Australia visa application and requirements

Australia Visa

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Australia Visa Types

Did you know you can apply for any available online visas and authorizations for Australia with VisaHQ? VisaHQ provides you with a secure platform to submit your application for approval. With our platform, you can apply for an ETA Subclass 601, E-visitor, or transit e-visa. Below, we review each of these visas in detail and provide you with all the information you will need to make your application successful.

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    Tourist visitor E-visa, class 600 (apply if you can't get ETA 601)
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    Business visitor E-visa, class600 (apply if you can't get ETA 601)
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A visa is required for this destination.

Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they have been denied an ETA or do not qualify for one based on a prior criminal offense.

Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they have been denied an ETA or do not qualify for one based on a prior criminal offense.

Fill out Australia Tourist visitor E-visa, class 600 (apply if you can't get ETA 601) application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport sized photograph (45 mm x 35 mm) of each person attached to the front application form

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

  • Bank statement. Copies of bank statements from the past 6 months.

  • Employment letter. Copy of a letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • Pay Stubs. Copies of 3 most recent pay stubs.

  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Australia ie. copy of their Australia passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Australia, copies of their Australia residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Host's Bank Statement. If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in United Kingdom, please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc).

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Australia, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. If self employed this letter should be on business letter head.

  • Pay Stubs. Copies of 3 most recent pay stubs.

  • Original passport. Passport should be valid for 06 months from the date of departure from Australia. It should have minimum 02 blank pages (Face to Face). Please note copies of all the 36 pages of current passport and content pages of all Old Passports have to be submitted along with documents. (Soft Copies).

  • Passport-type photograph. Two Recent Color Photographs with white background; without border. Size: 35mmx45mm, (Glossy finish) with white background, 80% image of face (Photographs should not be old for more than 06 months).

  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc.) In case the applicant is an F1 or H1B US visa holder, a copy of the I-94 (the I-94 is a document stapled to the passport) is required. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Itinerary. Copy of an itinerary or flight reservation from an airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until the visa has been issued.

  • Polio Vaccination Certificate. If the applicant has spent 28 days or more in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria after May 5th 2014, the applicant must provide a polio vaccination certificate.

  • Bank statement. Copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Employment letter. An employment verification letter from applicant's employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Australia ie. copy of their Australia passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Australia, copies of their Australia residence permit and their national passport's information pages.
    If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in Australia, please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc).

  • Immediate Family Information. Evidence of immediate family members in country of residence. Please fill out Family Composition form and provide copies of valid ID and their contact information of your family members.

  • Mortgage/Lease. A copy of the applicant's mortgage or lease. If renting without a lease, please submit a letter from the owner of the house stating the duration and the contract terms of your stay.

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Australia, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. The letter must be written and signed personally by the visa applicant or their legal guardian. A tour company cannot provide the letter on the visa applicant's behalf.

  • Military service. If applicant has served in the military, please provide a certified copy of military service record or discharge papers (for former military).

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Approval Application Form. Applicants must fill out Form 956A in order for the visa to be processed.

  • Passport copy. A copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport pages. Provide evidence of past travel. This should be a copy of all of the pages of your current passport showing all entry and exit stamps from other countries. Also provide a copy of all pages of your expired passport if available.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc.) In case the applicant is an F1 or H1B US visa holder, a copy of the I-94 (the I-94 is a document stapled to the passport) is required. Provide evidence of your visa or residence status in your country of residence, including your right to return.

  • Bank statement. Copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Employment letter. This could include a letter from your employer stating your current role or a copy of your employment contract. If you are applying for a Visitor visa, you can also include payslips and confirmation from your employer that you have approved leave. If you are self employed, provide evidence of your business licence or registration and any other supporting documentation you have to demonstrate your role.

  • Itinerary. Copy of an itinerary or flight reservation from an airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until the visa has been issued. You may also provide Evidence of planned tourism activities in Australia, including hotel reservations and holiday or recreation plans.

