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  1. Dear All I am a holder of Pakistani passport and have today applied for the visit visa of Australia. I plan to visit Australia for 9 days. I am currently residing in Kuwait as I was born here and working here since 2012 as an computer engineer. I have applied to visit Sydney on new year's eve as I visit different cities every year. I currently hold valid visit visa of USA, U.K and Canada which I have visited in last 1 year. I have provided all the documents including air ticket, property documents, salary certificate, leave approval letter, family tree, hotel reservation, planned activites and bank statements with savings of over AUD$50k What are the chances of my visa approval and is it possible that the decision can be made quickly on my application with all the documents provided ? What is the maximum validity of visit visa ? Thanks for your time.
  2. My brother-in-law wants to visit us for the first time. He is applying for a tourist visa for himself and his spouse. By profession he is a Apprentice Lawyer and working for a farm in Bangladesh. He will be submitting following documents: 1. ID 2. Proof of previous travels [ to prove he is a tourist!] 3. Bank statement [ Fund for the travel] 4. Letter from employer stating he needs to get back after the travel [ to satisfy reason to return] 5. Proof of asset [ to satisfy reason to return] 6. Invitation letter 7. Itinerary 8. Police check certificate 9. Return ticket Did he miss anything? He asked me apart of bank statement does he need to show salary coming into his bank account? ANd how many pay slips he need to submit? and If his father's property document will be useful for his application. Thanks in advance to all.
  3. Hello there, I have applied for a visa under Skilled—Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) category on January 10th 2018. Usual processing times for this category is about 3-4 months. However I want to be in Australia by 20th March 2018 (2 months from 10th Jan). Because my Wife is already going under Student-500 visa. I want to go with her. Thus I wonder if I can apply for Visitor visa, while the 476 is still being processed. Is it possible to lodge multiple applications at once? If so, can I go to Australia on 20th March under visitor visa, then wait for 476 Visa, and once it is granted, change my Visa to 476 without leaving Australia? Please help me.
  4. Has anyone had any recent experience in having a visitor visa refusal overturned in Australia by the Migration Review Tribunal. I would particularly like to know the associated costs involved and how long the procedure takes. I am an Australian citizen and my brother is Vietnamese. He applied for a visitor visa to come and stay with me in Australia for a holiday. My brother has a good well paid job in Vietnam and has previously traveled to the USA where our sister lives. In fact he still has a current 10 year USA visa. He included with his application a letter from his employer as well has proof of savings of AUD$8000. He submitted his visitor visa application in Vietnam with all of the required documents, but I did not provide a letter of invitation nor was proof that he is my brother included with his application. It was however stated on his application form that he was travelling to Australia to stay with me, his brother, and my details were put on his form where it asked whether the applicant has any family members in Australia. Just on a side note I obtained by permanent residency through skilled migration and then eventually Australian citizenship. His visitor visa application was refused by the Australian Embassy in Vietnam because evidence of our claimed family relationship was not included with his application. Why didn't the Embassy call my brother or me and ask for proof of this? If they had, then proof could have easily been supplied and his visitor visa would not have been refused in the first place. I yesterday contacted the Department of Immigration in Australia and they told me that once a visa application has been refused then the case cannot be overturned by Australian Immigration, but any review rights would be explained on the visa refusal notice. I spoke to my brother last night and asked him to email me a copy of the visa refusal notice. As we are brothers, the decision can be reviewed by the Migration Review Tribunal. I am confident we can have the decision overturned as we can provide evidence that we are brothers, namely our birth certificates and that of our parents, who are both deceased. I would appreciate any feedback from people that have had recent experience in having a visitor visa refusal overturned by the Migration Review Tribunal, particularly any costs involved and how long the process will take.
  5. Im new to all this visa's are very confusing to me. I recently been talking to someone who is amazing in png (papua new guinea). I wanting to see what visa he should apply for to enter Australia to stay with me over an weekend if possible for him and his son. Which visa is appropriate to apply for? And if i'm allowed to have him and his son stay with me over the weekend. And if there is any costings that need to be in his bank is there anyway they can avoid it as i'm willing to pay for his travel here and food etc. he works but money is so tight in png. Its hard for him to save. Everything is double the price then what we pay. And if anyone knows anything that i can apply for to visit him in png on my own solo with advice. Thanks.
