Visa for Australia

Wondering how to get a visa for Australia?

The very first practical thing you need to look into is what kind of visa you want and what kind of visa can you actually get for your trip to Australia.


This page should give you the big picture. The details are more complicated, particularly if you want any more than a basic visitor visa, but luckily there is help.
 
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The Different Types of Visas for Australia

All visitors to Australia need a visa. New Zealanders are the only nationality who don’t need to apply for one - they get a “special category” visa on arrival. If you want to visit Australia as a traveller, and not to work or study here, you apply for an Australian visitor visa.

If you want to study abroad you have to apply for a student visa, and if you want to work in Australia, there are different kinds of work visa in Australia - the most popular amongst young travellers who want to work and travel Australia is the working holiday visa.

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How to Get Your Visa for Australia Approved

You can go to the Australian Government's DIMIA website and find which visa you need, and which visa you qualify for. Then get the forms, fill them and get all the paperwork together (depending on your visa this can be anything from police records to medical checks and birth certificates, and so on..). For most people this is really overwhelming, so where to start?


If you want to save yourself a lot of annoying paperwork you are really smart to use a visa agency. A reputable visa agency does all the boring work for you, and not only that, they make sure that you got everything you need to get your visa approved. If you apply yourself and miss something it can easily be rejected.

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Get More than Just Your Visa Approved!

One such reputable agency that I can definitely recommend is Visa First.

They don't only help you with applying for a visa for Australia, but also organise you an Australian bank account, Tax File Number which you need if you work here, they even do airport pickups, they help you to find jobs and accommodation, they hold your mail, give you free internet, heck they even organise parties so you can get together with other likeminded travellers.

It saves you a lot of worry and confusion while you are getting organised in a country that is new to you. I wish I could have used them when I first came to Australia!



Get your questions answered on free live chat: In the top right hand corner of Visa First web pages is a little box for 'live chat' where you can ask any question about your situation and any visa to Australia, including visitor, studying, working and even migrant visas, and get immediate answers for free from a customer service representative.
 






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