The Australian High Commission and Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection introduced online visitor visa applications for Australia online from 1 July 2017. This is a major step for increasing visitor numbers from India
Eligible Indian nationals can now apply online for a Visitor visa through the Department’s ImmiAccount portal.Online lodgement offers benefits such as 24/7 accessibility, electronic payment of the visa application charge and the ability to check the status of applications lodged online. With the applicant’s permission, the online form can be completed by a third party such as a family member here or in Australia, a travel agent, or our contracted visa application centre, VFS.
Australia has a long history of innovation in its visa services. The expansion of online lodgement to Indian applicants is an important step in managing the large number of Visitor visa applications processed in India