One of the countries I would really want to visit in the future is Australia. I have a cousin who lives there, and she has been very keen on me touching Australian floors very soon.
I was actually hoping to go with my merhubby to spend our honeymoon there, but apparently, we found out that we were already expecting a month after we got married! Haha 😀 Turns out my Australian dream vacation will have to wait.
Well, I can always visit there, especially once my little merbaby is out and about. And since we are talking about visiting this amazing country already, I would just like to share and key in the tips I have collected while I was rummaging for ideas on how we can apply for an Australian Visa.
Know Your Visa
I have never gone to a country that needs visa applications, so this is relatively new to me. And I found out that there are different kinds, depending on your purpose. There is the Visitor Visa (subclass 600), Carer Visa (subclass 116) and Partner Visa (subclass 820 and 801).
Prepare Your Supporting Documents
Just like any other visa application, you have to prove your identity and your capacity to sustain your stay in Australia. Some documents you may need to prepare are the following:
- Travel documents
- Birth Certificate
- Personal Assets
- Work Experience /Company ID /Certificate of Employment
- Financial or Bank Statements
- Travel History
- Marriage Certificate
- Land Titles
- Latest Payslips
- Most recent Income Tax Return
If you are not paying for your stay, you have to show supporting documents of your trip sponsor.
Don’t Book Your Flight Just Yet
It is recommended that you apply for your visa first, before securing any airline ticket. Of course, we are hoping for positive things, and gaining the approval, however, it is better to ensure having a visa first.
But since we are in a time of promo fares and cheap airline tickets, you may take a chance on booking a flight and getting a schedule that will still allow you to have enough time to prepare and process your visa. And maybe more ample days to shop for your #ootds!
OMG! I was actually surprised to know this as well. Apparently, there will also be a medical exam that you should pass in order for you to travel to Australia. I believe this is necessary to ensure that you are healthy enough and fit to travel abroad, plus this can also mean that they want you clear of any unwanted diseases that could pose harm to anybody along the way.
So, ensure enough sleep and get your diet in line merfriends! 😀
For Females, Be Sure to Properly Schedule Your Medical Appointment
If you’re a female, be sure to schedule at least a week after you finish your period. The medical exam could be quite expensive, and it would be sad if you have to repeat tests just because of the ‘red days’.
I am happy to have learned these this early, as it can help me prepare ahead of time, and of course to have the pleasure to share these with you!
Are you visiting Australia soon? Are you planning to spend a vacation, study, work or even live there?
You may check Gogozing for more information about Australian visa applications, and learn how they can help you fulfill your Australian dream! 😀
And don’t forget to snap photos with the koalas and kangaroos! 😀