Book an Australia Visa from Dubai with a Reputed Travel Agency

Australia is pretty in every form be it colourful barrier reef, lush rainforests or rocky outcrops. They also serve some of the best seafood and Australian wine to attract all foodies and connoisseurs. Although majority of the population is concentrated on the East Coast, Australia has a diverse variety of landscapes and personality that will warm your hearts to this continent.

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Obtaining an Australian visa can be a lengthy process. Don't fret, that is why Arooha is here! This blog will list out all the neccesary information and also other important details that are crucial for a successful Australia visa application. Read the blog and don't waste a single minute to pick up that phone and dial our number, the sooner you apply the closer you are to stepping on Australian soil.

Firstly, there are a list of selected countries that are fortunate enough to be eligible for an ‘on-arrival’ visa to Australia. The possibility of being eligible for this on-arrival visa is entirely dependent on your country of origin / Nationality. If your passport originates from the below mentioned countries then you do not have to go through any of the visa application procedure, and you can jump to planning your trip to Australia.

Even though you are not eligible for an Australian on-arrival visa, don't freak out, Arooha will guide you through the process of obtaining a pre-arrival visa which can be applied from UAE.

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

1. All European Union Citizens 12. France 23. Poland
2. Andorra 13. Germany 24. Romania
3. Austria 14. Greece 25. San Marino
4. Belgium 15. Hungary 26. Slovakia
5. Bulgaria 16. Ireland 27. Slovenia
6. Croatia 17. Italy 28. Spain
7. Cyprus 18. Latvia 29. Sweden
8. Czech Republic 19. Lithuania 30. United Kingdom
9. Denmark 20. Malta 31. Vatican City
10. Estonia 21. Monaco 32. Andorra
11. Finland 22. Netherlands 33. Luxembourg

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.

Type of visa ?

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

Tourist Visa

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.

Business Visa

Business

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

Transit visa

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.

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.

Australian Visa Prices From Dubai

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.

Supporting documents to apply for an Australian visa from the UAE

Original Passport

issued within 10 years having minimum of 2 blank pages and a minimum validity period of 6 months from the expected date of return.

UAE Residence visa

having 3 months validity from date of expected return (for expatriates residing in the UAE)

Original NOC letter

from company which mentions the applicant's designation, monthly salary, employment start date of employment and that the company has no objection for the travel (NOC letter has to be stamped with the company seal on the company letterhead)

2 passport size photographs

with white background (not older than 06 months)

Valid Emirates ID

Original and a copy

6 months bank statement

Original or stamped by the bank

Confirmed hotel reservation

Confirmed air ticket

including return ticket

Travel insurance

For the duration of stay in Australia

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.

Tips to know before travelling to Australia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Frequently asked Questions

Is proof of confirmed hotel reservation mandatory?

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

Is travel insurance mandatory when applying for an Australia visa from UAE?

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

What do I do if the visa gets delayed in the visa issue stage by the embassy?

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.

Is the visa fee refundable if the visa gets rejected?

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

Do minors need to be accompanied by parents while travelling to Australia?

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.

Will I be able to apply for a visa even if my passport is older than 10 years?

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.

Can I request the embassy to submit my passport back until it's time for them to stamp the visa?

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.