Sydney, Australia


Guidelines for Visa Requirements


Below are the basic requirements for visa application .  Note that all documents must be certified true copy of the original




  • A completed application form – Business Stream

             Note:  Make sure to tick the purpose of stay is

                         Business visit for meetings, conferences or negotiations (not to work)


  • The base application charge for the Visitor Subclass 600 (business stream) visa ranges from AU$130.
  • If you hold a certain eligible passport like Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, USA  you need to apply for a visa Subclass 601 or Electronic Travel Authority $20.00.
  • Other European passport holders may be eligible to apply for a free visa Subclass 651


Your identity: (Certified True Copy)

  • Passport Biodata page
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Birth Certificate
  • Evidence of the name change


Character requirements:

  • Military service record or discharge papers (if applicant served in the armed forces)
  • Other character requirements listed on application form


Health requirement:

  • Be free of Tuberculosis
  • Other health requirements as listed on the application form

Documents to show you are a visitor (Certified True Copy)

  • Evidence of sufficient funds, bank account statement, pay slips, credit card limit, business bank statement, taxation records, audited accounts, car registration
  • Additional letter of invitation from classmates, friends or relative.  Indicate if they can provide accommodation during your stay in Australia.
  • Itinerary: Mapua World 2015 activities plus other tours and activities you plan to do while in Australia
  • Current Employment (certificate of employment)
  • Incentive and authority to return to home country
    • letter from employer stating that you will continue to perform your duties after the approved leave of absence
    • evidence of enrolment at school in home country
    • evidence of immediate family members in home country 
    • evidence of visa or residence status in home country and right to return
    • evidence of property or other significant assets owned in home country


Visa Applicants under the age of 18 years of age:

  • A ‘Consent to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years’ (form 1229) must be completed where children under 18 years of age intend to travel to Australia, without an accompanying parent or parents. See


Additional documents:

  • Letter of invitation from Mapua Alumni Australia (MAA)
  • MW2015 Official Receipt
  • MW2015 Schedule of Events and Activities



For more information:

Visa Application Requirements Handout July 2014 (final).pdf

Business Factsheet - Events July 2014 (final)


Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any question regarding visa application.



MapuaWorld 2015 Convention and Grand Reunion
10 - 13 September 2015|Sydney, Australia


Dear All,



By now most of you have gone back to work, trying to shake off the jetlag and probably have difficulty remembering the delegate you met in Sydney. I have never met a lot of ex-Mapuans in my life, let alone make so many friends in 4 days but this event has given me the opportunity to feel the true spirit of MapuaWorld by renewing old bonds, forming new friendships, establishing communication networks and above all, enjoying each other’s company and having great fun just like the good old days.



We hope that by hosting this great event, Mapua Alumni Australia now has a special place in everyone's heart.



We thank you all for the great support, the friendship, the laughter, the cherished memories.  We shall remember these for a long time, at least until the next MapuaWorld.



We have updated our MW2015 Sydney website:



Should you wish to give us any feedback, you are most welcome to send in your message or testimonial.  Your comments will greatly assist future hosts of MW.



Best regards,


Randy Tangonan, Met '81
Chairman, MW2015