  • Immediate Family Information. Evidence of immediate family members in country of residence. Please fill out Family Composition form and provide copies of valid ID and their contact information of your family members.

  • ID Card. Provide a copy of your national identity card/s (other than your passport). You must provide a copy of both sides of each card.

  • Additional documents. (may be required) - Exceptional reasons for extended stay (over 12 months).

  • Passport copy. A copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport pages. Provide evidence of past travel. This should be a copy of all of the pages of your current passport showing all entry and exit stamps from other countries. Also provide a copy of all pages of your expired passport if available.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc.) In case the applicant is an F1 or H1B US visa holder, a copy of the I-94 (the I-94 is a document stapled to the passport) is required. Provide evidence of your visa or residence status in your country of residence, including your right to return.

  • Bank statement. Copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Employment letter. An employment verification letter from applicant's employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • Business invitation. Provide evidence of your proposed business activities in Australia. This could include: Business reason for travel to Australia. An invitation letter detailing the purpose of the visit (include contact details of the inviter) Or a registration for a conference or event.

  • Immediate Family Information. Evidence of immediate family members in country of residence. Please fill out Family Composition form and provide copies of valid ID and their contact information of your family members.

  • Birth certificate. Birth or marriage certificates of immediate family not accompanying you to Australia: Provide evidence of your intention to return to your home country.

  • ID Card. Provide a copy of your national identity card/s (other than your passport). You must provide a copy of both sides of each card.

  • Additional documents. (may be required) - Exceptional reasons for extended stay (over 12 months).

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Please be advised that the Embassy of Australia may extend the processing time up to 6 weeks for certain applicants. This decision is entirely at the embassy's discretion.
  • Please be advised that the Embassy of Australia may extend the processing time up to 6 weeks for certain applicants. This decision is entirely at the embassy's discretion.
  • Please be advised that the Embassy of Australia may extend the processing time up to 6 weeks for certain applicants. This decision is entirely at the embassy's discretion.
  • Please be advised that the Embassy of Australia may extend the processing time up to 6 weeks for certain applicants. This decision is entirely at the embassy's discretion.
  • Please be advised that the Embassy of Australia may extend the processing time up to 6 weeks for certain applicants. This decision is entirely at the embassy's discretion.

Australia Tourist visitor E-visa, class 600 (apply if you can't get ETA 601) fees for citizens of India

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeGSTIN (18%)Total cost
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
30 business days
Embassy fee:11025.61 INR
Service fee:9104.48 INR
GSTIN (18%):1638.81 INR
Total cost:21768.90 INR
21768.90 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
40 business days
Embassy fee:10700.00 INR
Service fee:9999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1799.82 INR
Total cost:22498.82 INR
22498.82 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
30 business days
Embassy fee:11109.14 INR
Service fee:11610.30 INR
GSTIN (18%):2089.85 INR
Total cost:24809.29 INR
24809.29 INR
Multiple Entry(Rush)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4-7 business days
Embassy fee:70000.00 INR
Service fee:9999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1799.82 INR
Total cost:81798.82 INR
81798.82 INR
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Australia Visa Policy

The Australian Migration Act 1958 & The Migration Regulations is the foundational law that regulates the immigration policy of the government.

The Australian Migration Act 1958 & The Migration Regulations is the foundational law that regulates the immigration policy of the government. This law is administered by the Department of Home Affairs, which also executes the government’s visa policy. Australia has maintained a visa regime for all visitors, which means that every noncitizen of Australia is required by law to hold a visa bridge so they can enter the country. The visa is issued after they have submitted an application or are granted one by law. The application process for foreign nationals is not cast in stone but varies from nationality to nationality.

In the case of New Zealand, their citizens may apply for a special category visa called a Subclass 444 visa on arrival, which is, according to the joint Trans – Tasman Travel Arrangements, and this application attracts no application fee. Currently, nationals from 36 countries which comprise 27 EU states, 4 EFTA states, 4 European Microstates, and the United Kingdom, may apply for an eVisitor Subclass 652 visa online. 

