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    Travelling to Australia

    All travelers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtaina visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.

    - Visitors

    - Workers

    - Migrants

    - Students

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    Tourists For people to visit Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, social

    or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or forother short-term non-work purposes.

    There are a number of visas available for people to visitAustralia as a tourist.

    Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) An electronically stored authority for short-term visits to

    Australia for tourism or business purposes of up to 3months.

    eVisitors (Subclass 651)

    An electronically stored authority for visits to Australia fortourism or business purposes for up to 3 months.

    Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

    A temporary visa allowing a stay in Australia of up to 3 or 6

    or 12 months.

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    The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601)lets you enter Australia as many times as you want for

    up to 12 months if you are:

    - a tourist

    - travelling for business purposes.

    You can stay in Australia for up to three months oneach visit.

    The ETA is an electronically stored authority for travelto Australia. You must be outside Australia when you

    apply and when the ETA is granted.An ETA is linked electronically to passport. It can be

    seen by staff at airlines, travel agencies and Australianborder agencies.

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    Your ETA lets you enter Australia for up to three

    months at a time as a tourist or for business purposes. Business activities include:

    - making general business or employment enquiries

    - investigating, negotiating, signing or reviewing a

    business contract- carrying out activities as part of an official

    government-to-government visit

    - participating in conferences, trade fairs or seminars, aslong as you are not being paid by the organizers foryour participation.

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    eVisitoris for people who want to visit Australia for:

    tourism, such as holidays, recreation or seeing family

    or friends business purposes, such as attending a conference,

    negotiating or exploring business opportunities.

    You must hold a passport from an eligible country to

    apply for this visa.You must be outside Australia when you lodge your

    application for an eVisitor. You do not need to visit animmigration office and you will not receive a stamp orlabel in your passport. However, you will be given a

    confirmation for your records.An eVisitor is an electronically stored authority for

    travel to Australia. eVisitor can be accessed by airlines,travel agents and Australian border agencies.

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    AndorraAustriaBelgiumBulgariaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmark






    PolandPortugalRomaniaRepublic of SanMarinoSlovakiaSlovenia

    SpainSwedenSwitzerlandUnited Kingdom

    of Great Britainand NorthernIrelandVatican City(Holy See)

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    TheVisitor visa (subclass 600) is for people who wantto travel Australia as tourists, for business or to visit

    family. It is a temporary visa.This visa has four streams:

    Tourist stream: for people travelling to Australia for aholiday, recreation or to visit family and friends.

    Business Visitor stream: for business peopletravelling to Australia for a short business visit. Thisincludes making a general business or employment

    enquiry, negotiations or participating in a conference Sponsored Family stream: for people travelling to

    Australia to visit their family. You must havea sponsor who might be asked to provide a bond.

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    Working Holiday

    The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programsencourage cultural exchange and closer ties betweenarrangement countries by allowing young people to have anextended holiday supplemented by short-termemployment.

    Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) For people from Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus,

    Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong,Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta,Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and UnitedKingdom.

    Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) Information for applicants from Argentina, Bangladesh,

    Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, the USAand Uruguay, on holiday and work visas in Australia.

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    Retirement For retirees who are 55 years of age and over who want

    to spend their retirement years in Australia.

    Retirement Visa (Subclass 410)

    Only available to people who currently hold this visa(and their partners), or to former Retirement visaholders (and their partners) who have not heldanother substantive visa since their last Retirementvisa was granted.

    Investor Retirement Visa (Subclass 405)

    A temporary visa for people aged 55 years or older whoare able to make a significant long term financialinvestment in Australia. This visa is not a pathway to apermanent visa.

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    Medical Treatment

    For people to travel to Australia for medical treatmentfor up to 12 months.

    Medical Treatment Visa (Subclass 602)

    For people to travel to, or remain in, Australia for

    medical treatment or medical consultations for aperiod of up to three months

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    Transiting through Australia

    Transit without visa arrangements

    Non-Australian citizens from certain countries are

    eligible to transit through Australia without a visa.Transit visa (subclass 771)

    If you do not qualify for transit without a visa, you willneed to apply for a Transit visa which is free of charge.

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    Event Organizers and Participants are organizing an international event, conference or

    meeting in Australia

    have been invited to speakat, perform in, compete in,

    or attendan international event, conference or meeting inAustralia.

    business or academic meetings, conferences and seminars

    sporting tournaments, championships and games

    trade shows, expos and fairs

    cultural festivals

    religious events.

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    Employer Sponsored Workers

    For lawfully operating Australian and overseas employers tosponsor and employ skilled workers who have recognizedqualifications and skills/or experience in particularoccupations required in Australia.

    Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

    A program for employers to sponsor approved skilledworkers to work in Australia on a temporary visa.Employers can nominate a number of positions fordifferent occupations under the same sponsorshipapplication.

    Labor Agreements

    Formal arrangements for an Australian industry group oremployer to recruit a specified number of skilled workerson a temporary or permanent basis over a number of years.

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    Temporary Work (Skilled) visa

    This visa allows you to:

    work in Australia for up to four years

    bring your family to work or study in Australia

    travel in and out of Australia as often as you want.

    This is a sponsored visa. Before you can apply for thevisa, your employer must:

    become an approved sponsor

    nominate you for a position.

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    VISA Applicants

    Approved occupations

    You must work in a skilled occupation that has beenapproved by the Australian Government.

    Skill requirements

    You need to show that you have the skills andexperience necessary to work in the nominatedoccupation.

    If your nominated occupation is a trade occupation,

    you might need to do a skills assessment.

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    Registration and licensing If requested by your visa processing case officer, you must

    provide evidence from the relevant Australian registrationor licensing authority that you hold, or will be able to meet,the registration or licensing requirements to work in yournominated occupation.

    English language requirements International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    and the Occupational English Test (OET) If you are sponsored by a standard business sponsor, you

    must show that you have English language proficiency thatis equivalent to:

    an International English Language Testing System (IELTS)test score of at least 5 in each of the four test componentsof speaking, reading, writing and listening, or

    a score of at least 'B' in each of the four components of anOccupational English Test (OET).

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    Health requirements The health examinations you need will depend on your

    circumstances and where you have lived. The results ofyour health examinations are valid for 12 months.Health insurance You are responsible for all your health costs in Australia.

    You will not be covered by Australia's national health

    scheme (Medicare) while you hold this visa You must have adequate health insurance in Australia. You

    should ensure that your insurance will provide at least thelevel of coverage required for the purpose of your stay. Yourhealth insurer could be in either Australia or your homecountry.

    Character requirements You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from

    each country you have lived in for 12 months or more.

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    Including family in your application

    You can include the following people in your visa application:

    your partner (married) your or your partnersdependent children

    other dependent relatives.

    The application must include documentary evidence oftheir relationship to you.

    Your family members must also be able to show that theymeet Australia's health and character requirements.

    They must be able to show they have the same levels ofhealth insurance as you.

    Your sponsor must agree in writing to include your familymembers as secondary sponsored persons. They can do thisby including the details of your family members in thenomination application, or by providing this informationin a letter to be attached to your visa application.

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    How to apply:

    Prepare your documents

    You need to provide documents to prove the claims youmake in the application.

    Some of the documents could take some time to obtain.You should have them ready when you lodge your

    application to reduce any delays in processing.Lodge your application online

    You can apply for this visa online at:

    eVisa application 1066 Employer Sponsored Workers (e457)

    Online Applications You must provide all relevant documents and pay the visa

    application charge by credit card when you apply.

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    Upload your documents through website whenyou lodge your online application.

    If you cannot upload your documents, you canscan them and email them as PDF files to the caseofficer. You will be given the name and contact

    details of your allocated case officer after you havelodged your application.

    When you apply online, you will be given atransaction reference number (TRN). Keep a

    record of the number so you can check the statusof your application.

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    - A 457 Skills Assessment- Registration, licensing or professional membership

    - References from previous employers

    - Your curriculum vitae (CV) or resum, covering at least

    the last five years- Documents to show your level of English language


    - Your identity

    - Your relationships

    - Your children

    - Health insurance

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    Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) lets you live

    and work in Australia temporarily after you havefinished your studies.

    This visa has two streams:

    Graduate Work stream for international students

    who graduate with skills and qualifications that relateto an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL

    Post-Study Work stream for international studentswho graduate with an eligible qualification. Thisstream is only available to students who applied forand were granted their first Student visa to Australia. Avisa in this stream can be granted for up to four years,depending on the qualification.

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    Sponsored TrainingTraining and Research Visa (Subclass 402)

    Allows you to come to Australia on a temporary basis toundertake occupational training, conduct or observeresearch as a visiting academic or participate in aprofessional development program.

    Professional Development Visa (Subclass 470)

    Allows sponsored foreign nationals who are professionals,managers or government officials, to undertakeprofessional development training programs in Australiafor periods of up to 18 months.

    Occupational Trainee Visa (Subclass 442)

    Allows foreign nationals to undertake a supervised,workplace-based training program in Australia. Thetraining should provide additional skills in theiroccupation or field of expertise.

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    Student Guardian Visa

    International students studying in Australia on astudent visa may require a guardian if they are under18 years of age. There may also be exceptionalcircumstances where a student over 18 years of age mayneed a guardian for religious or cultural reasons.

