As a Filipino, applying for a tourist visa is a dreadful process. We need to go through tedious paperwork. In many instances, we have to experience emotional trauma from immigration officers who would ruthlessly interrogate our motive and financial capacity to travel in their country. Fortunately, some countries such as Australia have embarked on reforms and streamlined its application process. We greatly benefit from this improvement. Filipinos now have two options in lodging application for Australian tourist visa: a.) via third-party service provider – VFS Global or b.) online.
Philippines is among the select countries whose citizens can apply for an Australian tourist visa directly online. I took advantage of this service last November 2015 and was successful in my application. It is convenient and savvy. If I used the services of VFS Global, I will have to pay for the processing fee, courier fee, taxi, as well as endure heavy traffic. Remember, Australia is a visa free label country. You do not need to submit your passport to the embassy to have it stamped. Australian visas are issued and recorded electronically. The following are the steps you need to do and take into consideration when applying online:1. Create an ImmiAccount
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=> detailed steps here Originally posted by Krarenzki at wildperiwinkle.com, and with permission to repost the article here at www.pinoyau.info