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How To Apply For Australian Visa Online

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Either you are traveling for business or tourism, you can’t help but be amazed how stress-free it is to apply for a visitor visa to Australia.

The online visa application system is available for applicants in Nigeria to lodge their Visitor visa applications, at their convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without the need to apply in person or send applications by mail. Australian visitor visa application lodgment can be done electronically for Nigerian citizens.

To start an application, you will first need to create an online account, known as ImmiAccount as this is the first step to the online Australian Visitor Visa application.

There are two types of ImmiAccount; One of them is the individual/private user for applicants applying for themselves including friends and family. The second type is for organizations and agents applying for visa or citizenship or checking visa entitlements on behalf of others. Organizations and agents need to register for an ImmiAccount and have their access approved by the department before they can create an account.

ImmiAccount allows you to create and manage all your online visa applications in one place. You can use your account to; lodge and pay for your visa application, continue a saved application, attach documents if required, and check the progress of your application.

Please note that you will need access to a credit card to pay for your online application. A third party may complete an online application on your behalf with your consent.

From this link, you will find more information about the online visa application process or you can go directly to the page where you can create an account for individual Visa applications from this link.

Kindly make sure you complete all mandatory fields on the Create Account page. It is also important that you provide a valid email address, make a note of your username and password and remember the exact answers you provide to the secret questions that you select. You will need to answer these questions if you forget your password.

Once you have created an account, you can login to ImmiAccount using your username and password from here.

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After login, you will be directed to a page, then click on ‘New Application’ to start your visa application.

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When filling the application form, click on the question mark close to the block where the question is located for more information when you are not sure of the right information to fill in.

After filling the from and confirming your details, it will take you to the page where you have to make payments for the visa fees with the amount included. And afterwards you can upload your supporting documents.

If you need to attach documents, make sure you do so as soon as possible after submitting your application to ensure your application can be processed as quickly as possible. Before you start attaching files to your application, bear in mind that there is a limit to the type, size and number of files you can attach to each application type as outlined below. Upload any required or critical documents first and then any other recommended documents you want to provide. You will not be able to remove a file once it has been attached, so make sure that you attach the correct files.

Once an attachment has been added to an application, it cannot be removed. In the Reference no. column, click on the link to the application that needs documents attached. The Application for a visitor short stay visa page displays a summary of the application. The list of the recommended supporting documents needed to support your application is on this page. Where the list of recommended documents exists, click on the Attach document link next to the entry for the document you want to attach. If you want to add any extra document that is not included on the list, click the Attach Document button where no list exists and then, The Attach Document dialog box displays and fill in the information with the attach document.

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Please note: In the case where you could not upload the supporting documents after you have submitted and paid for for your application, you should send an email attaching the scanned copy of your supporting documents toimmigration.pretoria@dfat.gov.au, AFTER you have received an email with your visa lodgment number (VLN) and the date to go for your biometrics at the Teleperformance visa center either in Lagos or Abuja, depending on the location you chose when filling your visa application.

The processing time for the visa application takes about one month.

When your visa is granted, you will receive an email with your approved visa. If otherwise, you will also receive an email with the decision made.

Please note: EVIDENCE OF POLIO VACCINATION for  visa applicants applying from outside Australia, who have spent 28 days or longer in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria, or in any combination of these countries, on or after 5 May 2014 should provide a vaccination certificate as evidence that they have been vaccinated against polio. Failure to provide the certificate may result in delays processing your application.

You will not require a visa label in your passport, as your visa details will be stored electronically. Instead of a visa label, you will be issued a grant notification letter including visa details. You can also check your visa conditions before you travel to Australia using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system.

You can now get your Australian visa at the comfort of your home!!!

 

 

 

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