At Down Under Visa we take mistakes in documents very seriously. We have to! Our job is to manage your Australian visa application, and to see you get a visa grant and be on your way to Australia. Mistakes in documents can lead to serious delays, or worse! If the Case Officer in the Australian Embassy in Manila considers you have made false statements or submitted bogus documents (fake documents) then your visa application may be refused! You may also face a 3 year ban, or even a 10 year ban if they cannot establish your identity.
Well, 2011 has certainly been a busy year for us. We’ve needed more administrative help to keep up with everything, as we’ve had a record number of applicants. Our high professional standard means we never let a client down, therefore we just work harder.
Applications this year through the Manila Embassy are fairly inconsistent in timeframe. Our quickest this year has been 3 months and 1 week. Others around the 4 month mark. Others have taken 8 months! No rhyme or reason. It’s just the way it is. This is one reason why we recommend getting us to apply for a tourist/visitor visa at the same time as the 300 or 309. At least you can do most of your waiting together rather than apart. Continue reading