Effective Friday, May 9, 2014 the application process for Vincentians applying for Australian Visitors visa will become less hectic. This as the government of Australia introduces electronic lodgment for Australian visitor Visas (visa subclass 600). This new initiative seeks to facilitate a quicker and easier approach to the application process for many of their visas. The online system is available for applicants to lodge their application, at their convenience, seven days a week, without the need to apply in person or send in applications by mail. The expansion of the online product is being managed as part of a phased global rollout to all nationalities.

The online application system is easy to use and is accessed through the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection at www.immi.gov.au. Their parties may complete an online application on behalf of a visa applicant with their consent.

The visitor’s visas-(subclass 600)-allows people to visit Australia for a holiday, or visit family and friends or for business visits not involving work in Australia. It is usually available for periods up to three months, although longer stays can be requested, depending on the applicant’s personal circumstances and purpose of the visit.

If an online application is approved, the applicant will be notified via email or by their preferred contact method. A visa label is not required in the traveler’s passport as the visa information is held electronically and is linked to the passport number provided in the online visa application.
Visa applicants who choose to make their visa applications online can also check the status of their application or visa through the online system. The existing paper application lodgment option will also remain for clients unable to lodge visa applications via the internet.