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STEP 1. Do you need an Australian visa?

Mentioned below are the handful countries that have been approved for on-arrival visa. The on-arrival visa will be stamped at the Australian airport immigration, land border or sea port (depending on your port of entry).

Countries eligible for an Australian visa on arrival are

All European Union Citizens
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Croatia
  • Andorra
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Vatican City

What is the allowed duration of stay with an Australian on-arrival visa?

You are allowed a stay duration of 90 days within a period of 180 days counting from the date you arrive in Australia.

If you are a UAE national or from a country that is not eligible for an on-arrival Australian visa please continue reading the blog as we will explain the neccesary information for getting a pre-arrival visa to Australia from UAE.

STEP 2. Type of visa?

Australian visit visas have been sectioned in to different categories to best suit the traveler’s needs. They are as below:

1. Business

This category caters to all entrepreneurs, investors and businessmen who need to visit Australia for business purposes.

2. Airport transit

If a traveller is having a layover or transit at Australia en route to the final destination, then applying for an Airport transit is mandatory.

3. Tourism

This type of visit visa is ideal for tourists who wish to visit Australia for leisure purposes. It is also suitable for individuals visiting family or friends residing in Australia.

4. Cultural/ Sport/ researching

This visa are for sports persons, researchers or individuals who wish to visit Australia for sport events or some type of research.

STEP 3. Australian Visa Price

The cost of an Australian visa can fluctuate slightly depending on the applicant’s age and the type of visa they wish to apply. The visa fee is compulsory and will not be refunded under any conditions, even if your visa has been rejected by the embassy. Along with the visa fee Arooha charges an additional service fee for the assistance throughout the Australian visa application process. The total cost is AED 800.

 

STEP 4. Supporting documents to apply for an Australian visa from the UAE

For a successful Australian visa application process from the UAE, the Australian embassy requires the following documents to be submitted along with the visa application form.

STEP 5. Australia Visa Processing

What is the usual procedure when applying for an Australia visit visa from UAE?

The supporting documents listed above should be collected and submitted to the Arooha visa consultant who is assisting you. After the documents have been submitted, the procedures mentioned below will be followed.

  1. Payment of Australia visa fee and consultation fee.
  2. The visa consultant will do an initial check of all the submitted documents, explain the most suitable visa type for your travel and clarify any questions you have.
  3. The Australia visa application form will be typed and all supporting documents will be checked again.
  4. You will be given an appointment date on which you have to visit the Visa application centre in UAE and submit the visa application along with the supporting documents. All the neccesary biometrics will also be performed
  5. The visa issue phase begins.
  6. You will receive a notification once your visa is processed.
  7. Collect your passport with the stamped Indian visa.
After all documents are submitted to the embassy, how long will it take for the visa to be issued?

75% of applications processed in 17 days for short nationalities. 90% of applications processed in 29 days for long nationalities. 

Frequently asked Questions

Yes, it is mandatory for a successful visa application. Without this your visa won't reach processing stage.

Yes, it is mandatory for your own safety. The insurance policy will cover all costs in the situation of an unexpected injury or disaster.

When you are handing over supporting documents you will be given a receipt by the embassy with their contact number. You can call and check the cause of the delay.

No, the visa fee will not be refunded refundable under any circumstance.

Yes, minors (individuals below 18 years) have to be accompanied by a parents or guardian. If the child has an NOC letter from both parents stating their consent of the child’s travel without either of them, they can travel. The NOC has to be submitted with the other supporting documents and copies of both parents passports should be attached to the minors visa application.

No, if your passport is older than 10 years, the visa will get rejected as passports older than 10 years cannot be entered in to the embassy’s visa system.

Yes, it's possible only for cabin crew personnel, pilots or individuals who fly frequently. To be able to do this you need to submit proof in the form of reserved tickets, travel itinerary, etc.

 

Tips to know before travelling to Australia

1. Australia is not small

Venturing on the uncovered trail, no! Roadtrip, better not! Don't get your mind boggled! Australia is simply a big country with so much of empty space in between. Remember, it is also a continent, so don't go prepared to cover the entire country in a week or two. You will just fall flat on your approach. Firstly, the gaps between major cities are larger than those in the US. Secondly, there are few towns in between these gaps. So, unless you want to spend travelling through the wild, don't plan anything that might involve roadtrip (unless you are going along the east coast, which is where most of Australia’s population resides) or untravelled roads.

Tip Choose two or three places you are really eager to visit and cover them before planning to go anywhere else.

2. Mixed up season

Because Australia is all the way on the other side, there is a misconception that it's seasons are totally opposite when compared to the northern hemisphere. South Australia does face that, but not North Australia. Visiting Sydney during November to April is alright, but don't expect to go to the Great Barrier Reef in that time which will be experiencing downpours.

3. Loads of natural areas

Wherever there is greenery, the Australians will call it a National Park. It might sound a bit too ambitious, but it looks like Australians cherish their greenery as every one of them are simply stunning.

4. Informative signboards

Australia can make every spot into something interesting and educational. Wherever you go you will encounter a plethora of boards explaining the variety of trees, the fauna that survive in the area, details about the ecosystem and the list goes on.

5. Beetroot obsession

Australians just love to include large slices of beetroots in sandwiches and Burgers. It might not be a problem if you too love beetroot, but for those who have a beetroot allergy or can't stand the vegetable, make it a point to always say no beetroot while ordering even if it doesn't make an appearance in the menu.