Australia Visitor Visa
Australia offers a range of short term temporary
visa services for those who wish to visit the country for the purposes
of tourism or to conduct business. For shorter terms visits, Immigration
Australia offers the Electronic Travel Authority ETA visa which removes
the need for application forms and visa stamps and provides a more streamlined
route to visiting Australia. For longer term visits the long stay tourist
visa and long stay business visa are also available.
Australian ETA Visitor Visa - Eligibility Criteria
Australian ETA visitor visas are issued for
a maximum of 12 months and permit a holder to travel in and out of Australia
as many times as they wish staying for up to three months on each occasion.
ETA tourist visas are issued as a temporary Australian visa service and
will not lead to the opportunity to switch to another immigration service
or to pursue a grant of long term residency in Australia. Applicants must
depart before or upon the expiry of their visa and may not engage in any
form of employment whilst in the country. Studying in Australia is permitted
on an ETA visa status; however candidates may only study for a maximum
of three months.
Applying for an ETA Visitor Visa
As outlined above, an ETA visa is an electronic
visa which does not involve a physical stamp in the holder's passport.
ETA visas must be applied for outside Australia and an applicant must
be in possession of a passport from one of the participating countries.
Although a wide range of countries are included in the Australian ETA
visa scheme, not all foreign passports are eligible. Your Global Visas
immigration consultant will be able to discuss the requirements for your
country of residence with you.
The modern Australia is one of the most developed
nations of the world, attracting many people across continents to visit,
for work, pleasure as well as for medical tourism. This land of the Great
Barrier Reef is the largest island but the smallest continent. Get a date
with this amazing land of the Aboriginal and Indigenous Australian clans
and taste the mystical and the enigmatic history of this place.
Splendor of Australian continent attracts innumerable tourists and business
travelers alike. The island hosts some of the most interesting locales
of history and modern architecture. As a tourist, do not miss out on the
Sydney Opera House, which is considered to be one of the masterpieces
of the 20th century.
To apply for the Australia Tourist Visa /
Australia Visitor Visa. the following eligibility criteria should be met
- Applicants must demonstrate
that they possess sufficient funds to support themselves and their family
for the entire period of their visit.
- Applicants must not intend to
seek or undertake a job.
- Applicants should have no criminal
record and intend to strictly comply with the laws of the country.
- Applicants may be required to
undergo medical examination.
- Applicants who might stay either
with their relatives or friends should also provide invitation letter.
- Applicants of certain countries
may need a temporary resident visa
Following are the categories of visit visas:
- 1. A single entry Visitor Visa
- This visa category allows the applicants
to visit Australia once for a period of 6 months. However, the applicant
can apply for an extension of a minimum 30 days before the expiry
of the original visa, when they are in Australia.
- 2. Multiple Entry Visitor Visa
- Under this visa category, applicants
can travel to and fro from Australia on many occasions within the
validity period of the Canadian travel visa. The applicant must
specify the length of time he/she requires and the time awarded
subsequently depends on the case officer.
- 3. Transit Visa
- This category in designed for the people
transiting through Australia on the way to another destination,
the length of stay should be no longer than 48 hours.
- 4. Business Visitor visa
- This visa category allows the applicants
to visit for Business purpose duration may be a period of 6 months
or more. However, the applicant can apply for an extension of a
minimum 30 days before the expiry of the original visa.
Basic Features of the Visa
- The Australia tourist visa, Australia visitor
visa, Australia visit visa allows you to travel throughout Australia
and visit Australia's many attractions
- You can visit family and friends.
- Visitors can also register for short courses
relating to courses of areas of general interest, or to learn English
- Visitors can meet with prospective employers
or recruiters in pursuit of employment opportunities
Spouses and Dependants
Spouse, common law partner and dependent children
over 18 years of age are required to apply individually for their own
visiting visas and meet the appropriate criteria.