Australian Tourist Visa Application for Filipinos

Thirty-three days, that’s the number of days I waited from the time I lodged my application to the time that I received my visa grant for Australia. The waiting game was agonizing but once I received my visa, it was replaced with great excitement.

Obtaining a tourist visa for Australia for Filipinos is now easy through online application. Philippine passport holders has now the option to apply for Australian tourist visa online at the official website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) of the Australian Government. One can still apply using the old way through a third-party agency, VFS Global, but applying online is better and more convenient.

Visa Grant Australia

The features of Visitor Visa (subclass 600) let the applicant go to Australia for a holiday, to visit family or friends or for business visitor purposes. The visa is valid for up to three, six or twelve months depending on the grant.

How to Apply for Australian Tourist Visa Online?

Applying online is cheaper and more convenient. Compared to applying through a third-party agency, a credit and debit card surcharge fee will only be applied, which is just minimal. There would be no additional service visa fees and courier fees for document collection and return since all documents have to be submitted online. It is also convenient because there’s no need to submit the passport to the embassy. A visa label is not required. Everything is online. When the application becomes successful, the visa grant will be sent via email.

So now how to apply online?

ImmiAccount

1. Create an ImmiAccount

ImmiAccount is the online system of DIBP. One of its uses is the application for a visa online. Create your account as an individual through this link. A valid email address is needed to start the online account creation.

2. Start a New Application

Once you’ve successfully created an ImmiAccount, you can now log in and start a new application. Choose Visitor > Visitor Visa (subclass 600) if you’re applying for a tourist visa.

The visa application is about 18-page form. The application form is pretty straightforward. Fill it up with corresponding details. There’s a question mark icon that you can click for further description of the application process. The online system could also let you save your application and get back to finish it later. You can also review your application any time before you finally send it in. When everything’s complete, submit your application.

3. Pay the Visa Fee

Payment page will be prompted after sending in the application. The base application charge for Visitor Visa (subclass 600) is AUD 135. Acceptable cards are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Diners Club International. A surcharge fee will apply. The surcharge will also apply to debit cards when making payments online.

An acknowledgement receipt will be sent via email after the payment.

4. Attach Supporting Documents

It took me 8 days after I submitted my application form to complete my supporting documents. My employer wasn’t able to give me my certificate of employment on time because of the delay in signatories. Nonetheless, I was still able to complete my documents – and got my visa grant.

Attaching of supporting documents can only be done after completing the application form and paying the visa fee. You may refer to the following links to see what documents is needed to be uploaded online:

(a) Visitor Visa Tourist Stream Application Checklist
(b) Visitor Visa Tourist Stream Document Checklist

Australian Tourist Visa Supporting Documents

In my case, these are the documents that I had attached (scanned copy):

Evidence of Current Employment: Certificate of employment.
Evidence of Birth or Age: NSO birth certificate
Evidence of Citizenship: Bio page of my passport (colored and notarized)
Evidence of Invitation: Letter of invitation from my relative, a statutory declaration and the bio page of my relative’s passport
Evidence of Temporary Stay: Approved vacation leave form
Passport-Photograph: Recent passport Size ID
Personal Evidence of Financial Capacity: One-month pay slip and bank statement
Travel Document: Visa from other countries and arrival and departure stamps of my previous travels

There is no minimum amount indicated how much money there should be in the bank statement. My bank statement didn’t even have 6 digits of money but I was still able to have my visa.

I also suggest submitting the passport bio page in colored copy.

I have relatives living in Australia. I asked my Aunt to send me an invitation letter, a statutory declaration and a copy of her passport’s bio page, which I had included in my supporting documents. In the application form, I indicated that I will be on a holiday and my Aunt will only be sponsoring my accommodation while I will shoulder any other expenses while in Australia.

DIBP doesn’t require buying plane tickets in advance before applying for a visa. I actually had my onward ticket already when I sent in my application but I opted not to include it in my supporting documents. A cover letter stating your itinerary and purpose of visit in Australia can also be submitted.

