How do I apply for a visitor visa?
Application forms can be obtained by contacting your closest Australian Consulate, Embassy or High Commission. You can also apply in person.
How long does it take to get a visa?
U.S. and Canadian
Do I have to pay a fee?
If you intend
to stay in
less, no application
fee is payable.
Visas generally allow for multiple entries for a twelve month period. For the same processing fee of US$24, or CAN$30, you can apply for a visa valid for four years (or the life of your passport if this is less than four years). You will then not have to reapply for a visa each year you wish to visit Australia in the next four years.
How long can I stay in Australia?
As a visitor you are expected to apply for a visa which covers the full period of your intended stay. Visitors are generally granted a maximum of six months stay in any one twelve month period. As a visitor you are not allowed to be employed or take formal study in Australia. Non-formal study may be taken for up to three months (but there are limitations on extensions for study purposes).
How should I lodge my Visa Application?
by the applicant
on their own
will be Issued
I8 years of
age must provide
on the birth
who is not
a visa applicant
or NZ passport
or valid visa
There are often additional processing requirements non-US and non-Canadian citizens (including evidence of status and, where applicable, right of re-entry to the USA. Please check with your local Consulate and generally allow more time for processing.
What about Working Visas & Immigration:,
Temporary working visas can usually be obtained by people sponsored by companies or an employer in Australia. If you're approved for a temporary working visa, you can find a variety of jobs to see what types of work are available and find employment before you move. Permanent entry is generally restricted to those people who pass a rigorous points test, unless you are being sponsored as a spouse or fiancee, or dependent child.
For further details go to Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs contact your closest Australian Consulate, Embassy or High Commission