyo po ako…. bf ko po sponsored ko .. thank you

    1. Hi sis Nancy! Possible ma grant extension mo. I requested 9 months too and thank God granted naman xa multiple entry pa! :) Good luck sis and God Bless! :)

      1. ano anong mga requirements sis? pwede kya yung medical result ko s pinas bgo ako umalis nagpamedical ako eh….. how much sis al in all yung binayad mo for extension? san ka nag apply sis online? anong application form ba ?

    2. Hi sis nancy, yes possible na ma grant visa mu if u want to extend until 9 months po,at for my experience sis pinag medical aku sa BUPA here sa adelaide.. Same pdin ng requirements gawa k lng ulet ng new letter from your sponsor, the reason why u want to extend po at new bank statement ng sponsor mu if he have.. Gudluck sis

  2. ang swerte mo nman…. multiple entry pa… aa in nirequest mo multiply entry sis? pa example nman ng intent mo kung pano mo nirequest …. please

      1. Hi sis Michelle! Now ko lng nakita message mo dito hehe hindi kita ma add sa fb sis pero nag message ako sayo kung me natanggap ka replyan mo nlng ako saka i add mo ako if ok lng kasi di kita ma add eh. Thanks :)

    1. Hi sis, nag lodge ako april 6 until now wala pa rin. Actually i was granted na tourist visa multiple entry na change lang kasi nag bridging visa A na ako sa Australia. Ang problem i had an emergency and i needed to leave so nawala na yung bridging visa A (partners visa ko). I lodged sa vfs may migration agent pa nga ako. ?

      1. Sis, kasi nag tourist visa ako nung Sept multiple entry ung grand sakin, then while in Aus I applied for partners visa bec my husband is an aus resident. So while waiting they issued me briging visa A so i can formaly work and start my life. Unfortunately, i had an emergency in manila last march 20 and i had no choice but to go back home sa Ph, so na cancelled yung Briging Visa A ko bec i left Aus without applying for Visa B (permission to leave visa while a substantial visa is in process) the only thing that the migration agent adviced me is to file for a tourist visa again so I can enter Aus and continue my Former visa? april 6 pa un sis till now wala pa. ?

      2. oh i see…sayang tlaga di ka kmuha ng B dali lng yun ma.grant…tpos pgblik mu dito automatic na yung A mo ulit…0k lng ba partner visa app mo? di ba naapektuhan?

      3. Sabi nila sis once I come back i’ll just sign a form to continue it again. Un lang sis i need to go back as soon as possible talaga? Mejo frustrating ang Waiting game na ito.

  3. Hi, ask ko lang.. since Tourist visa at for 3 months lang ako sa oz.. wala na akong ibang Need na Documents na ipapakita sa airport maliban sa passport, visa grant na naka print at 2-way ticket? First time ko kasi…

    1. pra skin.. dont forget yung address and name ng pupunthan mo dito s oz.. and if bf mo sya dala ka ng pics nyo… kc skin hiningan ako ng pics together nung nagtravel ako.. tpos ask nila address at name ng sponsor mo…. sometimes they ask a copy of invitation letter….

      1. pwede mong ipakita via phone mo…. they just want a proof… yung skin kc nilagay nila a forms n finil up ko dun eh… goodluck sis

    1. Hi sis Kate! 9 months yung binigay nila sa akin multiple entry. Walang 8503 condition. Pwede ako mag stay up to 9 mos dito sa Oz sis di na kelangan exit2. Pwede din umuwi ng Pinas taz balik dito basta valid pa visa within 9 mos.

      1. Hi sis Anne saan ka sa Australia sis? Asawa ng Aussie friend ko, nag apply siya extension dito sa Australia sa Melbourne. Sabi niya hindi daw siya binigyan ng Bridging Visa. Or hindi daw nag email ang Immigration sa kanya ng bridging visa niya. Nag tanong daw siya doon sa DIBP , hindi nadaw kailangan ang bridging visa hehe.bat sa atin if mag apply tayo extension mu bridging visa tayo. At yon din nabasa ko kahit PV E apply natin dito una e grant nila is bridging visa hehe.sa kanya wala at still waiting pa siya sa extension visa niya.Hope my makasagot dito. Thanks

      2. Hi sis Josephine! After nag lodge kami ng application for extension sis automatic my bridging visa binigay sa akin. Bakit sa kanya wala daw sis? Mag email naman yan sila agad ng bridging visa after lodging.

