Brisbane Wantoks Kona
This is a notice board and on-line meeting place for Papua New Guineans and friends of Papua New Guinea living in the city of Brisbane and surrounding areas in the South-Eastern region of the State of Queensland in Australia.
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Any one experience difficulties sponsoring their friends or family to visit three months visa to Ausralia. I certainly did. It costing me and family the cost of seeing the doctors @ K400 per person for three of them. Again for xray anther lot of visit to doctor for the one affected wth TB extra cost of @ K400.00 The visa for three two adult and a child @ K300.00 per person. The process of going from vllage to Port Moresby is so frustrating. The total cost K5,000 before coming to Australia, its unbelieve. They should explain the process to people so that they can understand, luck of communcation between Australian Visa officers to people and how long it will take to achieve all the things before purchasing ticket etc etc.
If anyone has same issues or any other comments please share your information for those who mght want to travel in future.
i myself too in d same boat as u, i once was organising 2wk long group tour to cairns n did all requirments as u aware, n after 5 days jst to notify wit refusal letter??!!. to date we hvnt travel n our 4gran hard cash is down d drain,.!!
The reason for so many of our visa applications being turned down is that sadly, too many of our wantoks overstay their visas and reside illegally in Australia.
The Aussies can to these comparisons on a month by month basis - how many of us follow the rules and how many of us don't. They need to keep the violators down to a very low level and they've found that only by making it very tough to get a visa can they somehow manage to filter out the humbugs that want to come to Australia to live permanently.
The situation is never going to change - ever ever - until we as PNGeans manage to somehow find ways to police ourselves and keep our dishonest countrymen and women from overstaying their Aussie visas. Any idea how we can possibly do that?
Does anyone know a Frank Donald Mills, a corrupt Australian who has been in PNG for years and has managed to avoid paying GST, Annual Returns etc in PNG. He claims he is not a resident of PNG and does not pay taxes in AUstralia either. But he maintains a property in North Queensland.
That Frank Mills has run rings around the IRC and the IPA etc. He has probably looked after a lot of people at the GST office and IPA and even the Immigration Office.
He enters PNG to do business on a multiple business entry visa. So how come he does not pay taxes in Australia and PNG. He must be living in the middle of the Coral Sea!
IPA and IRC are total fools and many Australians like Frank Donald Mills have fooled you all by avoiding taxes.