Read this before you apply the DHA Visa Application for Australian Visas
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, every year, receives thousands of work, family, student and migrant visas, and decision output gets affected by various factors which include visa eligibility, supported document, qualification, evidence of English language and so on. Some applications which will satisfy the visa requirements will be granted visa, and some applications will be refused because of fraud or ineligibility, plenty of application will be refused due to having silly mistakes.
Applying for a migration visa can be complex process and it is important to get it right and right in first time.
The DHA utilises a Global Processing Model to process your application:
- anywhere in the DHA global network of processing centres
- in numerous stages with different decision makers each with differing and highly subjective processing requirements
- utilising risk profiling and artificial intelligence determining the applicable scrutiny and quality of assessment
From our understanding of the complex visa decision making process, we are simplifying the factors for your understanding. Here are the 7 crucial factors listed below:
1. Be Organised
Being organised and laying out your documents logically and coherently can make the application process faster and easier for both the applicant and the assessor.
Highlighting relevant sections in documents, making sure they’re in chronological order, and that files are orientated the right way around is advisable.
You should make sure anything that requires translating is submitted with both the original and the translation.
There’s nothing worse than when you get forms in all sorts of different forms and file types, it can take an hour just to get them into some sort of order
2. Be clear & precise
The importance of accuracy is something all three agents agree on.
a lot more applications getting picked up because of small, often very innocent mistakes
It’s important for applicants and it’s important for agents as well to make sure that there are no mistakes in the applications.
3. Supporting evidences are crucial
Work, family and business visas in particular can require a lot of substantiating evidence.
Relationships have to be proved, qualifications and work histories have to be demonstrated and asset holdings need to be shown.
everything you claim has to be demonstrated with evidence otherwise it can be discarded.
Group certificates, tax returns, bank records and pay-slips are effective for proving employment.
If you’re trying to prove that you’ve worked for 52 weeks, give them 52 pay-slips and 52 weeks of bank statements should show the deposits.
4. Avoid silly mistakes
- Failure to appropriately check and review eligibility before application preparation
- Failure to obtain immigration advice and a Strategic Plan before application preparation
- Failure to check regular changes in Migration Regulations and DHA Policy Guidelines
- Failure to satisfactorily address Migration Regulations and DHA Policy Guidelines
- Failure to allow sufficient time and resources for professional and appropriate application preparation
- Failure to address inconsistent and conflicting information and documentation provision
- Failure to address insufficient information and documentation provision
5. Avoid ambiguity
The importance of accuracy is something all agree on.
And its important to avoid any kind of conflict of information provided.
Every evidence should clearly dictate all the information in a very precise manner and make sure there is no ambiguity in the information provided.
6. Be aware of social media profiles
Applicants should be aware that the Department will search through public records and social media profiles and verify educational records with the original institutions.
Be aware of other information that could be out there that people could draw assumptions from.
There are legitimate reasons for some inconsistencies but anticipating them and pre-emptively explaining potential concerns is the best approach.
7. Remember timing and deadline rules
Missing a deadline even by a small margin can void an entire application, but in a small number of cases there can be ways around it.
You should not only be aware of deadlines, but also expiration dates.
To conclude, the process of lodging Visa application is crucial process, and it is critical to make sure that all the information including evidences, certificates etc. are authentic and validated properly before submitting the application.