Getting a travel visa can be the final step in a process and it’s possibly the most important step of all, otherwise all your preparation will have been for nothing. With this in mind it’s worth taking the time to get it right. Using a translator in Melbourne or any other major city will help to make the process go more smoothly. Here are some key points to remember.
Get the right visa.
Most countries have different visas for different purposes, including Australia. In many cases it’s obvious what type of visa you need, but sometimes it is less so, for example, if your trip will combine study with work experience with travel. If in doubt, seek professional advice.
Understand the questions
Some questions on the visa form are standard, basic, information, like name and date of birth. Other questions require you to complete information more fully. These latter questions tend to play a critical role in your visa application so make sure that you understand them completely. If need be have them translated into your own language before answering them.
Answer all questions full and truthfully
Never, ever, give in to the temptation to be economical with the truth when filling in a visa application form. The simple truth of the matter is that you are far more likely to be caught out than to get a way with it, particularly in these days of cross-checking between computer databases. There are plenty of daytime TV shows which feature people being denied entry to a country because immigration officials at the point of entry realized that there were inaccuracies on their visa application, don’t let that be you. If there are likely to be any issues of concern with your visa application, it is far better to give an explanation of them on the form and be prepared for an interview in the embassy in your home country, than to give an evasive answer and hope for the best.