      3. Hi sis Annee, ibig sabihin ba ng 9 months visa extension mo, pwdi ka ulit apply ng extension kasi walang nakalagay na condition na no further to stay sis? Or kailangan mo uwi ng Pinas before expire visa mo at apply uli doon sa Pinas? Thanks. Its a big help itong blog na ito. Thanks miss nina. And to all mga sis here…

      4. Hi sis Josephine i think pwede ako mag lodge pa other visa nmn kasi wala nmn ‘no further stay condition’. Pero balak ko talaga kasi umuwi ng pinas eh this year pag expire ng visa ko. Maybe, next year pa kami mag lodge ng spouse visa nman. :)

  4. Hello good day. My family has booked a ticket for Sydney dated August 24 to Sept.4 2016. I was wondering and need some advice as to when and what month is really safe to apply for tourist visa to australia. Thank u.

    1. Hi Mercy ,there’s no month to choose lodging your app.as long as u met the criteria then thats safe, also if there’s lot of public holidays in the month then your visa got delayed, also if this is first time application the immigration advice that do not booked ticket yet it will be wasted if u got denied. In your situation now u better start the process as soon as possible…

      1. matagal n nung feb pa…. nandito n ako s oz… planning to extend my visa.. twice ako n refused dati hehehe yung pang 3 n grant din hehehe

      1. Ahhhh hehe okay, too far ,I’m not going to the city.I will go to port Lincoln 2hours flight from Adelaide city.. Hope to see yah.

    1. Hi Cherrylene Pag na grant visa ko sa South Australia ako sa Adelaide. Sana ma grant :) nung April pa ako nag lodge ng visa application pero hanggang ngayon wala parin balita. Pero still positive parin hehe

      1. Hey sis.. malapit lang ako sa adelaide. .sa nairne ako :) buti nalang may South australia na.. kahit sa ibang blog.. hindi South australia destination nila.

  5. Hi, I’m planning to go to Australia this coming July. Pa advice nmn po ng mga requirements( if need Pa Ba ng safe money or credit cards) and sample intent letter? First time to travel there po Ksi. Thanks po!

    1. Yup need may bank account ka. Dapat yung amount sa account mo enough to support your stay in oz. for intent letter, naghanap hanap din ako ng format sa internet and ginaya ko lang siya. Basta needed na ilagay mo sa intent letter purpose of visit, how many days ka magstay in oz, and proof na babalik ka dito sa pinas. Include mo narin itinerary mo and family pictures just to be sure.

  6. Hello there, me and my boyfriend planned to visit and meet his family in Perth this coming July and it’ll be my first time po… Ano po ba ang mga requirements na kailangan? And sya po kasi ang magiging sponsor ko! Been looking and searching online to make sure na Hndi kmi papalpak sa visa application??

    1. hi sis may viber ka? am gonna tell u some of the req atleast i could help and u can also read all the comments here dun sa mga old comments ..and better apply ka now kasi matagal ang visa processing ngaun sis

    2. Form 1419
      Intent letter
      1 recent photo sized picture
      Birth certificate
      Certified true copy of passport bio page
      Cert of employment
      Proof of identity mo
      Nbi or police clearance
      Bank Statement of your sponsor
      Family picture
      Pictures nyo ni bf
      Itinerary of travel
      Invitation letter
      Lahat ng proof na babalik ka sa pinas
      Visa Payment can be payable to credit card… Managers cheque
      Passport of your sponsor
      Pati Australian citizenship
      Drivers licence
      Screenshot mo conversation nyo ng bf mo

    3. Form 1419
      Intent letter
      1 recent photo sized picture
      Birth certificate
      Certified true copy of passport bio page
      Cert of employment
      Proof of identity mo
      Nbi or police clearance
      Bank Statement of your sponsor
      Family picture
      Pictures nyo ni bf
      Itinerary of travel
      Invitation letter
      Lahat ng proof na babalik ka sa pinas
      Visa Payment can be payable to credit card… Managers cheque
      Passport of your sponsor
      Pati Australian citizenship
      Drivers licence
      Screenshot mo conversation nyo ng bf m

  7. sis trixie same tayo march 31 but walkin ako sa vfs cebu,,.matagal daw mga visa ngayun sis sana approve tayo kahit matagal..pray lang talaga sis

    1. insufficient requirements, no strong ties just a normal reason why refused hehehe totoo nman kc kulang tlaga docs ko nun no ideas p kc tkaga that time nag lodge lng basta basta hehehe

    2. Hi everyone,Meron po Ba dito nag lodge Sa Australia ?hindi Ko Kasi Alam Kung ilang days processing pag dun Ng lodge.i feel nervous Na po Kasi 2 weeks and Wala pa Ako decision.the last time Na ng lodge Ako last December,Na refused po ako and saVFS Un dito ,I pray Na Sana this time ma grant Na.Sponsor din po ung Sa akin Ng bf Ko,If anyone po Na makaka pag share,it will be a big help,thanks

      1. Hi sis Pinky.Why sa Australia ka nag lodge ng papers for tourist visa?As far as I know dpat dto ka s Australian Embassy mag apply.

