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Australia Tourist (Long Stay) Visa
2 to 4 Weeks
2 to 4 Weeks
Learn more about the consular fees, entry, and validity options for
Australia Tourist (Long Stay) Visas
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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. U.S passport must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport is not valid 6 months beyond intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
Evidence of international medical insurance.
A copy of the applicant's recent bank statement or evidence of adequate finance, such as a letter from a bank, or money market statement. It is advisable to erase account numbers.
Letter from employer/school confirming leave of absence and vacation dates and that applicant will be returning to his/her place of employment or school.
Letter of Intent addresses to the Australian Embassy outlining the applicants purpose of travel, length of stay, name of places to be visited, contact information and accommodation information in Australia
Please Complete and Sign One Application Form. Applicants must also Complete and Sign One Form 1190.(Additional Character Declaration)
Complete and Sign One Supplemental Form 956A, which is a letter of authorization, appointing Travel Document Systems as authorized to act on your behalf to process this visa application.
Visa Requirements, processing times, validity of the visa, and Embassy visa fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Visa applications not fully completed may result in delays in processing. Try not to leave any question blank. Tourism is considered to be sightseeing only. If attending a conference or visiting a business associate, follow instructions for business visa.
Passport must contain two blank facing pages in order for a visa to be issued.
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800
Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.