Country wise VISA



Australia has a ‘visitor favourite atmosphere’. Well, why would you step back from reaping the benefits out of its visitor favourite atmosphere in every aspect? If you are one of these Indians, you will need an Australia Visa to visit the country.

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Indian Immigrants

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Hindi Spoken People

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Naturalised Indians

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Indians Students

Australia VISA Guidance with FAQs

Become Eligible This Way

You must have a valid and good intention behind travelling to the country.

You must possess sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents throughout the stay.

You must have strong ties in your home country that will ensure that you will return after your stay.

You must have a clean criminal track record and be of good character. You may have to provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.

You must at least meet the minimum health requirements required by the authorities.

How to Apply for Australian Visa?

Australia consists of various types of visas, designed to meet the visitors’ requirements. However, the collection of documents plays an important role in acquiring a visa that meets your needs. The Australian High Commission is responsible for granting the visa to those nationals that are exempted from procuring an Australian visa at the arrival in Australia. Government of Australia has mostly preferred a convenient way to make the Australia visa process a hassle-free experience. An applicant can opt to apply through the Australian visa online platform, else can go for the offline procedure as well. The details below can help you with the online procedure and clear your queries regarding where and how to apply for Australian visa.

  • Online procedure
    1. You can start by creating an IMMI account online
    2. Choose the category of visa that you require.
    3. Look for the application form for the same.
    4. Fill out the form thoroughly
    5. Attach photographs and required documents to the form.
    6. Pay visa fees online.
    7. Submit the application form online.
    8. After the submission, provide your biometrics to the embassy.
    9. Organize a health test, if mandated by the embassy.
  • Offline procedure
    1. Visit the Immigration website of Australia.
    2. Pick a visa category as per your requirement.
    3. Print the application form for the respective visa
    4. Fill out the form with all the details and sign it
    5. Attach whichever original documents requested by the embassy
    6. Submit the form by visiting the embassy
    7. Pay the visa fees at the time of form submission
    8. Provide the biometrics
    9. Organize a health examination if instructed by the embassy..

However, one could readily find that the above procedure is very sensitive and hence any error in it may cause a delay in your Australia visa process. It is recommended that you get the work done by the experts who can provide you with an Australian visa. BTW consists of a team of experts in guiding and providing the applicant with crucial and relevant information about the visa services we offer.


Australian Visa Types

Now, after knowing the procedure, we need to understand the Australian Visa and Australian visa categories. There are various types and limitations of Australian visa. Here, we shed a light on a few of its types:

Tourist Visa Australia - Australian Tourist Visa is mostly required for the tourists, visiting the country for enjoying holidays, or also for meeting their family/friends/relatives. 

  • This visa is a short-stay visa and hence it holds a certain duration, up to which it is valid. The duration for the tourist visa is based on your preferences, it ranges from 3 months, 6 months to 12 months.
  • You may select it as per your availability in the country. This visa is under the visitor category also known as Subclass 600

Business Visa Australia - Being blessed with a favourable and equally wonderful atmosphere for business, people are bound to enter the land of Australia to explore every possibility of either developing their particular business or establishing it from scratch.

  • Truth be told, there is nothing like Australia! But, in order to reap the benefits out of its business atmosphere, one needs to obtain an endorsement known as the Australia business visa.

Visitor Visa Australia - Obtaining a visa for Australia has never been that tough. Credit to the Government of Australia for having made all the provisions to procure the visa hassle-free. However, one needs to merely understand the visa types and their usage. Australian visitor visa is also known as the subclass 600 and is one of the visas that allow an applicant to enter the country for a short duration.

The Australian Visitor visa has been designed to meet the requirements of the applicant. However, the visa can be obtained for three given purposes.

  • For Short-term business purpose (business steam)
  • For Tourism, meeting family/friends (tourist stream)
  • For meeting a family who is sponsoring the visit ( sponsored family stream)

Temporary Work Visa Australia - A temporary work visa, aka, the subclass 400 is a short term visa that allows a person to take part in highly specialized skill, and non-ongoing work in Australia. The profile of the work must be such that it can be completed in a period of 6 months or less. The permit allows you to work for a term of 3 months in a specified domain. In certain cases, you may also be issued with a visa for up to 6 months.

Temporary Activity Visa Australia - Also known as the subclass 408, this type of permit is issued for individuals travelling to Australia to undertake in activities or work on a short term basis. Based on the purpose, there are several streams such as religious activities, sports activities, superyachts, etc. The validity of the visa depends on this.

Australia Transit Visa - Another common kind of Australian visa issued is the Australia transit visa. It is categorized as subclass 771 and permits the holder to transit in the country for 72 hours. The rights permitted may differ but this type is generally issued when the holder has a flight ahead to another country that requires a stop in Australia.

Australia PR Visa - Australia's permanent residence relates to migrating there with family from the home country. Australia migration can prove a really good opportunity as India has a good relationship with Australia. Being the world's most urbanized country, Australia has ample employment opportunities.


