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Latest visitor visa statistics now available

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Australia continues to draw high levels of interest from international visitors according to the latest departmental report.
The department has granted more than 3.1 million visitor visas this financial year to 31 March 2014, which is nearly 6 per cent higher than last year.

Interest from Asia continues to rise significantly with tourism visa applications from China up 22 per cent (to more than 380 000 applications), Malaysia up nearly 26 per cent (to more than 187 000 applications) and applications from India up 19 per cent (to more than 102 000 applications).

The report also outlines some key initiatives of the Visitor visa programme including the introduction of a three-year validity, multiple entry visa for Chinese business visitors to enable them to engage in important bilateral trade and investment activities along with the opening of new Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in additional countries, including India in June 2014.

Visitor visa quarterly reports are located on the department’s website at: www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/visitor.htm These results aren’t unexpected as changes were made to the Visitor visa programme last year to make it easier to apply. Also the expansion of online visitor visa applications in May 2014 means it is now possible for visitors from an additional 51 countries and regions to apply for their visitor visa online.

Watch this space for further posts about the Visitor visa programme.

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Please refer to the department's website at: www.immi.gov.au/Visit/Pages/Visit.aspx
for information about Visitor visas and how to apply.

You cannot work on a Visitor visa in Australia.

If you wish to work in Australia you must be granted an appropriate work visa. For information on working in Australia, please refer to: www.immi.gov.au/Work/Pages/Work.aspx

I want to find any nearest centre in delhi.i want to apply soon if I m in skilled category list. I have done a civil engg. and 3 years experience in this field

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Very nice. My visa was approved last may 14.for 3 months..one entry. And I stayed there for 3weeks..coz I have to return to the Philippines for important reason..It is very nice there. And I wanted to go there again.. can I apply another tourist visa this time?? I really want to go back there and explore lots of nice places in australia for toirism purpose... please let me know. Thanks

WHAT IS THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR VISITORS VISA?WITH BANK STATEMENT HOW MUCH DO I NEED IN MY ACCOUNTS BEFORE, THANK YOU

Where can i apply for visitor visa and what is the required requirements for this visa? if granted by this visa,can i apply for work to a company somewhere in Australia then it is possible to re apply my visa for a permanent visa such as 457 because i wanted to bring also my family to Australia.
I am a welder fabricator and i may also a fitter and turner machinist for 16 yrs. international working experience.

i want visitor visa