Australia is one popular destination for Pakistani visitors for a number of purposes. It is a popular destination because of its scenic beauty, educational standard, and welcoming attitude towards Pakistani citizens. One of the main reasons for Pakistani citizens visiting Australia is for tourism purposes. Australia’s rich culture and scenic beauty are bound to attract visitors from all across the globe. For those who intend to visit Australia for tourism, you must apply for a tourist visa.
Australian Tourist Visa Requirements
When applying for a tourist visa for Australia, you must carry the following documents to get approval for the tourist visit. So, these are the Australian Tourist Visa Requirements.
Passport: scanned copies of the complete current passport and of the pages of any previous passport that has stamps or visas.
Family details: your original Family Registration Certificate that is issued by NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) to Pakistani citizens. In case of an inability to provide this certificate, you must provide your B form. If neither of these can be presented, you must give a reason for it.
Funds and finances: For proof that the family or individual has sufficient funds to support them during the visit to Australia, the following must be provided. These need to be stamped/endorsed by the bank.
- A letter of bank account maintenance
- A statement issued by the bank for the last three months
If a relative in Australia is endorsing the tourist visit, the client must provide a statement from the relevant claiming that he or she is indeed endorsing the visit. This letter should also mention the relative’s full name, date of birth, length of stay that they will finance, and the relationship they have with you. Additionally, the relative must also provide the following as evidence that can support your stay:
- A bank statement for the prior three months
- Payslips or salary slips from the previous three months
As for anyone outside financing your tourist visit to Australia, the same requirements apply. Additionally, they must submit a copy of the contract from their employer stating their position, income, and the duration of the contract of employment. For relatives or friends who are self-employed, they must provide the name and address of their business, the nature of the business, the registration license for the business, and a bank statement from the business.
Other requirements include details of the travel arrangements, evidence of any assets, a valid certificate of polio vaccination, and details of employment.
How to Apply for a Tourist Visa for Australia from Pakistan
The visa application process includes the following steps:
Step 1: select the visa subclass you want to apply for, a Tourist visa in this situation. You can then download the relevant visa form from the official website.
Step 2: collect the supporting documents that you need for the visa application. You can find the list of required documents for the specific visa type on the official website.
Step 3: prepare to pay for the visa fee as a bank draft.
Step 4: you need to schedule an appointment with AVAC before you make an online application.
Step 5: submit the visa application and biometrics to AVAC.
Following the above-mentioned procedure and keeping in mind the visa application requirements, your application should go smoothly.