Country Details :

Name:  Australia

Location:  Indian / Pacific Oceans

Time:  Spans Three Time Zones, Varying From IST (+) 4 1/2

Capital:  Canberra

Language:  English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, Other 8.2%, Unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)

Currency:  Australian Dollar (AUD)


Documents Required :

Applicants Have To Submit Notarised Copy Of All Pages Of Current Passport, Including The Bio Data Page, Alterations Page And Back Page Of The Passport (Unless Requested To Send Original Passport). (Please Note, VFS Global Can Certify A Copy Of Your Passport At Their Office At The Time Of Submission).

Complete This Section Only If You Are Lodging A Paper Application:

If Someone Gives You Advice Or Lodges Your Application For You: Form 956 Advice By A Migration Agent/Exempt Person Of Providing Immigration Assistance (The Agent Or Exempt Person Completes The Form And You Must Sign It)

If You Would Like Someone To Receive Correspondence From The Department On Your Behalf: Form 956A Appointment Or Withdrawal Of An Authorised Recipient (The Recipient Completes The Form And You Must Sign It)

Pay The Visa Application Charge. Or Provide The Following Documents To Show That You Do Not Need To Pay The Charge: To Act As A Representative Of A Foreign Government: A Third Party Note From Your Ministry

One Recent Passport Sized Photograph (45 Mm X 35 Mm) Of Each Person Attached To The Front Application Form.

These Photographs Should Be Of The Head And Shoulders Only Against A Plain Background

Print The Name Of The Person On The Back Of Each Photograph.

Certified Copies Of Birth Certificates For You And Any Other Person Included In The Application. The Certificates Must Show The Names Of Both Parents Of Everyone Included In The Application.

Health And Police Clearance Certificate Can Be Asked By The High Commission.

Children Younger Than 18 Years Of Age: Children Under 18 Must Provide A Notarised ‘No Objection Certificate’ From Any Non-Accompanying Parent Authorising Their Travel To Australia Along With Copies Of The Parents’ Passports.

A Statutory Declaration Giving Their Permission

Form 1229 Consent Form To Grant An Australian Visa To A Child Under The Age Of 18 Years.

If You Are Younger Than 18 Years Of Age And You Will Stay In Australia With Someone Other Than A Parent, Legal Guardian Or Relative: A Declaration Signed By The Person Who Will Be Responsible For You Australia

Form 1257 Undertaking Declaration.

Evidence Of Enrollment At School, College Or University

Photo Specification:

2 recent photos per person, 35 mm x 45 mm, 80% of the face should be seen. The photograph must not be older than 6 months and shouldn’t be used in any manner prior to the application.

Processsing Time:

Visa processing time is at least 10-15 working days.

Visa on Arrival – Not available.