      2. Hi sis lene,Pwede naman po mag lodge Sa Australia.Agent po ang nag lodge Ng Mga docs Ko through online din,based kase agent Sa oz ,but it’s the same dito rin ang process,Kasi dito I verify Mga docs Ko,andito Ka pinas sis?

      3. Hi sis! You lodged your application sa Australia? Pero nasa Pinas ka? Is it your BF who lodged your application online? If yes, same pa din ng processing yun and hindi sa Australia lodged yun, dito pa din sa Pinas. So don’t worry. Good luck!

      4. Hi sis emcy,yes Sa Australia ni lodge Ng agent Nya kinuha through online din.thank you ha,medyo worried Na rin Ako Kasi ung iba ni lodge dun 2 weeks Lang granted Na cla,so aabutin pala din 1 month or more before magkaroon decision

      5. Yes sis, even nag agent pa si BF mo dito sa Australia still processing niya sa Pinas pa din. Marami siguro ngayon nag apply for TV since vacation month, but I’m pretty sure as long complete ang documents mo grant yan. Goodluck!

  8. same tyo sis kulang2 din papers ko nun kahit intent letter wala bank cert lang tska passport pinasa ko tska sa fiance ko din madaming kulang,,,hopefully this time ma approve na sobra2 na mga pinasa namin,,, medyo matagal process ngayun sis mag 1month na this week still waiting pa din

  9. hello guys I like reading comments on this blog though it is my first time to write dito but sinusundan ko bawat araw hehe. Sis lynn taga negros rin ako at nag apply ka sa vfs cebu nung april 4th magkasunod lang tayo. Na grant na visa mo? until now waiting pa rin ako sa result….

    1. Hi sis Annee done my medical today for my extension tv for 9 months request namin pero uwi ako if have time and money hehe. Kaya pala nagtanong ang bupa medical services if after sa extension ko mag apply ba ako ng residents visa, sabi ko hopefully but I need to go back first in the Philippines ma’am. Yon sagot ko then she smile. Ilang days na grant yong visa mo sis Annee? Thanks

      1. Hi sis Annee wow ganun ka bilis sis Annee sayo. Wow congrats sis.kahapon lang ako sis nagpa medical. Sabi ng doctor sa bupa after my medical send niya agad ang result ng medical ko thru immigration. Kahapon pa yon ngayon Saturday man no office.baka next week meron na sis hopefully hehehe.

      2. Sis Annee nag email lang yong Bupa medical visa office kahapon sa akin to say thank you for visiting their office. At ang sabi it takes 5 days daw .but if my immi account daw e check ko nalang daw doon. Kasi mas mabilis daw. Pero check ko kahapon after my medical wala pa sis Annee.thanks

      3. hi sis samantha good result naman medical ko sabi ng doctor.he said all is good…wala na ako chest x ray kasi tapz na ako last year. medical lang ang bayad ko $218.00.. Sis kate26 sa application for extension dito sa Australia thru online, walang choice fiancee talaga fil apan kasi walang boyfriend doon. Tapos sa medical interviewhin ka muna nila if after sa extension natin apply ba tayo ng residence visa? ang sagot ko naman hopefully but i need to go back first in the Philippines…yon ang tanong sa akin kahapon. not the same last year kasi 3 months lang hiningi ko na extension. ang tanong lang nila after mag expire visa ko ano plano ko? sabi ko uwi muna ako ng Philipinas maam.Thanks

      4. Hi sis Josephine! Baka monday may result na sayo hehe sa akin kasi weekday yun so may office.. after ng medical ko like 2 hrs after that ata nag send sila nung email nag thank you din tsaka sabi wait ko daw mga 5 days bago result. Thankful naman ako kasi kinabukasan may grant notice na ako. :)

      5. Hi sis Annee ganyan din ang email nila sa akin same pareho sayo. Sana sis Annee at sana ke sis Ena din.kasi done na siya pa medical last Thursday.na una lang siya sa akin ng one day.pero hindi daw nag email sa kanya ang Bupa same sa atin. Sana meron na next week sis hehehe.thanks sis Annee sa info.

