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Australia Visa and Passport Requirements

Before making any plans to live, travel or work in Australia, you must ensure that you have a proper visa, without which you will be denied permission to enter the country, and shall be sent back to your home country (at your own expense). The visa policy of Australia states that a foreign national wishing to enter Australia must obtain a visa, if he wishes to travel to, enter and remain in the country. Based on the Migration Act 1958 and the Migration Regulations, Visa rules are administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Except for New Zealanders, anyone who wishes to enter Australia for any purpose,needs a visa. New Zealanders have a privilege of receiving a ‘special category visa on arrival’ and; there are no formalities and they can live and work in Australia for as long as they wish.

The four main categories of visas to Australia are: Student, Traveller, Temporary residence and Migration. Also, multiple-entry visas are issued to those who visit Australia frequently over a long period, for example - entertainers, businessmen, the parents of children living there and sports persons. Remember, there are fees attached to almost all visas, and processing of visa applications in a few categories can take up a good amount of time in some countries, owing to the huge number of applications to be processed. Approval may take anything from a few weeks to a number of years, so it is advised you get done with the formalities well in advance. Please check the Australian government website for detailed information about the same, as the visa norms keep changing every few years.


Before making any plans to live, travel or work in Australia, you must ensure that you have a proper visa, without which you will be denied permission to enter the country, and shall be sent back t...

How to Reach Australia

By Air

The easiest and most convenient way, and ofcourse, a practical means to reach Australia is via flight. You will find direct or indirect flights from the major cities around the world reaching various cities of Australia. 

Melbourne and Sydney serve as major terminals for international and domestic flights alike. Sydney Airport, also known as Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport or just‘Kingsford-Smith Airport’ is one of the largest and busiest airports of Australia, followed ...

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