• Australian Visa
  • Australian Visa Application
  • How to apply for Australian Visa Online
  • Australian Visa Application Process
  • Schedule an Australian Visa Appointment
  • Australian Visa Types
  • Australian Visa Fee ( AUD)

Australian Visa

Australia provides various kinds of Visa facility to the citizens of foreign countries who want to visit Australia for various reasons. Through the visa facilities by Australian government, the citizens of foreign countries can get temporary as well as permanent resident visa of Australia.

Australian Visa Application

Applicants have to decide the type of visa according to their circumstances which has to satisfy most of their needs. Applicants can go to Department of Home Affairs to find out the visa type.

Note: all the information related to visas is included in Visa Wizard.

In case, if any applicant(s) still finds difficulty in choosing visa type, they can visit to Department of Home Affairs website of Australian government as well as applicant(s) can contact to Visa Office at the Australian High Commission at New Delhi.

How to apply for Australian Visa Online

This article will provide the information about the procedures in the visa application process from India.

The prospective applicants who wish to apply for an Australian visa(s) have to read the information provided in this article. It will help applicant(s) for the accurate submission of their Australian Visa application Form.

The applicant(s) are asked to read all the security requirements carefully, standardized by Australian government for the desired visa applicant(s) and follow the instructions before your visit to nearest Australian Visa Application Centre in India.

Note:

Indian applicant(s) for Australian Visa can also apply directly for an Australian visa by sending their applications through post, directly to any of the VFS Australian Visa Application Centres in India. (Note: The Delhi, Pune and Mumbai-South VFS Australian Visa Centres doesn’t accept visa Application by post)

The visa related security guidelines is set up by Department of Home Affairs of Australian Government. For more information visit the website of Department of Home Affairs of Australian Government.

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Australian Visa Application Process

Step 1

The foremost step is to select an appropriate visa subclass for the purpose of your travel / visit to Australia. After selection of visa subclass download the relevant electronic visa application form.

Step 2

In order to fill Australian Visa Application Form, you need to keep ready all the supporting documents. The list of supporting documents is always provided under the visa type; follow the checklist to ensure you have all the relevant supporting documentation.

Note: All the supporting documentations for an Australian visa must be submitted at the time of application submission to avoid future inconvenience and delay of application processing.

Step 3

After the completing electronic visa application form with correct and accurate information, you can electronically submit you application via internet. To complete and send your visa application to the next stage of processing, you need to make payment of visa fees. The preferred payment mode of visa fees is via Debit card and Credit Card.

Applicant(s) who are sending their applications via post can pay the fee in the form of Demand Draft favouring “Australian High Commission” payable at New Delhi.

The VFS Global service fee can be paid in cash at visa application centre as well as in the form of Demand Draft favouring “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is submitted.

For the visa applications which have been sent through post, VFS Global Service Charge should be in the form of Demand Draft favouring “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is couriered.

Step 4

Before the scheduling for an online appointment it is mandatory to complete all the submission procedure. You must schedule an Appointment to visit Australian Visa Application Centre and lodge your visa application.

After the submission of application for visa you can track your visa application status and the processing time for your visa. The processing time for a visa can be viewed in the relevant visa subclass that you have applied for.

Schedule an Australian Visa Appointment

A mandatory Appointment system has been introduced and is effective from November 13 of 2017. According to this system, it is mandatory to have an appointment for the submission of Australian visa applications at all the Australian Visa Application Centres in India.

Note:

All the required information should be completely filled in the application form and supporting documentations should keep handy to submit to furnish it whenever required.

Only the applicant(s) will be allowed to the visa application centre. (Note: Exception to those who are accompanying children under 18 years of age or applicants who need medical assistance or disability)

Only one appointment can be booked per passport. If you are travelling with your family then each have to make individual appointment irrespective of minor or adult.

If you miss the appointment then you can reschedule your appointment after 24 hours.  (Note: rescheduling of appointments for future dates is allowed only for maximum of 2 times)

Australian Visa Types

The Australian Government has provided four types of major visas

Australian Visit Visas

It includes, Tourist and Business Visitor, Working Holiday, Retirement, Medical Treatment and Transit THROUGH Australia Visa types.