The standard processing time for a Visitor Visa (subclass 600) is thirty days. I didn’t hear anything from the DIBP after the acknowledgement receipt until after thirty-three days when they sent in the visa grant in my email account. The application status in my ImmiAccount also changed to finalised stating that my visa was granted.

Applying online for a tourist visa for Australia is a smooth and easy process. I was granted for a single-entry visitor visa for three months – and valid for six months from the time I received the visa grant. I’ve got my visa three weeks before my flight. It is advisable to lodge your application ahead of time – as much as 3 months – to avoid hassles like missing your flight. I’ve read some stories wherein applicants were not able to make it to their supposed flight because they were still waiting to receive their visa grant.

If you haven’t received anything from DIBP after thirty days, you may follow up to verify your visa status through Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). This provides an online service to check the visa details, entitlements and status.

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149 Responses

  1. Paula says:

    Hello. My bf is an Australian citizen. We’ve together for 11mos. Pero nandito siya last May lang, hanggang July.. Unang meet pa lang namin non.

    Actually we’re on the process na para sa Visitor Visa ko and he’ll be sponsoring it. He has high compensation, bank account active for how many years, and credit card. In all means, he’s really legible to sponsor all my fees.

    Ang concern ko is, I don’t have bank account. And as of now unemployed din ako for about 4mos na. Pero nakapag issue naman ako ng COE ko, BIR forms and other contributions ko sa sss, pagibig, etc, from my previous job and I’ve been working there for 2years naman. Pero medyo bothered pa din ako. Sabe naman ng atty namin, mataas naman ang chance ang pinaka risk lang namin is yung wala nga ako bank account.. I wanna hear it from someone’s pov. Please.

    So what’s the chance of getting my visa granted? Thank you so much!

  2. Darlene says:

    I applied thru a migration agent in australia. They lodged it on july 13 and up until now, the status is still received. Its taking long….

    • Ella says:

      I applied for myself withoit any help from migration agent. I got my tourist visa approved after 3 days.

  3. Je says:

    Hello, ask ko lang po. Kung kelangan po ba ilagay yung “middle name” sa firstname ttextbox?

    Example:
    FIRST NAME: Angel MiddleName
    LAST NAME: Locsin

    Or wag na po ilagay yung middlename:
    FIRST NAME: Angel
    LAST NAME: Locsin

    Thanks.

  4. Bubble Gum says:

    sir pwde ba sa embassy mismo mag apply?at magkanu bayad po? salamat pls reply

  5. Hani says:

    Hello poh, may tanong aq..I was married to an Australian guy last march 26,2017..ung husband q mga 1 year na nakatira sa Cebu ngayon gusto nmu in mg apply ng tourist visa Kc balak nmin visit this coming dec this year, plz I need ur advice..about everything, tips,

  6. Jaz says:

    Hello! Your blog is really helpful however pde ko ba malaman kung pano mag-apply as visitor in Au with my husband and daughter? TIA!! 🙂

  7. Kae says:

    Good day ask ko lang if yung coe dapat ba nakasulat ang salary? If yes should it be monthly? Im working on hourly basis kasi and part time? I dont know ano format ok dun.

    Also if sponsored need pa ba ng statutory declaration (lagi ko kasi tong nababasa) ? Or pde nang affidavit of support?

    Thanks

  8. Indi Batua says:

    Hoping for your immediate response. Thanks!

  9. Indi Batua says:

    Hello! Pwede po ba mag apply ng tourist visa kahit wala kang invitation letter or friends sa Australia?

  10. Chenne says:

    Hi John, i just lodged my application online. But I wonder about health examination, is it needed on this application..? Hoping for your response. Thanks a lot.

  11. Yez says:

    Hi, I just want ask for advice I applied tourist visa po, what if po hindi pa ngrereply ung CO if grant or refuse tapos po ung intent to be in Au po eh hindi pa nmn po nalagpas sa date na inindicate ko pero what if po lumampas po may tendency po ba ng refused na un? Thanks po.

  12. Lei says:

    Hi yng passport photograph ba kailangan pa ng printname at the back of photo with certified true copy signature?

