Australia tourist or visitor visa from India

Are you planning to trip to Australia? Or you want to visit your loved ones. Kickstart your Australia tourist or visitor visa process and dream up an unforgettable holiday/visit.

Learn about Australian tourist or visitor visa requirements, process, Australian tourist visa Processing time, and Australian tourist/visitor visa fee. Step by step here.

What is Australia tourist visa?

Australia tourist/visitor visa is a document issued by the department of home affairs Australia to non-Australian citizens for a short-term period of up to 12 months for the purpose of a temporary stay in Australia (Generally, a period of stay of up to three months).

Department of Home affairs Australia decides the length of your visa, it may differ case by a case basis. If you are the parent of an Australian PR holder or citizen, then you may grant an Australia visitor visa for more than 12 months.

  • Stay
  • Up to 12 months

  • Cost
  • From AUD $ 150

  • With this visa you can
    1. Travel to Australia for tourism purpose
    2. Visit your family members or friends in Australia

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What are the Australian tourist visa requirements

Before applying for an Australian tourist or visitor visa, you should ensure that you are fulfilling Australian tourist visa requirements

There are things you need to make sure that when you are applying for an Australian tourist visa Always remember - Check twice, before submission

  • 1) Be a Genuine visitor:
  • You need to convince your intentions to the visa officer that you are a genuine visitor. You will leave Australia before your visa expire. You can convince yourself as a Genuine visitor by providing the following information

    1. Intend to stay in Australia temporarily
    2. Coming to Australia for a lawful purpose
    3. Comply with Australian tourist visa conditions after you arrive
    4. Leave Australia at the end of your stay.

    What are documents required to prove that you are genuine visitor visa:

    You can provide number of documents to prove that you are genuine visitor, it depends upon your circumstances. Please find the below documents you can include in your Australian tourist visa application.

    1. A leave letter from your current employer, approving your leave and confirming your date of joining your work
    2. A cover letter explaining your strong family ties in your home country.

  • 2) Sufficient Funds:
  • You must have enough funds to support your expenses while you are in Australia. Finds requirements depend upon your duration to say in Australia and your travel plan as well. Please note funds must be 3 months old from the date of submission of your Australian Tourist/ visitor visa application.

  • 3) Health Requirements:
  • If you are traveling to Australia for more than 6 months then all visa applicants must meet minimum health standards & Character requirements. Before Australia grants you an Australian Tourist visa.

    If you have a significant health condition that causes to threat to public health or significant health care service costs you may not grant an Australian visitor visa.

  • 4) Character Requirements:
  • You must not have a substantial criminal record.

  • 5) Strong home ties:
  • You must provide sufficient evidence to prove that you have strong home ties on your home country.

    1. Any family ties you may have in your home country.
    2. Any personal, financial, work or other commitments in your home country
    3. Any circumstances that compel you to return to your home country.

Australia Tourist or visitor visa fee/cost from India

You need to pay for your Australian tourist/visitor visa fee by credit card. There are different ways to pay the visitor visa fees, depending on where you are and how you apply.

Please find the Australian tourist visa fee from India

Factor Fee in AUD Fee in INR
Australia tourist / visitor visa processing fee AUD $ 150 per person Rs. 7500/-
VFS Biometric fee AUD $30 Rs. 1500

Australia tourist visa open date

Yes, Australia Tourist Visa is open to apply for. Some countries may require you to isolate or quarantine upon arrival. it is mandatory for people traveling from China, Hong Kong, and Macau to provide a negative covid test undertaken within a 48-hour period prior to the day of their scheduled departure for Australia.

Australia Tourist/visitor visa processing time

When you are applying for an Australia Tourist/ visitor visa the first question that comes to mind is How long it takes to process a visa application.