There is also the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) available to nationals of 34 countries which is also available online.

Important Information For Applicants 

To avail an Australian ETA or eVisitor permit, here are some vital details to bear in mind.

Clean Record: Only persons with clean criminal records or those who don’t have a court sentence hanging over their heads will be issued any of that online travel authorization. To prove your record, you must submit a police clearance report or any suitable document to that effect. This is not mandatory for all visitors, only persons from selected countries.

Cover Letter: The cover letter explaining why you have decided to come to Australia has to clearly state the purpose of the trip, the places you plan to visit, the arrival and departure date, your host, and any other relevant information. Also, cover letters must be signed by the applicant.

Application Fee: Kindly note that the application fee is solely for processing your visa application and is not a guarantee that the visa will be issued to you. Also note that the fee cannot be refunded once it is paid regardless of whether you get the visa or not. Application fees are paid with credit or debit cards.

Don’t Overstay: Never overstay your welcome beyond the expiry date of your entry document. This is a grave immigration offense, and if you are caught, you will be sanctioned for fine payments and deportation and banned from future visits.

Health Requirements: Health requirements vary from person to person depending on the region they are visiting from. The Australian Ministry of Health regularly releases updates about health requirements based on regions so before leaving your country check for updates for visitors coming from your region. 

Be Mindful Of Your Luggage: The Australian authorities are very strict when it comes to traveler's luggage.  Items like food, plants, pets and agricultural materials that may pose a risk to the ecosystem are not accepted into the country.  Check the list of prohibited items to know what you can and cannot bring into Australia.

Travel With A Copy: Make sure you bring a copy of your e visitor visa or ETA along for the trip. The border agents may request your copy to verify your identity.  Moreover, you may need it should there be a need to prove that you are intj country legally when you are in public spaces.

Approved Routes: Always enter Australia through approved routes. Even if you have a valid ETA or e Visitor visa you must not enter through illegal entry points. Before booking your ticket check for the airport the carrier will land as not all airports in Australia are open to International travelers.

Australia Visa Online – Get your Australia e-Visa with VisaHQ

Are you planning a trip to Australia in the near future? If you are, it will interest you to know that you probably do not have to visit the Australian embassy to get a visa, as you can do so online with VisaHQ. Visitors from eligible countries may apply for electronic visas from the comfort of their homes as long as they meet the documentary requirements.

How To obtain An ETA or E Visitor Visa With VisaHQ

The application process for an eVisitor or ETA permit is relatively easy, and you can complete it in just a few steps. Here are the steps to take.

Fill out The Application Form: The first step is to fill out the application form after you have chosen the type of visa you want. Make sure to provide accurate and correct information that matches the information in your documents.

Attach Documents: Depending on the type of visa you choose, attach the required documents and submit. Ensure you only use valid documents, not expired or fake ones, or your application will be rejected.

Get The Visa: After submitting the application form, it will take 1-3 days to process your request, and if successful, the visa will be forwarded to your email. Please print it out and make sure you travel with it to Australia as proof.

Why Choose VisaHQ?

VisaHQ is a reliable and trusted platform because of our streamlined and seamless application process. If you would like to apply for any of the available Australian visas, this platform is the best option for the following reasons:

  • We are a trusted brand with more than 2 decades of experience
  • We have representatives scattered across 6 countries in several locations to provide value-added services to our clients
  • Fast and easy application process. Our application process takes only some minutes to complete
  • You can apply for more than one visa in less time
  • Our site is safe and secure, so your sensitive information will not fall into the wrong hands
  • Provide round the clock technical support
  • You can track your application from your phone

Enjoy all these and more by choosing VisaHQ as your trusted online visa application platform. Head to the application page now to get started or reach out to our technical staff for more inquiries.

Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Australia is open for all arrivals (domestic restrictions vary between regions). All visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia. People entering Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in some areas/counties.

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