Australia has always been a top destination for Indian tourists. From the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge of Sydney to the vibrant arts and culture scene in Melbourne, the incredible diversity of marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, and the majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock), this beautiful and diverse country offers a plethora of attractions for visitors.
Indian citizens planning to visit Australia will need to apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600). If you are wondering about the necessary funds and documents for the visa application, this blog will offer valuable insights to guide you through the process. Well, you can also consult with an Australian immigration consultant to make the process smooth and effortless.
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Documents Required for Australian Tourist Visa For Major Candidates 18 years and above
To ensure a successful visa application, it is crucial to provide all the required documents accurately. Here is a comprehensive list of documents needed for an Australian tourist visa application:
- Valid Passport:
- Visa Application Form:
- Passport Photos:
- Cover Letter:
- Pan Card:
- Proof of Funds:
- Hotel Bookings or Accommodation:
- Flight Reservations:
- Marriage Certificate (if applicable):
- Form 80 Personal Particulars for Character Assessment:
Must have at least six months of validity from your intended travel date to Australia.
Complete the visa application form accurately with all necessary information.
Submit two recent passport-sized photos (35 x 45mm) with a white background. Ensure that the face is visible, and the photos meet the specified dimensions.
Include a cover letter with your passport details, travel itinerary, and sponsorship details if applicable. The cover letter is a personal introduction and summary of your visa application.
This helps establish your identity and financial status.
Include bank statements for the last three months, employment proof, pay slips, and income tax returns to demonstrate your financial capability. This provides evidence that you can support yourself financially during your stay.
Present confirmed hotel bookings or proof of accommodation for your stay in Australia. This shows that you have planned your trip and have a place to stay during your visit.
Provide flight reservations for your return or round-trip tickets. This demonstrates your intent to return to your home country after you visit Australia.
If you are married and traveling with your spouse, include a marriage certificate as proof of the relationship. This is particularly important if you and your spouse are applying for visas together.
The Australian government places great importance on the character assessment of visa applicants. The character requirements are set out under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 and help decide if an individual is suitable for entry into the country. The assessment involves considering factors such as criminal history and personal conduct.
Documents Required for Australian Tourist Visa for Minors 17 years and below:
If you are a minor traveling to Australia with your parents or legal guardians, you need to apply for a visitor visa (subclass 600) on their behalf. You will also need to provide a consent form from your parents or legal guardians, which can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.
- Birth Certificate:
- Alternative Identification:
- Proof of Legal Guardianship:
Include a copy of the birth certificate showing both parents' names. This helps establish the child's identity and parental relationship.
If a birth certificate with parents' names is unavailable, provide identification pages from a family book, identification documents, court-issued documents, or a family census register. These documents can serve as alternative proof of identity and parental relationships.
If someone other than the biological parents has legal guardianship over the minor,
provide documents proving their legal guardianship. This is necessary to demonstrate that the child has appropriate authorization to travel and that the guardian is responsible for the child's welfare.
Coming to the second part of the Blog we will cover the financial aspect of the Australian tourist visa from India
How much bank balance is required for an Australian tourist visa?
The amount of bank balance required for an Australian tourist visa depends on the length of your stay in Australia. It is important to note that the DHA (Department of Home Affairs) may require more or less money depending on your circumstances.
Generally, the Australian government expects you to have a minimum of AUD 10,000 to 15000 (approximately INR 5,50,000 -7,50,000 ) as proof of financial stability. This ensures that you can comfortably support yourself during your stay and will not become a burden on the country's resources.
Bank statements for the last three months, pay slips, and income tax documents can serve as proof of your financial stability. The authorities want to ensure that you have enough funds to cover your expenses while in Australia.
How much Money is needed for Australian Tourist Visa?
For tourist Visas the Visa Subclass for Indian citizens is Subclass 600 the fee is AUD 190. In addition to the visa application charge, you may also need to pay other fees, such as Notary charges and other miscellaneous charges (dummy tickets, Travel Itinerary ) totaling up to AUD 100.
The visa application charge is non-refundable, payable in Australian dollars, and can be made via credit card, debit card, or PayPal.
Hope this blog has given you the information related to your Financial and documentation planning for Australia Tour. If you want more information or consultation, you can contact us, at Aptech Visa- Immigration Industry leaders from the last 20 years, situated in the heart of the Capital.
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Therefore, it's recommended that you check the specific requirements of the program you are applying for and seek advice from a registered immigration consultant.