6 October 2015 - 9:43 pm


How to qualify for an Australian Visa

To be eligible for a tourist visa, the applicant must have a genuine intention to visit Australia as a tourist, for recreation or to visit family and friends.

Applicants are required to satisfy health and character requirements and may be required to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to support their travels in Australia.

Applicants who apply for a tourist visa whilst outside of Australia must be outside of Australia at the time of grant. Similarly, applicants who are in Australia (applying for a visa extension) must be inside Australia at the time of application and grant.

How long will my visa be valid for?

This visa generally allows stays of 3 or 6 months in Australia, although a stay of up to 12 months may be granted in exceptional circumstances. A visa may be granted for a single entry or multiple entries within a specified period. Generally, this visa allows people to enter Australia within 12 months from the date of grant.

If you are a parent of an Australian citizen you may be eligible to apply for a 5 year visa.

Processing times

General Visitor Visa 15 – 20 working days