  13. Angela says:

    Hi..
    I am planning to apply for a tourist visa, pero wala po akong work. may bank naman ako. last travel ko ay japan and mexico, and japan i submitted letter of guarantee or sponsor letter from my american bf tsaka bank statement ng bf ko and his passport copy. sa mexico free visa na since may japan double entry ako. paano po sa australia if unemployed?

  14. mae says:

    Does it needed to be 96 pdi really? Pls help po. thanks

  15. nancy says:

    this are the list of attachment 1. travel document…2. travel history…3. financial capacity-personal bank statement..4.invitation letter -sponsor…5. intention to return..6. assets-.. 7. Change of name ..8. Birth of age….. question po san ko ilalagay yung picture nmin together ng bf ko? san ko po ilalagay yung pictures with my family?.. san ko din po iaatach yung passport,coe,payslip,bank statement ng sponsor ko/? please advice nman po.. thank you s sasagot

    • ME says:

      hi nancy, pictures with my bf i have attached on the Invitation, Evidence of (Letter/Statement – Sponsor) relative, our family pic sa Intention to return, Evidence of or pwede dun sa travel History. Passport, coe, payslip, bank statement ng sponsor mo pwede dun sa Invitation, Evidence of. do you have letter invitation or Statutory declaration from your bf? you can attached it there too.

  16. nancy says:

    hello to all.. please i need some advice.. im applying aus tourist visa online.. and im on the list of attachment… this are the list of attachment.san ko po banda ilalagay yung pictures nmin together? picture withmy family? yung bank statement, coe, payslip, passport ng sponsor ko? at real state contract the nkalagay both name namin ? please nman po any advice

  17. Sha says:

    hello, do you know how early I can apply for a visa? Planning to visit this July, I know it’s stil January, but want to apply ahead because of anxiety issues lol

    • Hi. Visa is valid three months from the date it has been approved. So if you are going to travel by July, I suggest that you apply by May or June.

    • Hi John, you mentioned that “valid for six months from the time I received the visa grant” but you said below “Visa is valid three months from the date it has been approved” which is which? Thanks

    • marxtermind says:

      Hi @diaryofanintrovertwanderer you can stay in Australia maximum of three months, you can use the visa within 6 months from the time it has been approved. Hope this clarifies. Thanks!

  18. Raesh says:

    Wow. I am happy for you to obtain that visa. The same excitement I had when I received the news for my own visa application. Although in my case I applied to visa agency named A. TAN Migration Consultancy in Makati and got my visa in 10days. I think the waiting time is a case to case basis or depending also on what documents you provide to the embassy.

    • Marithe says:

      Hi Raesh, how much did you pay for all in all? And is the ticket and hotel booking included? I would love to hear from you soon. Thanks

  19. Erine says:

    nagsubmit ako November 15 around 4am.. Im working here in Taiwan plan ko visit si bf sa OZ from Dec 25-Dec 30 then flight to PH naman Dec 31 to January 3 celeb new year with my family. may ticket na ako and attached ko din.
    mga ilang days ba bago ko pwede ifollow up application ko 2 weeks ba?.. sobra biglaan kasi nagworry lang ako lalo na now may System Maintenance ang site.
    kakastress ang waiting game. >_<

    • Ronald says:

      Hello Erine. If you mean New Zealand application, yes they had site maintenance but it was last Saturday and Sunday only. It’s better to email there helpline (info.nzph@vfshelpline.com) to follow up. Please do not forget to state your name, contact number, application code and passport number. They will reply in 24-48 hours. I wish you luck.

  20. Annonymous says:

    Hi! Ronald, Woooowww your result is very quick hey!!! mhine is taking soo long. pano po ba malaman ang status ng visa ko?? I am worried kasi sabi ng agent ko 3-4weeks. but until now wala parin. This make me stressss… 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • Ronald says:

      Hello Annonymous. Better to ask your travel agent because that’s the reason why you pay for there services. In my case, I did the whole application process on my own to save money. I spent 135 Aus. dollar for my Australian Visitor’s Visa while for New Zealand, it’s free. New Zealand waived the visa fee for Filipinos. I don’t know much of your case that’s why I cannot give you the exact answers. Better to do the application online, anyway the Embassy will guide you. And yes, waiting for that long is stressful.