Tourist and Business Visitor Visa allows applicants to stay in Australia for three, six and 12 months according to specific requirements.

Note:

Business purpose includes: making inquiry about the employment, signing or renewing of business contract, participating in trade fairs or conferences or seminars (No income is permitted in any means).

Working Holiday Visas allows applicants to stay in Australia up to 12 months. The applicants can work in Australia only for six months under only one employee.

Medical Treatment Visas allows applicants to travel to Australia for medical treatment and it allows applicants to stay until the treatment plan or consultations are completed.

Note: the applicant must not have a health condition that could be threat to Australian public health.

Transit through Australia visas allows travellers and their dependents to transit through Australia for no longer than 72 hours.

Note:

  • This Visa is free of cost.
  • Travellers must hold booking and relevant documents to enter another country to avail this visa facility.

Australian Study Visas

Study Visas include Student Visa, Student Guardian Visa and Training Visa.

Student Visa allows applicant(s) to study in regular basis i.e. full time in any of recognised education institutes in Australia. Study visa allows applicant(s) to stay in Australia up to five years.

Note:

  • Applicant(s) must be at least six years of age.
  • Prior to applying for visa applicant(s) must be accepted by an educational institution in Australia.
  • Applicant(s) must have health insurance.

Student Guardian Visa allows applicant(s) to stay in Australia as a guardian of a foreign minor (younger than 18 years) student studying in Australia on a student visa.

Note:

  • The applicant must be legal guardian or the parent of the student.
  • Applicant must have enough money to support self and the student during the stay.
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years or more than 21 years old.

Training Visas allows applicants to stay in Australia up to 2 years. It allows applicant(s) to participate in professional development training program, workplace-based training to enhance participant’s skills, etc.

Note:

  • It does not permit to work in Australia.
  • The participants must be nominated or invited for the training program.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

Australian Work Visas

Work visas include Temporary Visas, Temporary work sponsorship and nomination fees, Maritime crew, Employer sponsored migration, Employer nomination fees, General skilled migration, Business skills migration and Special migration.

Work visas allow the applicant(s) to stay in Australia according to the visa type and work for their livelihood. The duration of stay in Australia varies on the basis of visa type. The applicant(s) must be at least 18 years of age for applying for work visas.

Note: Work visa also provides permanent via for specific skilled and business talent applicant(s).

Australian Live Visas

Live Visas include Special Migration Visa, Retirement visa, New Zealand Residents visa, Partner Migration Visas, Child migration Visas, Parent Migration Visas, etc.

The Australian government has facilitated the permanent citizens of Australia to immigrate their parents, children, partners and other family members to migrate permanently to Australia under the above visa categories.

Australian Visa Fee (AUD)

