Australia Visa for Indians: Documents Required & Application

Australia is a great country for both work and tourism. It has incomparable natural beauty and abundant wildlife. One can swim, snorkel and dive in the Great Barrier Reef. One can see animals unique to Australia such as the Koala, the Kangaroo and the Platypus. One can also learn about aboriginal life and its history here. Australia is a land full of unique experiences. Today we are going to talk about the Australia visa for Indians. We will be specifically dealing with documents required for the Australia visas and the application procedure. 

Australia Visa for Indians
Australia Visa for Indians

Categories of Australia Visas 

  • Visitor Visas
  • Studying and Training Visas
  • Australian Citizenship by Descent
  • Family and partner visas
  • Resident Return visas
  • Transit visa
  • Medical Treatment visas
  • Working and skilled visas

To check the eligibility for visas, please click here.

Documents Required 

  • Original passport with a validity of up to 6 months ahead of the date of journey
  • Colored photographs as per the photo specifications
  • Detailed cover letter
  • Proof of change of name (if applicable)
  • Proof of financial funds 
  • Savings bank statement from the previous 6 months
  • Salary slip; or any other equivalent documents
  • Invitation letter (if visiting a friend)
  • The letter must specify your relationship with the invitee
  • The purpose of the visit and the length of stay in the country
  • Specifying if they are staying with you
  • Proof of you returning home
  • Letter from your employer
  • Letter from your school, college or the university
  • Proof that you have immediate family back home
  • Proof of your major assets at home
  • Return ticket
  • Character documents – PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)
  • Income Tax Returns proof
  • Proof of identification – PAN card, Adhaar card

Photo Specifications for an Australian Visa 

  • Photo size: 35 mm x 45 mm
  • Colored copy must be provided
  • The head must be about 30 mm in the photo frame
  • Head should be centered
  • The picture should be recent and not older than 6 months
  • The background must be white
  • Neutral expressions
  • Glasses are not permitted
  • Headgears are not allowed except for religious reasons
  • Clothing shouldn’t match the background

Australia Visa Application Procedure

Online procedure

  • You can start by creating an IMMI account online
  • Choose the category of visa that you require
  • Look for the application form for the same
  • Fill the form thoroughly
  • Attach photographs and required documents to the form
  • Pay visa fees online
  • Submit the application form online
  • After the submission, provide your biometrics to the embassy
  • Organize a health test, if mandated by the embassy

Offline procedure

  • Visit the Immigration website of Australia
  • Pick a visa category as per your requirement
  • Print the application form for the respective visa
  • Fill out the form with all the details and sign it
  • Attach whichever original documents requested by the embassy
  • Submit the form by visiting the embassy
  • Pay the visa fees at the time of form submission
  • Provide the biometrics
  • Organize a health examination if instructed by the embassy

Australia Visa Status Check

Please click on this link to read our article on how to check the status of your Australia visa application. 

Australia Visa Fees 

Please click on this link to read our article on how to check the fees of your Australian visa application. 

We also have an article on the Australian Visitor Visa for Indians.

We hope that this article has been informative and helpful about the Australia visa for Indians.

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Can one apply for Australian visas both online and offline ?

Yes there are procedures for applying both online and offline.

Are biometrics required for the Australian visa application process?

Yes biometrics are required for the online and offline applications for the Australian visa.

Where can the applicant find information about how to check their Australian visa application status ?

Please click on this link to read our article on how to check the status of your Australia visa application.

Where can the applicant find information about the fees of Australian Visas ?

Please click on this link to read our article on how to check the fees of your Australian visa application.

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