    • cass says:

      i applied last night 7pm i got it 2pm today, it was fast!

    • Ronald says:

      Congratulations! You must have millions in your bank accounts hehehe…

    • JeyP says:

      Hi guys, same here! I applied on Nov 16 tapos I got our visas the next day, Nov 17th! Didn’t expect na ganon kabilis. Meron pakong correction na ginawa after submitting our applications online. Kala ko mtatagalan because of it.

  21. Annonymous says:

    Hi!! my Agent submitted my Doc. through VFS last Otober 15, 2016 but until now wala paring result, Guys!! anyone here submitted they same date of mhine???, may result naba kayong natganggap??? Paano po ba malaman ang status ng visa ko???, Guys i really need your help. Thanks.

  22. Ronald says:

    Hello. It only took me less than 48 hours to have my Australian Visa approved and less than a week for my New Zealand visa approved. All applications were done online. Both November 2016 applications)

  23. Charlie says:

    Hi, what if you’re unemployed and your parents will shoulder lang the expenses but it would be a solo travel lang, do you know what requirements i should submit?

  24. JeyP says:

    Hi! We just got out visas approved! Multiple, can be used for 1 yr! super thank you sa tips!!!

  25. JeyP says:

    nag submit din po kayo itinerary?

  26. JeyP says:

    Yung letter of invitation po ba need notarize?

  27. JeyP says:

    Thank you. Yung ITR is under Financial Capacity- personal evidence of? ang nsa drop down lng kasi is statement e. Pwede ko kaya iattach dun?

  28. JeyP says:

    Sobrang thank you sa pag sagot!:) Meron pa akong question, pagka freelancer ka mas better kaya na ilagay nalang na unemployed then supported nlng ng husband tapos attach nlng un ITR nya and affidavit of support? Wala kasi akong ITR e. Merong akong COE at Contract pero bka ndi enough. Thank you sobra!:)

    • Sorry I’m not sure na about jan but better na ilagay mo ano ung freelance work mo then perhaps ask your regular client na bigyan ka ng certificate testifying na you work with him

  29. JeyP says:

    Yung sa birthcert pwede na yung lumang copy? not necessarily issued within 6 months?

  30. JeyP says:

    Hello. San nyo po inattach un recent passport size picture? Which Item po sa application?
    If scanned NSO copy na un birth cert, ok na wag notarized? how about entry and exit stamps po? Need po notarize if scanned copy n sya?

  31. Nova says:

    Hello. Ask ko lang if need pa ba notarize ung invitation letter? And other supporting documents ng mag sponsor sakin going to australia? Thanks

  32. May says:

    hi, for questions:
    1. just scan your bio page and attach it(means wala kpang travel history)
    2. attach it to your travel documents (kung san ung passport, dun ko lng din inattach ung passport pic ko)
    3. Evidence of Invitation (letter/statement from sponsor/relative)

  33. Danielle says:

    Hi, my mom's about to apply for Australian visa (this week) which is going to be sponsored by my aunt who lives there. The thing is, will embassy grant her visa even though she doesn't have a bank statement/account?

  34. Danielle says:

    Hi, my mom's about to apply for Australian visa (this week) which is going to be sponsored by my aunt who lives there. The thing is, will embassy grant her visa even though she doesn't have a bank statement/account?

  35. Anonymous says:

    I have more questions about the required documents.. please help me po

    1. I have not previously travelled other countries but it says that i am "required" to submit evidence of travel history.. what do i tell them?

    2. They have not required me to attach a photograph-passport size picture

    3. Where do I attach the financial evidence or bank statement of my fiancé?

    Please help me po! Thank you!

  36. Anonymous says:

    I have more questions about the required documents.. please help me po

    1. I have not previously travelled other countries but it says that i am "required" to submit evidence of travel history.. what do i tell them?

    2. They have not required me to attach a photograph-passport size picture

    3. Where do I attach the financial evidence or bank statement of my fiancé?

    Please help me po! Thank you!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Anyone here who submitted their visa application on the month of July na may decision na?

