Australia E-Visa System
In 2007 Australia introduced an E-Visa system, allowing the initial application, document attachment and monitoring of the visa application. There appears to be no help page or information on the system, so this Wiki page seeks to try and provide a guide to the system based on peoples experiences.
Security All the immigration pages linked to are sent over HTTPS which is a secure link between your computer and their system, so they are safe to use. However there does exist some issues in the way the pages are handled.
Due to these issues it is advisable to not access your application from a computer that could be maliciously accessed by someone else, this could include your work computer, the library and internet cafes.
If DIAC ever instigate a logout functionality then these issues should be removed.
 Initial Application
The initial application can be lodged here.
The password used for this application will be needed for the attachment of documents, do not lose it.
The application, once complete can't be viewed, edited or printed, so consider printing at the summary stage.
An email should be sent to you shortly afterwards which will have the Transaction Reference Number (TRN) which is needed for monitoring and attachment of documents. The email may also say that they want all your documents, PCCs and medicals in 28 days. Take this with a pinch of salt, you should make a good effort to get the important docs uploaded in that time (e.g. work experience support, skills assessment, passports) the PCCs and Medicals should be left either until you feel you are close or until asked for by a Case Officer.
 Document Attachment
Documents can be attached from here. This page supports cached passwords in browsers, though the date field will need to be filled in manually. You will require your TRN to log in.
Documents appear to have a size limit of around 1MB.
Once uploaded you cannot see or delete the documents. For this reason be very careful that you upload the correct item.
Documents should be scanned in, in colour, and uploaded. You may need to resize documents because they come out bigger than the 1MB size limit, it may be worth making clear in the filename that the item has been resized, e.g. passport_page_resized.jpg since the metadata in the file could be examined to ensure no tampering.
The system accepts files of type:
and others, a reference provided by DIAC is at DIAC attachment guide
 Progress monitoring
At Visa Monitoring the status of your visa application can be monitored after logging in.
This site requires the TRN and your passport number from the application to login. These credentials will not be cached by your browser, so you may need to keep these handy somewhere.
The status page is split into a number of sections. The first is the summary for the application, followed by a section for each applicant.
Once a grant takes place information seems to come and go, e.g. all medical items disappeared, then reappeared, then a further information required appeared (this seemed to happen after the grant email arrived!). It's probably safe to say that if you see "applicant approved" and the entitlement is still there, don't worry about the page changing.
 Summary Area
Each entry will be of the form:
<date> <description> <link to a message>
For each applicant the status of the medicals will be shown here, there is also a link to the medical documents on the document checklist.
 Document Checklist
The document checklist provides a list of the documents required to be uploaded, it also provides links to PDF files that will be pre-filled in for each application for things such as medicals.
Documents will have three states:
This list is likely to be different for each person, however a basic list is going to consist of:
Health Documents - These are printed and filled in during medical and sent or uploaded to the health centre.
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