Australia Visa Requirements For Indian Citizens

Well, there are certain requirements for the Australian visa. There are various types of visas, and one of the biggest requirements of holding any of these visas is that they particularly meet the eligibility criteria. Australia Visa Requirements For Indian Citizens are given below,

  • Original passport with a validity of up to 6 months ahead of the date of journey
  • Coloured photographs as per the photo specifications
  • Detailed cover letter
  • Proof of change of name (if applicable)
  • Proof of financial funds
    1. Savings bank statement from the previous 6 months
    2. Salary slip; or any other equivalent documents
  • Invitation letter (if visiting a friend)
    1. The letter must specify your relationship with the invitee
    2. The purpose of the visit and the length of stay in the country
    3. Specifying if they are staying with you
  • Proof of you returning home
    1. Letter from your employer
    2. Letter from your school, college or the university
    3. Proof that you have immediate family back home
    4. Proof of your major assets at home
    5. Return ticket
  • Character documents - PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)
  • Income Tax Returns proof
  • Proof of identification - PAN card, Adhaar card

Photo Specifications for Australia Visa

  • Photo size: 35 mm x 45 mm.
  • Coloured copy must be provided
  • The head must be about 30 mm in the photo frame. 
  • Head should be well-centred.
  • The picture should be recent and not older than 6 months.
  • The background must be white
  • Neutral expressions
  • Glasses are not permitted.
  • Headgears are not allowed except for religious reasons.
  • Clothing shouldn’t match the background.

Australian Visa Fees

The Australian visa fees differ from one category of visa to another. However, the visa fees for Tourist, Business or Student includes service and other charges accepted by the australia high commission and the concerned visa provider.

EntryPurposeStay DurationValidityFees
Multiple entry NormalBusiness3 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalMedical6 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalTourist6 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalMedical6 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalTourist12 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalMedical12 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalTourist3 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalMedical3 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalTourist3 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalMedical3 months1 year 7700.0
Multiple entry NormalBusiness12 months1 year 7700.0
ActivitySubclass 4081 year1 year 8840.0
Multiple entry NormalWork3 months1 year 9400.0
Multiple entry NormalWork3 months1 year 9400.0
Multiple Entry NormalSubclass 6001 year1 year 17050.0
Multiple entry NormalBusiness6 months1 year 7700.0

Australia Visa Status

The Australia visa procedure is carried out online. If an applicant wants to track the status of the visa then he/she might track it with the help of the following steps. 

  1. In order to track the status of your visa, you might have the below list of documents. In the absence of documents, the information could work while tracking the status online. The two following documents are:
    • Passport number
    • Application ID.
  2. To track the status of your visa, you may visit the website of the Australia High Commission in India.

By submitting your name, birth date and Application number

  • The other handy portals may enable you to track the status of your application by submitting your personal information, name (as mentioned in the application form), birth date and passport number along with the application number.
  • In a few cases, you will be provided with a tracking ID after the submission of your application. This tracking ID can help you to track your application through the Australia High Commission site.  

Tracking with the help of passport

  • If you have processed your application through a consultancy or a Visa providing services then you might track the application status by submitting the passport number to the concerned service provider.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, you do not need a consultant to apply for an Australian visa. However, considering the complex documentation, and the strict after-effects of a visa rejection, it is highly recommended to use the services of a consultant. They have been doing the process over and over again, and knows the procedure to the best.

You do not need any points to apply for a normal Australian visa. However, if you are applying for a permanent residency visa, you will require at least 65 points out of 100. These are dependent upon your educational qualifications, age, english proficiency, work experience, etc.

Firstly, you require a language proficiency only for certain types of Australia visa. For example, a tourist/visitor visa does not require an English test to be taken. However, for the visas that require the applicant to be proficient in English, they will need to prove this by taking proficiency tests. The minimum qualifying score again depends on the type of visa. For a student visa, a PTE band score of 36 is sufficient. However, for a skilled visa, you might even require a minimum of  65 points.

There are no mark requirements for any of the visa types. However, there might be minimum marks for the educational institution you apply to. Alternately, there are minimum requirements to be met in the case of english proficiency tests. These vary upon the type of visas.

The possibility of extension depends upon the visa. For a visitor visa, you will not be allowed to extend. You will have to apply for a new one once your current visa expires. However, for a student visa, you may be allowed to extend it by applying for another type. For a permanent visa type, you do not need to extend the, as they have an indefinite validity.

If your type of visa requires an educational mark sheet, the status depends on the type of error. If there is a major mistake like a wrong grade or marks, it may be rejected. However, if they are irrelevant mistakes such as a spelling mistake in the address of the college, etc, it could be overlooked. In case you have realised that there is a mistake, you can reach out to the authorities while your visa is being processed, and provide them with a correct one. 

Yes, this will definitely affect your visa application and will likely be rejected. It is necessary to ensure that the name in all the documents is the same as the one in the passport. However, if this difference is due to a name change, you will need to provide evidence suggesting the same. In this case, your application will be unaffected by it. It is extremely crucial to provide accurate documents.