  38. Anonymous says:

    Anyone here who submitted their visa application on the month of July na may decision na?

  39. Anonymous says:

    Hi there! Your blog has been really helpful. Thank you very much. However, i would like to ask if you were required to have emedical or health examination after you have submitted your application? Our whole family was being required for emedical. How did you go about it if ever? Any comment on that pls. Thanks

  40. may says:

    Applied online last June 26, 2016 and got my visa grant on July 20, 2016.

  41. Anonymous says:

    They recvd my docs Jun17, visa granted July12 and d courier delivered the grant notice jul 14. Multiple visa valid for 1yr. I am unemployed, no bank certificate. But submitted statutory declaration from my Mom (Aus Citizen). I've been to Aus 5x already. Wait nyo lang, mtagal ang processing nila, parating na yan. ����������

  42. Anonymous says:

    Might as well get a new one. from what i know me maturity date na yata ngaun ang mga BC e. u can ask sa NSO..not sure kung di sila strikto sa Aus. Embassy but my boss was once denied a visa to US because of her BC na nagmature na. 140 pesos lng nmn yata so ipikit mo nlng rather than taking chances.

  43. ET says:

    Hi! Just wanted to ask if the NSO birth certificate requirement states that it should be a newly requested one? I have a couple of copies of my BC from 2007/2008 and I'm wondering if I could use then or if I have to order new ones.

  44. Good day you wrote that you waited 33 days for your visa response I was just wondering if that's including weekends or 33 working days only? Thank you

  45. Good day you wrote that you waited 33 days for your visa response I was just wondering if that's including weekends or 33 working days only? Thank you

  46. Good day you wrote that you've waited 33 days? Is that working days or including weekends? Thank you very much.

  47. Good day you wrote that you've waited 33 days? Is that working days or including weekends? Thank you very much.

  48. Hi! I would just like to ask, what is the process if our dad will sponsor us (my mom, my sibling, my fiance [who will be my husband on the date of travel]).. are we to attached his evidence of financial capacity to our application? Is a letter of him sponsoring us required? Thanks in advance!

  49. Hi! I would just like to ask if i got it right, if ever your sponsor is not an australian citizen.. the financial evidence that you will attach is the one from your sponsor, right? Is a letter from your sponsor confirming that he/she will sponsor you required? Thanks

  50. hi.. ako lang po regarding applying tv through online/immiaccount. my bf will sponsor me for my visit. my concern is uploading documents of our relationship. do i have to scanned the pages of our skype conversation? kaso ang dami and ive heard merong limit ang i a-upload.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I lodge my visa application last April 26,2016 and received and SMS Acknowledgement message from Australian Embassy Manila the following day. The Agent told me to check my application after 2 weeks but until know my visa still on processed. How will I know if my visa was granted is it thru email or call? Does my sponsor from Australia will receive a call from the embassy to confirm?

  52. Congrats! When are you going to Australia?

  53. Sorry for the late reply. Few years ago, my two Aunts also went to Australia and our relatives who are residing in Australia sponsored their trip. They submitted documents that my relatives could finance the trip. So I guess, if you could submit all the necessary documents, then there would be no problem.

  54. pyco8881 says:

    Hi Marx, Im currently unemployed but i owned my house and lot my brother in law from US grant me vacation, a tour to australia (he will fund it), if i apply for australian Tourist visa, whar would be the possible problem?

  55. YEN says:

    Hi. My visa was granted today, Apr 19 via ImmiAccount 😉 lodged on Mar 16. Thanks for the helpful tips!

  56. Anonymous says:

    hi. visa granted yesterday. april 13. Applied thru vfs last March 3. finally. wait nyo lang guys. malapit na yan

  57. YEN says:

    Whom are we going to raise our concerns to in cases like that na wala pa yung visa result after the 30days period?

  58. Sayang naman ang ticket. But are you still going to push through with your visit in Australia if ever makuha mo na visa mo?

