5 Things to Know Before Applying for Australian Visas

Thousands of people apply for Australian visas each year. And out of those, many find themselves facing obstacles that they were not prepared for when they started the process. Increase your chances of success by learning more about applying for and using visas. The following list is a good starting point for anyone who wants to travel to Australia on a temporary or permanent basis.

Research Available Subclasses Before You Apply for a Visa

One of the first things you will notice when researching Australian visas is the many different subclasses that are available. These may change over time, so make sure you know what’s available now. Some are intended for students, others for investors or business owners, and others are meant to bring families together. A registered migration agent is an excellent resource when deciding which subclass fits your situation.

Make Sure You Meet All Subclass Requirements

Look beyond the basic requirements and make sure you meet them all. If you fail to meet even one, it could lead to a denial. If your application is rejected, that could set you back significantly. Time and money play a role, so make sure you are as efficient as possible by carefully reviewing all requirements for you and anyone who will be travelling with you.

Understand the Obligations that Come with Australian Visas

A valid visa doesn’t necessarily give you complete freedom to do whatever you like in the country. There are usually limitations that dictate whether or not you can work, how long you can stay, and other stipulations. If you do not meet your obligations, your approval could be revoked. That is also why it is so important to choose the correct subclass from the beginning.

Be Prepared to Provide Evidence of Any Claim You Make

If you are going to make a claim about yourself or your situation, be prepared to provide evidence that supports it. The government will want proof of relationships when bringing a spouse or partner into the country. They also want proof that you have the financial resources or the professional skills you claimed you had on the application. For example, if you claim to have worked consistently for a length of time, be ready to supply pay-slips and deposit records that cover every pay period for the entire duration.

Make Sure Your Public Records and Social Media are Accurate

More than just your application will be reviewed. Your public records and social media profiles will also be searched. Any inconsistencies could be considered red flags that could prolong the process or, at worst, cause a denial. This is especially important to remember with social media profiles. Assumptions can be made based on your posts, photos, and tags.


Contact Emergico to learn more about the requirements for Australian visas. Our experts can help you prepare to avoid obstacles and assist you in reaching your goals. Give us a call or visit our website to complete the free online visa eligibility assessment.

Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)