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HOW TO APPLY

Before applying for your visa, please read our Important Note regarding the roles of Australian Visa Application Centre and the Visa Office at the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

Laos Citizens residing in Thailand and applying for Australian Visa are required to visit the Australian Visa Application Centre in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. Please visit Australia in Thailand website for more information

Step 1

Before applying for your visa to Australia, applicants should decide the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their visa application

Applicants can use the Home Affairs tool Find a Visa which will help them find information on visa options that meet their specific requirements.

Please note that not all visas are included in 'Find a Visa'. If you are unsure of which visa to choose, you can also visit the  Department of Home Affairs website for further information.

Select a visa subclass which is appropriate for the purpose of your travel to Australia and download the relevant visa application form and checklist.

Step 2

To avoid delays you should prepare the following:

  • Completed visa application form with valid email address

  • Photograph : 2 photographs for Permanent Visa and 1 photograph for all other visa categories
  • A clear photocopy of all stamped pages
  • 1 Clear photocopy of the data page of passport (passport page with photo)
  • Visa Application Charge (VAC) see: Visa Fees at Glance
  • Supporting documents required for your application as advised by the Australian Embassy Bangkok available under the relevant ‘Visa Types’ link. VFS Service charge (including VAT) for all visa types.
  • SDP service charge, see table below
Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement– Primary applicant THB 895
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement– Secondary applicant THB 626
Citizenship By Descent THB 626

Applicants submitting original documents are required to include the below mentioned courier fee charges along with the service fee.

Original Document Return - COURIER FEE
0.5 kgs THB 1100
1.0 kgs THB 1215

 

Step 3

Mode of Payment: Please choose from the below two options ONLY:

  1. Bank Transfer*-

Visit Bank of Ayudhya in Vientiane, Laos and request for money transfer to our bank account:

 

Bank Name Bank of Ayudhya PCL
Branch :            Ploenchit
Account Name : VFS (Thailand) Ltd.
Account Number : 001-0-16410-9
Swift Code : AYUDTHBK

* Please note that the international deposit will have a local bank charge. This will cause VFS not to receive the full deposit. Please consult bank regarding possible fees, before making a payment in order not to delay processing your application.

  1. Demand Draft-

Provide consolidated Demand Draft for Visa fee and service fee in Thai Baht in favour of “ VFS (Thailand) Ltd.” payable in Bangkok, Thailand.

A demand draft that is not addressed correctly or payable in Bangkok Thailand WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED and the application will be kept on hold till such time the correct Demand Draft is received. The applicant will also be required to pay for a return courier to return the incorrect Demand Draft.

Step 4

Post or courier the Visa application and supporting documents together with your payment to VFS Bangkok

Step 5

Decision Return

Please ensure that you provide a valid email address in the visa application form, if you do not have a valid email address or you don’t wish to receive the decision through email you need to pay for courier service to return the visa decision to you. The charges for return courier will be THB1100 inclusive of VAT. Please include all charges in the one demand draft.

Please include a letter along with application in case you don’t wish to receive the decision through email.

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