  6. Visitor visa (subclass 600) Tourist Stream: document checklist Visa application requirements differ from country to country. If you are outside Australia, your nearestimmigration office outside Australia will tell you exactly how to lodge your application and what documents to provide.​ You need to provide documents to support your application for this visa. We can make a decision using the information you provide when you lodge your application. It is in your interest to provide as much information as possible with your application. Provide certified copies of original documents. Do not include original documents unless we specifically ask for them. Police certificates should be original documents. Documents not in English must be accompanied by accredited English translations. Use this checklist to make sure your application is complete. Forms A completed application form.Receiving assistance If someone gives you advice or lodges your application for you: Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance (133KB PDF)(the agent or exempt person completes the form and you must sign it). If you would like someone else to receive correspondence from us on your behalf:Form 956a Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient (116KB PDF) ​Charges Pay the visa application charge.Your identity Certified copies of the biographical pages of the current passports or travel documents of all people included in the application (these are the pages with the holder's photo and personal details and the issue/expiry dates). One recent passport sized photograph (45 mm x 35 mm) of each person included in the application.These photographs should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background. Print the name of the person on the back of the photograph. If your name has changed or the name of anyone included in your application has changed: a certified copy of evidence of the name change. Certified copies of birth certificates for you and any other person included in the application. The certificates must show the names of both parents of each person. The character requirements If anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country: certified copies of their military service record or discharge papers.Documents to show you are a visitor Evidence of sufficient funds, such as personal bank statements, pay slips, audited accounts, taxation records or credit card limit. If you are visiting relatives or friends, a letter of invitation from your relative or friend in Australia. If your relative or friend is paying for your visit, evidence that they have the necessary funds. If you are visiting under the Tourist stream: Your itinerary for your stay in Australia. Other information to show that you have an incentive and authority to return to your home country, such as:a letter from your employer stating your intention to return to your job evidence of enrolment at a school, college or university in your home country evidence of immediate family members in your home country evidence of your visa or residence status in your home country, and your right to return evidence of property or other significant assets owned in your home country. Children younger than 18 years of age If you are younger than 18 years of age: evidence that every person with a legal right to decide where you live consents to your travel to Australia on this visa. If one or both parents are not coming with you, provide:a statutory declaration giving their permission Form 1229 Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years (125KB PDF). If you use this form, you will have to attach a certified copy of your parent’s or guardian’s government-issued identification document (such as a passport or drivers licence) with their photograph and their signature. If you are younger than 18 years of age and you will stay in Australia with someone other than a parent, legal guardian or relative: a declaration signed by the person who will be responsible for you in Australia Form 1257 Undertaking declaration (125KB PDF). Evidence of enrolment at school, college or university.
  7. Hello, My husband is an Australian Permanent Resident and I am an Indian citizen. He has applied visitor visa for me on 4th April 2016 in Australia thru paper application as online option wasnt available for us. Now its been correctly one month and I havent heard anything from them.I called to the IMMI office and they are not cming on the line. The automated voice says "As we are high in demand we cant take cals now" .Anybody has any idea as to how much time it takes. Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you
  8. Hi, I am applying for Australian Visitor Visa. Do I need to provide certified copies or will the color scan works? Thanks!
  9. Good morning Atsralian Visa Forum, I'm from Dominican Republic, I applied last year for a visitor visa it was approved to travel till october 2017, but I got extened at my workplace, I call to the visa customer service and they told me I have to reapply, as I cannot change the date on an issued. I reapplied and then I got refused, why?? Please any advice you can give me, I just replied to them, saying I had a visa before and I attached the last approval and my finance information.
  10. Hi Guys I'm an Australian permanent resident. My dad was granted a 12 month visitor visa (600 subclass). I'm his only child and my mother passed away few years ago. He has spent 12 months in Australia in the last 18 months. Break up: First 6 months in AU 2nd 6 months abroad 3rd 6 months in AU. Now he has gone back abroad and wants to apply for a fresh visitor visa. We would like to understand if there is any gap period required before applying for a new visa again. Please could you help us with this query. Cheers Gan
  11. Hey guys, Loved reading the forum - has been very helpful. I met my Thai girlfriend in November last year. We talked every single day either by Facebook message or by video call since. We recently spent 10 days together in Thailand, in August we are spending five days together in Malaysia and in October we are spending 19 days in Thailand and Malaysia - including time with her Mum, Dad and her two sons. The plan is to apply for a three month visitor visa in January so she can come to Australia for one month in March. I will be paying for her flights and sponsoring the trip. I will be able to satisfy the sponsorship requirements and her having two sons will help with satisfying the intention to return to Thailand requirement. My concerns are: - She is a working girl who sends most of her money to her family, so she doesn't have an official job but there is cash coming into her bankbook. - She lives where she works with her sister - her sons live with her Mum in another part of Thailand. Her addresses for her bankbook and passport are at her Mums address - not where she lives and banks currently. - I've sent her money a couple of times over the past six months but she makes enough to get by and doesn't ask for it. Does anyone have any advice regarding these situations? How will points one and two be looked upon by the visa processers? Should I start sending a little bit of money each month so we have six months of history of money transfers before the visa application? I really just want to make sure the application is successful Appreciate all the help in advance. If any questions or suggestions, feel free to add.
  12. awaisrizwan

