The Process of Getting Your Australian Immigration Visa

It is important to note that the Australian visa immigration process can be complex and time-consuming. Requirements and procedures can vary depending on your individual circumstances and the type of visa you apply for; however, we have outlined the general process below. At Resolute Legal, we recommend you thoroughly research your visa and seek the advice of our immigration lawyer, Townsville, to assist you.

Determine Your Visa Type

The first step is to determine the type of visa you need based on your purpose for visiting Australia. There are different visas for your circumstances depending on if you’re here for a holiday, to study, work or live permanently. If you are unsure which visa suits your situation, Resolute Legal’s visa lawyer can provide you with experienced insight and help you make the right choice.

Check Eligibility

Once you have determined the visa you need, you should check the eligibility requirements. These will vary from visa to visa, and depend on which country you are visiting or moving from. Typically, eligibility requirements will include:

  • a valid passport
  • a clear purpose for visiting or relocating to Australia
  • minimum health and character requirements
  • the ability to demonstrate financial support whilst you’re in Australia

For permanent visa immigration, the requirements may extend to age limits, evidence of skills and qualifications and a sponsorship from a partner, family member or employer.

Gather Documents and Submit

You will need to gather and prepare various documents to support your visa application. This may include your passport, proof of financial support and evidence of your visa purpose. You may also be required to provide certified copies of your identity documents. When you submit your visa application, you’ll also need to pay the application fee. This fee varies from visa to visa and your immigration lawyer can confirm the applicable fee for you.

Additional Appointments

Some visas require you to attend additional appointments after you’ve submitted your application. This may be a biometric appointment to provide fingerprints and a photograph, or it might be a medical appointment to confirm you have no underlying health conditions that may impact your ability to provide for yourself once you have settled here.

When you need an immigration lawyer in Townsville for help with your visa application, contact Resolute Legal online or call 07 4724 5563.

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