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Old 26-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #211
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guys~still got any good agent to providing Australia ETA visa services? looking at one of travel agent but no sure whether reliable or not? thx!
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:38 AM   #212
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guys~still got any good agent to providing Australia ETA visa services? looking at one of travel agent but no sure whether reliable or not? thx!
Can try Formosa Holidays. S$10 per person. Should be reliable. It's electronic visa and they print out and told us to attach the visa to the passport.
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:34 AM   #213
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i think most if not all travel agents will do it at $10 ...anyway i believe they get it for free ..$10 is admin charges
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #214
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DIY.. subclass 601 visa.
either by internet
https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp


or you can do it in person

Australian visa application centre
The department has an agreement with VFS Global to provide Australian visa lodgement and other services to clients in Singapore through an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC).
Note: All applications lodged with the AVAC will be processed by the department.
See: Visa Information and Lodgement

AVAC Street Address
20 Cecil Street
#11-02 to 05 Equity Plaza
Singapore 049705

Postal Address
As above

Telephone
+65 6692 9871 (AVAC Singapore)


Email Contact
info.ausg@vfshelpline.com (AVAC Singapore)

Website
Australia Visa Information - Singapore - Home Page

Australian visa office
Street Address
25 Napier Road
Singapore 258507

Postal Address
PO Box 470
Tanglin
Singapore 912416

Telephone
65 6836 4100 (Australian High Commission). Enquiries should be directed to the AVAC in the first instance.

Fax
65 6735 1242

Email Contact
immigration.singapore@dfat.gov.au

Website
Home - Australian High Commission

Client Telephone Hours
2.30 pm to 4.30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Public Holidays
Our office will be closed on public holidays. Dates of closure are available.
See: About the Australian High Commission Singapore > Public holidays
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #215
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Hi,

I am planning to work in Australia. Can someone help me about the process?
what is your profession, work experiences, age and academic/trade qualification?
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #216
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i think most if not all travel agents will do it at $10 ...anyway i believe they get it for free ..$10 is admin charges
yes. if u book their tour package, mostly give u free.

Mostly charge it as $18-20. Aussie embassy or diy online is S$25.
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Old 28-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #217
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Application for Visa to Australia is FREE.
Most agents (travel) charge an adminstrative fee or some call it service fee.

In short, travel agents need to earn such money.
Reason for not waiving these charges is that if you were to go there and perform Visa on Arrival, it will cost you much more, considering the fact that you are going to pay Australian Dollar.

Bear in mind that checking your visa expiry is definitely free and you should be able to check it with the agent who helped you perform your visa previously.

Some travel agents perform this visa for free if you purchase travel packages/air tickets from there. Whereas some simply reduce the admin fee.

Let's just pray you have some nice travel agent friends who can help you perform your E-Visa for FREE to Australia, or if not, prepare to pay those administrative fees.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:04 AM   #218
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jatravel reliable for ETA?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #219
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The agencies have to pay for the service for their booking systems aka GDS. It's not free free.

Every ETA that the agent processed, it's recorded into their system and goes thru a queue. Every transaction, regardless it's ETA or reservation, it is chargeable by the GDS company.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:04 AM   #220
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jatravel reliable for ETA?
same question here~looking for apply eta from them as well!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #221
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I applied through them last time. They're reliable. I applied online through easyeta this time though. A bit more expensive since it's 10 AUD but reliable as well.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #222
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Australia Tourist or Business VISA (ETA Subclass 601)

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Enquiries : kangaroos_kang@yahoo.com.sg
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If this is your 1st time applying thru us, be sure to check out the FAQ (Section C).

Section A - Visa Fee
SGD$7 (RM$22) nett per passport. No other hidden charges.
You are paying for Service Fee to process the Visa application.
<<<<< There is NO CHARGES for Australia Visa >>>>>

Once Australia Visa is approve, NO AMENDMENT is allow.
Need to apply a NEW VISA @ SGD$5 (RM$15) Per Applicant

Payment - Thru Internet/ATM Banking
Apply VISA first. Payment no hurry.....within the next 3 days (72hrs).
If you are UNABLE to pay within 72hrs, please DO NOT apply thru us.
## LATE Payee, you have been WARNED!!! We will NOT help you to process any future Visa # #

Once the Australia VISA is/are approve, we will email you the details together with our Bank Account details.
(We have Singapore and Malaysia Bank accounts)

Section B - Information Required
All Applicant MUST submit the 19 Questions (Compulsory) in order for us to process the Australia Visa.
For Children/Elderly without Contact No or Email address, you can use any of the Applicant details.
Address, Contact No and Email address can be the SAME for all Applicants (it is just a formalities).