    Visitor Visa 600 For Parents

    Hi All, I am on PR and living in Sydney. My parents have arrived in Australia on Visitor visa 600 (Multiple entries) with a maximum stay for 3 months (Expiring in November 2017). The visa does not have condition 8503 (No further stay) applied on it. I have got the following questions: 1. Can they exit and travel to New Zealand for three days and return to continue there further stay for another three months? 2. Can they get their visa extended while living in Australia? If yes, then what is the maximum possible extension? 3. Can they apply for a longer term visa while living here with me in Australia? Thanks in advance.
  13. Hi, i'm planning to lodge my visa on friday night. Just a little background, i have visited sydney last 2015 and I was granted a 3 month TV back then. This year, i'm hoping to be granted again. I'm hoping to come on 12th of June, i know i have a short time lodging my visa prior to my intent dates but I will lodge mine via ONLINE, and per searching some applicants may only take days or even hours of getting their visa decision. I'm just a student and my aunt will support me during my whole stay just like the last time i visit. Here are the docs that I will submit; Copy of my old and new passport Copy of visa stamps Copy of old visa grant notice Copy of my aunt's passport Copy of my aunt's bank statements Copy of my school id Copy of my birth cert Copy of registration form Evidence of going back in ph such as family photos Copy of my aunt's tenancy agreement Copy of my aunt's Payslip Copy of my aunt's Visa Cover letter Invitation letter I would like to seek advice if my documents are enough to be granted a TV again. Please I hope you guys reply ????????
  14. bjhennara

    Visitor Visa Questions

    Hi, has anyone of you applied for a tourist visa subclass 600 who dont have any assets documents? Say for example just a student. Please let me know what did you include in your application and what is the result of your application as well.
  15. Hi just wondering where did you input the cover letter and evidence of going back in your homeland for online applications.
  16. Geordiebloke

    Visitor Visa Question

    Good afternoon, First off, please forgive my ignorance if this question has been asked before, or if the answer is obvious. Anyway, we have just received confirmation that my partner (Thai) has been granted a subclass 600 visitor visa. This will be her 4th such visa granted during the past 20 months and it would appear that the terms are different from the previous 3 visas. Whereas the previous visas had a single entry stipulation and an 8503 (no stay) condition, the latest visa does not appear to have these restrictions. The first 3 visas had an arrival in Australia requirement of 3 months after the grant date, whilst the latest visa has a arrival requirement, "No later that 24th May 2018" (12 months after the grant date) and a stay period of "3 month(s) from the date of each arrival" So does this mean that my partner is allowed to enter (for a maximum of 3 months) and leave Australia as many times as she likes until 24th May 2018...........or for 12 months after her first date of entry on this visa............or am I well wide of the mark with this assumption. Also, without the no stay condition, does that mean we can apply for a partner visa and even a subsequent visitor visa whilst my partner is still in Australia. Many thanks in advance Steve
  17. rvorpalms

