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Application for general tourists to visit Australia for tourism or other recreational activities Form 48R Important — Please read this information carefully before you complete your application. Once you have completed your application we strongly advise that you keep a copy for your records.
Visa validity This visa generally allows stays of 3 or 6 months in Australia, although a stay of up to 12 months can be granted. It may be granted for a single entry or multiple entries within a specified period.
Generally, this visa allows people to enter Australia within 12 months from the date of grant. In some circumstances the stay period granted may be less than the stay period requested by the applicant.
Use this form if you are outside Australia to apply for a Tourist visa to visit Australia for tourism or other recreational activities holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives or friends, or other short-term non-work purposes including study. If you want to apply for a Sponsored Family Visitor visa, you will need to complete form 48S Application to visit Australia as a sponsored family visitor, and your sponsor will need to complete form Application for sponsorship for sponsored family visitors.
If you intend to study in Australia for more than 3 months you should apply for a student visa. Please contact the nearest Australian overseas mission for information on student visa applications, including the correct application form. If you intend visiting Australia for a short business trip including attending a conference you should use form Application for a Business Short Stay visa for a stay of up to 3 months.
You must complete all questions in all sections. Failure to answer any question completely and accurately may result in the application being refused, or the visa may be cancelled at a later date. Ways to apply There are 3 ways to apply for a Tourist visa:? SDPs provide visa application services on behalf of the department in some countries.
Applications for a Tourist visa may be made via the internet using registered travel agents, airline services, using a SDP or by applicants applying directly on the internet. To apply through the internet, you must hold an eligible passport. Applications for a Tourist visa may also be made on a paper application form at an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. However, it is important to note that some Australian Government offices overseas do not process visa applications at their offices.
To apply for a Tourist visa in Australia:? An application for a total stay of up to 6 months from the date the applicant last entered Australia on an Electronic Travel Authority Visitor subclass or a Tourist visa subclass can be made over the internet. Please be aware that if you provide us with fraudulent documents or claims, this may result in processing delays and possibly your application being refused.
A visitor visa granted following the processing of this application may be in the form of a label, placed in your passport. A visa may be for a single entry or for multiple entries. Following an assessment of your application by a visa officer, a decision will be made on whether or not to grant a visa and for what period of time.
The type of visa, length of stay, conditions and a number of entries will be indicated on your visa label or in the letter the department will send you if you are granted the visa. You can apply for the following type of visa: Tourist visa, class TR — subclass This visa can be applied for from outside Australia offshore or in Australia. Alternatively, applications for a Tourist visa may also be made on a paper application form at an office of the department.
To apply you are required to complete form Application for further stay as a visitor and either mail it with your passport to an office of the department or present the form with your passport to a counter officer of the department. Forms are available upon request from any office of the department. Following an assessment of your application, a visa officer may decide to apply the condition on your visa. The or No Further Stay condition means that the holder of the visa on which the condition has been imposed will not, after entering Australia, be entitled to be granted any other visa1, while the holder remains in Australia.
The effect of this visa condition is that it will not be possible for you to apply to remain in Australia beyond the authorised period of stay of your visa. It is particularly important, if your visit to Australia is to attend a specific event, that you organise your travel so that you can attend these events within your authorised period of stay as you will not be able to extend your period of stay in Australia.
There may be other conditions depending on the purpose of your visit. Visa Application Charge An application charge must accompany each application. The application cannot be processed until this charge has been received. The fee is generally not refundable if a visa is not granted. Fees may be subject to adjustment at any time. Visa Application Charges may be subject to adjustment on 1 July each year.
This may increase the cost of a visa. Method of payment In Australia To make a payment, please pay by credit card, debit card, bank cheque or money order made payable to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
Debit card and credit card are the preferred methods of payment. How to apply? To apply in person or by mail you will need to complete a paper application form. Note: False or misleading information may lead to refusal or cancellation of your visa, or penalties while in Australia. The completed application form can be lodged at your nearest Australian overseas mission. You may arrange for another person to help you complete the application form, but you must sign it.
If you have been assisted in completing the application form, you should only sign the declaration s if the information in it is true and correct. Lodge your application form, the application charge and any attachments at the nearest overseas mission or Service Delivery Partner. Your application may be lodged personally, by your representative or sent by mail.
