Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide, and for good reason. It's built a reputation for being a welcoming place, for having an awesome climate and for having some amazing sights and sounds for the visitor. It is not surprising that millions of people want to come to the country each year, but the immigration authorities have to be very careful to ensure that they regulate this movement carefully. In order to visit, therefore, you may need to apply for a visitor visa and, depending on your country of origin, this will come with a number of specific requirements. If you happen to live in a country where the authorities require additional information, how can you make sure that you stand the best chance of being approved?
While some countries may enjoy favoured status when it comes to tourist visa approval, others are more carefully scrutinised. This does not necessarily mean that it is difficult to get a visa if you live in one of these places, but you will need to provide the right information and be careful to ensure that you meet all the requirements.
In particular, you may have to prove that you have sufficient financial resources to enable you to pay for your trip while you are in the country. The immigration authorities may ask to see your bank details, and you may be asked to lodge several months of bank statements, together with evidence of employment.
Furthermore, you may well be asked to prove that you have an incentive to return to your home country once your visit is complete. It will certainly help if you have ongoing employment and can prove that this is the case. If not, you may be asked to tell the authorities why you are not working and will need to provide a valid reason.
You may also have to prove that somebody is supporting you in your home country and be asked for additional evidence to prove that you have a proper incentive to return home. Essentially, the authorities are worried that you intend to come to Australia on a tourist visa and then overstay to try and seek some form of under-the-counter employment.
Make sure that you provide original and tamper-free documents whenever requested by the authorities and never be tempted to make a false statement to try and bolster your application. Remember, the immigration authorities have the means to check much of the information that you send, and if they find anything untoward, this will likely generate an automatic refusal.
Finally, meet the health requirements stipulated and bear in mind that you may be asked to complete a medical exam, especially if you are applying for a lengthy visitor visa.
Have a word with your immigration law representative to make sure that you qualify and can complete the forms correctly.Share
13 March 2019
Leaving home can be hard, but if you have decided to leave the country, there are immigration attorneys who can help with the process. Hi, my name is Jules. Currently, I live in Oz with my family and my dogs, but for about a decade during my twenties, I travelled throughout the entire world. I seriously considered emigrating to countries ranging from Israel to Peru to India, and I started the emigration paperwork for some places as well. Ultimately, while I was volunteering on an organic farm in the Middle East, I met a fellow Australian, fell in love and moved back to Oz. However, travelling still interests me, and I want to help others who are interested in moving abroad.