Australian Visitor Visa

Australian visitor visa is the easiest visa to get.

If you want to come to Australia to travel or visit friends or relatives, you need to apply for an Australian visitor visa, aka travel visa to Australia.

The visa is valid for three months, but you can 'extend' it to up to a year by leaving the country and entering again (then it's valid three months again until the next time.
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You are allowed to do that three times, which makes it 12 months in total).

This is a great way to do 'side trips' in some of our neighbouring countries, some of the most popular destinations are New Zealand, Bali and Pacific Islands.

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You cannot enter Australia without a visa so you have to apply for the visa before the trip.

If you are from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France,   Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein,  Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom - British Citizen, United Kingdom - British National (Overseas), United States of America or Vatican City, things are easy because you can apply for and ETA (Electronic Travel Visa) visa online.

It is very quick - you should have your visa number in your email inbox within 24 hours. No need to even send you passport in!

If you are not the citizen of one of the countries above, you have to send in paper application.

It is much more time consuming - the process takes about four to six weeks.

To get it quickest and easiest, you can apply for it with Visa First and you know things are taken care of.

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 visas, and get immediate answers for free from a customer service representative.

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