* Must Read * Important Notice (See Section C, FAQ No5 for more info)
ONLY Immediate APPROVED Visa is able to Authenticate the Visa status at the Australia Govt Website.
If your Australia Visa is APPROVED from "Pending" case, you will NOT BE ABLE to find the Visa status at the Australia Government website.

Replace those Blue information with your personal particulars and send to kangaroos_kang@yahoo.com.sg
(Use WORDs/NOTEPAD file or paste the 19 Questions onto the email. DO NOT use EXCEL file)

1) Family Name (Surname or Last Name) : Lim (Max 24 Characters, including spacing)
2) Given Names (First Name) : Kuax Huax Bernard (Max 24 Characters, including spacing)
3) Has Applicant ever been know by another name (Eg. Alias Name) : Yes/No
(We do not need to know your Alias Name. Han Yu Ping Ying not counted)
4) Gender : Male / Female
5) Date of Birth : DD-MMM-YYYY (Eg. 01-Jan-1940)
6) Country Of Birth : SGP or MYS or HKG etc
7) Nationality : SGP or MYS or HKG etc
8) Are you a Citizen of other Country : YES/NO
If "Yes", please state the Country.
9) Has Applicant ever had a criminal conviction : Yes/No
(If your answer is "YES", please apply directly at the Australia Visa Centre)
10) Type Of Travel : Tourist or Business
11) Passport Number : E1234xxxx
12) Issuing State/Country : SGP or MYS or HKG etc
13) Issuing Authority/Place Of Issue : Ministry of Home Affairs or Malaysia etc
14) Passport Issue Date : DD-MMM-YYYY (Eg : 01-Jan-2015)
15) Passport Expiry Date : DD-MMM-YYYY (Eg : 01-Jan-2022)
(Ensure EXPIRY DATE is more than 6 months on the day of Arrival in Australia)
16) National Identity Number : S12345xxC or 82xx11123456 (Stated on Passport)
17) Applicant Home Address : 8xx Kangaroos Island, Singapore 88xxxx
18) Applicant Mobile Contact : (65) 9xxxxxx or (60) 1xxxxxxx
19) Applicant Email Address : kangaxxx@yahoo.xxx.xx
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Answer Q20 & Q21 if you qualify for the Two Free Visa - See below requirements
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20) Your Nick, From which forum & Numbers of posts : kangaroos_kang / MCF,HWZ,LYN / 400
21) Attach Round trip PAID <unedited> e-ticket.
If you are claiming Two Free Visa, please attach two e-tickets.

Two *FREE* Visa for these Forum Members
hardwarezone.com.sg (HWZ)
Mycarforum.com (MCF)
lowyat.net (LYN)

Free Visa Requirements
# Have been a Forum member for more than 12months and more than 230 posts.
Minimum 20 posts for the past 30 days
# Air-ticket bought directly from the Airlines website.
Not thru any 3rd party website (Eg. AsiaTravel, Zuji and Expedia or thru any Travel Agency etc)

Please do not use multiple forums nicks to get "Extra" FREE Visa.
Each Airlines Booking References Numbers (aka PNR) is tagged to ONLY 1 forum Username/Nickname.
And it allows Two FREE Visa if you can meet our requirements.

*** Each Eligible Forum Member is entitled to Two *FREE* Visa every 12 months ***
Valid for ONLY One Time Transaction every 12 months. Based on the last date of Application.
Example : Last application date : 09Apr2017, Next Application date for FREE Visa : 10Apr2018 onwards

Section C - FAQ
1) Who can apply Tourist/Business ETA (Electronics Travel Authority)
Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Canada, USA and European passports.

European passports refers to :
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

* * ONLY 8 Countries are able to Authenticate their Visa status at the Australia Government website * *
Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Canada & USA

2) For Others Nationality (or Domestic Housekeeper) that cannot apply ETA
Example : China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, India or Bangladesh etc.
Please refer to Australia Visa Application Centre for more information.
They are the MAIN APPOINTED Agency by the Australia Government.
It may takes up to 14 working days to process the VISA.
Please call them directly to enquire on the prices and documents required (Estimate S$200 per Visa)

Below are the Singapore and Malaysia address
Australia Visa Application Centre - Managed by VFS Global
Singapore Office
135 Cecil Street
#08-01 MYP Plaza
Singapore 069536
Tel : +65 6692 9871

Malaysia Office
Suite 19.06,
19th Floor,
Wisma MCA,
163 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : + 6 03 2166 6550

3) When can I expect to receive the Australia VISA Approval?
Within 6hrs if you email us your Application (Section B, Q1-19 details) during Business hours.
Monday to Friday : 0900hrs to 1500hrs (Singapore time zone, GMT +8)
All Emails receive Outside Business Hour, we will process it within 24hrs .