Visa Subclass Visa Description Base Application Charge (in AUD) Non-interne Application Charge Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over Additional Applicant Charge under 18 Subsequent Temporary Charge (may apply) (in AUD)
VISIT
Tourist and Business Visitor
Applicant outside Australia
600 Visitor – all streams (exemption for representatives of foreign government) 140 N/A N/A N/A
600 Visitor – all streams 1020
601 ETA Nil
651 eVisitor Nil
Applicant in Australia
600 Tourist stream 345 700
Working Holiday
Applicant outside Australia
417 Working Holiday visa 440 80
462 Work and Holiday Visa 440
Applicant in Australia
417 Working Holiday visa 440 80
462 Work and Holiday Visa 440 700
Retirement
Applicant in Australia or outside Australia
405 Investor Retirement (second instalment of AUD12,990 is payable per applicant, before the visa is granted) 330 170 80
410 Retirement 365 185 90
Medical Treatment
Applicant outside Australia
602 Medical Treatment Nil
Applicant in Australia
602 Medical Treatment 285 145 70
602 Medical Treatment (foreign government representative) Nil N/A Nil Nil Nil
Transiting through Australia
771 Transit through Australia NIL NIL NIL
STUDY
Student visas
Applicant in or outside Australia
500 Student Visas 560 N/A 240 140 700
  Student Visa (subsequent entrant) 560 N/A 240 140 700
500 Student visa (foreign affairs or Defence sector) Nil N/A Nil Nil Nil
500 Student visa (Postgraduate research sector) 560 N/A Nil Nil Nil
590 Student Guardian 560 N/A Nil Nil 700
Training
Applicant outside Australia
407 Training 280 280 70 N/A
Applicant in Australia
407 Training 280 N/A 280 70 700
Temporary activities Sponsorship
Sponsorship
  Temporary activities Sponsorship 420
  Temporary activities Sponsorship made by commonwealth agency Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Nomination
407 Nomination for training visa 170
Graduate
Applicant outside Australia
485 Graduate 1500 750 375
Applicant in Australia
485 Graduate 1500 80 750 375
WORK
Temporary Visas
Applicant outside Australia
400, 403, 408, 457 Temporary work (short stay specialists) 280 280 70
408 Temporary activity 280 280 70
403 Temporary work (international relations – government agreement stream) 280 280 70
403 Temporary work (international relations – foreign government agency stream) 280 280 70
403 Temporary work (international relations – Domestic work stream) 280
403 Temporary work (international relations – Privileges and immunities stream) Nil N/A
403 Temporary work (international relations – Seasonal worker program stream) 280
457 Temporary work (Skilled) 1080 1080 270
Applicants in Australia
408 Temporary activities 280 280 70 700
403 Temporary work (International Relations – Government agreement Stream) 280 280 70 N/A
403 Temporary work (International Relations – Foreign Government Agency Stream) 280 280 70 N/A
403 Temporary work (International Relations – Domestic Worker Stream) 280 N/A N/A N/A N/A
403 Temporary work (International Relations – Privileges and immunities stream) Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A
457 Temporary work (Skilled) 1080 1080 270 700
Temporary work sponsorship and nomination fee
Sponsorship
  Temporary activities sponsorship 420
457 Temporary work Skilled 420
Nomination
457 Nomination for temporary work (Skilled) visa 330
Maritime crew (applicant outside Australia)
988 Maritime Crew NIL
Employer sponsored migration (applicant in or outside Australia)
186 Employer nomination scheme 3670 1835 920
187 Regional sponsored migration scheme 3670 1835 920
Employer nomination scheme
187 Employer nomination fee 540
General skilled migration (applicant in or outside Australia)
189 Skilled – Independent (Points-Tested stream) 3670 1835 920
189 Skilled – Independent (New Zealand stream) 3670 1835 920
190 Skilled – Nominated 3670 1835 920
476 Skilled – Recognised Graduate 365 80 185 90
489 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (provisional – invited pathway) 3670 1835 920
489 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (provisional – extended stay pathway) 325 165 80
887 Skilled – Regional 375 190 95
Business skills migration (applicant in or outside Australia)
132 Business talent 7130 3565 1780
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) – Significant investor stream 7150 3565 1790
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) – Premium Investor stream 8580 4290 2145
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) – business innovation stream and investor stream 4875 2440 1220
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) – Business Innovation extension and significant investor extension streams 585 295 150
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) – Entrepreneur Stream 3670 1835 920
888 Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) 2350 1180 585
890 Business Owner 2225 1110 555
891 Investor 2225 1110 555
892 State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner 2225 1110 555
893 State/Territory Sponsored Investor 2225 1110 555
Special Migration
124 Distinguished talent 3730 1865 935
858 Distinguished talent 3730 1865 935
LIVE
Special Migration (Applicant in or outside Australia)
151 Special eligibility Former Resident 3590 1795 900
Retirement (Applicant in or outside Australia)
405 Investor Retirement 330 170 80
410 Retirement 365 185 90
Returning Resident
Applicant outside Australia
155 and 157 Resident Return visa (RRV) 365 80
zz 998 adult Australian Declaratory visa 240
zz 998 Child Australian Declaratory visa 185
Applicant in Australia
155 and 157 Resident Return visa (RRV) 365 80
zz 998 adult Australian Declaratory visa 185
zz 998 Child Australian Declaratory visa 120
Partner migration
Application outside Australia
309/310 Partner 7000 3505 1755
300 Prospective Marriage 7000 3505 1755
Applicants in Australia
820/801 Partner 7000 3505 1755
820/801 Partner (subclass 300 visa holder) 1170 585 290
820/801 Former prospective marriage (subclass 300 or equivalent under 189 or 1993 migration regulations) 1480 740 370
820/801 Visa application by a spouse with transitional Extended Eligibility Temporary Visa (EETV) 420 210 105
Child Migration
Applicant outside Australia
101 Child 2415 1210 605
102 Adoption 2415 1210 605
117 Orphan relative 1480 740 370
445 Dependent child 2415 1210 605
Child in Australia
802 Child 2415 1210 605
805 Child ( partner having dependent child) Nil
837 Orphan relative 1480 740 370
837 Orphan relative (partner having dependent child) Nil
445 Dependent child 2415 1210 605
Parent Migration
103 Parent (Migration) 3945 1975 990
804 Aged Parent (Residence) 3945 1975 990
143 Contributory parent (Migrant) applicant meets condition in (b) 330 170 80
143 Contributory parent (Migrant) applicant meets condition in (c) 2415 1210 605
143 Contributory parent (Migrant) applicant meets condition in (d) Nil
143 Contributory parent (Migrant) applicant meets condition in (d2) 3770 1270 640
173 Contributory parent (temporary) 2540 1270 640
173 Contributory parent (Temporary) applicant meets condition in (e) Nil
864 Contributory aged parent (Residence) applicant meets conditions defined in (f) Nil
864 Contributory aged parent (Residence) applicant meets conditions defined in (g) 330 170 80
864 Contributory aged parent (Residence) applicant meets conditions defined in (h) 3770 1880 945
864 Contributory aged parent (Residence) applicant meets conditions defined in (h2) 3770 1880 945
884 Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) 3770 1880 945
884 Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) applicant meets conditions defined in (i) Nil
Other family Migration
114 Aged dependent relative 3945 1975 990
115 Remaining relative 3945 1975 990
116 Carer 1625 815 410
838 Aged dependent relative 3945 1975 990
835 Remaining relative 3945 1975 990
836 Carer 1625 815 410

