Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sydney Series - Applying for Tourist VISA

To apply for VISA to Australia (for Indians), check the VFS.GLOBAL website.

We traveled during the second quarter of 2016. From when I applied (for Tourist VISA), certain guidelines have changed now.

Here are the latest details.
  • VISA Type: If you are unsure of what type of VISA to apply for, check the VISA FINDER page.
  • Documents Required: Download the checklist from the VFS.GLOBAL website; also see the photo specifications, and fees involved. Download the latest application forms
  • Tracking VISA Application: Use the tracking number provided in your acknowledgement received after submitting application form for a VISA, to track your application
  • From Dec 5, 2016 onwards, there’s a Priority Service or a Fast-track Service available. Please check the VFS GLOBAL website; as mentioned on their website, "Only Indian nationals residing in India are eligible to apply for priority processing."
  • The Australian VISA may take about a month for processing; give yourself sufficient time. Sometimes, the eVISA may be sitting pretty in either your or your travel agent’s SPAM/JUNK folder; ensure to check. My VISA details were forwarded from my travel agent's SPAM folder!


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