  59. Anonymous says:

    nope.. til now wala pa rin notice.. or any email.. sayang lang yung ticket ko.. kung alam ko lang magkaka ganito, sana pala nag walk in na lang ako.. haysss.. kalungkot 🙁

  60. How's your Australian visa application, guys? Feel free to share!

  61. Yes, please attach your photo. It's one of the requirements, I believe.

  62. Were you able to get your visa grant?

  63. The bank statement that I submitted was from BPI online, I just printed what's available online. And I think it was three months.

  64. The bank statement that I submitted was from BPI online, I just printed what's available online. And I think it was three months.

  65. YEN says:

    Thank you, Marx. i didn't submit statutory declaration but have it all written by my sponsor that I will be accommodated in their place. Btw, I didn't notice the photograph requirement ;( Mine hasn't been moving yet, still Application Received. Can I still add to the submitted documents? I may need to attach my passport size photo.

  66. YEN says:

    Thank you, Marx. i didn't submit statutory declaration but have it all written by my sponsor that I will be accommodated in their place. Btw, I didn't notice the photograph requirement ;( Mine hasn't been moving yet, still Application Received. Can I still add to the submitted documents? I may need to attach my passport size photo.

  67. Unknown says:

    Hi, did you bank statement include average daily balance for the past 6 months or so? Or just the current balance? Thank you!

  68. Unknown says:

    Hi, did you bank statement include average daily balance for the past 6 months or so? Or just the current balance? Thank you!

  69. Anonymous says:

    yung sakin din wala pa.. march 4 pa ako nag apply online.. "Application Received" pa rin status. ni wala man lang nagbago.. ung nabili kong flight to Sydney is April 12. waaaah.. sakit sa loob. sana pala hindi na lang ako nag online T_T

  70. Anonymous says:

    yung sakin din wala pa.. march 4 pa ako nag apply online.. "Application Received" pa rin status. ni wala man lang nagbago.. ung nabili kong flight to Sydney is April 12. waaaah.. sakit sa loob. sana pala hindi na lang ako nag online T_T

  71. Anonymous says:

    I have the same problem with you guys. I applied my tourist visa last feb 29 and until now i did not receive any notice.

  72. Anonymous says:

    I have the same problem with you guys. I applied my tourist visa last feb 29 and until now i did not receive any notice.

  73. Anonymous says:

    unfortunately wala pa rin. I lodged mine thru VFS by courier. I received an email informing me that my application was already forwarded to australian embassy and i was given a VLN number which I use in tracking my application.

    still up to now wala pa rin 34 days na. good luck na lang sa tin guys.

  74. Where does it say "acknowledged"? How did you follow up?

  75. abril says:

    wala pa rin until now. April 6 nilagay kong planned travel date. i followed up on March 29 via Visa Entitlement form but I got no reply

  76. abril says:

    Any news on your visa? I submitted mine on Feb 29 too. Until now it's Application Received. What does 'Acknowledged' mean? iba paba sa received un?

  77. abril says:

    Any news on your visa? I submitted mine on Feb 29 too. Until now it's Application Received. What does 'Acknowledged' mean? iba paba sa received un?

  78. I can feel you. The waiting game was really agonizing. I guess what I can only advise is be patient and it will come. Since it was acknowledged March 3, the visa grant will only be released maybe within the week of April 4.

  79. I can feel you. The waiting game was really agonizing. I guess what I can only advise is be patient and it will come. Since it was acknowledged March 3, the visa grant will only be released maybe within the week of April 4.

  80. Anonymous says:

    Hi. I applied for a tourist visa last Feb 29. My application was acknowledge last March 3 together with my VLN number. Unfortunately I'm still waiting. I tried calling VFS and accessed their tracking system but the response is " visa still on process with the australian embassy. hay, how do i follow up. is there any other way. This long wait is really killing me softly.

  81. Anonymous says:

    Hi. I applied for a tourist visa last Feb 29. My application was acknowledge last March 3 together with my VLN number. Unfortunately I'm still waiting. I tried calling VFS and accessed their tracking system but the response is " visa still on process with the australian embassy. hay, how do i follow up. is there any other way. This long wait is really killing me softly.

