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Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they have been denied an ETA or do not qualify for one based on a prior criminal offense.

Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they have been denied an ETA or do not qualify for one based on a prior criminal offense.

Transit visa lets you: - transit through Australia; - enter and stay in Australia for no longer than 72 hours. You will also need to meet health and character requirements.

Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they have been denied an ETA or do not qualify for one based on a prior criminal offense.

Applicants should only apply for this visa type if they have been denied an ETA or do not qualify for one based on a prior criminal offense.

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and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED color copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Polio Vaccination Certificate. If the applicant has spent 28 days or more in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria after May 5th 2014, the applicant must provide a polio vaccination certificate.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Employment letter. Copy of a letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Australia ie. copy of their Australia passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Australia, copies of their Australia residence permit and their national passport's information pages.
    If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in Australia, please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc).

  • Immediate Family Information. Evidence of immediate family members in country of residence. Please fill out Family Composition form and provide copies of valid ID and their contact information of your family members.

  • Mortgage/Lease. A copy of the applicant's mortgage or lease. If renting without a lease, please submit a letter from the owner of the house stating the duration and the contract terms of your stay.

  • Personal Letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Australia, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. The letter must be written and signed personally by the visa applicant or their legal guardian. A tour company cannot provide the letter on the visa applicant's behalf.

  • Military service. If applicant has served in the military, please provide a certified copy of military service record or discharge papers (for former military).

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Approval Application Form. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. The form can be found here.

  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED color copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Polio Vaccination Certificate. If the applicant has spent 28 days or more in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria after May 5th 2014, the applicant must provide a polio vaccination certificate.

  • Original or notarized bank statement. An original or notarized copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Immediate Family Information. Evidence of immediate family members in country of residence. Please fill out Family Composition form and provide copies of valid ID and their contact information of your family members.

  • Mortgage/Lease. A copy of the applicant's mortgage or lease. If renting without a lease, please submit a letter from the owner of the house stating the duration and the contract terms of your stay.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Australia, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Approval Application Form. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. The form can be found here.

  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED color copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Polio Vaccination Certificate. If the applicant has spent 28 days or more in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria after May 5th 2014, the applicant must provide a polio vaccination certificate.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate here .

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Certificate of Employment. A copy of the work contract, including conditions and details of employment.

  • Business Support Letter. A copy of the applicant's mortgage or lease. If renting without a lease, please submit a letter from the owner of the house stating the duration and the contract terms of your stay. The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Approval Application Form. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. The form can be found here.

  • Passport copy. A certified copy color copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • ID Card. A certified copy of the national ID (both sides).

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa Copies. Copies of any visas needed for the current trip.

  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED color copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Polio Vaccination Certificate. If the applicant has spent 28 days or more in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria after May 5th 2014, the applicant must provide a polio vaccination certificate.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Employment letter. Copy of a letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Australia ie. copy of their Australia passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Australia, copies of their Australia residence permit and their national passport's information pages.
    If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in Australia, please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc).

  • Immediate Family Information. Evidence of immediate family members in country of residence. Please fill out Family Composition form and provide copies of valid ID and their contact information of your family members.

  • Mortgage/Lease. A copy of the applicant's mortgage or lease. If renting without a lease, please submit a letter from the owner of the house stating the duration and the contract terms of your stay.

  • Personal Letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Australia, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. The letter must be written and signed personally by the visa applicant or their legal guardian. A tour company cannot provide the letter on the visa applicant's behalf.

  • Military service. If applicant has served in the military, please provide a certified copy of military service record or discharge papers (for former military).

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Approval Application Form. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. The form can be found here.

  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED color copy of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Polio Vaccination Certificate. If the applicant has spent 28 days or more in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria after May 5th 2014, the applicant must provide a polio vaccination certificate.

  • Original or notarized bank statement. An original or notarized copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Immediate Family Information. Evidence of immediate family members in country of residence. Please fill out Family Composition form and provide copies of valid ID and their contact information of your family members.

  • Mortgage/Lease. A copy of the applicant's mortgage or lease. If renting without a lease, please submit a letter from the owner of the house stating the duration and the contract terms of your stay.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Australia, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a copy for the proof of name change.

  • Approval Application Form. Applicants must fill out this form in order for the visa to be processed. The form can be found here.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Military service. If applicant has served in the military, please provide a certified copy of military service record or discharge papers (for former military).

  • Proof of Name Change. If applicant has changed their legal name at any point in time, please provide a certified copy for the proof of name change.

  • Birth certificate. A copy of birth certificate or any other official document that shows the applicant's parents’ full names. If you do not have a birth certificate and are unable to get one, you must provide a certified copy of the identification pages of at least one of the following documents:
    family book showing both parents' names
    identification document issued by the government
    court-issued documents that verify your identity.

  • Bank statement (total). A certified copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing at least AUD 5000. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Airline tickets. Evidence that you hold an onward travel ticket out of Australia OR have sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket at the conclusion of your stay. This must be in addition to your funds for personal support while in Australia.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Visas to the destination country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Visas to the destination country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Eligibility for the Work and Holiday visa
    You might be able to get this visa if you:
    are at least 18 but have not turned 31 years of age at the time you lodge your application
    have a valid passport from a country involved in the Work and Holiday program with Australia
    will not have a dependent child with you while you are in Australia
    have enough money to support yourself on a working holiday (about AUD 5000)
    have enough money to buy a return or onward travel ticket at the end of your stay
    have not previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
    meet character and health requirements
    are a genuine visitor.
  • Additional requirements for First Work and Holiday visa applicants:
    In addition to the above requirements you must provide evidence that you:
    meet the educational requirements
    have functional English
    have a letter of support from your government (except applicants from Argentina, Austria, Chile, Israel, China, Portugal, Spain, Singapore and the United States of America)
  • To apply for a Second Work and Holiday visa, you must:
    Have complied with all the conditions on your first Work and Holiday visa
    Have not previously held more than one Work and Holiday visa
    have completed three months of specified subclass 462 work in northern Australia while on your first Work and Holiday visa
    have not yet turned 31 years of age

Australia Tourist e-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Multiple entryUp to 1 year30 business days$145.00$139.00$0.00$284.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10-15 business days$145.00$209.00$0.00$354.00
Multiple EntryUp to 1 yearSame day$20.00$59.00$0.00$79.00
Multiple EntryUp to 1 yearSame day$20.00$69.00$0.00$89.00
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Maximum stay in Australia: 90 days
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