Tourist Visa for TGF to Australia

OZZYGUY

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Rivo;148523 said:
Well done Ozzy, how was Songkran with the young fella?
The young fella had a blast. When I get home I will post photos of the trip.

The smiles are gone and replaced with hang overs this morning. 555
 

OZZYGUY

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Just doing paperwork for the 2nd TV. Before we hand it in should we provide the medical and chest x-ray?.

We are trying for 12 months expecting 6.
 
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Zablive

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OZ VISA for TG – ONLINE

We have just successfully completed obtained a Tourist Visa for OZ Online for my partner.
We applied on 25/01/16 and received the Visa on 04/02/16 (26th was a Holiday).

Cost was AUD$ 137.. payable by CC, deducted in Southport, Qld.

The process is straightforward but complicated.
First you have to set up an “Immi account” for Immigration and Border Protection.
There are difficulties with repeat logins for the account – we had to reset the password 7 times.

Most importantly – have EVERYTHING you want to attach to the Application ready as a PDF or Photo file BEFORE you start the Application.
Once you start you need to complete ALL of the Application and Attachments.
(You can add material later if requested).

It was our Third TV application (which probably made it smoother) – the surprise was getting a one year multiple entry visa – we only requested 2 weeks!

Although now you are submitting to “Border Protection” (who require everything “certified” and translated) ignore this as it was actually processed by a Thai consular assistant at the Bangkok Embassy
We just “certified” the documents the Thai way – by signing your name underneath

Chok dee
 

Sydney

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^^^ i have heard/read of other people scoring that ( multiple entry ) and not asking for it, very randomly .... do you think its just a mistake when the complete the visa for you, or is there some pattern/reason for it ..

Bloody lucky either way, if you have a use for it
 
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Changone

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Maybe because the old "676" tourist visa is no more and has been replaced.....?

12 months is good. Certainly better than the "Bad old days"....555

The Tourist visa (subclass 676) is closed to new applications. You may be eligible to apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600).
This visa allows you either a single or multiple entries to Australia and to stay in Australia for a period of time determined by the Department.

This visa (subclass 600) lets you come to Australia for a holiday or to visit family and friends.

We will tell you how many times you can enter Australia on this visa:
You might be allowed to enter only once. If so, you will need to apply for a new visa if you want to return to Australia again after you leave.
You might be able to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid, but the total time you spend in Australia cannot be more than the period of stay that you have been granted.



 
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Zablive

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Yeah - a bit wasted really as between my increasing disabilities and Noi's dialysis/transplant - in the "cold hard light of day" - this will be my last trip back to OZ.
 

Sydney

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Changone;272129 said:
Maybe because the old "676" tourist visa is no more and has been replaced.....?

12 months is good. Certainly better than the "Bad old days"....555

The Tourist visa (subclass 676) is closed to new applications. You may be eligible to apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600).
This visa allows you either a single or multiple entries to Australia and to stay in Australia for a period of time determined by the Department.

This visa (subclass 600) lets you come to Australia for a holiday or to visit family and friends.

We will tell you how many times you can enter Australia on this visa:
You might be allowed to enter only once. If so, you will need to apply for a new visa if you want to return to Australia again after you leave.
You might be able to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid, but the total time you spend in Australia cannot be more than the period of stay that you have been granted.



OK that explains it perfectly .... 676 has being replaced as 600 ... only difference between the two is that there is no differences ! .555
 

MarcTwoSix

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Sydney;272127 said:
^^^ i have heard/read of other people scoring that ( multiple entry ) and not asking for it, very randomly .... do you think its just a mistake when the complete the visa for you, or is there some pattern/reason for it ..

Bloody lucky either way, if you have a use for it
The US mainly gives out 10yr multiple entries.
Some of the Thais we know here that are just for school get just visitor visas but all the Thais we know actually living in Canada get 10 year visas
And I think if married to a US citizen living in BKK, they'd likely grant the 10yr as well
 
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Changone

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Sydney;272147 said:
OK that explains it perfectly .... 676 has being replaced as 600 ... only difference between the two is that there is no differences ! .555
Well I wouldn't say that. A few years back it seemed nobody could get their TG here on a TV with any more than Three months, Single entry, and NO further stay.
 

Sydney

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Changone;272129 said:


We will tell you how many times you can enter Australia on this visa:
You might be allowed to enter only once. If so, you will need to apply for a new visa if you want to return to Australia again after you leave.




Changone;272151 said:
Well I wouldn't say that. A few years back it seemed nobody could get their TG here on a TV with any more than Three months, Single entry, and NO further stay.
Ahh ? this is exactly the same as the old TV ... read above again, and as i said before i have heard/read people getting MREV's randomly, after the had not even asked for it ... on a 676 ... tell me whats different ?

i can think of 2 BM's here straight away that had MREV's
 

Nomad

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Sydney;272177 said:
Ahh ? this is exactly the same as the old TV ... read above again, and as i said before i have heard/read people getting MREV's randomly, after the had not even asked for it ... on a 676 ... tell me whats different ?

i can think of 2 BM's here straight away that had MREV's
We did two or three 3 months, and we are now on second 12 month multi-entry.

There is one potential wrinkle with the online TV. When I lodged online it came back saying 30 day processing, whereas its 10 days through VFS in BKK. We only had 11 days spare so lodged the next day with VFS also (under advice from BKK embassy). Strange thing was that the guy in Canberra I spoke to said that you cannot lodge online, and directed me to the spot on the website without Thailand listed as an online lodgement country. Reality, was the system accepted it and I showed him a different link on the website saying you could lodge online for Thailand. 555 It was actually the online visa which was processed and within the timeframe.
 
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Zablive

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Nomad;272482 said:
We did two or three 3 months, and we are now on second 12 month multi-entry.

There is one potential wrinkle with the online TV. When I lodged online it came back saying 30 day processing, whereas its 10 days through VFS in BKK. We only had 11 days spare so lodged the next day with VFS also (under advice from BKK embassy). Strange thing was that the guy in Canberra I spoke to said that you cannot lodge online, and directed me to the spot on the website without Thailand listed as an online lodgement country. Reality, was the system accepted it and I showed him a different link on the website saying you could lodge online for Thailand. 555 It was actually the online visa which was processed and within the timeframe.
Yes there is confusion (also it seems in Canberra) between eligibility for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) for which only a few countries citizens are eligible (not Thailand) - and Online Visa Applications.
They are not the same thing and ETAs are processed as a priority.

Like most Govt. websites this one is cumbersome, not clear/logical and not customer-friendly.
However, once you are in the stream it is a smooth process.

Now I have to deal with The Thai Embassy in Canberra for my OA Visa while Noi sweats on getting back for dialysis (10 days is the limit).
 
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Changone

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Thai embassy Canberra is still pretty good, you just have to "mail' passports and stuff to and fro which is a pain. (Def use priority registered express post now).

Nice to see all these long stay multi entry visas, and not too many 3 month ones with the dreaded "8503" stamp, but if you intend to stay longer than six months, it still looks like you will need a medical exam and a chest X-Ray.

...not that Zab's mrs will need one if they're only here the 10 days...

Health examinations
 
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