Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.
Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.
Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).
Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.
Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.
Applications for Birth or Death certificates should be made to the Registrarin each specific Australian State or Territory.
Applications for Marriage certificates should be made to the Registrar in each specific Australian State or Territory. The marriage certificate signed on the day of your ceremony is not acceptable.
Applications for Divorce Decree Certificates should be made directly to theFamily Law Courts in each specific Australian State or Territory.
Unavailable. In New South Wales, Adoption Orders are made in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Equity Division. The Court does not issue a copy of the Adoption Order to the adoptive parent(s). The Court sends a Memorandum of Adoption to the Principal Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in New South Wales, and a further copy is provided for the similar authority if the child was born in another State or Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Principal Registrar can only issue a birth certificate in the child's "adopted" name showing the adoptive parents as natural parents. The new birth certificate is not distinguishable from any other original birth registration, and gives no evidence of adoption.
In order to meet other requirements of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in processing the I-600 petition, the adoptive parent(s) should write to the adoption authority in New South Wales. A statement that the adoption was finalized should be requested, and that the natural parent(s) did, in fact, irrevocably release the child for adoption prior to the making of the Order of Adoption. The name and address of the New South Wales Adoption authority is:
Department of Youth and Community Services
Parramatta, N.S.W. 2124
There are cases, however, where the Court can dispense with the written consent of the natural parent(s) and still allow an Order of Adoption of full force and effect to be made. These children may actually be orphans, wards of the State, or the surviving parent(s) may be incapable of making a decision to release the child for adoption. Post has been unable to definitively ascertain how specific the information furnished will be without referral to a particular case.
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Available. Whereas a police certificate will show the offense committed and the penalty imposed, it will not show the section of law under which convicted, nor the value of any goods involved. Applicants can obtain Certificates of Conviction by writing directly to the court involved, giving the full name, the nature of the offense, and the date of the court appearance that will show on the police certificate. The fee varies and the specific information required should be requested. Some courts destroy or retire minor records after a number of years, but the court can confirm that the record is unavailable. Verbatim transcripts are available in some cases.
Fees: Refer to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) website for the current fee
Document Name: National Police Certificate
Issuing Authority: Australian Federal Police
Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Various security features, including watermark, micro printing, and ink reactive the ultraviolet light.
Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Not applicable
Registration Criteria: Not applicable
Procedure for Obtaining: Can be requested online or through a physical form sent by mail. Refer to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) website
Certified Copies Available: Inquire directly with AFP
Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents
Comments: Australian Federal Police certificates based on fingerprints are preferred, but a certificate not based on fingerprints is acceptable if it shows all aliases ever used. Send a copy of the police certificate to the National Visa Center.
Available. Applicants should communicate directly with the Clerk of the Court where the conviction occurred. In submitting a request, the full name of the person should be furnished, the date the conviction occurred and the nature of the offense. Fees for court records vary depending upon the length of the court record.
Available. The prison record will appear on the police certificate.
Available from the Department of Justice Victoria, Correctional Services Division, 20 Albert Road, South Melbourne, VIC 3205. Application should include the applicant's full name, aliases, date and place of birth and dates and places of imprisonment.
Shown on police certificate.
A military discharge certificate issued by any branch of the armed forces prior to 1991 will normally state the length of service and indicate whether the discharge was honorable or not.
If the discharge certificate has been lost, or does not indicate whether the discharge was honorable or dishonorable, an applicant may write to the relevant branch of the armed forces that will issue a letter providing this information:
Air Force: Directorate of Personnel, Airmen, E-2-32 (Russell Offices, Canberra, ACT 2600.
Army: Discharge cell, Soldiers' Career Management Agency, BPO Box 1932-R, Melbourne, VIC.
Navy: Directorate of Sailors' Posting, D-2-25, Canberra, ACT 2600.
Requests for such information should be made to the Secretary of that department. All information furnished should be treated as confidential.
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Evidence of your legal name change must be issued by a civil authority. In Australia, name change certificates are issued by the Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages. These certificates are not required if your name change is based on your marriage.
The Australian citizenship certificate is issued to applicants who became Australian citizens after their birth. You may request confirmation of yourAustralian citizenship status here.
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