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Australian Tourist Visa Interview Tips


To be able to move to Australia for vacation or tourism, you will need to be in possession of a tourist visa. This visa is handed to people that the Australian Immigration Department deems eligible to visit the country as a tourist. Some candidates will be screened online while others will be invited for an interview. When you are invited for an interview, here are some tips to assist you during the interview

There are some factors to consider that will increase or destroy your chances of getting your visa approved, so you need to watch out for them.

Factors that will increase visa chances

  • The applicant should honestly answer all questions
  • The applicant must not have any implicating criminal records
  • The applicant must be financially stable
  • The applicant will return to their home country

Factors that will decrease visa chances

  • The applicant is dishonest
  • The applicant has been involved or associated with criminal activities.
  • Applicant not being able to provide evidence to back up their application ( financially, health wise etc)

You can also increase your visa chances by following these simple steps

1. Preparation

Once you have been invited for an interview by the Australian embassy, you need to start preparing for it. Do research on likely questions and prepare answers to them Rehearse your answers so you will get accustomed to them. Examples of such questions and the best answers to them:

Question 1: Will you work during your visa?

Answer: No

Question 2: How long will you be staying in Australia

Answer: Give a timeframe ( what you stated in your application) that is not more than 1 year and explain to them what you intend to do during that period of time.

Question 3: How will you support yourself during your visit

Answer: Sponsors or my savings( Bring a document to prove that your cost will be less than your assets.)

2. Gather Evidence

You will need to put together proof to support your claim These proofs include financial statement, health status, letter of employment/business in your home country ( this will prove that you are coming back), accommodation plan etc.

3. Attend Interview

On the day of your interview, make sure you arrive at the embassy properly dressed and on time. Speaking politely and confidently to the interviewer while maintaining eye contact and, at the end of the process, thank them for their time.

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