      6. Hi sis Josephine! Hopefully Monday meron na result at i hope ganun din ky sis Ena at sa lahat ng sissies natin dito na hanggang ngayon waiting pa din.. sana granted lahat. :) Anyways, saan ka sa Pinas sis?

      7. Hopefully sis Annee.Gensan ako sis a capital tuna sa pinas haha. Pero origin namin Cebu sis Annee. Ikaw sis? Cheers.

      8. Wow sis Annee , taga davao diay ka haha. Pareha diay ta Bisaya sis. Si sis Ena bisaya pud to haha…

      9. Ayy tinuod sis Josephine? Haha mga bisaya man diay ta oi matay2 pud tawn tag tagalog sus! Haha maayo ni kay magkasinabot jud ta. :)

  10. Guys ask ko lng need ba tlga ng joint account kng mg apply ng spouse visa? Kase partner ko ayaw maniwala dahil baka ma question daw bakit may pera kng joint kami wala nmn akong work. Ang hirap mg explain sa kanya kase nagagalit or naka ayaw lng tlga nya na may access ako sa pera namin dalawa since wala pa akong work now. Hahaha please comment po thank you mga sis

  11. Hi guys, ask ko lng sino dito nka.try mag.apply thru vfs or agency? I have concern on my documents. Yung sa sponsor ko kasi hindi original, i mean scan lng taz print ko lng. Email lng kase na send. Sana okay lng na hindi original papers.

  12. Hi everyone!
    Na deny kasi ang application ko before, so nag apply uli ako through immiaccount.
    These are the documents that i’ve attached please comment po ng suggestion kung meron pa kong pwede idagdag na makakatulong sa application ko.
    – My passport,My Birthcertificate, Cenomar, Old school Ids
    -Passport of my mother,sisters ( living in australia ) and also their Temporary residence visa grant.
    – Passport of my stepfather (my sponsor he’s an australian)
    – Bank statement of my stepfather ( my sponsor)
    – Business Registration Of my Sponsor
    – Tax record of my sponsor
    – Lease contract of the house of where my sponsor and my mother is living.
    – Birthcert of my child and my De facto partner and also pictures of us together ( as proof that i will come back here in philippines )
    – passport of my grandmother and also picture of us together ( as proof that i will come back in philippines )
    – remittance reciepts from my stepdad and my mother.
    Please help me kung kulang pa po comment here please

      1. Ohhh my 40 days…. Haba ng pahihintay tas refuse. 24 days skn now . hoping ma grant tayong lahat na waiting para masaya

    1. Goodluck to all of you who’s waiting. I feel you, i mean so much, my 2nd visa was approved after 4 months of waiting, yes, it’s 4 months with an agent. Until now we doesn’t know what happened and we’re trying not to know the details. Im newly and happily married now and will apply my onshore partner visa this coming days, this time with different agent.

      Just pray and patience guys, goodluck???

    2. sis yung stat declaration ng sponsor naka state dun na all expenses paid nla jung magbabakasyon ka and u will abide sa visa condition
      -intent letter mo sis kung ano gagawin mo sa oz and state mo sa letter na babalik ka kaysinmay anak ka..
      baka meron din mag comment dito ibang sisters wait lang natn sis

      bat k na refuse sis?

      1. Hi sis kay, na refuse ako kasi kulang docs ko before di ko napasa yung statement of account ng sponsor ko chaka wala akong proof na babalik ako sa pinas

  13. sis trixie still waiting pa rn sis walk.in sakin if d ngayun hopefully nextweek…may ka kilala ako approve siya ngayun more than a month din siyang naghintay online siya gaya sayo sis..

    1. Hell sis Kay ngaun sya na approved? Wow. I’m on my 29th day na same tau db hopefully nga next week naka receive n tau ng good news and sating lahat. Pray lang tau guys. :-)

  14. hi mga sis ask ko lang to be sure ok lang bah na deniclare namin is fiance nya na ako while applying tourist visa ??hndi na bf or gf? nag attach namn ako ng pics namn nung nag propose siya tska lahat ng proofs namn messages/calls/facetime… somebody told me kasi its better not to tell na fiance worried lang ako :/

    1. Hi sis Kay, Base s nabasa ko dito better na hnd muna fiance ilagay mo kasi s immigration australia bawal natin sabihin na my plan kang mgppkasal dun s australia while u are applying or granted tourist visa. Un kasi iisipin nla n kpg ngrant TV mo bk mgpkasal k dun. Although pde nmn talaga tau mgpkasal dun while having tourist visa. Bsta sbhin mo lng bf u sya

      1. hi sis kate26, ganun ba sis? if mag apply tau onlie thru immi account sis walang boyfriend doon sa choices. fiance lang.kaya no choice…Then sa letter ng bf ko naka lagay doon na plano siya na mag apply kami partner visa soon. pero request ako multiple entry para ka uwi din ako ng pinas…Hopefully walang problema yon.

