Written by Australianvisaadvice ©2019
This article explains how you can get a Holiday visa Australia. It sets out who can apply for holiday visa Australia and how to apply. We will go over each step below, one at a time.
No matter what country you come from, everyone needs a visa to travel to Australia. The Australian Migration law rules say that you can take a holiday to Australia for many reasons: for tourism reasons, to visit family or friends, or even if you want to do some short time study. Or you may want to do a combination of all of these things – as long as you meet the requirements that would be fine also.
For people from most countries, to apply for an Australian Holiday (or Visitor) visa, they must complete a relatively detailed application and provide a considerable amount of supporting documents. The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) asks the Applicant a lot of personal persons to help determine if they can and will be granted the visa. They ask you not only why you want to travel to Australia, but also when you intend to travel. They ask questions about work, family, character, health and funding for your proposed trip. Sometimes they also request a medical examination as part of the application. If you are applying and have family or friends in Australia, DOHA will ask you for details about these persons. Often it can be a good idea to provide a statement from these persons showing that you intend to visit them.
Once your application is filled in you will need to organise and submit your supporting documents. What you need to provide will depend on your own individual circumstances, and can vary depending on your country of passport, your work, whether you have family or friends in Australia and more.
Once your application has been submitted, you will now just need to wait until DOHA processes it. This might take anywhere from approximately 1 week to 1 month. Unfortunately, if you have not filled in the application correctly or provided the correct supporting documents, DOHA will almost never contact you requesting more information or documents – they will simply refuse your application. This is a very good reason why you might want to consider getting help from An Australian Migration Agent like us at Australian Visa Advice (AVA). We have prepared 100’s of applications and know what is required.
For the citizens of some countries there are more simple options to apply for a Holiday visa Australia. There is the ETA visa option and the eVisitorvisa option open to a number of countries. For example, the ETA is available for USA passport holders. Many Americans visit Australia on an ETA visa. We discuss these visa options in another article.
The Working Holiday visa Australia is slightly different to a Holiday visa Australia. People holding certain passports and of ages of 18-30 (or 18-35 for holders of Canadian, Irish and French passports) can apply for a Working Holiday visa Australia. We have created a separate article for this type of visa with all of the details so you can see if you are eligible and, if so, what you need to do to get this visa. So in conclusion, everyone can apply for a Holiday visa to Australia. Just fill in your application, provide your supporting documents, and if you need any help contact us at AVA. Australia is a very large and amazing country just waiting for you to visit and explore! Good luck with your travels!