Many foreign nationals want to visit Australia. It is called the “lucky country” and truer words were never spoken because here in Australia we are very lucky indeed. We have a sunny climate, world famous beaches, a high standard of living and safe and diverse communities.
All foreign nationals are required to have a visa to enter Australia, even for the purposes of tourism. These visas allow the holder to enter and remain temporarily in Australia for a holiday or recreational purpose, or to visit family, or friends.
There are three main types of Australian Visitor visa: 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 encompasses the rest of the world. Thai, Philippino and mainland Chinese citizens, for example, come under the third category of Australian Visitor visa. As part of this third type they are required to submit a paper application and submit a considerable amount of supporting documentation. The third category of Australian Visitor visa will allow for a stay of 3, 6 or 12 months and will be valid for single or multiple entries depending on your circumstances. The Tourist visa can also be used for other short-term non-work purposes such as studying for up to 3 months.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is concerned with the risk of a visa holder overstaying their visa, the risk that they might want to work while in Australia, and the financial capabilities of the Applicant. Unless strict guidelines are followed and all enquiries are satisfied it is highly likely that an Australian Visitor visa application will be rejected.
At Australian Visa Advice (AVA) we can assist you to obtain an Australian Visitor visa. We assist people of all nationalities. We often help clients who have had their visa applications rejected because they have tried to obtain the visa themselves and not submitted the correct documentation or whose stated intentions do not match those required in the guidelines. We at AVA are specialists at preparing Australian Visitor visas. Our years of training and experience will take the stress and confusion out of obtaining an Australian visa.