Immigration to Australia has been made easy, all thanks to the Government of Australia. They have successfully made the visa into the country smart.
On this article, you will learn more about Australia Visa, how to apply for Australian Visa Application and Tourist Visa Australia.
Whether you are visiting, working and studying in Australia, returning to live in Australia and Australian citizenship. Whatever your reason for coming to Australia, you will need a valid Australian visa.
Visa to Australia is simple, that is why, the Australian Government requires that you have an Australian visa to enter Australia, unless you are an Australian passport holder or qualifying New Zealand passport holder.
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Types of Australia Visa
Anyways, the Australia Visa can be categorized into different types:
1. SHORT-STAY TOURIST VISA (ETA)
The ETA Tourist visa is for tourists and travelers, and is valid for a maximum stay in Australia of 3 months. To apply for an ETA Tourist Visa, you must also hold a passport from an eligible country.
There is the Tourist Visa, that is only when you are working holiday visa Australia. Nevertheless, you can also apply online for an instant ETA Tourist Visa for tourism trips up to three months.
2. SHORT-STAY BUSINESS VISA (ETA)
The ETA Business visa has the same validity as the ETA Tourist visa, being valid for a maximum stay in Australia of 3 months, but was designed for business travelers to Australia.
Another is the Business Visa, only if you are traveling to Australia on business, you can obtain an ETA Business Visa.
3. LONG-STAY E600 VISITOR VISA
The Long-Stay e600 Visitor Visa allows travelers to stay in Australia for up to 12 months, depending on the length applied for and that you hold a passport from an eligible country. Online applications are below.
4. PAPER-BASED 600 VISITOR VISA
The Paper-Based 600 Visitor Visa allows travelers to stay in Australia for up to 12 months, provided you are resident in the UK and hold a passport from an eligible country. The application is paper-based, but you can start it online below.
5. Student Visa: (allows for stays up to five years)
6. Working, Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (valid for four years and three months)
How to Apply via ETA
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa is acceptable for citizens who wants to migrate to Australia. But your country, and other details must meet the confidential requirements.
Understand that Australian visas are available from the Australian Government at a lower cost or for free when you apply directly.
But with ETA, you will get comprehensive visa and immigration advice from registered migration agents, an exceptional success rate, document checking and visa processing.
30 ETA Eligible Countries
The following passport holders can be issued an ETA Visa online:
4. Brunei Darussalam
9. Hong Kong
22. San Marino
24. South Korea
28. The Vatican
29. United Kingdom
Well, well, if your country is not among the above listed eligible countries, then you are advised to stay with us. Other options are available as we go together.
ETA Processing is instant and costs £20 per applicant. Each passport holder must have their own ETA. Please have the passport details for each traveller ready.
ETA Application Requirements?
To apply through this portal, you will need the complete passport details of everyone who is applying for a visa. Every passport holder requires their own visa.
You will also be required to have a current Mastercard, Visa Credit / Debit / Electron card, UK Maestro, or American Express card ready to pay for your application.
*. Price: The standard cost for an ETA visa is: UK £20 per applicant. Which is AUD$ 36.14, US$ 26.08, SG$ 35.74 and EUR€ 22.48.
*. When your credit card details are submitted, your application will be processed immediately.
*. Your credit card will be debited for a non-refundable charge. If you later discover you have made an error on your application, you can reapply but this will incur another service charge of £20.
When you visit the official website from the next sub-header, you can easily understand and learn more from the frequently asked questions, FAQs. Thank you.
How to Apply
Complete the Online ETA Visa Application:
1. Enter travel information and passport details for each traveler. HERE
2. After payment, your application is processed instantly and linked to your passport number.
3. Your ETA status is confirmed by email within a few minutes.
How to Apply for Australian Visa from Nigeria
The first step isn’t working out for Nigerian citizen, that’s why we decided to add this working method for Nigeria citizens who wants to travel, work and study in Australia!
There is only one official way or method to apply for Australian Visa in Nigerian. With your passport, you can only apply online for an Australian visa, the after receiving a letter from the Department of Home Affairs.
Then you can now head to TLScontact, which is now Australian Biometric Collection Centre for applicants to enroll their biometrics following submission of their visa application to the Department of Home Affairs.
Notably, all Australian visa applicants should lodge their visa application well in advance (at least 4 weeks) of their date of departure.
The Australian Visa Application Centres (AVAC) in Abuja and Lagos will become Australian Biometric Collection Centres (ABCC).
You will no longer be able to lodge a paper visa application for Australia at these centres in Nigeria and are advised to submit your visa application via ImmiAccount.
Visa Processing Time
Whether you are applying online or offline, the processing time to each is set:
Visitor visa – up to 33 days
Student visa – Depends on sector of studies. Find more information here.
Business visa – up to 20 days
Understand more about your next Visa processing time HERE.
How to Apply
The Department of Home Affairs offers both paper and online application. To begin your Australia Application Online, which is more secured and reputable, then you can easily complete the following procedures.
With ImmiAccount, you can easily manage their visa application online.
1. Create and fill all forms via your ImmiAccount
2. Update your passport details
3. Scan all required certified documents
4. Attach the scanned copies to your online application when prompted
5. Submit all the documents along with your online Australian visa application.
6. You will then have to conduct your biometric information at TLScontact in Abuja or Lagos.
But before proceeding with the TLScontact in Abuja or Lagos, for the biometric configuration, you must complete the above requirement, and must have received the letter which contains VLN.
After completion, you’ll be issued a Transaction Reference Number (TRN) after you’ve made your online application. The TRN is required to communicate with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Anyways, if you are not sure about everything here, you can easily visit the Department of Home Affairs and learn more. You can share this article with your friends online using the below share buttons.