From 1 July 2013 all applicants for a Family Stream visa must satisfy the Fraud Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020. The Fraud PIC 4020 applies to all new applications and applications lodged before 1 July 2013 which have not yet been finalised. This includes decisions currently under review.

Read more: Application of the Fraud Public Interest Criterion 4020 across all Family Stream visas

Clients should only apply for an NSO document(s), once a visa application has been submitted, and at the request of a case officer.

Read more: Applying for a marriage / birth certificate or CENOMAR from the National Statistics Office?

Australian Ambassador H.E. Bill Tweddell (3rd from right) and Secretary Mehol K. Sadain (4th from right) of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) joined community members, as well as other Ambassadors and diplomatic officials for an Iftar dinner, hosted by the Australian Embassy and NCMF, on the evening of 5 August 2013.

Read more: Australian Ambassador and NCMF officials join community members in Iftar event on Holy Month of...

Automatic and mandatory student visa cancellations  were abolished on 13 April 2013 and replaced by a discretionary framework for dealing with visa condition breaches. This means that if an international student breaches their visa conditions, we will consider the individual circumstances of the breach.

All student visa holders must abide by the conditions that apply to their visa or risk having their visa cancelled. Until 13 April 2013, student visa holders who fail to abide by their visa conditions were subject to automatic and mandatory visa cancellation processes.

Read more: Cessation of Automatic and Mandatory Student Visa Cancellations

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has revised the list of acceptable financial institutions for the purpose of meeting the financial requirements of a Student visa application (Assessment Level 3) lodged in the Philippines.

Read more: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

If a medical and/or x-ray examination is required, we will notify you after your application is lodged with the Australian Embassy in Manila. You will then need to make arrangements to attend an approved immigration panel doctor.

You should be aware of what type of visa you are applying for, as the panel doctor will need this information in order to complete the health examination forms.

Read more: How do I arrange for an eHealth examination?

Australia’s modern electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport to confirm your immigration status and entitlements in Australia. See Visa label free fact sheet.

Read more: IMPORTANT CHANGE - Visa label free arrangements in the Philippines from 1 June 2012

The Manila Visa Office has recently been made aware of visa fraud information scams being run for nurses seeking employment in Australia. If you have information regarding suspected immigration fraud please contact the Manila Visa Office by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  See: Migration Fraud youtube video 

Read more: Migration Fraud

Clients should not make any firm travel bookings until a decision is made on the visa application.  A visa application will not be escalated solely based on a client's proposed date of travel. 

Read more: Notice - All visa applicants

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Bill Tweddell, today congratulated the Philippines on achieving candidacy status with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) which works to increase transparency of payments made in the oil, gas and mining industries.

“I congratulate the Philippines for their hard work in applying to join the EITI. This shows a welcome commitment by the Philippines to improve transparency in its mining sector,” Ambassador Tweddell said.

Read more: Philippines achieves candidacy status with EITI

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