Australia Aim is to process Tourist/ visitor visa with in 20 days. However it is also depend upon

  1. Mode of Application whether you have lodged an online or paper application.
  2. How quickly you respond to requests from DHA
  3. How long it takes DHA to perform the required checks
  4. How long it takes to receive information from external agencies.
  5. How many application are in queue
  6. Quality of documents
Visa Stream 25% of visas finalised 50% of visas finalised 75% of visas finalised 90% of visas finalised
189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189) Points-Tested 82 Days 83 Days 3 Months 3 Months
190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) 87 Days 7 Months 18 Months 36 Months
491 - Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) State/Territory Government Nominated Regional 17 Months 19 Months 28 Months 30 Months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600) Tourist 4 Days 12 Days 18 Days 35 Days
489 - Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) 38 Months 39 Months 39 Months 42 Months
309 - Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309) 4 Months 8 Months 15 Months 30 Months
100 - Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) 5 Months 12 Months 17 Months 31 Months

Australia Tourist visa/visitor visa processing from India

  1. 25% of applications processed with in 8 Days
  2. 50% of applications get approval within : 16 Days
  3. 75% of applications get final decision within 33 Days
  4. 90% of applications: 60 Days

How to Apply for Australia tourist visa from India

To apply for an Australia Tourist visa from India follow the below steps. And Aptech visa team suggests you, submit your Australia Tourist visa application for processing at least 4 months before you want to travel to Australia.

Follow these instructions to ensure your Australian visitor visa application process.

  • 1) Gather Documents
  • It is applicant responsibility to include all supporting documents in your tourist visa application, You documents must be in English, coloured and clear scan copy of documents.

    Please gather your documents as per the Australia tourist visa documents checklist and ensure that the documents are correct, and accurate there should be no discrepancy in the documents as it could lead to rejection of the document.

    Australian visitor visa documents checklist

  • 2) Create An Online Account:
  • Once you are collected your all supporting documents and understood requirements now It's time to begin the visa application procedure after you have all the necessary paperwork available.

    1. Create immiAccount
    2. Provide accurate information
    3. Fill out visa application forms
    4. upload necessary documents
    5. pay the relevant visa fees

    You won't have to concern yourself with all the minute details if you apply for your visa through Aptech Visa. The entire visa application procedure is streamlined and made incredibly simple with Aptech Visa!

  • 3) Complete your biometrics quickly:
  • Post submission your application, you will received biometric instruction from Depart of Home Affairs Australia to complete your Biometric procedure (photo and fingerprints)

  • 4) Wait for the Decision:
  • Once you paid the visa application fee now you need to do wait for the final decision.

    Processing a visa could take a few days to month, depending on the situation. If your visa get approved you can Fly to Australia as per given your Instructions.

    If you get refused then will be notified in write by Department of home affairs Australia.

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Documents required for Australia tourist visa

While you are applying for Australian Tourist visa from India you must Include all supporting documents in application. Because Department of Home affairs Australia will decide your application without requesting further information from you.

Please note your all documents must be English language and Provide accurate information

  • 1) Personal Documents:
  • All the Applicant must include all personal Documents such as

    1. Passport Bio pages
    2. Photographs
    3. Date of Birth certificate
    4. Marriage certificate

  • 2) Qualification Documents:
  • If you have qualification documents you should include your qualification documents.

  • 3) Employment documents:
  • If you are working you must include your offer letter, Salary slip, promotion letter (if applicable) and Leave approval letter.

  • 4) Financial Documents:
  • To prove that you have enough funds to support your travel you must include you financial documents such as bank statement showing that you have sufficient funds.

  • 5) Visa Application forms:
  • If you are submitting your application paper based then you need fill all applicable visa application forms. Please make sure all information must be true, complete

  • 6) Cover letter:
  • Cover letter is an important documents to explain why you are traveling to Australia, mean your purpose and how you are genuine travel. So don’t risk your application by proving unprofessional cover letter call our Visitor / tourist visa experts on 7503832132 for hassle free services.

  • 7) Travel itinerary:
  • You must provide detailed travel itinerary with your tourist visa application

    A travel itinerary is a schedule of events relating to planned travel, it includes destinations to be visited at specified times.

