Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

Sign in to follow this  
Guest AndyH78

AFP checks - some advice please

Recommended Posts

Guest AndyH78



For some reason I was given 70 days to get my required documents back to DIAC for out 175 application.

I wanted to delay having to validate my visa for as long as possible, so left things until December before I even began, giving me, a good 40 days or so.


Now its dawning on me how stupid I've been!


Having spent a year in Oz on a working holiday visa, I have to get an Australian Federal police check done.


It takes them 15 days to process, I have to get my application forms to Oz, then back again, during the Christmas post rush.


I now see why I was given 70 days


So two questions


1) Can they forward my documents to Immigration directly, or even upload them?


2) How do I pay? They need an Australian Dollar cheque, which I can't do? Or a money order, is this the same as a postal order? and if so, can I get them from a UK post office in AUD? If not, then how else do I pay?


Thanks in advance



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have to post them, use Fedex, they took 3 days with me, really quick but its £60 a pop but as you have no time left its a good route


You probably can send a Bank Draft in AUD from any high street bank you bank at, for a fee.


I dont know about direct posting from the police to immigration, ive never heard of it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I needed a AFP check it took 2 weeks to get it back, but took 4 days to get Money Order from bank.


I bank with RBS and got a Money Order made out in AUD for the $43, which cost £8, I went in to the branch to order it, but you can now do it online, check your bank how much it costs - I checked with another bank I use and they were going to charge £20.


As the letters sent to AFP go to a mail bag address, I think it states on the application not to sent it by courier. I just sent by normal airmail, but got a receipt from the post office, as we were going to run over 28 days that we were given, I uploaded the Post office Recepit, and the payment information to my visa, CO was fine with that.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest AndyH78

Thanks for the advice, my bank charge £25 quid for a bank draft, disgraceful, but needs must.


AFP will forward to whatever address I ask them to apparently. I have a friend who lives in Sydney, so maybe I'll use his address, he can scan and send to me for upload.


Panic averted for now, I think......

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this