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    Student visas general information

    The Student (Temporary)(Class TU)The subclasses and the prescribed courses for each

    subclass are:

    Independent ELICOS (English Language Intensive

    Courses for Overseas Students) (Subclass 570)ELICOS (non-award and Certificate IIV) as a stand-alone course.

    - Students undertaking ELICOS as a pre-requisite to

    another course must apply for a visa under thesubclass appropriate to the main course.

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    Schools (Subclass 571)- Primary school; secondary school including junior and

    senior secondary; approved secondary exchange programs.Vocational education and training (VET)(Subclass 572)Certificate I, II, III, and IV; VET diploma; VET advanced

    diploma.Higher education (HE) (Subclass 573) nBachelor degree;

    associate degree; graduate certificate; graduate diploma;HE diploma; HE advanced diploma; masters bycoursework.

    Postgraduate research (Subclass 574) Masters by researchdegree; Doctoral degree.

    Non-award(Subclass 575)Enabling course; non-award foundation studies; other full-

    time courses or components of courses not leading to anAustralian award.

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    Family MembersPartners and fiancs of Australian citizens, Australian permanent

    residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enterand/or remain permanently in Australia. Partners and fiancsinclude:

    people intending to get married (fiancs) married (de jure) partners de facto partners (including those in a same sex relationship).Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent

    (Subclasses 309 and 100) For people from overseas to enter and stay in Australia with their

    partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australianpermanent resident. If two years after you apply the relationship

    is ongoing, a permanent visa may be granted. Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) For people from overseas to enter Australia, marry their fianc,

    who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanentresident. Once married, holders of this visa can then apply to

    remain permanently in Australia.

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    Parent Visa OptionsParent (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 103) A permanent visa for parents who have children living in

    Australia.Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 143) A permanent visa for parents with children living in

    Australia. This visa costs more than the Parent visa but isgenerally processed faster.

    Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 173) This is a temporary visa valid for two years. If you hold this

    visa you can then apply for the permanent ContributoryParent visa (subclass 143).

    Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (from Subclass 173to Subclass 143) This visa is for holders of a temporary Contributory Parent

    visa (subclass 173), who want to apply for a permanentContributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

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    Child VisaChild (Permanent) (Subclass 101) For children from overseas who are the child or stepchild of an

    Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible NewZealand citizen.Orphan Relative (Permanent) (Subclass 117) For children from overseas whose parents are deceased, permanently

    incapacitated, or whose whereabouts are unknown and who have aneligible sponsor.

    Adoption (Permanent) (Subclass 102) For children from overseas who have been or about to be adopted by an

    Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent visa, or aneligible New Zealand citizen.Important: If the child was adopted before the parent became an

    Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent visa, or an

    eligible New Zealand citizen they cannot apply for this visa. They mustapply for a Child visa (subclass 101)Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445) For children whose parent holds a temporary partner visa and is in the

    process of obtaining a permanent partner visa.

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    Applying for a Visa The Visa and Immigration Office of the Australian

    Embassy Manila generally process applications in theorder that they are received by the Embassy and everyeffort is made to decide applications well within ourprocessing standards.

    Visa applications should be lodged at the department'sService Delivery Partner (SDP) in the Philipines,Philippines Interactive Audiotext Service Incnearest(PIASI).

    A fee will be charged for this service in addition to thescheduled fee charged by the Australian Governmentfor all visa applications.

    Temporary residence

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    Visitor Visa- Tourism Stream 1 month

    Visitor Visa- Business Stream 1 month

    Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa 1 month

    Transit 3 working days

    Medical Treatment 1 month


    AL exempt - 14 days (sameas AL1)

    Assessment Level 3 & 4 -90 days

    Assessment Level 2 - 21days

    Other Sponsored Temporary Residents 3 months

    Permanent residence

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    Visa Global Service Standard

    Partner Migration (subclass 300,309, 100).

    12 months (subclass 300, 309)8 months (subclass 100)

    Other Family Migration(subclass 114, 115, 116)

    Capped and queued

    Child Migration

    (subclass 101, 102, 445, 117)14 months

    Returning Residents 2 weeks

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    Visa Application Charge

    Visa application charge might be broken into instalments,with one part payable at the time of application, andanother before grant.

    First instalment the base application charge

    a subsequent temporary application charge. The first instalment of the visa application charge is the

    total of all of the components that must be paid to lodgeyour visa application.

    Second instalment In addition, for some visas you might also have to pay a

    further visa application charge. This is paid after you havemade your application but before the visa can be granted.This second instalment will not be required if yourapplication is refused.

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    VISA Fees

    Visitor Streams $115

    Working Holiday $365

    Medical Treatment $245

    Temporary Work $315

    Partner $2680

    Child $2060

    Parent $2060

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    Visa Requirements