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A unique and diverse country in every way – culture, population, climate, geography, and history, Australia has a culture that is as broad and varied as the country’s landscape; and has been playing host to a number of tourists and businessmen for years. Whether you happen to be a tourist wishing to travel and explore the colors and excitement of Australia, or you are a professional, wanting to do business in the country, the first step to visiting Australia lies in obtaining a valid visa to enter and spend time in Australia.


There are a number of travel visa available for visiting Australia:

  • Australian Short Travel Visa
  • Australian ETA visa
  • E- Visitor
  • ETA Business Visitor
Basic Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a tourist visa, the applicant must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Genuine intention to visit
  • Must satisfy health requirements
  • Must satisfy character requirements
  • Demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to support their travel.
  • Applicants who apply for a visa whilst outside the country must be outside the country at the time of grant.
  • Applicants who are in Australia (applying for a visa extension) must be inside the country at the time of grant.

Visa processing time

Depending on the risk level of the visa application, processing time for an Australian tourist visa can take anywhere from 1 working day to 1 month.

The basic documents required for an application are:
  • Form 1419 Application for a Visitor Visa – Tourist Visitor Stream
  • Application charge.
  • Notarized copy of all pages of current passport, including the bio data page, alterations page and back page of the passport
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (45 mm x 35 mm) of each person included in the application.
  • 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

  • Financial Documents
  • Employment Details
  • Health and Character documents


People in Australia who want to apply online to extend their stay for tourism purposes, are required to meet all of the following conditions:

  • Hold a substantive visa
  • Not have condition 8503 'No further stay' imposed on your current visa or have been granted an 8503 waiver
  • Meet all the eligibility criteria for this visa.

Cancellation or rejection

Even if your application gets rejected or is cancelled, under Australian migration law, you always have ways to re-represent your case. In case of refusal or cancellation, you can try applying again with a different representation of your case or in a different subclass.

How WWICS’s Immigration Consultant Services can help

WWICS’s Global Immigration Consultant Services houses a team of professional consultants that ensure the timely processing of all tourist and business applications by coordinating with the relevant authorities. This enables you to travel easily and have a worry free trip or immigration to Australia. Our services include handling all documentations or online applications for all travel and immigration applications. The services provided by our professional consultants can help ensure an easy application process for you, significantly reducing any risk of application rejection.


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Q1. What are the advantages of applying for an ETA to Australia?

An Australian ETA Tourist visa offers an array of advantages to applicants:

  • Electronic Visa - being electronic, there is no need to go to the visa office and get a stamp for travelling to
  • Time period - It allows you to stay for a period of up to 3 months in Australia per visit
  • Multiple Entry - The Australian ETA gives you the leverage of making multiple trips to the country
  • Instant - Being an online application, you can instantly get a visa and travel to Australia.

Q2. What are the limitations of an ETA to Australia?

There are a number of limitations when it comes to travelling to Australia under an ETA. They are:

  • Purpose of Visit - You purpose of visit should must be limited to travel or business work only
  • Validity – It is valid for multiple visits within 12 months from the date of issue, but maximum stay time in Australia is 3 months per visit.
  • No Work Permit - You are only allowed to take up your business activities and are not permitted work under an Australian employer when travelling with this visa type
  • No study permit - You must not undertake studies for more than 3 months

Q3. How long does an Australian ETA take to be processed?

Generally, ETA Tourist visa results are intimated instantly. In case the application is not processed immediately, it shall be done within 24 hours of filing.

Q4. Who should apply for the visitor visa?

This visa is for people who want to travel to Australia as tourists, for business visitor activities or to visit family.

Q5. What are business visitor activities?

Business visitor activities may include attending a conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit.

Q6. Can I work short term while visiting Australia?

No, if you are intending to do short term work in Australia you should apply for the new Temporary work (short stay activity) visa (subclass 400).

Q7. How long is the Visa processing time?

Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. For the most recent guidelines for Australian visa processing times, you can visit the Department of Immigration’s website

Q8. Do the immigration authorities or Embassy help applicants prepare their application and make sure that everything is correct before applying?

No. The authorities exist to enforce the immigration law, make decisions on residence applications and to issue visas. Although basic information and application forms are available, the authorities are unable to provide independent advice and personalized guidance on your specific case. This is where WWICS can help you by providing assistance throughout the application and settlement process with our comprehensive service packages.

Q9. Can my application be rejected by the immigration authorities?

Yes. The regulations are strictly enforced and applications are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on the applications or by the submission of the wrong supporting documentation. However, under Australian migration law, you always have ways to re-represent your case. That is why it is beneficial to seek the professional guidance and independent advice from WWICS before lodging an application for residence. Our organization exists to help you find the best way through the immigration process.

Q10. What are the various streams within the Visitor visa?

There are basically four streams:

  • Tourist stream: travelling to Australia for a holiday, recreation or to visit family and friends.
  • Business Visitor stream: for business people travelling to Australia for business visitor activities
  • Sponsored Family stream: for people travelling to Australia to visit their family, having an Australian citizen as a sponsor.
  • Approved Destination Status (ADS) stream: for people from the People’s Republic of China who are travelling in an organized tour group.
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