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  • Form 1419 Application For A Visitor Visa - Australia

    Form 1419 is the application form that applicants have to fill and submit if they wish to enter Australia for tourism and recreational purposes.

    The form is available on the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australia. Applicants can choose to apply online or visit the closest Australian Visa Office or Department Office. Every applicant has to fill their own form and complete all the fields. Incomplete form or any errors in the form can lead to the rejection of the application.

    The visa that you avail by completing this form allows you to stay in Australia for a period of 3 or 6 months. In some cases, a maximum stay period of 12 months is allowed. Depending on the applicant, the visa can allow single or multiple entries within a specific period.

    The application form provides you all the details about the things related to the visa application process such as ways to apply, modes of payment, health requirements, health insurance requirements, Visa charge, extension of stay, vaccinations, passport, etc.

    Conditions:

    To get a Visitor Visa through form 1419, you have to agree to the following:

    • Condition 8101 – You should not work in Australia.
    • Condition 8201 – You should not study in Australia for a period of more than 3 months.
    • Condition 8503 – No further stay.
    • Condition 8531 – You should not be in Australia after your visa has expired.
    • Condition 8558 – You should not spend more than 12 months in the country in a period of 18 months.

    How to Fill Form 1419?

    You can choose to follow the instructions mentioned below while filling up form 1419.

    Important Points to Remember:

    • Fill the form in English using a pen.
    • Fill the form in BLOCK LETTERS.
    • Answer using a tick mark wherever required.
    • In the photograph section, you have to attach your recent passport sized photograph.

    Instructions:

    • Question 1 – You have to mention if you are applying from Australia or from outside Australia. You have to answer this question using a tick mark. If you are applying from a place outside Australia, you have to answer question number 2. If you are applying from Australia you have to skip to question 5.   
    • Question 2 – Here, you have to mention the date when you wish to visit Australia. You have to mention the entry and exit dates in Date/Month/Year format.
    • Question 3 – Here, you have to mention the duration of your stay. You can select your answer by using a tick mark. The options are up to 3 months, up to 6 months and up to 12 months.
    • Question 4 – Through this question the department wants to know if you plan to enter the country more than once. If you tick mark against option ‘Yes’, you have to give details about the same in the space below it. If you select option ‘No’, you can skip to question 7.
    • Question 5 – You have to mention till when you wish to extend your stay period to. You have to give the specific date in the Date/Month/Year format.
    • Question 6 – Here, you should give reasons for the extension request.

    PART A – Your Details:

    The details provided in this section should match the information mentioned in your passport. Also, you should make sure that your passport is valid during your stay period.

    • Question 7 – Provide the following details:
      • Family name.
      • Given names.
      • Sex.
      • Date of Birth.
      • Passport Number.
      • Country issuing your passport.
      • Nationality.
      • Date of Issue.
      • Place of Issue.
      • Date of Expiry.
    • Question 8 - In this section, you have to mention your place of birth and details related to it such as city or town, state or province and country.
    • Question 9 – Here, you have to mention your relationship status using a check mark. The options are married, engaged, de facto, separated, divorced, widowed, never married or been in a de facto relationship.
    • Question 10 – In this question, you have to tell if you were ever known by another name. It includes your name at birth, aliases, etc. You have to select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. If you select ‘Yes’, you have to give details about the same. As part of the details, you can simply choose to mention the name that was used for you.
    • Question 11 – Here, you have to mention if you hold an Australian Visa at the time of application. If you select ‘Yes’, you must remember that you present visa will expire when this application is approved.
    • Question 12 – You have to inform if you have applied for a Parents visa ever. If you select ‘Yes’, you have to mention the queue date in the Date/Month/Year format.
    • Question 13 – You have to answer if you have an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) at present or if you have applied for the same. If you select ‘Yes’, you must remember that your ABTC will cease once this application is approved.
    • Question 14 – You have to mention if you are a citizen of any other country. If you select ‘Yes’ you have to mention the name of the countries of which you are a citizen of.
    • Question 15 – You have to say select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to answer this question. Through this question, the department wants to know if you have any other current passport. If yes, then you have to mention the passport number and the name of the country that has issued the passport.
    • Question 16 – Here, you have to inform if you hold a National Identity Card or not. If you have one, you have to provide details such as family name, given name, document type, identity number and country of issue. For Indians, this identity card would be the Aadhaar Card.
    • Question 17 – Here, you have to name the country where you live in at present.
    • Question 18 – In this section, you have to select your legal status in the country where you are presently located. The options are citizen, permanent resident, visitor, work visa, student, no legal status and other. If you select ‘Other’, you have to give details in the space provided.
    • Question 19 – As an answer to this question, you have to mention the purpose of your stay in the place where you are located at present and your visa status.
    • Question 20 – Here, you have to write your present residential address. You have to write your street address here and not your post office box address.
    • Question 21 – You have to write the address for correspondence in this section. If it is the same as your residential address, you can write ‘AS ABOVE’.
    • Question 22 – You have to write your home, office and mobile contact numbers in this section. Include the country code and area code as well.
    • Question 23 – This question has to be answered by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. It asks the applicant if agree to allow the department to communicate with them via email or fax. If the applicant selects ‘Yes’, then he/she has to provide his/her email address and fax number.