  • 8) Invitation letter:
  • If you are planning to visit your family members or friends you must get written request(called invitation letter) from the person who is inviting you to visit them.

Please note some documents may vary case to case, we would like to suggest you please take case specific advice from Australian Tourist visa expert to increase your success chances. We are just 1 call away 7503832132.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Getting a tourist visa for Australia is a very easy and uncomplicated process. The difficulties arise when you need to prepare the documentation, though. You must always be in possession of all essential documentation. You can even require character or health certificates. You will acquire your visa with ease if you submit your application honestly, with authentic supporting documentation, and with a clean criminal record.

No, engaging in work-related activities while on a tourist visa is legally forbidden. The sole use of the tourist permit is for travel. You may, however, engage in unpaid, community-beneficial social work. Your visa may be revoked if you don't adhere to these conditions.

The length of the visa depends on each unique circumstance. This determination is made by the visa officer taking into account your intended length of stay as well as your purpose for visiting. The typical duration of the permission is three months. But it can also be handed to up to 12 months.

Typically, the challenge is present regardless of your nationality. In reality, obtaining a visa may be simpler for Indians. One of the nations that can submit a fast track application is India. However, certain nations will have additional requirements for papers and eligibility. You won't encounter any problems with the procedure as long as you submit the appropriate application and papers and meet the required eligibility requirements.

No, you won't need to go through an interview to get a tourist visa for Australia. However, you can be asked to submit your biometrics at a biometric collection or visa application centre, together with character and health certifications, to demonstrate your eligibility.

Your tourist visa cannot be converted to a working visa. You cannot be awarded a substantive visa other than a protection visa while you are on a tourist permit. You can, however, apply for a work visa after your visa expires and you return to your home country, or you can do it before the expiration of your tourist visa.

You are not required by law to present a return ticket. However, it will benefit your application if you have a confirmed return ticket. The requirement that you return to your home country following your vacation is one of the key criteria under which the government granted a tourist visa. You will therefore be required to present further proof demonstrating that your visit is brief.

According to the Australian High Commission, you are expected to show that you have assets to cover your visit in Australia. There isn’t a specific amount; However, generally, it is advisable to show that you have around 1000-1500 AUD for an individual per month for every month you plan on staying in the country.

The tourist visa cannot be changed into a work visa immediately. You can also submit a fresh application for a work visa. But depending on the kind of work permit you need, you could need to wait until your current visa ends before applying from outside Australia or you might need to apply in Australia at the end of your tourist visa.

The tourist visa for Australia (subclass 600) cannot be extended in any way, according to visa requirements. However, if you want to remain in the nation, you can submit an application for a new visa. However, you might need to be outside of Australia to apply for some visas.

There is no cap on the number of times you can apply for an Australia tourist visa, according the visa requirements. However, unless there are special circumstances, you may not remain in Australia for longer than 12 months in a period of 18 months. Depending on any "no further stay" restrictions on your permit, you may need to return home and apply for a new tourist visa once each one expires. However, if you meet certain requirements, you may also apply from within Australia.

All visitors to Australia must comply with the country's minimal health requirements, according to the Australian government. The embassy may need you to get a medical checkup and submit a medical certificate depending on their choice. People over the age of 75 must, nevertheless, take the test.

No, you cannot apply for a tourist visa on behalf of a family member. They must apply for a Sponsor stream visitor visa in order for you to sponsor them. You will be able to finance their stay in the nation if they are part of the tourist stream, nevertheless. The goal, duration, nature of your relationship with the family member, and the fact that they will be staying with you must all be stated in a letter that you must submit. Additionally, you will need to show confirmation of your financial resources if you are paying for his stay.

Yes, you can obtain a tourist visa despite having an ECR (Emigration Clearance Required) mark in your passport. Since the tourist visa does not permit employment and ECR only affects work permits, you will not be impacted. However, if you're also applying for other visas, it can have an impact on your application.