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Australian Visas – The Current Situation and A Look To The Future     To say that Covid-19 has changed the face of travel is a huge understatement, but what is fact and what is con

You might want to check on that.   I thought you had to submit them for every new application. I could be wrong though.

I just had a look at the Oz Embassy website in Bkk.   https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/Visas_and_Migration.html   You need to supply for each new application. Your example

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Just doing two Child 101 Visas here in Thailand, a bit of running around and travel to get things in place for the applications, fortunately the wife is an Australian Citizen as I am, and with us looking at relocating back to Sydney come November, we are anticipating a 4 month waiting period for approval, and as the children came with us on a holiday to Sydney last October, we don't believe biometrics will have to be done again.

 

Fingers crossed the documents get to Western Australia when we send them by express post with little hassle thereafter, although it would have been better to do everything online through VFS as we did with their tourist visas last year. 

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On 6/6/2020 at 8:00 PM, 4MyEgo said:

Just doing two Child 101 Visas here in Thailand, a bit of running around and travel to get things in place for the applications, fortunately the wife is an Australian Citizen as I am, and with us looking at relocating back to Sydney come November, we are anticipating a 4 month waiting period for approval, and as the children came with us on a holiday to Sydney last October, we don't believe biometrics will have to be done again.

 

Fingers crossed the documents get to Western Australia when we send them by express post with little hassle thereafter, although it would have been better to do everything online through VFS as we did with their tourist visas last year. 

You might want to check on that.

 

I thought you had to submit them for every new application.

I could be wrong though.

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1 hour ago, Will27 said:

You might want to check on that.

 

I thought you had to submit them for every new application.

I could be wrong though.

Interesting and pretty confusing, you see their tourist visas are good for 3 years, meaning they could go back on those visas in the next 2.5 years so I would think biometrics would be out, that said, anything is possible, agree.

 

From what I have worked out, re-reading the docs over and over and over again and going to different websites it really boils down to them, e.g. the may request biometrics and a police check/s, the only given is the health check.

 

The above said, they won't want any of the above until the application/s have reached a level of say passed, subject to the health check coming back all and good, then maybe a police check and biometrics if required.

 

If we have to do the biometrics again and a police check, we have to travel to Bangkok, that in itself is a nightmare when you live in the sticks, hour drive to the airport, wait time at the airport, then an hours flight to BKK, then an hours drive by the taxi allowing for the traffic, do the stuff required and then return, suffice to say there goes the day and the outlay, oh well, if it comes to that to achieve the goal, so be it.

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12 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

Interesting and pretty confusing, you see their tourist visas are good for 3 years, meaning they could go back on those visas in the next 2.5 years so I would think biometrics would be out, that said, anything is possible, agree.

 

From what I have worked out, re-reading the docs over and over and over again and going to different websites it really boils down to them, e.g. the may request biometrics and a police check/s, the only given is the health check.

 

The above said, they won't want any of the above until the application/s have reached a level of say passed, subject to the health check coming back all and good, then maybe a police check and biometrics if required.

 

If we have to do the biometrics again and a police check, we have to travel to Bangkok, that in itself is a nightmare when you live in the sticks, hour drive to the airport, wait time at the airport, then an hours flight to BKK, then an hours drive by the taxi allowing for the traffic, do the stuff required and then return, suffice to say there goes the day and the outlay, oh well, if it comes to that to achieve the goal, so be it.

I just had a look at the Oz Embassy website in Bkk.

 

https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/Visas_and_Migration.html

 

You need to supply for each new application.

Your example of a multi-visa tourist visa wouldn't be a new app.

 

All applicants in Thailand must complete biometric (face photograph and fingerprint scan) collection for each application lodged, irrespective of their nationality, unless they are excluded or exempt from the program.

Biometrics are collected through a quick and easy process that captures a photograph of your face and a 10-digit electronic fingerprint. Applicants will be required to provide their biometrics each and every time they apply for a visa.

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7 minutes ago, Will27 said:

I just had a look at the Oz Embassy website in Bkk.

 

https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/Visas_and_Migration.html

 

You need to supply for each new application.

