New Visa requirements 2020 highlighted in blue

To avoid confusion, we are listing ALL of the visa application Requirements here - including the latest requirements.

Please CHECK them against any application you are doing for yourself or your friends or relatives.

Most of this info is found in the passport.

TIP: If you are applying for multiple visas (1) Sort all passports by family groups (2) then, put ALL of the passports on the left side of your keyboard and > FACE UP < and then as you finish each passport, move them to the right side of your keyboard and put them FACE DOWN.
  1. This is because "most" people will often redo some of the same passports, when there are 6 or more applications.
  2. These visas are valid for 12 months and allow you to stay for UP TO 3 months. Multiple Re-entry permitted on current passport.
  3. IF passport is replaced (for any reason) then a new visa must be applied for.
  4. Applicant MUST BE outside of Australia to apply.

  • Type of visa (tourist, holiday or business)
  • Contact Details country you are in, phone and email, (Please include mobile / cell phone)
  • Passport Number + confirm passport number
  • Country issuing the Passport
  • ID Number (** if applicable) and only if in passport

  • This is only entered IF it is in the passport.
  • It may be called by one of the following names:
  • Brunei = National IC number
  • Hong Kong = HKID number
  • Singapore = IC number
  • Malaysia = Nombor Pengenalan
  • Korea = Personal Number
  • EUROPEANS = Your Personal ID number is listed in your passport. This number is either all numbers or numbers with a hyphen (eg: 123456-7890)
  • This personal ID Number will be listed in your passport. IF NOT shown in passport, please continue.
  • *** Pls double check with applicant if you are applying for someone else.
  • Americans do NOT use your SSN

  • Applicants Date Of Birth
  • Applicants Gender (Male / Female / X)
  • Applicants Country of birth (important and not in passport)
  • Passport ISSUE date
  • Passport EXPIRY date
  • WARNING: make sure each passport has longer than 6 months from the beginning of the travel date ***
  • *** some airlines will not let you travel on a passport with less than 6 months validity.
  • Issuing Authority (information in the passport)
  • Which govt authority issued this passport (see our form from examples)
  • Applicants SURNAME
  • This is your Family name or Last name or Fathers Name. The common name of your family.
  • Applicants Given Name
  • Applicants Middle Names - ALL middle names as listed in the passport
  • (exactly as shown in the passport)
  • DO NOT REPEAT Surname in the Given Names
  • Womens MAIDEN name (if applicable) also see alias
  • ALIAS (up to 3 name changes are allowed) NEW 2020

  • Has the applicant ever legally been known by another name? This includes if the person legally changed their name by DEED POLL or they are legally known by another name. (for example: Chinese who were born outside of mainland China may have a name like KOH but IF they live in mainland China for any protracted period of time, they "may be required" to ALSO list their name as GAO which is usually under the main name in brackets.)
  • This includes if the name was changed when the person got married.
  • You will need the NAMES and the DATES that the names were changed - and the reason (ie: married, divorced etc)
  • NAME TITLES: are NOT ALLOWED in the application. These include:

  • Son of (S/O) or Daughter of (D/O) (Indian names) or ANAK (Malaysia/Indonesia)
  • Doctor, Sir, Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Herr, Frau etc
  • Bin, Binte, Bte, Bt (Muslim names)
  • Post titles such as II, III, IV (common in the USA)
  • NICKNAMES

    For Example: If the name in the passport is ROBERT, do not put Bob or Billy Bob. You must put the name as it appears in the passport regardless of what your friends call you (USA mainly).

    This applies to ALL names and NickNames. Remember, you may think that this is silly but with almost 20 years experience, I have seen this "NickName Business" many dozens of times.

    RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS of each applicant - PO Boxes are NOT accepted.

  • PO Boxes are NOT accepted.
  • Must be full and current residential address of each applicant.
  • CRIMINAL RECORD

  • (Yes or No answer)
  • Has the applicant ever been sentenced to 12 months or more in jail? (regardless of whether they served any time in jail)
  • Details are NOT required.
  • MEDICAL RECORD

  • Has the applicant ever had any of the following illnesses (listed on out application form)
  • OTHER CITIZENSHIP? - NEW 2020

  • Does the applicant hold Citizenship for ANY OTHER COUNTRIES ?
  • FULL Passport details now required. Even if the passport is expired.
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    * PLEASE NOTE: Fines ($$$) start at $170 AUD per incorrect (False) data entry. Mistakes are seen as false visa applications.

    Our older style application forms make it easy for you to understand.


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