Application HELP for Americans
AMERICAN PASSPORT HOLDERS
The Australian Visa is a LEGAL DOCUMENT and as such, if you submit false information, you MAY BE fined or even deported. Please read this info to help avoid both of these situations.
PLEASE ENTER the names in the application EXACTLY as they are shown in your passport.
DO NOT shorten middle names to initials unless they are shown in your passport AS initials - and - Include middle names if they are in the passport (DO NOT include titles as described below) - doing this wrongly is often the cause of your Australian Visa approval being delayed hours, days and sometimes even weeks.
Please make sure that you enter ALL of the names as listed in the passport.
*** Do not enter names in brackets and do not enter NEE (maiden) names in the SURNAME box (if applicant has / is / was married and has changed her name).
IF the applicant is not married and has not changed her name, then enter their maiden name in the box.
NO TITLES - AT ALL
DO NOT PUT Titles such as any PRE titles (like as MR, MISS, MRS, DR etc), or any Post titles (Sn, Senior, Jn, Junior, II, III, IV, V etc). These are TITLES and NOT names.
The Australian Govt recently changed the online visa appl+ication process so that ALL Applicants are now legally required to also include the following information in their travel, holiday, visitor, business visa applications.
This new info for each applicant now includes:
- Other citizenship
- Criminal Record (Yes or No question)
- FULL Residential address (PO Boxes are not accepted)
- Alias (Yes or No question) including Maiden Name (if applicable)
Check to see IF the APPLICANT has EVER "legally" changed their name (such as for marriage) or any other reason. And IF THEY HAVE, please CHECK the YES in the ALIAS section (near the bottom of the page).