  82. Did you get your visa grant already?

  83. Did you get your visa grant already?

  84. Hi! Honestly, I'm actually not sure. I think it's best to contact the Australian embassy or a travel agent that could help you process your visa. But I think if you're a Philippine passport holder then I guess you could also apply for Australian Tourist Visa the same way that I did.

    Feel free to update us with your visa application! 🙂

  85. Hi! Honestly, I'm actually not sure. I think it's best to contact the Australian embassy or a travel agent that could help you process your visa. But I think if you're a Philippine passport holder then I guess you could also apply for Australian Tourist Visa the same way that I did.

    Feel free to update us with your visa application! 🙂

  86. I lodged mine March 9. Next I've heard from them was on Mar 22 where the Immi requested Health requirements (because I applied for a year) then i submitted the health requirement by 23. I should hear from them by 1st week of April.

  87. I lodged mine March 9. Next I've heard from them was on Mar 22 where the Immi requested Health requirements (because I applied for a year) then i submitted the health requirement by 23. I should hear from them by 1st week of April.

  88. Anonymous says:

    hi marx! i'm an ofw based in uae pwede b akong mag apply ng online khit nandito ako sa uae. i'm planning to have my vacation in july for one monthh tpos bblik ulit ako dto. thanks a lot! 🙂

  89. Anonymous says:

    hi marx! i'm an ofw based in uae pwede b akong mag apply ng online khit nandito ako sa uae. i'm planning to have my vacation in july for one monthh tpos bblik ulit ako dto. thanks a lot! 🙂

  90. abriL ocampo says:

    I lodged my visa 600 application on Feb 29. Until now Application received pa rin. Anyone here who submitted Feb 2016? May balita na sa application nyo?

  91. abriL ocampo says:

    I lodged my visa 600 application on Feb 29. Until now Application received pa rin. Anyone here who submitted Feb 2016? May balita na sa application nyo?

  92. Anonymous says:

    I lodged my visa 600 application on Feb 29. Until now Application received pa rin. Anyone here who submitted Feb 2016? May balita na sa application nyo?

  93. Anonymous says:

    I lodged my visa 600 application on Feb 29. Until now Application received pa rin. Anyone here who submitted Feb 2016? May balita na sa application nyo?

  94. As far as I can remember, I only notarized the bio page of my passport while the rest of the pages, which are the stamps were just photocopied.

  95. Hi i recently applied for a visitor visa – business stream. I was granted with visitor visa tourist stream before and it's my first time to apply for this type of stream to take a professional exam.
    I know what you mean about waiting for the approval can be agonizing – like i constantly can't stop thinking of things that can go wrong. I did my best to complete my documents, but I just thought that one of the docs i provided were my old passports (that's proof of my previous travel history) but i am concerned that the only passport page i got notarized was my current passport and the old ones that have stamps were just photocopies. What do you think?
    Did you have all of your passport pages notarized, even the old ones? Thanks!

  96. Unknown says:

    Hi i recently applied for a visitor visa – business stream. I was granted with visitor visa tourist stream before and it's my first time to apply for this type of stream to take a professional exam.
    I know what you mean about waiting for the approval can be agonizing – like i constantly can't stop thinking of things that can go wrong. I did my best to complete my documents, but I just thought that one of the docs i provided was my old passports (that's proof of my previous travel history) but i am concerned that the only passport page i got notarized was my current passport and the old ones that have stamps were just photocopies. What do you think?
    Did you have all of your passport pages notarized, even the old ones? Thanks!

  97. In the Philippines, ung printout lang ng visa grant. Sa Australia I think just the passport. But better bring ung visa grant print out always.

  98. In the Philippines, ung printout lang ng visa grant. Sa Australia I think just the passport. But better bring ung visa grant print out always.

  99. Frank says:

    Hi! I already have my visa grant. I will be staying in Melbourne for Anong need ipakita sa immigration sa Philippines and Australia? Anong mga dapat dalhin? Sa March 26 ang alis ko. I'll be staying there for 3 weeks.

    Salamat!

  100. Frank says:

    Hi! I already have my visa grant. I will be staying in Melbourne for Anong need ipakita sa immigration sa Philippines and Australia? Anong mga dapat dalhin? Sa March 26 ang alis ko. I'll be staying there for 3 weeks.