Your example of a multi-visa tourist visa wouldn't be a new app.

 

All applicants in Thailand must complete biometric (face photograph and fingerprint scan) collection for each application lodged, irrespective of their nationality, unless they are excluded or exempt from the program.

Biometrics are collected through a quick and easy process that captures a photograph of your face and a 10-digit electronic fingerprint. Applicants will be required to provide their biometrics each and every time they apply for a visa.

Thanks, yes I also read that, however, we might not new biometrics as they had theirs done in September 2019, and not much would have changed since then, so if someone thinks outside the square, they might not require fresh biometrics.

 

The above said, if they do then I will drive the Mrs and the boys to the airport and she can let loose....lol

 

Too bad VFS isn't doing the applications aymore as we could have done everything online, as opposed to now having to fill in the applications manually and them send everything on paper to Western Australia.

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12 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

Thanks, yes I also read that, however, we might not new biometrics as they had theirs done in September 2019, and not much would have changed since then, so if someone thinks outside the square, they might not require fresh biometrics.

 

The above said, if they do then I will drive the Mrs and the boys to the airport and she can let loose....lol

 

Too bad VFS isn't doing the applications aymore as we could have done everything online, as opposed to now having to fill in the applications manually and them send everything on paper to Western Australia.

I can see it will be a pain in the <deleted> for you, but It couldn't be any clearer TBH.

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4 minutes ago, Will27 said:

I can see it will be a pain in the <deleted> for you, but It couldn't be any clearer TBH.

Agree, the way I look at it is that I say to myself, they will want fresh biometrics, police checks and health checks so will deal with them as they come in, if they only want the health checks, which is a given, well that will be an hours travel by car to AEK to get the boys do their health checks.

 

If they want either the biometrics and or the police checks, will have to get them to do the health checks on the way back after I pick them up from the airport, if there is anytime in the day left and if they don't actually need an appointment for the health checks, otherwise will do it the following day, doing the shuttle bus service 🙂

 

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I would say they are  doing online

Applied in Feb for wife & son - Tourist 600 for one full year so had to get medicals & Bios

The current situation means they have no hope of getting in unless I did a child & spouse application which may also require applying for special permission

Bios should be good for 1 yr

Medicals - I am very worried as these were done in Feb & may require to be redone - We still don't have the Visas & they no email you (have to log into Immi account ) 

Also just did Citz by Descent on line - So will wait & see in 4 mths 

PS: Medicals & bios require appointments at auss immi selected places (you have to make) - you require a specific registration number from immi 

The hospital automatically send the info to immi 3500 bht for 1 

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37 minutes ago, Buriramfelang said:

Has anybody heard if anyone who had a Oz tourist visa issued to them but then couldnt go because of covid restrictions will get credit if they reapply when things are sorted.

I haven't read or heard anything but would be seriously surprised if you would get any sort of credit TBH.

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On 6/13/2020 at 11:57 AM, Will27 said:

I haven't read or heard anything but would be seriously surprised if you would get any sort of credit TBH.

Im of the same thinking. VFS or the Aust embassy arnt likely to come to the party with refunds or credit.

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So happy to be “stuck” in pussy paradise during this crisis. Unemployed DDG girls (never previously involved in the flesh industry) now throwing themselves at any single, “hansum” farang who has more than 10 baht in the bank. 
 

Yes, horizontal life is tremendous. But feel genuinely sorry for those financially affected. Sure hope the crisis ends soon. 

 

 

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What about a regular TOURIST Visa for a Thai Lady to Oz - that has a good Job, only can stay for 2-3 weeks - and I would be able to provide Guarantor letter?

Of course, she would have to wait until "normal" flights become available again? 

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On 6/21/2020 at 10:51 AM, Awinkl said:

What about a regular TOURIST Visa for a Thai Lady to Oz - that has a good Job, only can stay for 2-3 weeks - and I would be able to provide Guarantor letter?

Of course, she would have to wait until "normal" flights become available again? 

Awinkl if she is married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen or PR, or NZ citizen normally resident in Australia then she could apply for the exemption, otherwise highly unlikely.

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