If you are travelling overseas, you may require a visa. A visa is a conditional authorisation issued to a person who wishes to enter a country of which they are not a citizen.
It shows that you have permission to be in the country and the conditions under which that permission has been granted.
The type of visa you will require will depend on different factors, including:
- The purpose of your visit
- How long you intend to stay in the country
- Whether you will be entering and exiting the country during your intended stay
Certain countries allow Australians visa free entry for a determined period of time. If your intended stay exceeds that period of time, then you will require a visa.
Visa applications can take anywhere from a few days to eight weeks, depending on the country. You should apply for a visa as early in your travel planning as possible.
To see if you will require a visa for the country you are visiting and to submit a visa application online, please click the button below.