    Salamat!

  101. I believe your sponsor should be providing the bank statements and all if it is sponsored. Also, there's a bond if they'll be the one sponsoring you. But I think it's better to ask the embassy regarding your case.

  102. I believe your sponsor should be providing the bank statements and all if it is sponsored. Also, there's a bond if they'll be the one sponsoring you. But I think it's better to ask the embassy regarding your case.

  103. Hi, Yen. It is a written statement to declare that statements are true. In my case, my relatives had hosted my stay and they had to declare it in a written statement.

  104. Hi, Yen. It is a written statement to declare that statements are true. In my case, my relatives had hosted my stay and they had to declare it in a written statement.

  105. Hi. My boyfriend's mother will sponsor my trip to australia. Is it necessary na mag submit ako ng bank statement ko? Or kahit hindi na since sponsored trip siya. And is it ok kung wala pa 6 months yung bank account ko kung kailangan ko mag submit. Hope to hear from you. Thanks!

  106. Hi. My boyfriend's mother will sponsor my trip to australia. Is it necessary na mag submit ako ng bank statement ko? Or kahit hindi na since sponsored trip siya. And is it ok kung wala pa 6 months yung bank account ko kung kailangan ko mag submit. Hope to hear from you. Thanks!

  107. YEN says:

    Hi. May I ask, what is meant by statutory declaration? Thank you.

  108. Yes, weekends are included

  109. Yes, weekends are included

  110. llehs. says:

    Hi! When you waited 33 days, is that 33 working days, sat-sun are not included?

  111. llehs. says:

    Hi! When you waited 33 days, is that 33 working days, sat-sun are not included?

  112. JOJOB says:

    I got promo fares on PAL last June independence day. That's why i endured serious anxiety waiting for this visa decision. We're travelling this March.

  113. Glad to hear that! I'm hoping that I could go back to Australia as well.

  114. JOJOB says:

    I applied online. Likewise paid for it online. Got the visitor visa in 3 weeks. In my case, I've been to Australia a few times in the past. 🙂

  115. Hi! Yes COE ng current company pero if you get the visa valid naman sya for 6 months so better apply before ka mag resign siguro? hehehe!

  116. Hi, COE ba ng current company lang? And need ba talaga ng Approved vacation leave form and do i have to get it from my current company? If ever i come back kase i want to apply to a different company. Thanks! This blog is very helpful, i will apply soon. Magreresign na ako soon sa work ko and i have to render 30 days pa.

    Hope to hear from you. Thank you.

  117. Hi, i'm not sure if my previous comments were posted, having a problem with my connection i guess, anyway. If yung CEO ba yung sa current company lang and yung Approved vacation leave form do i have to get it too sa current company? What if i want to apply in a different company when i come back? Thank you, this blog is very helpful, mag aapply na kase ako next month and gather na ng requirements.

    Hope to hear from you. Thanks!

  118. Unknown says:

    Hi, COE ba ng current company lang? And need ba talaga ng Approved vacation leave form and do i have to get it from my current company? If ever i come back kase i want to apply to a different company. Thanks! This blog is very helpful, i will apply soon. Magreresign na ako soon sa work ko and i have to render 30 days pa.

    Hope to hear from you. Thank you.

  119. Thank you! I think okay naman…

  120. Ana Rose says:

    Npka helpful ng blog. Thanks. I just have a question kung okay lang na wala pang 6 mos ang savings ko sa bangko pg ngpsa ko ng requirements for tourist visa?

  121. Sa akin NSO certifited na kaya no need to notarized daw eh.

  122. Got it. But yung Birth Certificate hindi na siya kailangan notarized? I read in other blogs that Bith Certificates should be notarized too.

  123. Not necessary but I submitted two passport bio – one in colored but not notarized and one in black and white but notarized. Para clear lang ung bio page ng passport ko nagsubmit na ako ng 2.

  124. Unknown says:

    Hi. Required ba na colored and notarized yung passport bio or pwede na black and white? Ganun kasi nagawa ko eh. Salamat!

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