Requirements for 13(a) Non-Quota Immigrant Application

(Note: For numbers 4 to 13, submit original and two (2) photocopies each of the required documents)

  1. Personal appearance of the applicant at the Consulate.
  2. Two (2) original accomplished Non-Quota Immigrant Visa application forms (FA Form No. 3 revised 1981) to be filed by the applicant.
  3. Four (4) recent passport size photographs with white background taken within the last three months.
  4. Current passport of the applicant (minimum validity of 12 months).
  5. Birth certificate of the applicant and his/her children (if applicant has dependents who are eligible to the same visa.)
  6. If married in the Philippines, applicant’s NSO authenticated Marriage Certificate OR if married outside the Philippines, a Report of Marriage (ROM) issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
  7. Personal appearance at the Consulate of the Filipino spouse or a duly notarized endorsement letter from the Filipino spouse (in case the Filipino spouse is abroad or in the Philippines). The endorsement letter must contain the Filipino spouse’s address and contact number abroad.
  8. Current valid passport and visa of Filipino spouse
  9. Police Clearance based on fingerprint check issued by the Australian Federal Police
  10. Documentary evidence or proof of financial capability of the applicant and/or the Filipino spouse (for example: bank statement, investment certificates, house or property ownership, pension plan, etc.).
  11. Original Medical Certificate (FA Form No. 11) accomplished by a General Practitioner or physician authorized and accredited by the Australian Government. The medical certificate must also include the X-ray film, laboratory reports, etc. The medical examination report is valid only if submitted to the quarantine officer at the port of entry in the Philippines together with the visa application, within six (6) months from the date the examination was conducted.
  12. In case the applicant is a former Philippine citizen, evidence of the former citizenship such as Philippine passport birth certificate and certified true copy of the Certificate of Naturalization (Australian Certificate of Citizenship).
  13. If applicant had lost or renounced Philippine citizenship because of marriage to another national; certified true copies of birth certificate, marriage certificate and evidence of present foreign citizenship.
  14. A non-refundable visa fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne” Refer to Schedule of Fees.
  15. The Consulate reserves the right to require the submission of additional documents as deemed necessary.

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