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Tourist Visa

rose082412rose082412 BalangaPosts: 14Member
edited August 2012 in Visitor - Tourist Visa
Hi I'm a newbie here... I'm planning to get a tourist visa because I want to visit my relatives. Please give me some info. or advice. How long it will take to get a Tourist Visa. I'm planning to go to Australian Embassy sa Makati to know the requirements. Mga magkano kaya ang magagastos ko. Magkano ba talaga ang pocket money? Mahirap ba talaga makapunta sa Australia kahit Tourist Visa lang?
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  • gemini23gemini23 Win
    Posts: 265Member
    Hello po, just to share my experience in getting a tourist visa, hindi naman po sya mahirap basta kumpleto yung mga papeles mo. I'm not sure if madali lang din if self processing gagawin nyo kasi ako I used an agent here abroad. Then I waited for 10 working days after I lodged my visa application.Yung pocket money depende po sa inyo kung marami kayong gagastusin o budget lang ang travel nyo. Ako po since wala akong kamag-anak na mag-susuport sa akin doon I had to show proof of account and invitation letter from my friend. Check nyo na lang po sa embassy if magkano ang visa application kc iba po ang currency na ginamit ko.

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    Kapag ba wala pang travel to other asian countries most likely denied na ang visa even kumpleto ng requirements? May sufficient funds, work and invitation na sasagot ng accomodation and food while staying there.

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • rose082412rose082412 Balanga
    Posts: 14Member
    Ano po kaya ang magandang agent? gemini23 anong agent mo yung nag apply ka for tourist sa australia. Anong po kayang agent ang maganda dito sa pilipinas?
  • rose082412rose082412 Balanga
    Posts: 14Member
  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    Sis, when mo plan mag apply? Check mo na lang online ang requirements andun naman lahat. May invitation and work ka? Nakapagtravel ka na din outside the country? Yun friend ko kasi first time nya. Im helping her out kasi madali lang naman i diy.

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • gemini23gemini23 Win
    Posts: 265Member
    @rose082412 According to my agent basta kumpleto requirements mo mabibigyan ka ng visa unlike sa US, nag-try ako mag-apply before for tourist visa, kumpleto papeles ko, denied pa rin at hindi clear ano reason. Education consultancy dito sa Indonesia ginamit ko kasi friend ko ang may-ari so nagpatulong ako baka sakali ma-process nila, kasi wala din akong time na mg-asikaso dahil s work, then yun ok naman. I don't know ano maganda agent sa Pinas, ask mo yung ibang forumers dito na naka-appy na ng tourist visa sa Pinas.

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    @gemini23 ano binigay syo sis? Multiple entry? How long ka allowed magstay?

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • iamoptimisticiamoptimistic Mandaluyong
    Posts: 8Member
    @rose082412 -- first time mong mag-apply ng TV to OZ? I suggest you apply for 3 months muna. frame time, if nalodge na application mo, wait at least 2-3 weeks processing time. If lodge offshore. Good thing you have relatives to Sponsor you. Success rate mo mataas. Gastos? current DIAC application fee in AUD$ 115.00 convert mo nalang to peso. Requirements? madali lang naman.

    Anways, special thanks to sis Yukishih. She's the one who link me here. :)
  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    edited August 2012
    No worries, sis. You're a big help to us. For those who want to ask something about getting a visa iamoptimistic can assist you. She is working for an au company, visa related. She can walk us through visa application.

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • gemini23gemini23 Win
    Posts: 265Member
    @Yukishih No, single lang binigay sa kin, good for 3 months. I think case to case basis din, kasi me existing working visa ako sa Indonesia na mag-expire four months prior to the application of my tourist visa kaya siguro single entry lang binigay sa kin.

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    Ah okay. Ilan mos ang approved leave na naisubmit mo sis? And how much in peso ang show money mo since wala ka sponsor? Galing naman!

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • iamoptimisticiamoptimistic Mandaluyong
    Posts: 8Member
    your very much welcome sis Yukishih :)
  • sohcsohc Sydney
    Posts: 249Member
    edited August 2012
    hi all share ko lang experience ko. I prepared the following docs for my younger brother when I was still in PH.

    1. Bank Cert - we went to BDO to open an account. I transferred 200k on the same day. The next day my younger brother requested for a bank cert, I then requested him to transfer my money back to my account. 1 day deposit lang hehe

    2. Invitation letter from my brother and sisters in Sydney.

    3. NSO birth cert

    4. 48R tourist visa form

    5. Call the call center to ask how much is the tourist visa app. Go to any bank and request for a managers cheque with the visa amount.

    6. Put all these inside a long brown envelope. Go to VIA centre makati to submit your application. This is also open during sat (half day). You can also phone the call centre to pickup your application at your preferred place but in my experience the call charge was P1,000+. I was surprised with my PLDT phone bill! I suggest you visit the VIA to submit your visa application.

    He went here in OZ for three months :) Wala po siyang work kaya ok lang.

    I also did the same process to my sister's friend who was denied for a tourist visa 3X way back 5 years ago! She went here for 3 mos as well.

    Hope this helps :)

    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)

  • sohcsohc Sydney
    Posts: 249Member
    Result will be within one or two weeks.

