All information in this topic is to be taken as
a guide only and may be outdated. The Department
of Immigration of Australia, constantly modify
and update the rules for most types of Visas.
For actual and correct information, please
consult the official
website of the Department of Immigration.
is a selection of tip about Visas to Australia:
sure your passport is valid for the time you intend to
stay in Australia + 3 more months after that. To renew
your Passport with the embassy or consulate of your
country in Australia may take a long time, and will
have to assess the new number with the Immigration
Never give dubious or
false information when filling up the application
form. The data give is checked and can conduct to a
denied Visa if the information is suspicious.
you have your Visa and already in Australia, don't
forget to renew it BEFORE the expiration date, other
way you will be considered illegal in Australia, and
fines do apply for late renewal, if not asked to leave
extra Passport size photos just in case you loose your
passport or it is required for a Visa or form. In
Australia document photos are taken manly in
pharmacies and some speciality shops. There are
regulation about the photos such as 3x4 cm size, must
show your shoulders, minimum size of your face in the
photo, and preferably being smiling.
is no need to have your passport with you at all
times. You can leave it at your accommodation place.
Even so, it is not a bad idea to have a Xerox copy
with you for identification matters. For students
going to drink in night clubs, ask your school to
supply a student card for age proof.
you apply for a Visa by yourself without the help of a
third person, make sure it is very legible and without
errors. if not sure about the questions fill up first
with a pencil. Don't forget to annexe all documents
required as well as photos and medical exams. The
department don't precede the application without the
fees being paid. If doing by post, don't forget to
annexe a pre-paid return envelope.
Remember that some times
of the year the Department gets really busy, so don't
leave to the last minute to send the Visa application
or you may have to change plans.
I've found your Passport between these two rocks here.