So I stumbled upon my Australia visa e-mail notice and apparently it was around this time a year ago (and five days, to be exact) when I lodged my application. And the visa? Granted just after a day. As paranoid as I am when it comes to visa applications (after getting denied when I first applied for one for Japan), I mustered all the requirements that I could, thinking that it would minimize the possibility of additional requirements from being asked. And I think it paid off.
Applying for an Australia visa was the most convenient visa application process that I’ve experienced so far. It’s a no-show; you just have to create an ImmiAccount, fill in your details, upload your supporting documents, pay for it online (135 AUD then), and wait. Of course, notice from the embassy differs for each applicant, but my friend also had hers granted in just a day. She was as paranoid as me, by the way. Haha. I lost hers but below is the full listing of the documents I submitted.
You can easily book via Booking.com and cancel it
when your application gets denied (not that I’m Negatron)after the outcome of your application.
- Round trip plane tickets
Not required, but since we already had ours (for a very good price of ₱7,884.40), we submitted them as well.
“THIS IS A TRUE AND ACCURATE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT.”
The text above, together with a signature, was what I wrote on my approved leave request, payslips, and expired and current passport pages as they’re supposed to be certified true copies. You can do the same wherever you deem appropriate. Also, I think it helps that in the application form you get to put the names of the people you’re going with (if any). They could review your applications together and if one of you already has an Australia visa, that could be a big factor.
Lastly, Australia visa is simply a printout and not a sticker on the passport. And you don’t get stamped there. Sarry.