    Part B - Family Traveling To Australia With You:

    • Question 24 – Here, you have to answer if any family member is travelling with you to Australia or if you are in Australia at present with any of them. If you select ‘Yes’, you have to provide details about them. You have to write their full name, their relationship with you and name of the sponsor (only if applicable). If the space provided for writing the details is not enough, you can give details of the other members in Part O of the form.

    Part C – Family NOT Travelling To Australia With You:

    • Question 25 – By answering this question, you will let the department know if you have any partner, fiancé or children who have never been to Australia and will not travelling with you there. If you select ‘Yes’, you have to give details about them. You have to write their full name, date of birth, their relationship with you and their address while you will be in Australia. If the space provided for writing the details is not enough, you can give details of the other members in Part O of the form.

    Part D – Details Of Your Visit To Australia:

    • Question 26 – Here, you have to answer if you will be visiting another country from Australia and then come back. You must attach the details of your itinerary if you tick mark against ‘Yes’.
    • Question 27 – In this field, you have to inform the department if you have any relatives in Australia by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. If you choose ‘Yes’, you have to give the following details about them:
      • Full Name.
      • Date of Birth.
      • Their relationship with you.
      • Address.
      • Answer by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ if they are citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

      If the space provided for writing the details is not enough, you can give details of the other members in Part O of the form.

    • Question 28 - In this field, you have to inform the department if you have any contacts or friends in Australia by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. If you choose ‘Yes’, you have to give the following details about them:
      • Full Name.
      • Date of Birth.
      • Their relationship with you.
      • Address.
      • Answer by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ if they are citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

      If the space provided for writing the details is not enough, you can give details of the other members in Part O of the form.

    • Question 29 – Here, you have to write your reasons for visiting Australia. While answering this question, you must include the important dates related to your trip. If the space provided for writing the details is not enough, you can write the other details in Part O of the form.
    • Question 30 – By answering this field you will inform the department about your intentions to study during your stay in Australia. You have to answer this question by selecting option ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. If you select ‘Yes’, you have to write the name of your course, institution and the duration of the course.

    Part E – Health Details:

    • Question 31 – Here, you have to mention if you have ever travelled abroad or lived outside your country for more than 3 successive months. The answer should not include the time you have spent in Australia. If you select ‘Yes’ as your answer, you have to give the following details:
      • Name of country.
      • Duration of stay (starting and end date)

      If the space provided for writing the details is not enough, you can give details of the other countries in Part O of the form.

    • Question 32 – By answering this question, you will inform the department if you have any plans of using hospital or health care facilities during your stay in Australia. If you choose ‘Yes’, you have to give details regarding the same.
    • Question 33 – Here, you have to mention if you plan to study during your stay in Australia to become a dentist, doctor, paramedic or nurse. If you choose ‘Yes’, you have to provide details about the same.
    • Question 34 – Through this question, the department wants to know if:
      • You have or were ever diagnosed with tuberculosis.
      • You are or were ever in close contact with someone (family member) who has active tuberculosis.
      • Your chest x-ray ever showed an abnormality.

      If you choose ‘Yes’ as your answer, you have to give details about the same.

