Australia VFS is a service provided by VFS Services Philippines Private Inc.
Australia VFS merely acts as a Logistics Agent with responsibility to receive from an applicant applying for an Australian visa, the applicant's passport, completed visa form, supporting documentation and the applicable fees. Australia VFS is also responsible for submitting the application to the Australian High Commission, on behalf of the applicant, collecting the passport and supporting documents back from the Australian High Commission and returning the passport back to the applicant by hand delivery/courier to an address noted by the applicant on the visa form.
Note: There are circumstances where in, Australian High Commission will hand over the passport & the supporting documents to the Applicants directly. Australia VFS is not liable for any delay in processing or rejection of the visa application. Whilst every precaution is taken while handling the passport of Applicants and important documents submitted in support thereof, due to unforeseen events and circumstances, the passport and documents may be lost in transit by accident, theft, natural calamities (act of God) or any other reason, Australia VFS will not be liable or responsible in any manner to the Applicant for the same.
The Applicant accepts that the courier service is operated by a third-party, and Australia VFS does not assume any responsibility or liability for any deficiency in service on part of the courier company. In case a Passport is lost or damaged in transit, the liability of Australia VFS is restricted to reimbursement of fees charged by the Department of Foreign Affairs Philippines for replacement of lost / damaged passport through normal application procedure.
Australia VFS shall not be responsible or liable for any consequential loss or damage caused to the Applicant due to loss of his/her Passport and supporting documents.
It is expressly understood that when the applicant or representative of the applicant submits the passport, the visa form and the supporting documentation along with the applicable fees, the applicant has understood the terms, conditions and details herein. Application fees once paid by the applicant are not refundable under any circumstances.
Managers Check and Demand Drafts are subject to realisation.
Advertising material may accompany the passport and supporting documents back to the applicant. If the applicant does not wish to receive any advertising material along with the passport and supporting documents, the applicant must intimate the Australia VFS in advance. Please note that no advertising material sent back with the passport and supporting documents has the endorsement of the Australian Government.
No employee of Australia VFS may change / amend / amplify the conditions mentioned herein. For all claims, disputes of whatsoever nature, the courts of Philippines shall alone have jurisdiction.
Third Party Links
The VFS GLOBAL website may contain links to other/ third party websites promoting various products and/or services that VFS GLOBAL does not own or operate.
These links are displayed for the purpose of paid advertising on behalf of VFS.
The links are not verified by VFS GLOBAL and are provided for the convenience of VFS clients and any person having access to VFS GLOBAL website.
Access to these links is voluntary and is not endorsed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and / or VFS GLOBAL.
VFS Clients and any person accessing the VFS GLOBAL website are requested to use their own discretion while dealing with these websites and the products being sold or promoted.
DIBP and VFS GLOBAL or any of its officers, director, employees, agents etc. do not have any responsibility or liability of any nature for these third party websites or the information contained and/or services offered in by such third party websites and also for any threating, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal contents or for any infringement of third party rights including intellectual property rights and also for conducts of such third party website owners.
Your decision to purchase of any products or services through the links advertised on the VFS Global website will have no impact/ bearing on the outcome of a Visa Application and any other services rendered or business of VFS Global.
DIBP and/ or VFS GLOBAL do not have any control, supervision over or have any direct or indirect relations with or are in any manner affiliated with such third party websites, and therefore has no liability or responsibility for their privacy practices and shall not be liable for any kindly of loss, harm, injury or damage suffered by VFS Clients and any person having access to VFS GLOBAL website.
Fraudulent Recruitment / Employment Offers
It has come to VFS Global’s attention that, individuals misrepresenting themselves as VFS Global’ agents or representatives have approached people to offer fraudulent/fictitious employment opportunities, with the intent to steal personal information or solicit money from people. We encourage you to exercise caution and common sense when receiving any such employment offer, which requires payment of any fees/money, or promises a work visa in exchange for money. The said offers are completely fake and not valid. VFS Global is not a Recruitment agency and does not offer recruitment services. Scammers operate primarily via the internet, email, phone etc. We warn people to beware of such scams.
Please be advised that, VFS Global is a visa processing company and we work only with government and diplomatic missions to fulfil their administrative requirements of visa application processing. Neither VFS Global nor its representatives will ask for money from individuals under any circumstances to lure them with employment opportunities either in VFS Global or outside. If you receive any offer that purports to be from VFS Global, which ask for money, these types of offers are fraudulent.
Warning signs of recruitment fraud
The following are some examples of recruitment fraud which are in violation of VFS Global’s processes and ethical practices:
Such actions are presumably intended to defraud or obtain personal information from the victims.
The activities of these individuals involve criminal and civil liabilities. While VFS Global takes such matter seriously and reserves its right to contact competent law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute such illegal activities, it is often difficult to locate and prosecute these individuals.
Therefore, if you receive a request, either in writing or verbally, for an interview or a job offer that you believe is or might be fraudulent or suspicious, please disregard them. You may also verify the same with VFS Global at email@example.com
If you come to know that a fraud is being perpetrated, we encourage to forthwith contact your local police and/or any competent authorities and also to keep us informed by reporting the fraud at firstname.lastname@example.org
Under no circumstances will VFS Global be liable or responsible for any loss, damages, expenses or inconvenience resulting from these unauthorized persons and/or activities.