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Visiting Australia

Visa Finder

The Visa Finder can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. It includes the most common Australian visas, but does not include every visa.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Air and sea crew - visa options

Visa options and entry requirements for air and sea crew members. Includes a guide to visas for foreign sea crew.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Bridging visas

A bridging visa is a temporary visa that provides for a non-citizen to remain lawful in certain circumstances where they do not hold a substantive visa. There are different categories of bridging visas for Australia that relate to different circumstances.

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Business people - visas & immigration information

Overseas business people can apply for a visa to conduct short business visits, establish or manage a new or existing business, or invest in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Compliance - Working legally in Australia

Provides information and links on immigration compliance programs for Working legally in Australia, Visa holders, Asylum seekers arriving by boat and the Dob-in service.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Electronic application status inquiry

Links to the 'query application status' page for the Dept of Immigration and Citizenship ebusiness system, which allows you to check the status of your internet-submitted visa application.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

ETA (Electronic Travel Authority)

An ETA is an electronically stored authority equivalent to a visa. If you are planning a holiday visit or a short business trip to Australia, you will need to apply for either a visa or an ETA which allows you to spend up to 3 months in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Expired visas

Provides answers and information about expired visas.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Investor retirement visa (subclass 405)

Offers migration information for self-funded retirees who have no dependants and who want to reside in Australia during their retirement years. The visa is temporary and will not lead to Australian permanent residence or citizenship.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Special Program - visa information

Offers visa information for people wishing to participate in special programs that enhance international relations and cultural exchange by allowing them to share cultural, social experiences, knowledge and skills in the Australian community.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Tourists - visa options

Provides information for people who wish to visit Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for Visa Holders

Visa holders, who do not have a label in their passport, can confirm their current visa details.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visitor visa online applications

Provides links to Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), eVisitor (subclass 651) and e600 Visitor visa (subclass 600) online applications.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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