(b) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who is the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application; or
  2. an applicant who has been the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa; and is the holder of a substituted subclass 600 visa at the time of application; or
  3. an applicant who has held a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at any time in the 28 days immediately before making the application;
    or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

(c) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
  • has been the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
  • provides the Minister with evidence that compassionate and compelling circumstances exist for the person to be considered to be the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa for the purpose of the application;
    or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

(d) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
  • made a valid application for a Parent (Migrant) (Class AX) visa before 27 June 2003; and
  • withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Class CA) visa;
    or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person;

(d2) This visa is for any other applicant who does not meet the conditions in notes 19b, 19c and 19d above.

(e) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
  • made a valid application for a Parent (Migrant) (Class AX) visa before 27 June 2003; and
  • withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Class UT) visa;

or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person;

  1. an applicant who is a contributory parent newborn child; or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

(f) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
  • made a valid application for an Aged Parent (Residence) (Class BP) visa before 1 July 2003; and
  • withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) (Class DG) visa;

or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

(g) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
  • is the holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application; or
  • whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person:
  1. an applicant who:
  • held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
  • is the holder of a substituted subclass 600 visa at the time of application;
    or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person:
  1. an applicant who:
  • who has held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at any time in the 28 days immediately before making the application; or
  • whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

(h) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
  • held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
  • provides the Minister with evidence that compassionate and compelling circumstances exist for the person to be considered to be the holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa for the purpose of the application;

or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

(h2) This visa is for any other applicant who does not meet conditions in notes 19f, 19g and 19h above.

(i) This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
  • made a valid application for an Aged Parent (Residence) (Class BP) visa before 1 July 2003; and
  • withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Class UU) visa;

or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

  1. or an applicant who is a contributory parent new-born child or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

 

For more information visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/