You must obtain a visa before you are allowed entry into Australia, without the proper document your entry will be denied. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection is the official body in charge of the visa application process.
Australia’s beautiful landscape, high employment rate, skilled workforce and freedom and security are lures thousands of immigrants around visit Australia yearly.
There are several Visas and Subclass categories, it is important you decide the kind of visa that meets your requirements before you begin your application.
This visa allows you to enter Australia for a finite period of time, working on this visa category is highly prohibited. However, holders can participate in certain business activities such as negotiating business contracts or attending conferences.
The following steps will aid you in obtaining your visitor visa:
Firstly create an account on Immiaccount, complete the registration process with accurate information. Ensure you use a valid email address.
log on to your Immiaccount and create an application, select your Visa type. If your stay in Australia will not exceed twelve months, choose the Visitor Visa (600). Take your time to fill out the required information.
Note: You don’t have to complete the form in one sitting, you can save your progress and continue later.
Attach The Required Documents: You will be required to provide the following documents during your application process.
- Passport size Photos attached with your signature (front and back)
- Evidence of current employment or self-employment
- Proof of financial capability to cater for your stay. E.g Bank statement
- Planned tourism activities.
- Travel Passport
- NSo birth certificate
Note: You will need a scanner to provide digital copies of your
documents. Alternatively, you can install CamScanner app on your mobile or tablet, it is free and easy to use.
Pay The Visa Fee: The next step is paying the required visa processing fees, the visa application fee may change without notice, you can confirm the current visa price Here
You can make payment either with your Credit card or PayPal, an acknowledgement letter will be sent to your email on receipt of your payment.
Be Patient: If you submitted the required documents and satisfied all requirements, your visa application status will be communicated to you in due course. The waiting time varies between two to twenty working days.
Apply Through Registered Migration Agents
The Australia immigration process is a lengthy and an onerous procedure and denied visa application can be devastating considering the time and money expended.
Reputable immigration agencies can save you the stress, time and money because of familiarity of the terrain.
They can on your behalf plead your case with the government official to ensure a smooth migration process.
Australia migration agents are registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).
The Working Holiday Visa
Australia is in demand for skilled labour if you have a skill in demand, then the Working Holiday Visa is what’s best for you. By demonstrating your skills competence, you could clearly be working your way to an Employer-Sponsored job offer, which inevitably could lead to permanent residency.
The Working Holiday Visa allows people between the ages of 18 to 30 to visit and work in Australia for a period of twelve months and the application fee according to the official Australian Government website is $440 (AUS)
To be eligible for this stream you must be from:
- the eligible countries
- you cannot be accompanied by dependent
- you must have sufficient proof to cater for your stay in Australia
- you must be of sound health
The following countries are eligible for the Working Holiday Visa:
Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom