Australian Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens

If you are planning to visit your close friend to Australia and wondering what are the requirements for Australian Visa, then read on to kick your confusions out of the window!

Every country requires the non-citizens or foreign citizens to carry a
visa. A visa is nothing but a government sanctioned permit to enter,
stay and exit a country granted to foreign nationals who wants to visit
the respective country for whatsoever reason.

So if you are planning to visit Australia, for a study course, to
attend a business conference or just to spend holidays, you will need to
apply for an Australian visa or ETA. The government of Australia has
segregated the applications for the country visas according to the
nature of the visit and its tenure. Find your type of visa and then
proceed with the filing of Australian Online Visa Application.

Here are the list of documents and other details regarding the type of Visa you want to apply for:

TOURIST VISA

  1. Visa Application forms
  2. Original Passports with 6 Months Validity from date of travel. Old
    Passports if any.(Passport all pages photocopies and notarized required
    on each page).
  3. Photos: 35 X 45mm, white background, matt finish 80% face size.
    Teeth should not be visible, eyes, ears and forehead clearly visible.
  4. Covering letter mentioning details of applicants, passport details,
    travel details and who will bear expenses details. (If self-employed
    required on company letterhead.)
  5. Pan Card or Adhaar Card Copy
  6. Income Tax / Form 16 for last 3 years.
  7. Original Bank statements for last 6 months with healthy and sufficient balance.
  8. Salary slips for last 3 months – if employed.
  9. Original Leave approval letter from company on company letterhead.
  10. Company registration proof e.g. Shop ACT, MOA etc – If Self Employed.
  11. If Student – Bona-fide letter / ID Card and NOC letter from School/College.
  12. If Retired – Retirement Proof.
  13. Hotel Bookings
  14. Air Tickets / Itinerary.
  15. Children under 18 must provide a notarized ‘no objection
    certificate’ from any non-accompanying parent authorizing their travel
    to Australia along with copies of the parents’ passports.
  16. Where children are travelling or staying with non-relatives, provide
    the full name, nationality and the date of birth of the person the
    child will be staying or travelling with.
  17. A declaration of support signed by the person responsible for that child in Australia.

BUSINESS VISA If you are going to attend a
conference or a meeting, representing a foreign government on official
business, representing a overseas entity in negotiations and
investigations of business opportunities, then you must apply under
business visa. The following are the requirements if you are applying
for a business visa.

  1. Australia Online Visa Application forms.
  2. Original passport ( 6 months valid from the date of travel) + Previous passport. Notarized copies of ALL pages of passport.
  3. Colour photograph with plain white background, matt finish size 35 mm X 45 mm 80 % face size visible
  4. Covering letter on company letterhead mentioning travel details,
    applicant details, details of the meeting/work. Detailed itinerary, with
    contact details of the business parties involved.
  5. Company registration Proof
  6. Income Tax Papers for last 3 years / Form 16.
  7. Salary Slips for last 06 months (If employed).
  8. Bank statement for last 6 months.
  9. A letter of invitation from the host organization in Australia.
  10. Conference/event registration details

FAMILY/FRIEND VISIT VISA– Are you visiting a
close family member or a friend? Then you will require the following
documents when applying for Australia Visa-

  1. Original Passports with 6 Months Validity from date of travel. Old
    Passports if any.(Passport all pages photocopies and notarized required
    on each page).
  2. Australia Online Visa Application Form.
  3. Photos: 35 X 45mm, white background, matt finish 80% face size.
    Teeth should not be visible, eyes, ears and forehead clearly visible.
  4. Covering letter mentioning details of applicants, passport details,
    travel details and who will bear expenses details. (If self-employed
    required on company letterhead.)
  5. Pan Card or Adhaar Card Copy
  6. Income Tax / Form 16 for last 3 years.
  7. Original Bank statements for last 6 months with healthy and sufficient balance.
  8. Salary slips for last 3 months – if employed.
  9. Original Leave approval letter from company on company letterhead.
  10. Company registration proof e.g. Shop ACT, MOA etc – If Self Employed.
  11. If Student – Bona-fide letter / ID card and NOC letter from School/College.
  12. If Retired – Retirement Proof.
  13. Air Tickets / Itinerary
  14. Passport & Visa Copies.
  15. Invitation Letter mentioning details of person inviting, travel details.
  16. Accommodation proof in Australia.
  17. Bank statements last 6 months updated (If Sponsoring).
  18. Salary slips for last 3 months. (If Sponsoring)
  19. Relationship Status proof if invited by Family members. (If any proof available)
  20. Children under 18 must provide a notarized ‘no objection
    certificate’ from any non-accompanying parent authorizing their travel
    to Australia along with copies of the parents’ passports.

Also if you wish to stay more than 3 months, you will need to get
your medical tests and vaccinations done. For more information and
latest updates, please visit www.australiae-visa.com !