4) Validity of the VISA
This is a Multiple Entry Australia VISA.
Each Australia VISA is valid for 01 year from the date of application.
Example : Apply today 01Apr2017, it will expires on 01Apr2018.
(Provided your Passport has more than 12 months of validity)
You are allow to stay maximum 3months every visit.

If your passport is going to expire within the next 11 months, the Australia VISA expiry date will be the same as your passport expiry date.
Australia VISA is tagged to the Passport Numbers.
If you change to a "NEW" Passport, you must apply for a "NEW" Australia Visa (ETA Category 601 Visa are NOT allow to transfer).

5) How do I check whether is my Australia VISA Authentic?
If your Australia Visa is APPROVED from "Pending" case, you will NOT BE ABLE to authenticate your Australia Visa status at the Australia Government website.
If you could not accept this issue, please do not apply thru us.
You will face the SAME issue if you apply thru any 3rd Party Company : Eg Travel Agency & Airlines
ONLY Visa that are APPROVED instantly during application are able to Authenticate the Australia Visa at the Australian Government website.

These are called e-VISA (just like e-ticket).
All your passport data are already REGISTERED in the Australia Immigration System.
If you are holding Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Canada or USA passports, you can visit the Australia Government
website to Authenticate your VISA Status.

6) Why is our prices so low? Is it a SCAM?
Definitely NOT!
We have been helping Public/Forum members since 31May2012. See HWZ Forum "Reviews".
As we had mentioned earlier, Australia Visa is FREE.
The amount SGD$7 (RM$22) you are paying is called "Service Fee" (Not Australia VISA Fee)
If you are able to find anyone offering lower than SGD$7 and giving "Free" Visa, let us know.
We will offer you 5 FREE VISA (within one transaction).

7) What if I have a Criminal convictions
Sorry, we are not able to help you. Please apply directly at the Australia VISA Centre located nearest to you.
If you did not inform us of your conviction and apply the usual subclass 601, we will not be responsible if you are reject/repatriate at the Airport/Custom/Immigration.

8) When should I apply for the Australia VISA
Anytime.
Australia VISA application is almost instant approval.
Some applicants may have their applications under "PENDING" case and have to wait between 12-24hrs for approval. This is a common issue during Visa application.

Each VISA is valid for 1 year (Multiple entry) from the date of application.
You can use it to enter Australia many times within the VISA validity date.
Example : Apply on 10Apr2017, it will expires on 10Apr2018.

Our Suggestion : Apply the Australia VISA 3-4 weeks before departure.
In the event the Australia VISA is rejected, it may takes up to 14 working days to process the Visa at the Australia VISA Application Centre (Additional fee may be required).

NO CRIMINAL record doesn't mean your Visa will be approved.
There are many other Reasons for the Visa rejection. You will not believe it.

9) What if my Australia Visa application is rejected by the Australia Government?
You have to visit the nearest Australia Visa Application Centre in your Country to check on the VISA status.
Please enquiry with the Australia VISA Application Centre whether additional payment is required.
NO Reason will be given for any VISA Rejection.
You have to contact the Australia Visa Application Centre directly for more information.

10) Why am I not able to process Online Internet Flight Check-in or those Check-in Kiosk (look like ATM Machine) at Changi Airport?
The Airlines Check-in system prompt me that I am not holding Australia Visa?
Below are the COMMON Examples.

The Names on the Australia Visa and the air-ticket names does not MATCH with each other. Look at the below Three (3) examples

Australia Visa Name
Surname : Lim
Given Name : Kuax Huax James
Air-ticket Name (Example 1)
Surname : Lim
Given Name : James Kuax Huax - ("James" placed on the wrong side)
Air-ticket Name (Example 2)
Surname : Lim
Given Name : James - (without given Name)
Air-ticket Name (Example 3)
Surname : Lim
Given Name : KuaxHuaxJames - (No spacing)

If the above scenario happen to you, you can ONLY proceed to the Common Check-in Counters at the Airport

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #223
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Dude, great initiative and I definitely support you on that.

Just curious though, what happens to those who plays you out?

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #224
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I doubt anyone will play me out this kind of small amount.
It boil down to both sides mutual trust.

If 1 day, you see me stating that "Must pay 1st before i apply the visa, then you will know that there are many chao kuan people"

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Old 09-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #225
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Kudos to you! I've got some relatives travelling to Australia towards the end of the year.. I'll let them know about your cause

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