    Applying For 2Nd Visitors Visa

    Hi all. I'm looking at applying for a visitor visa for my now fiancé. We got approved in 2014 for a 3 month single entry visa. Which was great, now we are looking at applying for a new visa for 6 months on multiple entry. My question is what are the chances of getting this approved? Thanks Andrew.
  18. dhenal

    Visitor Visa Subclass 600

    Hello I got my visitor visa to Australia. Its 12 months visa with can stay up to 3 months in each visit. I don't have no further stay condition on my visa. I have 2 questions, When I'm coming back to Australia again with this visa will they put no further stay condition back? And I'm planning to leave Australia before my 3 months stay expire, then coming back after 2 weeks. At the border will they question me why that I'm coming back? Do i have to bring any documents to proof like financial statements? Can someone help me on this please. Source: http://www.australianvisaforum.com/topic/9299-visitor-visa-subclass-699/
  19. dhenal

    Visitor Visa Subclass 699

    Hello, I got my visitor visa to Australia. Its 12 months visa with can stay up to 3 months in each visit. I dont have no further stay condition (8503) on my visa. I have 2 questions, When I'm coming back to Australia again with this visa will they put no further stay condition back? And I'm planning to leave Australia before my 3 months stay expire, then coming back after 2 weeks. At the border will they question me why that i\I'm coming back? Do i have to bring any documents to proof like financial statements? Can someone help me on this please.
  20. shane1985

    Partner Visa Quesion.

    Good afternoon. We are 5 months in the process of the partner visa. My wife and 5 month old daughter (daughter is thai/aussie citizen) recently returned to Thailand after the three month visitor visa. My question is if there is a visa where she can stay until the the decision of the partner visa instead of doing multiple visitor visas. Thanks for any advice.
  21. Brendancornelissen

    Dutch Guy Russian Woman Visa?

    Hello All, My name is Brendan and I am here looking for help. Me and my Girlfriend Nelly have met each other in Thailand after some strugles we are finaly here on Bonaire. Right now we want to go to australia. But since she is form Rusia it is not that easy allways, So we would love to go to australia to work for a while. If we are getting Married does getting a visa and wich one? it easier? right now I am 25 years old a dutch citizen and she is 31 Russian citizen. What should we do to get us both in Australia? I realy hope someone could help us out.
  22. anon

    Visitor Visa For Child

    My husband is currently in Australia on a bridging visa awaiting the outcome of our partner visa. He has a 10 year old daughter in Indonesia whom we want to visit us for a few weeks in June/July. My question is can she apply for a tourist visa as a sole applicant? Obviously we will get a permission letter from the mother allowing travel and we plan for someone to travel to Indonesia to collect her and take her back. My concern is as a child can she apply for the visa or only as a dependent on someone else's (an adults) visa? Thanks for any assistance you can offer.
  23. Hi folks, I applied online for an offshore Partner Visa in December 2016 for my Thai wife (Officially married in Australia and Thailand). At this stage from today April 2017 it looks like it will take at least another 8 - 12 months to process. I want my wife to come out to Australia again on a Visitors Visa while we wait for the Partner Visa to process. She has been to Australia 3 times on 3 month 'Tourist' Visas prior to applying for the Partner Visa. Are we best to apply for the 'Tourist' or 'Family Sponsored' Visitors Visa? Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Brad.
  24. Hi, When I tried to track my visa status I got the following message: "Your Passport / Document/Notification Letter has been handed over / Dispatched/Emailed to Applicant / Representative on 19/05/2016." But I did not receive any email for the same. Can you please help me to get the information regarding my visa status. Following are my details : VLN No.: AUX-IN-10-045777-X Passport No.: L2435577 Date of Birth: 30/10/1990 Your help will be appreciated. Thanks and Regards, Sumit Patel
  25. Your Passport / Document/Notification Letter has been handed over / Dispatched/Emailed to Applicant / Representative on 22/12/2016. But Till date i have not yet received any email.. Pls help me on this