eVisitor Visa Australia – Questions and Answers

Which countries need a visa for Australia?

Everyone, no matter what country passport you hold, needs a visa for Australia. Australia is certainly one of the strictest countries in the world when it comes to Immigration. Some visas are harder to apply for than others, but remember that obtaining even a Tourist visa for Australia is not easy for many people.

Eligible countries

What is an eVisitor visa?

An eVisitor visa is a type of Australian Tourist or Visitor visa which is only available to citizens of certain countries. All countries eligible for this visa are European, although not all countries in Europe are eligible. The eVisitor visa Australia is designed to streamline the visa application system for travellers from the Eueopean Union. The eligible countries are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican City. 

How long is an eVisitor visa valid for?

An eVisitor Australia visa isusually valid for visits to Australia of up to 3 months at a time, and the eVisitor visa itself is valid for 12 monthsfrom the date of grant of the visa.

What is the difference between eVisitor 651 and Visitor visa 600?

A Visitor visa (Subclass 600) is a visa which is available for everyone to apply. It is your standard Tourist type visa for Australia. In contrast, and as described above, the eVisitor Subclass 651 visa is a Tourist visa option that is only available for certain country passport holders to apply. The Visitor visa being available to everyone,is harder to apply for and obtainthan the eVisitor 651 Australia. Therefore, if you have the option then you would certainly want to choose the eVisitor Subclass 651 visa over the Visitor visa Subclass 600.

Can I get an Australian eVisitor at the airport?

No. An eVisitor visa can only be applied for either through the Australian Government or through a private visa agent. At Australian Visa Advice we offer eVisitor visa processing.

How many times can you visit Australia on an eVisitor visa?

An eVisitor visa is usually granted with multiple entries, and this means that, in theory, you can travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want within the validity period of the visa. The conditions of the eVisitor visa usually require that you must leave Australia at least every 3 months, so if you want to get full use out of your 1 year visa then you will have to depart Australia at least 3 times if not more.

How Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can help: Our team at Australian Visa Advice (AVA)can prepare and process your eVisitor visa application for you. We have a 100% success rate and many of our applications are granted in under the normal processing times. We have helped Europeans of many nations to obtain an eVisitor visa.So contact us today!

Written by Luke Gorham ©2019
Registered Migration Agent
Australian Visa Advice

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How do I apply for a Visitor visa?

To apply for a Visitor visa first make sure you are eligible for the visa. Then to make an Australian Visitor visa application you will need to either do a paper application or an online application. You may be able to make an application through the Australian Embassy or Consulate in your country. To apply for even a Visitor visa Australia can be complex so if you decide to get professional help with your application then your Migration Agent will usually take care of most or all of the aspects of the application for you and guide you through the entire process. 

How long is the Processing time for a Visitor visa?

The Australia Visitor visa processing time can vary depending on where and when you apply. Generally speaking, it can take anywhere from 1-5 weeks to process an Australian Visitor visa application. The Australia Visitor visa processing time is usually shortest when you submit a complete application with all of the required information and supporting documents.

How much is a Tourist visa to Australia?

The cost of a Tourist visa depends on what type of visa you apply for and whether or not you get professional help with the application. The current Australian Government Visa Application Charge (VAC) as at December 2019 for the main Tourist visa is $145.

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