You may also be required to present your passport once a decision on your application has been made, to enable a visa label to be affixed. Please follow any directions given by the visa processing officer as to medical or x-ray examinations that may be required. On the return of your passport, carefully check the details and conditions on your visa label or on the letter advising you of the grant of your visa.
If you have any concerns or questions about the requirements or limitations, you should contact the office that granted the visa before travelling to Australia.
You should not assume that any changes to your immigration status can be made after your arrival in Australia. Outside Australia Before making a payment outside Australia, please check with the Australian Government office where you intend to lodge your application as to what methods of payment and currencies they can accept and to whom the payment should be made payable.
Who can you include in this application? Only one passport-holder can apply on one form. You can include in your application any children on your passport who will be travelling with you. If another adult is included in your passport they should complete a separate application form. Conditions for a tourist visa to Australia Visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the conditions listed below while in Australia. If you are unwilling or unable to abide by these conditions you should not apply for a visa.
If you do not abide by these conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject to other penalties. If you have any questions or concerns about the conditions, you should ask for more information from an Australian overseas mission. On return of your passport, carefully check the details and conditions on your visa label or on the letter advising you of the grant of your visa. Failure to give your residential address in this application will result in your application being invalid.
A post office box address will not be accepted as your residential address. Options for receiving written communications You may authorise another person to receive all communications, both written and electronic, about your application with the department. You will be taken to have received any documents sent to that person as if they had been sent to you. To do this you will need to complete Part J Options for receiving written communications and form Appointment of a migration agent or exempt agent or other authorised recipient.
For an explanation of what a migration agent or exempt agent or authorised recipient can do please read the sections below. To change or end the appointment of your migration agent or exempt agent or authorised recipient you must promptly advise the department in writing.
You can do this by using form Appointment of a migration agent or exempt agent or other authorised recipient. Health insurance Medical treatment in Australia can be very expensive. It is recommended that you take out health insurance for you and your family for the period of stay in Australia. If you are 75 years of age or over In order to satisfy the financial requirement for these visas, you may be asked to provide evidence with your application that you have health insurance to cover your stay in Australia.
The department will communicate with the most recently appointed authorised recipient as you may only appoint one authorised recipient at any time for a particular application.
Vaccination is recommended against polio, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis whooping cough , Haemophilus influenzae hypo Hib , and Hepatitis B. Certification may be sought at time of enrolment. Note: Vaccination against rubella is also recommended for women of child bearing age. Migration agent information A migration agent is someone who can:? If you appoint a migration agent, the department will assume that your migration agent will be your authorised recipient, unless you indicate otherwise.
Your migration agent will be the person with whom the department will discuss your application and from whom it will seek further information when required. You are not required to use a migration agent. However, if you use a migration agent, the department encourages you to use a registered migration agent. Consent to communicate electronically The department may use a range of means to communicate with you.
However, electronic means such as fax or e-mail will only be used if you indicate your agreement to receiving communication in this way. To process your application the department may need to communicate with you about sensitive information, for example, health, police checks, financial viability and personal relationships.
Electronic communications, unless adequately encrypted, are not secure and may be viewed by others or interfered with. If you agree to the department communicating with you by electronic means, the details you provide will only be used by the department for the purpose for which you have provided them, unless there is a legal obligation or necessity to use them for another purpose, or you have consented to use for another purpose.
They will not be added to any mailing list. The Australian Government accepts no responsibility for the security or integrity of any information sent to the department over the internet or by other electronic means. Immigration assistance A person gives immigration assistance to you if he or she uses, or claims to use, his or her knowledge or experience in migration procedure to assist you with your visa application, request for ministerial intervention, cancellation review application, sponsorship or nomination.
In Australia a person may only lawfully give immigration assistance if he or she is a registered migration agent or is exempt from being registered. Only registered migration agents may receive a fee or reward for providing immigration assistance. If an unregistered person in Australia, who is not exempt from registration, gives you immigration assistance they are committing a criminal offence and may be prosecuted. Migration agents outside Australia Migration agents who operate outside Australia do not have to be registered.
The department may give some overseas agents an ID number.
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