Visa

To apply for an Australian visa, you have to know the purpose of your stay. Is it a holiday, visiting family or friends, transit, working holiday, business visitor activities, medical treatment, volunteer work, etc.?

For every purpose there is a different link to click on when you go to the website. The official way to apply for a visa is via the website of the Australian Government. You can apply for a visa through third parties and pay some extra costs, but there’s no need for that, because here is a step by step explanation about how you can apply for a visa yourself!

What do you have to do to apply for a visa?

Go to https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login

Click on ‘createimmiaccount’

Enter all your details (as requested)

See if your account has been confirmed (email)

Click tabs away and go back to https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login

Click ‘continue’

Choose the purpose of your stay and click on the link.

Read terms and conditions and confirm that you’ve read them byclicking on the button.

Fill in the requested details on the form.

You’ll receive a confirmation once you’ve applied for the visa.

Info per popular category:

 

Visitor Visa:

You can choose this visa when you are going to travel through Australia. This visa is valid for up to 3 months and is free of charge (there only is an online application service charge of AUD20) and all you need is a passport from an eligible country. The average processing time for this visa is less than one day.

Working Holiday Visa:

You can choose this visa when you are going to work and travel for a short period of time and also when you are going to do your internship in Australia. You can apply for this visa if you’re between 18 and 31. You can work for a maximum of 6 months with one employer. This visa is valid for 12 months, costs 450 AUD and all you need is a passport from an eligible country and must be valid for at least 6 months. You can apply for a second Working Holiday Visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria and it will take a maximum of 38 days to process, but mostly you will receive it on the same day or the day after.

Student Visa:

You can choose this visa when you are going to study in Australia. This visa is valid for up to 5 years and in line with your enrolment, it costs 575 AUD and all you need is a passport from an eligible country and must be valid for at least 6 months and you must hold Overseas Student Health Cover. You can apply for this visa if you are enrolled in a course of study in Australia. The processing time may vary.