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Hi Everyone,

I've tried to search for pertinent info in previous posts, but nothing matches my situation exactly, to my surprise. I'm simply looking for a working holiday visa - I've already submitted my application form online, as Americans are permitted - and I'm planning on heading into Bangkok this weekend for a few things.

One, the Australian immigration website told me that I need to get a chest x-ray at a number of certified locations, which is cool, but I can't get into Bangkok at any time but on the weekends (I work full-time in Ayutthaya), so I was wondering if anyone had done this on the weekend thus far? Just curious.

Secondly, this whole "certified copies" fiasco. I only need copies of my passport certified -- my parents are going to send me notarized copies of my birth certificate and bank statement from home -- but I still need proof of high school graduation and of the information pages in my passport. Does anyone know about this stuff at all? Are there any notaries even in Bangkok?? I have read on here that there's only the embassies themselves, and that they will charge something crazy, like 1000 Bt/document! Is that necessary for this stuff? Also, am I better off walking into the embassy this weekend with all of this stuff (can I do that without an appointment), or should I get it certified, then mail it? I guess I can even scan it and submit it online, but I don't know.

I guess I'd like to get all of this stuff done this weekend, if possible - I've bought my flight for 31 March, but I'll be traveling SE Asia for all of March.

Hopefully someone has been through all of this -- there must be plenty of you! -- that is willing to offer me some assitence in this stupid stuff. I am avoiding life back home in the states because I am MISERABLE when it comes to bureaucratic junk, so I want to knock all of this out as quickly as possible.

Many thanks!!!

Eric

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Hi Everyone,

I've tried to search for pertinent info in previous posts, but nothing matches my situation exactly, to my surprise. I'm simply looking for a working holiday visa - I've already submitted my application form online, as Americans are permitted - and I'm planning on heading into Bangkok this weekend for a few things.

One, the Australian immigration website told me that I need to get a chest x-ray at a number of certified locations, which is cool, but I can't get into Bangkok at any time but on the weekends (I work full-time in Ayutthaya), so I was wondering if anyone had done this on the weekend thus far? Just curious.

Secondly, this whole "certified copies" fiasco. I only need copies of my passport certified -- my parents are going to send me notarized copies of my birth certificate and bank statement from home -- but I still need proof of high school graduation and of the information pages in my passport. Does anyone know about this stuff at all? Are there any notaries even in Bangkok?? I have read on here that there's only the embassies themselves, and that they will charge something crazy, like 1000 Bt/document! Is that necessary for this stuff? Also, am I better off walking into the embassy this weekend with all of this stuff (can I do that without an appointment), or should I get it certified, then mail it? I guess I can even scan it and submit it online, but I don't know.

I guess I'd like to get all of this stuff done this weekend, if possible - I've bought my flight for 31 March, but I'll be traveling SE Asia for all of March.

Hopefully someone has been through all of this -- there must be plenty of you! -- that is willing to offer me some assitence in this stupid stuff. I am avoiding life back home in the states because I am MISERABLE when it comes to bureaucratic junk, so I want to knock all of this out as quickly as possible.

Many thanks!!!

Eric

Hi Eric,

I am an Australian Registered Migration Agent. I am authorised to certify copies of original documents that need to be submitted to DIAC. If that is all you are after, I am more than happy to do that for you FREE OF CHARGE. I will be in BKK this weekend. Please feel free to contact me by PM or through my website

Regards

bridge

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Eric

I have just read over your post again, you might not need a chest x-ray due to your citizenship (US) and the length of stay in Australia, which cannot exceed 12 months by virtue of a Subclass 462 Work and Holiday Visa. It will depend upon the countries (if any) that you have resided in for more than 3 months over the last 5 years. Please let me know.

Regards

bridge

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I am writing with fingers full of energy, because...I WAS JUST GRANTED MY WORK AND HOLIDAY VISA TO AUSTRALIA! Perhaps it isn't a big deal, but it is to me. It's been my dream for quite some time to live in Australia and now there's nothing in my way. Woo!

With that said, I just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to Richard (the above poster, of Bridge Migration) for his kind assistance. Even if I wasn't a paying client, he attended to every question I might have had with a smile and a "no worries" shrug. It was, above all, a pleasure to sit and chat with him, and if he treated me with such patience, care, and interest, I can only imagine how he treats the paying clientele. If you are in the market for a Australian Migration Agent, look no further than him!

I've never given that sort of endorsement before...but anyway, yeah, I am excited and he deserves the big thanks. Thanks a million, Richard!

Eric

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