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Online Services - Visiting Australia

Important Notice - Working Holiday Visa Applicants

Due to the peak period for the Working Holiday Maker program there may be delays in processing of visa applications and replying to email enquiries. We appreciate your cooperation during this peak period.

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Applications for some Australian visas can be made using a computer with an Internet connection.

To submit an online application for a visa, clients must hold a valid passport. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months.

This service is in addition to making applications by mail or in person at a departmental office in Australia or an Australian Government office overseas.

What you need

To apply for a visa on the Internet, your browser must support 128 bit encryption. You can check your browser now, or later if you experience problems connecting to these services.

Available services

For Online Tourist visa services:

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For applicants applying from outside Australia,

For applicants applying from inside Australia.

Australian Visa Label Requirements

If you are granted an electronic Tourist visa you do not need a visa label in your passport. Instead, you will be sent notification of the grant of your visa via your nominated postal or email address. Please keep this notification as it describes the conditions that apply to your visa.

For Working Holiday Makers:

If you want a visa label in your passport you have two options:

If you arrive at Sydney Airport

If you arrive at any other Australian airport:

Tourist visa services

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For applicants applying from outside Australia, services available are:

For applicants applying from outside Australia or in Australia.

  • Tourist visa
    Note: If you are granted an electronic Tourist visa you do not need a visa label in your passport. Instead, you will be sent a visa grant letter. Please keep the visa grant letter as it describes the visa validity period and any conditions that may apply to your visa.
  • Working Holiday Maker
    Note: You can be outside Australia or in Australia to apply for a second Working Holiday visa. However, you must be outside Australia to apply for your first Working Holiday Maker visa.

Permanent resident visa services

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For permanent residents applying from within Australia, services available are:

Student visas

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For student applying from both within and outside Australia

Business Services

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For Australian businesses applying to sponsor temporary overseas employees and for people applying to be sponsored by Australian businesses.

Related visa services

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Online visa enquiry facility

  • Query the status of your Internet-submitted visa application (main applicants only).

Please note: The online visa enquiry service does not include information relating to Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) applications. For queries regarding the status of an Electronic Travel Authority please see the ETA website at: http://www.eta.immi.gov.au and click on the "Check your ETA" link. We regret that ETA and other unrelated enquiries lodged via the QAS service cannot be responded to.

   
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Continue application

  • Continue your partially-complete Internet visa application.
   
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Attach documents to a lodged application

   
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Download health forms

   
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Download dependant authorisation form

Other online services

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Do you need help?

If you are experiencing difficulty with an online visa application, help is available in the following ways:

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