All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Australia.
There are literally hundreds of distinct classes of Australian visas available for people in different situations and with different needs. Depending on the country of your passport and the type of Australian visa you require, you may be able to apply online, or you may be required to submit a paper application. Sometimes very little (if any) supporting documentation is required and sometimes a great deal is required.
The visa process can be very complex because, as well as Australian visas being categorised into types on the basis of activity, length of time involved and whether the Applicant is in Australia or not at the time of the application, they are also usually classified on the basis of which country passport the Applicant holds. For example, for Tourist visas there are three main types: one which covers only a handful of what are considered to be “low risk” countries by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), one which covers a number of European countries, and the third category which covers the rest of the world. However, to complicate things, it is possible in certain circumstances for Applicants in the first two categories to apply for a visa in the third category.
At Australian Visa Advice we can assist you to choose the best Australian visa for your particular circumstances. With our many years of training and experience we are experts at making these assessments. We assist our clients to look very carefully at their situations and to think about future planning. We ask them to think about how long they want to remain in Australia and whether they want to come here for tourist purposes, or for work, study, to do business, to migrate, or possibly even a combination of the former. After that we give advice and then move forward with the visa application process.
We wish you success with your Australian journey.