      2. hi sis kate..1st apply ko denied kasi d pa kami nagkita and kulang na kulang talaga papers namn ngayon nung pumunta siya dito this yeat nag propose siya. at nag apply ako fiance na nilagay namn which is kasi yun ang totoo sis..nag attach lang kami maraming pics together and sa proposal tapos complete na papers namn..

    1. Hi bank statement is very much ok,but if your bank is bdo please check the date,Kasi Hindi updated date Nila,buti napansin Ng agent,so I came back to bdo Sabi nila system
      Generated so humingi Ako bank cert

  15. hi sis josephine. what i mean is ung dito k ngapply s Pilipinas ng tourist visa lalo na if first time or hindi pa nagkia tapos fiance agad ung status. meron nyn dito nabasa mo din un e.

    1. hi sis kate26, that you mean sis hehehe.kala ko dito sa Australia sis. sa akin sis lahat sa letter ko at ng bf ko boyfriend lahat kahit parang kasal nalang kulang namin. hindi ko nilagay ang fiance. doon lang sa application online dito Australia.wala kasing choices walang boyfriend nakalagay doon. fiance lang. kahit marami pa kami katibayan like mga photos pero boyfriend ang nilagay ko hindi fiance.. sa online form lang ng extension ko for second extension kasi wala choice hehehe…Thanks sa info sis kate26..oo nga sobra strict sa atin. Second apply ko nga jan tinawagan ago ng co ko pero granted naman. Thanks God…Good luck sa atin na nag apply…

  16. Hi mga sis, ask ko lng magkano ang tourist visa fee ngaun? I’m going to apply on Tuesday kc and want to make sure na tama ang binayaran ko. I got MC na and paid 4,800. Sna tama ang amount na binayaran ko . Thanks sa sa sagot :)

    1. Hi sis danica.just email or call to vfs australian embassy manila to make sure how much the cost.or call ka nalang.mabilis naman silang sumagot sa phone.cheers…

      1. Thanks sis Josephine.I just passed my application today :) lucky I got the right amount nman hehe. Hopefully ma aaprove agad visa ko. Planning to go to Melbourne this early of June

      2. Hi sis Josephine. Sa Truganina ako, medyo malapit lng sa city mga 30 mins drive. Sa Melbourne k din ba sis?

      3. Hi good morning sis, ako na lng mag add sau bigay mo sken number mo,ndi ko kc alam kung ano number ko sa Viber ko, old number kc ang naka register sa Viber ko. Thanks :)

  17. Hello po. Andami Kong questions and hopefully may makapabigay ng linaw sakin. We’ve been together ng fiance ko for 14 months na. He went here last year and stayed for 5 months lang, he’s back in Australia to work. And I plan to go there since wala akong trabaho mas matagal kme magkakasama compared kung sya uuwi uli dito. How much po ba need namin to apply for tourist? Magkano dapat savings nia? Wala po akong work since fully dependent ako sa kanya. We don’t plan to get married anytime soon. So vacation lang talaga to meet his side of the family na din. Wala din po akong properties or business. So I’m scared na baka hnd sapat na family ko Lang babalikan ko dito sa pinas, thanks po!

      1. Sis trixie,Sa immi account din Ako dati ang bilis daw but now til 6weeks Na daw ,I’m on my 3rd week Na Kahit matagal Basta grant

  18. Please suggest,
    I attached the Birthcert of my child and also the birthcert of my de facto parner pati yung passport ng lola ko I also attached pictures of us together. Strong proof na po ba ito na babalik ako ng pinas? Naka lagay rin po sa letter ko na babalik ako ng pinas dahil may anak ako at partner dto and ako lang rin ang nag aalaga sa lola ko. Nag apply po ksi ako ng Tourist visa para i visit ang mommy ko and my sisters in melbourne.

      1. Hi sis pinky, wala kasi akong work at properties, 18 palang kasi ako. sponsored ng stepdad ko (australian citizen) yung application ko, di paba strong proof na babalik ako ng pinas yung anak ko, partner ko at lola ko? 3 years old palang baby ko.

  19. Hi good morning poh ask k lang poh sa pag aaply austrilian visa pwed poh ba ako.wala income tax return pero may bank certificate naman poh ako at title house saka poh credit.card.of statement pwed poh ba ako mag apply?

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