16 March 2022 Mrs. Jaspreet Bhatia
Are you looking to move to Australia?
Whether you are visiting the nation for holidays, business purposes, meeting your near and dear ones, or work, make sure to understand the Australian visa requirements.
To help you, here we have come up with this guide on Australian visa requirements for Indians.
Understanding the Australian Visa Types:
Now, after getting familiar with the process, we need to understand the Australian visa categories as well as the limitations associated with them. Here we have rounded up a few of them.
Australian Tourist Visa is issued to the tourists looking to visit Australia for holidays or meet their family, relatives, or friends. It lets you stay anywhere between 3 months and 12 months in Australia. This visa falls under the visitor category known as Subclass 600.
As the name suggests, a business visa is issued to people looking to do business in Australia.
Many people confuse a visitor visa with a tourist visa. But there are some differences between them.
While a tourist visa is used for leisure and tourism purposes, a visitor visa is issued for a business meeting, seminar, or any other purpose. Also known as the subclass 600, an Australian visitor visa lets an applicant enter the nation for a short duration.
It is issued for purposes like short-term business purposes, meeting family or friends, and meeting a family who sponsors your visit.
Temporary Work Visa:
A temporary work visa is also known as the subclass 400. It is a short-term visa that lets you apply for highly specialized skills and non-ongoing work in Australia. The permit lets you stay for 3 months in a specific industry. In some cases, you might be issued with a visa for up to 6 months.
Temporary Activity Visa:
It is subclass 408 which is used for individuals traveling to Australia to work on a short-term basis. Based on the purpose, there are many streams to choose from, including sports activities, and religious activities.
Australia Transit Visa:
Australian Transit visa is another common kind of Australian visa. Also known as subclass 771, it allows the holder to transit in the nation for 72 hours.
The rights granted might vary but this visa is generally issued when the holder has a flight ahead to another nation that requires a halt in Australia.
Australia PR Visa:
With an Australian PR visa, you can move into Australia along with your family and stay there for three years.
What Do You Require to Apply for an Australian Visa from India
Well, you need to fulfill certain requirements for the Australian visa which are given below:
- Original passport with a validity of up to 6 months ahead of the date of journey
- Recent photographs
- Detailed cover letter
- Proof of change of name (if applicable)
- Proof of financial funds
- Savings bank statement from the previous 6 months
- Salary slip; or any other equivalent documents
- Invitation letter (if visiting someone in Australia)
- The letter should prove your relationship with the invitee
- The purpose of the visit and the length of stay in the country
- Specifying if they are staying with you
- Proof of you returning home
- Letter from your employer
- Letter from your school, college, or the university
- Proof that you have immediate family back home
- Proof of your major assets at home
- Return ticket
- Character Certificate – PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)
- Income Tax Returns proof
- ID Proof in form of PAN card, Adhaar card
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN AUSTRALIAN VISA
The Australian visa process is conducted online. You being an applicant has to fill out the application form available at any authorized visa provider or through an IMMI ACCOUNT Australian consulate.
Once you are done with the online application form, make sure to submit the documents. It is equally important to self-verify the details given in the Australian visa application form.
After the submission of the form, you also need to wait for the verification from the Australia High Commission. All the details mentioned in the application form are verified by the high commission.
Understanding the Processing Time Involved in Australia Visa
- Tourist visitor–10 months
- Business visitor–11 days
- Sponsored family visitor–11 months