    • Question 35 – Here, you have to inform if you expect any medical expenses or medical follow up or require treatment during your stay in Australia for the following:
      • Cancer.
      • Blood disorder.
      • Heart disease.
      • Pregnancy.
      • Liver disease and/or Hepatitis B or C.
      • HIV Infection (Includes AIDS).
      • Mental illness.
      • Kidney disease (Includes dialysis).
      • Respiratory disease that requires oxygen therapy or hospital admission.
      • Others.

      If you select ‘Yes’, you have to provide details regarding the same. In the details you can choose to mention the name of the disease and the type of expenses or follow up you expect.

    • Question 36 – Here, you have to answer using ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ if you need any assistance with care or mobility because of a medical condition. If you select ‘Yes’, you have to provide details regarding the same.
    • Question 37 – In this field, you have to inform the department about any health examination that you have undertaken in the last 12 months for an Australian visa. If ‘Yes’, then you to give details about the same and include HAP ID, if it is applicable.

    If the applicant is at least 75 years old or if he/she applies for a long term Visitor visa, then he/she will have to undergo a health assessment test. The applicant might be asked to show a medical insurance that will cover their stay in Australia.

    Part F – Character Details:

    • Question 38 – This field has several questions, which the applicant has to answer with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Through the questions, the department wants to get the character details of the applicant.   These questions ask for the following details:
      • If the applicant has ever been charged with any crime that is awaiting legal action at present.
      • If the applicant has ever been convicted for any crime in any country. It includes any conviction that is removed from the official records at present.
      • If the applicant has ever been the subject of an Interpol notice or arrest warrant.
      • If the applicant has ever been found guilty of child sexual abuse. It includes any conviction that is removed from the official records at present.
      • If the applicant’s name has appeared on a sex offender register.
      • If the applicant has been acquitted of any crime on the grounds of insanity or unsound mental state.
      • If a court has found the applicant not fit to plead.
      • If the applicant has been indirectly or directly associated with or involved in activities that would signify a risk to national security of Australia or any other country.
      • If the applicant has been indicted or charged for war crimes, genocide, torture, crimes against humanity, slavery or crime of any other nature that is of international concern.
      • If the applicant has associated with groups, people or organizations that are or has been involved with criminal activities.
      • If the applicant is associated with any organization that is involved in violence or violent acts (includes insurgency, war, freedom fighting, protest, terrorism, etc.) in Australia or in any other country.
      • If the applicant has ever served in police force, military force, private or state sponsored intelligence agency or militia (includes secret police).
      • If the applicant has received any paramilitary or military training or has been trained in using explosives or weapons or trained in manufacture of biological or chemical products.
      • If the applicant has engaged in smuggling people or human trafficking offences.
      • If the applicant has ever been deported, removed or excluded from any country (including Australia).
      • If the applicant ever had any pending debts that has to be repaid to the Australian government or any public authority in Australia.

      If you select ‘Yes’, for any of the sub questions, you have to provide details about it in the space provided below the question. In case it is not enough, you can write rest of the details in Part O of the form.

    Part G – Employment Status:

    • Question 39 – Here, you have to inform the department about your employment status. If you select ‘Employed/self-employed’, you have to give the following details:
      • Name of employer/business.
      • Address.
      • Telephone Number.
      • Your position in the company.
      • Employment duration.

      If you select ‘Retired’, you have to write the year of retirement. If you select ‘Student’, you have to give the following details:

      • Current Course (name).
      • Name of the institution.
      • The duration for which you have been studying in the institution you named.

      If you select others, you have to write details about it and if you select ‘Unemployed’, you have to mention why you are not employed and write details about your last employment (if it is applicable).

    Part H – Funding For Stay:

    People willing to visit Australia have to prove that have sufficient funds to cover all their trip related expenses. Providing proof of financial stability will help them in getting their application processed faster. They can provide as proof the following:

    • Bank statement that displays financial history.
    • Tax records.
    • Audited accounts.
    • Details of the money they will take with them to Australia or the amount that is available with them.

    While looking at the application, the department will also take into consideration the number of people the applicant supports, type of activities that is planned as part of the trip and the length of stay.

