How to apply for a Visa
All non-Australian residents will need a visa to travel to Australia (including United States citizens), however, not everyone will need a visa invitation letter in order to secure their visa so before submitting a request, please check with your local Australian Consulate to see if an invitation letter is needed to apply for your visa. Note: there are different requirements based on your country of origin so please check with your local Australian Embassy or Consulate.
To find out what type of Visitor VISA you require to travel to Australia, and if you require a VISA invitation letter, please visit this web page before filling out the form. If you are still unsure, please check with your local Australian Consulate. To request a visa invitation letter, please fill out this form.
If you have any questions regarding visas, please email [email protected].
Visa Processing Time
As a general planning guideline, if a visa is needed, a foreign traveler should apply for his or her visa as soon as possible, preferably no later than 60 days before the travel date.
Deadline to submit Visa Invitation Letter request:
Requests for invitation letters must be received before October 16, 2017. We will send your visa letter to the email you provide on this form. No hard copies will be sent. Visa invitation letters will be issued within 5 - 7 business days after the request has been submitted.
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