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Visa Fees / Addresses
 Visitor Visa  : Rs 2,100./-
 Business Visa  : Rs. 2,100/- (short stay)
 : Rs.5,300/-(long stay)
 Student Visa  : Rs.12,000/-


  1. One recent passport-style photograph for each applicant (four if the applicant is over 70 years of age).
  2. Original letter from your employer stating your job designation and monthly salary or, if you are self-employed, evidence of your business (for example business registration, balance sheets, income tax statements for the last three years).
  3. Details of your proposed activities in Australia.
  4. Original evidence of correspondence with your business contacts in Australia, including evidence of any appointments fixed.
  5. Evidence of previous business transactions with your business contacts in Australia.
  6. Evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of your visit (for example bank statements for your company account for the last six months).
  7. Completed 'details of relatives' form

Processing Times

Complete applications can be usually be processed in 1 - 2 days.  If you have been previously refused a visa or have been asked to provide additional information or are likely to have to undergo a medical examination, it may take longer to make a decision on your application.  Although a personal interview is not generally required, it may be required in some cases and you will be advised if and when to attend for interview.

Temporary Business Entry - Long Stay

The Long Stay Temporary Business visa (subclass 457) provides streamlined entry arrangements for businesses needing to recruit staff from overseas on a temporary basis. A Long Stay Business visa provides for a stay in Australia for a maximum period of four years.

Please note that from 1 March 2003 it is no longer possible to apply for Independent Executive Business Long Stay visas (subclass 457IE). Holders of these visas may apply in Australia for a 457IE Further Extension Onshore visa, an Established Business in Australia visa or Regional Established Business in Australia vis

You should apply for a Long Stay Business visa if you:

  1. have been sponsored to work in Australia or will be working under a labour agreement, including:
    1. applicants who will be working in an Australian tertiary institution, research institution, or an Australian school or technical college
    2. applicants who will be employed as a player or coach with a sporting team or organisation in Australia
    3. correspondents and other professional media staff members posted to Australia by overseas news organisations
  2. will be working in Australia on the basis of a transfer within your company
    1. will be working in Australia under a Regional Headquarters agreement (RHQ)
    2. will be a representative of a supplier of services located outside Australia
    3. are a person recommended for entry by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
From 1 July 2003 all temporary residence visa applications from all states in India and Nepal must be lodged at the Mumbai Visa Office. The New Delhi Visa Office will no longer process temporary residence applications. Applicants who are granted a temporary residence visa by a processing centre in Australia should also submit their passports to the Mumbai Visa Office for evidencing of the visa.

Persons who wish to apply for a subclass 457 visa should lodge application form 1066 and pay the current visa application charge.

Documentation to submit with your application:
  1. Four recent passport-style photographs of each applicant.
  2. Evidence of your employer's approved nomination and sponsorship (letters from the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in Australia).
  3. Evidence of certification from the relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB) if you are sponsored by an employer in a regional area
  4. Evidence of your educational and professional qualifications.
  5. Evidence of your employment experience for the last 5 years (or for the period of employment if less than 5 years). This should be in the form of employment references, duty statements, salary advice, appointment and resignation letters, I-cards. Please provide any two of the mentioned documents which confirm the period of employment with each employer.
  6. A clear description of your occupation and complete contact details for your employer are to be included on the application form. Please note that occupation titles such as 'business' and 'service' are not acceptable.
  7. Birth certificate of each applicant included in your application (applicants who do not have a birth certificate may submit their Secondary School Certificate or Higher School Certificate issued by the relevant State Education Board).
  8. Marriage certificate (if spouse is included in application OR applies subsequently) along with marriage photographs.
  9. For dependents, applying subsequently and not already included in the nomination, provide a letter of support from spouse's/relative's employer which should clearly state that the employer is willing to extend its sponsorship obligations to the dependents.

Documents not in English must be accompanied by an English translation.

Original documents should be submitted together with photocopies. Originals will be returned to you when your application has been assessed.


Australian High Commission,
1/50 G, Shantipath,Chanakyapuri,    
New Delhi-110 021
Tel: 687 2035/688 8223/5556/5637
Fax: 688 7536

Office Hours
(Monday to Friday)
8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
2.00 p.m. to 4.50 p.m.

Visa Application
8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Not all types of visas are handled here.

Australian Consulate General,
Maker Tower 'E', 4th Floor,
Cuffe Parade, Colaba,
Mumbai- 400 005
Tel: 2181071/6995
Fax: 216 2649

Office Hours
(Monday to Friday)
9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Visa Application
9.30 to 12.30 p.m.

Collection Time
2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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