    Nagapply din ako ng tourist visa last 2007 but got denied because of unsufficient funds (30k bank cert) Wala pa kasing magandang work sa Pinas that time.

    I applied again 2010 along with my gf. We went to Oz for two weeks and that changed my mind to migrate in Oz. Kaya paguwi namin inasikaso ko na agad lahat ng papers.

    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    @sohc thank you very much for sharing. Di ba ikaw yung kabi kabila ang offer sa work dyan sa oz?

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    @sohc tama! Ikaw nga yon! Kaya ka blessed kasi you have a good heart. You still find time talaga to share yung experience mo about sa lahat. May natulungan ka din dyan na makahanap ng work. Ang bait mo! Sabayan ko na ng follow up na tanong kasi nabola na kita. LOL! Joke lang ha . Totoo yung mga sinabi ko. Ano work ng kapatid mo at friend ng sister mo nung nag apply sila? Both single? Girl ba yung friend ng sister mo?

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • gemini23gemini23 Win
    Posts: 265Member
    @Yukishih Hindi na ko nag-submit ng leave sa office kasi sinakto ko sa 3 weeks vacation sa work. My agency suggested to put more than $4000 for 10 days stay. At first bank account certificate lang sinubmit ko sa agency but the agency asked me to submit statement of bank account for the past 3 months.

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    Ah okay tapos binigyan ka ng up to 3 mos stay single entry. Galing. Nakakatuwa. Yung validity ng visa mo sis until when?

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • rose082412rose082412 Balanga
    Posts: 14Member
    gemini23, Yukishih, iamoptimistic and sohc thank u so much for sharing ur info.
  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    You are most welcome @rose082412. Teka, ilan taon ka na sis? Single? Working?

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • sohcsohc Sydney
    Posts: 249Member
    edited August 2012
    Yung kapatid ko wala pong work pasaway kasi e. Half girl pero boy hehe. Yung friend ng sister ko babae din.

    In my opinion basta around 150k up ang nasa bank cert safe na po yan. Pwede ka din po manghiram kahit 1 day lang kagaya ng ginawa ko sa kapatid ko basta po may magssponsor ng accommodation nyo. Mahal kasi ang accommodation sa AU.

    Sinamahan ko din ng letter sa application saying na they just want to see tourist spots of Sydney with pictures hehe

    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    You are most welcome @rose082412. Teka, ilan taon ka na sis? Single? Working?

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    @sohc talaga. Okay lang yun at least nabigyan ng visa. Paano if spend time with friend and at the same time sight seeing. I wan to see a live kangaroo and koala. Hahaha.

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • rose082412rose082412 Balanga
    Posts: 14Member
    @sohc grabe 200k po ba talaga ang money sa bank account kapag mag aaply for tourist sa Australia? My cousin told me about the "bond" are u familiar sa bond? pera daw po un na binibigay po sa Gov't for sure na hindi ka mag tnt sa Aus.? tama po ba? One more question kapag tourist visa po ba kailangan din kumuha ng IELTS?
  • rose082412rose082412 Balanga
    Posts: 14Member
    @Yukishih I'm 31. Single. as of now may work pero baka magresign na din hehehe
  • rose082412rose082412 Balanga
    Posts: 14Member
    @Yukishih ikaw? how young r u? single and working ka din b?
  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    @rose082412 Sis, im under student visa. Just inquiring for my friend. Hehe. Visit just wandering blog site madami din dun comments na makahelp syo. Makikisagot ako sa tanong mo yung bond if under sponsored visa ka ng relative mo. Ibabalik din yung bond pagbalik mo ng pinas provided di ka nag overstay or nagbreach kung ano naman nasa conditions ng visa. No need na ang IELTS.

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • YukishihYukishih Melbourne
    Posts: 430Member
    @rose082412 im 2 years older than you, married with 1 child. ;)

    22May2012 Applied at Deakin University
    24May2012 Deakin University assessment
    11June2012 Offer Letter
    13June2012 Requested for Campus transfer
    03July2012 Approved Request for transfer with new offer
    12July2012 Sent hard copies of documents before payment of tuition Fee
    17July2012 Paid tuition Fee
    18July2012 Received eCoE
    30July2012 Filed visa application at VIA centre
    31July2012 Received sms acknowledgement from Australian Embassy
    01August2012 Medical Notification
    Medicals done for my whole family except for my U/A
    which is pending
    25August2012 e-Health uploaded to Australian Embassy
    31August2012 Visa Granted!
    01September2012 Received Confirmation

    That in all things GOD may be glorified!

  • sohcsohc Sydney
    Posts: 249Member
    @rose hindi naman talaga 200k, yun ang nilagay ko sa kapatid ko since wala din syang work para lang sure sa application. Yung bond nabangit sakin ng kapatid ko yan nung nadeny ako sa tourist visa. Problem is that's around 500,000 pesos. If money is not a problem to your sponsor you can also try that route.

    Mas bata pala ako sa inyo, I'm 28 :)

    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)

  • gemini23gemini23 Win
    Posts: 265Member
    @rose082412 You're welcome :-)

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

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