Here are the basics for getting a passport, or even more importantly, an Australian passport, to any other country in the world, including New Zealand, Canada, the UK, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.1.
The Basics: What is an Australian Passport?
An Australian passport is issued by the Australian Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and is the official passport of the Commonwealth of Australia.
This means that a person can go anywhere in the country and get a new passport without needing to have an Australian visa.
A passport is valid for up to two years, with expiry dates and requirements, but a visa is required.
The Australian passport may be issued to anyone who has arrived in Australia.
The following countries are recognised as being part of the Australian passport:Australia (includes Hong Kong and Macau)Australia (excluding Papua New Guinea)Australian Capital Territory (including Tasmania and New South Wales)Austria (excluding Austria)Bangladesh (excluding Bangladesh)Canada (excluding the United Kingdom)China (excluding Hong Kong)France (excluding French Guiana and Guadeloupe)Germany (excluding Germany and Poland)India (excluding India and Nepal)Japan (excluding Japan and Taiwan)Mexico (excluding Mexico)Netherlands (excluding Netherlands and Belgium)New Zealand (excluding New Zealand and South Africa)New Zealander (excluding NZ)Norway (excluding Norway)Perth (excluding Perth)Poland (excluding Poland)Portugal (excluding Portugal)Romania (excluding Romania)Russia (excluding Russia and Ukraine)Scotland (excluding Scotland and Wales)South Africa (excluding South Africa and South West Africa)Spain (excluding Spain and Portugal)Sweden (excluding Sweden and Finland)Taiwan (excluding Taiwan)Turkey (excluding Turkey)United Kingdom (excluding United Kingdom and Gibraltar)Vietnam (excluding Vietnam)Australia has also recognised the United States, the Republic of Ireland, and the British Virgin Islands as having an Australian nationality.
However, the validity of these passports is currently not recognised in the Commonwealth.2.
How to apply for an Australian Visa?
The Australian Government and Visa Bureau (VBI) are responsible for the processing of applications for Australian passports.
Applicants are required to submit a written application to the VBI.
There are two main types of Australian passports, and they differ in their requirements: a short-stay passport and a long-stay Australian passport.
The visa requirements are different for each passport type.
To apply for a short or long-term Australian visa, you need to meet the following requirements:You must be 18 years of age or olderYou must have been physically present in Australia for at least three months of the year, but not longerThe visa must be valid for three yearsThe visa will not be issued if you are disqualified for the reason of having been convicted of an offence against the law of Australia, or you have been found guilty of an aggravated crime against the Commonwealth or the Commonwealth’s forces.
You will need to pay a visa fee of AUD$20.
The fee will be paid by your employer.3.
How long does it take to get an Australian Citizenship Visa?
To get an International Visa, you must have arrived in the United Nations or the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and been on their list for six months or more.
The time it takes to get the visa varies depending on whether you have already been on the IOM’s list for the previous six months, or if you have arrived on the list after you have applied for an IOM visa.
The Visa Bureau is responsible for getting the visa to you.4.
How many people do I need to apply to get one Australian passport?
The total number of people required to apply before a visa can be issued depends on the type of visa, and how many people apply for it.
The Immigration Department says it expects to have 10,000 applicants for a six-month visa, but some people have been told that their visa will be denied because they are already on the Australian visa list.
For a longer stay visa, the number of applicants will be reduced to 5,000 people, but the application process is more complicated.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it will take into account how many applications are received and how long it takes for them to be processed.5.
Can you apply for more than one visa?
Yes, but only for permanent residents, who have lived in Australia continuously for at most three years, or for those in the US, Canada and Australia.
A visa can only be issued for permanent residency.
Permanent residents can apply for and receive a second visa, a short stay visa or an extended stay visa.
Permanent non-residents may apply for temporary visas to enter Australia.6.
How do I apply for the long-time Australian visa?
To apply to extend your visa for a further six months (or longer), you will need a copy of the ICOMI visa application form.
You can also get a copy from