How to apply for a visa

How to apply for a visa

So you’ve decided to come to Australia – you’ve picked the best place in world! Now comes the technical part – how do you actually get here?

Decide what your goals are

You don’t need to know all the finer details at this stage, but you will need to evaluate your position and decide how long you are coming to Australia for, whether you want to work, run a business, bring along your family, or study. There are some Australian visas which will not allow you to work, if you are planning on living here for an extended period of time, they probably aren’t the best visa for your situation. When you know your goals, our migration agents can help you to select the best visa for your situation.

How to apply for a visa

The Australian visa application process can be tricky to navigate and mistakes can cost you time and money. When applying for a visa, it is best to consult with an expert migration agent, such as Emergico. We have been helping people apply for Australian Visas for years and we make sure that we are always keeping on top of the many changes in the Australian migration system. We would love to help you live your dream of coming to Australian by showing you how to apply for a visa. When you begin consulting with our migration agents, they will help you to select which visa to apply for, and discuss what information and other applications you will need to make in order to apply for your visa.

To help with the application process, you will need to provide your migration agent with

  • your basic personal information
  • A copy of your passport
  • Evidence of the relationship between you and any persons you may be including in your visa application
  • Evidence of sponsored employment, confirmation from your education provider for the course you are undertaking, etc
  • Health exam results
  • Evidence you have sufficient funds to support yourself when you intend to stay in Australia
  • Evidence of English proficiency test results
  • Other supporting documents specific to your visa application

Your migration agent will be able to talk you through where to find all of this information.

How long does the visa application process take?

Depending on the visa you are applying for and where you are coming from, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a number of years for an Australia visa application to be processed. The majority of permanent visa applications are approved in 3 months to 2 years.

What then?

Once you have your visa application approved, it’s time to get packing. If you’re wanting some help integrating into Australian life, Emergico offer relocation services to assist you with your move.

How to apply for a visa

Leanne Stevens

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