    • Question 40 – In this field, you have to provide details about how to plan to finance yourself during your stay in Australia.
    • Question 41 – Here, you have to mention if your Australian trip is sponsored by someone else. It includes support that is provided by an organization. If you select ‘Yes’ as your answer, you have to provide the following details:
      • Full Name.
      • Date of birth.
      • Sponsor’s relationship with you.
      • Address of Sponsor when you will be in Australia.
      • Type of support that you will be receiving – Financial, Accommodation, other. You have to tick mark against the type applicable to you.

      If the space provided for writing the details is not enough, you can write the rest in Part O of the form. Apart from this, you have to attach details and the sponsor(s) have to give proof that they will be able to support you.

    Part I – Previous Applications:

    • Question 42 - This field has several questions, which the applicant has to answer with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Through the questions, the department wants to get information about the previous times the applicant has applied for an Australian visa. The questions ask for the following details:
    • If the applicant has ever visited Australia and not complied with the visa rules/conditions or if he/she has ever departed Australia outside the approved stay period.
    • If his/her application for an entry visa to Australia or extended stay period in the country has ever been refused or cancelled.

    If you select ‘Yes’ as an answer to any of the questions, you have to provide details about the same in the space provided below the question.

    Part J – Assistance With This Form:

    • Question 43 – Through this question, the department wants to know if someone else helped you fill up this form. If you select ‘No’ as your answer, you can skip to Part K and if you select ‘Yes’, you have to give the following details about the person who helped you:
      • Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Other).
      • Family Name.
      • Given Names.
      • Address.
      • Contact Number.
    • Question 44 – In this field, the department wants to know if the person who assisted you is an agent who is registered with the Office of the MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority). If you select ‘Yes’, you can skip to Part K.
    • Question 45 – Here, you have to answer if the agent or person who assisted you in filling the form is in Australia or not. If you select ‘No’, you can skip to Part K.
    • Question 46 – Here, you have to inform the department if you paid or gift the agent/person for helping you. You can answer by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

    Part K – Options For Receiving Written Communications:

    • Question 47 – This field asks the applicant to inform the department about who should be receiving all the written communications related to this application. Applicants can select one from the following options:
    • Myself (By tick marking against this option, the applicant asks all written communications to be sent to him/her).
    • Authorised recipient (By tick marking against this option, the applicant asks all written communications to be sent to an authorized recipient. If the applicant selects this option, he/she must fill and submit form 956A Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient).
    • Migration agent (By tick marking against this option, the applicant asks all written communications to be sent to his/her migration agent. If the applicant selects this option, then his/her agent must fill and submit form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance).
    • Exempt Person (By tick marking against this option, the applicant asks all written communications to be sent to the Exempt person. If the applicant selects this option, then the person must fill and submit form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance)

    Part L – Payment Details:

    • Question 48 – Before you fill this field, you must visit the website of the department and check the visa fees section. There are reference tables on the website which you have to look at to figure out the application charge that is applicable for your visa subclass. In this section, the final amount for each option has to be written in the box shapes present on the right side of the page. All the boxes have been numbered and there are arrows that help you locate the right box for the option you are answering.  

      To fill this section,

      • First you have to write the visa subclass that you are applying for.
      • Then you have to write the Base Application Charge in box 1. The amount is mentioned in the reference table present on the department’s website.
      • Next, write the Non-internet Application Charge (if it is applicable to you) in box 2.
      • Write the Additional Applicant Charge aged 18 years or over (at the time of lodging the application). Below this option there are two boxes that you have to fill. The first one asks you to write the amount that is applicable for your visa subclass and in the next box you have to write the number of additional applicants who are at least 18 years old. Multiply the values of both the boxes and write the answer in box 3.
      • Write the Additional Applicant Charge below 18 years (at the time of lodging the application). Below this option there are two boxes that you have to fill. The first one asks you to write the amount that is applicable for your visa subclass and in the next box you have to write the number of additional applicants who are less than 18 years old. Multiply the values of both the boxes and write the answer in box 4.
      • Write the Subsequent Temporary Applicant Charge (if applicable to you). Below this option there are two boxes that you have to fill. The first one asks you to write the amount that is applicable for your visa subclass and in the next box you have to write the number of applicants. Multiply the values of both the boxes and write the answer in box 5.
      • Once you are done with filling up all the 5 boxes, you have to write the total amount in the total box. You will get the result for this section after adding the values of all the 5 boxes (1+2+3+4+5). This total amount is what you have to pay for your visa application.

