Australia announces online visa facility for Indians


The Australian government has opened their way to attract Indian visitors in their country. They have announced that Indians can apply for visitors visa from July 1, 2017. Australia’s Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Alex Hawke, said the online application option would make applying for the country’s visitor visas easier and enhance the experience for Indians.

There is the rise in the figures of Indian people demanding for Australians visas due to the increasing popularity of Australia as the holiday destination. In the first four months of 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has granted more than 65,000 visitors visas to Indians.

Hawke said, “Online lodgement for visitor visa applications is a significant enhancement that will benefit Indian applicants seeking to visit Australia as tourists or business visitors, or those wanting to reconnect with family and friends”.
The Immi Account portal will help check the status of applications lodged online. While commenting on this portal Hawke said “Being able to check the status of an application online, as soon as it is finalised, will allow Indian applicants to finalise their travel arrangements as soon as possible”.