|Opera House Sydney|
|Ballarat Begonia Festival|
|Harbour Town Shopping Centre Melbourne|
I was able to acquire a Tourist Visa in Australia last February of 2010 and stayed there for almost a month. I visited this website http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/48r.pdf and found out that I am short of Evidence of Funds. Due to being persistent to witness my childhood friend’s wedding. I researched and called the Australian Embassy’s customer service http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/overseas/p/philippines/ for inquiries. I compiled all documents in a legal sized brown envelope. I called the embassy’s affiliated AIR21 courier hotline to pick up the documents and they returned back the result after 7 working days.
Here are the list of documents I submitted:
Manager’s check for processing fee
Completed 48R form
Wedding invitation and Letter of Invitation
Photocopies of letters and greeting cards I collected from my friend since 2001
Scanned pictures as proofs of our friendship since pre-school
PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT:
Cerfiticate of Employment
Income Tax Return
Approved Leave from my Senior Manager
EVIDENCE OF FUNDS:
Letter of Assurance from my aunt who will give me financial support in case of need during my stay.
My aunt’s Identification Cards
Bank Certificate of my aunt’s dollar and peso account
Photocopies of my credit card and cirrus ATM card
My eldest son’s school documents as a proof that he’s a fourth-year high-school student. This served as confirmation that I will return back to the Philippines for my son’s graduation day.