Application HELP for Chinese
CHINESE PASSPORT HOLDERS
The Australian Visa is a LEGAL DOCUMENT and as such, if you submit false information, you MAY BE fined or even deported. Please read this info to help avoid both of these situations.
PLEASE ENTER the names in the application EXACTLY as they are shown in your passport.
- IF the applicants name is MR KOH JUN JIE, you would enter the SURNAME as KOH and the Given Names as JUN JIE.
- IF the applicants name is MR ALVIN KOH JUN JIE, you would enter the SURNAME as LEE and the Given Names as DAVID KUAN YEW.
- IF the applicants name is MR LEE KUAN YEW DAVID, you would enter the SURNAME an LEE and the Given Names as KUAN YEW DAVID.
DO NOT RE-ENTER SURNAME IN GIVEN NAMES and do not enter Pre or Post TITLES
Please make sure that you enter ALL of the names as listed in the passport.
*** Do not enter names in brackets and do not enter NEE (maiden) names in the SURNAME box (if applicant married and has changed her name).
IF the applicant is not married and has not changed her name, then enter their maiden name in the box.
NO TITLES - AT ALL
DO NOT PUT Titles such as any PRE titles (like as MR, MISS, MRS, DR, BIN , BTE, BINTE, BT, B., YB, Y.BHG., Y.A.M., Y.M., TAN SRI, SRI PADUKA, TUNKU, MAJOR GENERAL, PUAN SRI, DATA, DATIN, DATUK, HAJI, HJ, HAJJAH, HJH, PENGIRAN, UNGKU or Indian titles like D/O or S/O etc), or any Post titles (Sn, Senior, Jn, Junior, II, III, IV, V etc). These are TITLES and NOT names.
The Australian Govt recently changed the online visa application process so that ALL Applicants are now legally required to also include the following information in their travel, holiday, visitor, business visa applications.
This new info for each applicant now includes:
- Other citizenship
- IC Number / Nombor Pengenalan
- Criminal Record (Yes or No question)
- FULL Residential address (PO Boxes are not accepted)
- Alias (Yes or No question) including Maiden Name (if applicable)
Check to see IF the APPLICANT has EVER "legally" changed their name (such as for marriage) or any other reason. And IF THEY HAVE, please CHECK the YES in the ALIAS section (near the bottom of the application page).
This ALIAS also applies to persons of Chinese decent (whether they lived in China or not) and have a separate "CHINA" version of their name in their passport. One quick example: If your Name is "KOH" but when you lived in China, it was changed to "GAO", then you would need to tick YES in the Alias section.