Step 1. Types of Visa

Visitor Visa

This visa allows people to visit Australia for a holiday or recreation, or to visit family and/or friends for a stay up to three or six or twelve months. This visa may also be used for other short-term non-work purposes.

Tourist Visa

This visa caters to individuals visiting Australia for tourism purposes and permits the individual with a temporary entry.

Business Visa

Suitable for all entrepreneurs, business people and investors visiting Australia for trade,investment or Business reasons

Step 2. Supporting documents to apply for an Australia visa

For a successful Australia visa application process from India, the Australian Embassy requires the applicant to hand over the following supporting documents along with the visa application form.

Depending on your purpose of travel, the following additional supporting documents should be included:


Working adults

Business visitors and company directors

Visiting a relative

Previous visitors to Australia

Step 3. Australia Visa price

Two criteria that cause price fluctuations of your Australia visa are the applicant’s age and the visa type they are applying for.

The visa fee has to be paid to get an Australia visa and will not be refunded at any cost even if the visa gets rejected. Additionally, there is INR.2500/- as service charge for assistance throughout the visa process.

Step 4. Australia Visa processing

What is the usual procedure when applying for an Australia visa?

The listed supporting documents should be handed over to the Arooha visa consultant who is helping you with the Australia visa. The below mentioned procedures will be followed upon submission of supporting documents.

  1. Pay the Australia visa fee and the visa consultation fee, both of which are compulsory.
  2. Your documents will be checked by the visa consultant. You can also ask any questions you have and discuss about the most suitable visa type for you.
  3. The Australia visa application form will be filled, signed by you and all documents will be rechecked.
  4. You will receive an appointment date to submit the visa application and the supporting documents to the Australia Embassy.
  5. The visa issue phase begins and will also anywhere between 25 to 30 working days.
  6. In case of rejection & subsequent reapplication the above mentioned charges has to be repeated.

After all documents are handed over to the Australian embassy, how long will it take for the Australia visa to be issued?

The processing duration may fluctuate between 20 to 25 working days. In case of heavy rush processing time may be further delayed.

Frequently asked Questions

Most applicants receive their visa within few business days, some applicant's are delayed their visa because of administrative processing. We cannot predict in advance which applications will require administrative processing, nor do we know how long it will take. Make sure to submit your application a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks prior to your planned travel date. Additionally, don't book flight tickets or make hotel reservations until you have received the visa.

The category of visa you wish to apply for depends on the purpose of your visit. You can utilize the Find Visa facility which is available on the website of Department of Home Affairs. There are details which will help you decide which visa type you should apply for and the requirements for that visa type.

To be able to apply for an Australia visa your passport should have a minimum validity of six months counting from the date of scheduled return from Australia (unless country- specific agreements provide exemptions).

The processing time for visa applications depends on various factors. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that an application is complete and accompanied by full and relevant information. If the application is incomplete and/or the absence of required supporting documents, the visa process might get delayed or in some instances rejected.

No. If your visa is valid and unmarked or undamaged, you can travel with your two passports together (old and new), if the purpose of your travel matches your current non-immigrant visa. Additionally, the name on other personal details in both passport's should be identical. Both passports should be of the same country and same category (both should be either tourist passports or diplomatic passports)

Yes, both are compulsory. Hotel booking is an important criteria for your visa to go through processing. Insurance is important for the applicant's safety to cover in case of sudden injuries or natural disasters while in Australia.

You can opt to retrieve your passport in any of the below mentioned ways:

  • Collect your passport in person or send an authorised representative
  • The passport will be returned to mentioned office or home address via Courier service.

An additional fees will be charged for these services.

Note: Passports won't be returned via registered or speed post. Neither will it be couriered to a post office box.