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Australian Value Statement and its importance

If you are reading this, you must be thinking of applying for an Australian Visa or for the Australian citizenship. It is mandatory for you to go through Life in Australia and also sign the Australian Value Statement. These documents are readily available with The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) (DIAC is the official Australian department which takes care of all the migration and citizenship stuff) on their website. They provide a deep insight about the history of Australia, its culture and traditions, information about society and values etc. By going through these documents you will able to understand what being at Australia feels like.

Australian Value Statement and its importance

Life in Australia contains the information regarding Australian Value Statement. If someone is intending to apply for a residential visa, or he is applying for the Australian Citizenship then he must go through the Australian Value Statement and sign it.

As a future resident of Australia, you can not undermine the importance it has in the process of applying for Australian visa or for Australian citizenship. Its sole motive is to make the applicant aware of the responsibilities of being an Australian citizen and what he shall be expected of while his stay in Australia.

Who all are required to sign it?

All the applicant who are of 18 years or more are required to sign the value statement while forwarding their application of visa (or application of citizenship) to The Department of Immigration and Citizenship. This value statement form is there along with the visa (or citizenship) application form.

I understand! But what are Australian Values exactly?

Australian Values include the below mentioned traits

  1. Regards for the freedom and solemnity of every person
  2. Men and women shall be treated as equals(No gender discrimination)
  3. Freedom to practise any religion
  4. Abiding by the law of Australia
  5. No discrimination based on race, religious beliefs or cultural background
  6. A feeling of brotherhood and mutual harmony

What if I don’t sign the Australian Value Statement?

In case you do not sign the value statement chances are that your visa application shall be rejected by The Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

But I am applying online over the web

Do not worry regarding the mode of application. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has taken full care that you do not miss signing the value statement. In case you are applying online over the web, you will get two options as Yes or No. Yes, here shall mean that you agree to the contents of value statement where as ‘No’ shall imply that you do not agree to the contents of value statement.

I had earlier applied for an Australian Visa. Do I need to sign the value statement again?

Yes. The current rule issued by The Department of Immigration and Citizenship states that no matter whether you have applied for an Australian visa or not, you need to sign the value statement every time you forward the visa/citizenship application to The Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

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