      If you fail to pay the total amount, your application will not be accepted. For certain visas to be approved, you have to pay a second instalment of the application charge as well.

    • Question 49 – In this field, you have to inform the department about how you will be paying your application charge. If you plan to make the payment using a credit card, you might have to pay a surcharge.
      • In case you apply for the visa in Australia, the preferred payment method would be a credit card. If you plan to pay via money order or bank cheque, then you have to make the same payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
      • In case you apply for the Visa from outside Australia, you have to find out about the preferred payment method and currency from the Australian Government office where you will be applying from.

      On this form, you have to select the method you plan to use for making the payment. The options are Back cheque, Money order and Credit Card. If you select ‘Credit card’, you have to provide the following details:

      • Type of credit card you will be using. The options are MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Diners Club and JCB.
      • The amount of Australian Dollars.
      • Credit Card Number.
      • Expiry Date.
      • Cardholder’s Name.
      • Telephone number.
      • Address.
      • Signature. By signing you agree and accept that you might have to pay a surcharge.

    Part M – Application Checklist:

    • Number 50 – After filling and signing up the form, you will reach this section. It lists down all the documents you have to attach along with your form. The documents that have to be provided are mentioned below:
      • A certified copy of the identity page (personal details and photo) of your valid passport and other pages that act as proof of travel to other countries.
      • Recent passport sized photograph of the applicant. This photo should not be more than 6 months old.
      • The Visa Application Charge (only if applicable).
      • Fully filled form 1257 Undertaking, declaration, for applicants under 18 years of age, staying in Australia with someone else apart from a parent, relative or legal guardian.  (To be provided if applicable).
      • Fully filled form 1229 Consent to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years. This form is to be attached if the applicant is below 18 years old and is traveling alone or without one or both the parents or legal guardian. (To be provided if applicable).
      • If you have chosen another person to receive all the written communications related to your application form. Then you have to submit the following:
      • Form 956, or
      • Form 956A

      When you lodge your application, you must attach the receipt to this page.

      Additional Documents – Apart from the above, applicants have to submit additional documents, which as per the Migration Act of 1958, cannot be asked for by the decision makers until they make a decision about a visa applicant. But it is advisable that you attach these documents with your application, if it is applicable. The additional documents are:

      • Proof that you can access the funds that will support your stay.
      • Proof of your travel or medical insurance (if requested).
      • Medical tests or examinations (if requested).
      • A letter written by your employer confirming your leave.
      • Proof of enrolment at college, university or school.
      • If you are visiting a close family member who lives in Australia (who is a permanent resident or citizen of the country), you have to provide:
        • Letter of invitation to visit.
      • Other information that show that you have an authority and incentive to come back to your own country such as property, significant assets that you own in your country, etc.

      You should not provide the original documents unless you are asked to give them, instead you have to attach the ‘certified copies’ of the original documentation. Accredited English translations have to be submitted for documents that are written in a language other than English.  

      Remember that once you attach a document, tick mark against its name in this section to ensure that you have all the required documents.

    Part N – Signatures:

    • Number 51 – This field requires your Biometrics Declaration and Consent. By signing in the space provided:
      • The applicant agrees to provide his/her fingerprints and facial image, if the department requests him/her for it.
      • The applicant declares that he/she understands that his/her fingerprints, facial image and biographical information that is with the department might be given to the Australian law enforcement agencies to help in identifying him/her, to help in finding if he/she is eligible for the visa he/she has applied for and for law enforcement reasons.
      • The applicant consents to the Australian law enforcement agencies disclosing his/her biographical, biometric and criminal record information to the department for any of the reasons mentioned above. He/she also agrees to give his/her consent to the department using his/her information for the purpose of the Australian Citizenship Act of 2007 or the Migration Act of 1958.
    • Number 52 – This field lists down the declarations that every applicant has to make. Read this section carefully and remember that it is a serious crime to provide misleading or false information. Once you are done reading all the points, sign in the space provided.

    Part O – Additional Information:

    • Number 53 – In this field, you can write all the additional information that you were unable to provide in other sections of the form due to lack of space. Write the question number in the ‘Question number’ column and then the answer in the ‘Additional Information’ column.

    After completing the form, make sure you make a copy of it and keep it with you. Keep a copy of all the attachment as well. 

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