Thinking of coming to Australia for a holiday, work, business or to study? Before you do, there are a number of important things you should know before applying for, or being granted, an Australian visa.
Check out our Coming to Australia video for helpful information about applying for the right type of visa, application requirements and the importance of complying with visa conditions.
You can check your visa details at any time online using a free service known as VEVO or Visa Entitlement Verification Online: www.immi.gov.au/vevo
You need to know your visa expiry date and follow the conditions of your visa.
If something happens which affects your immigration status while you are in Australia, you need to speak with an immigration officer as soon as you can. This might be if you need to stay longer than your visa allows you or you want to apply for a different visa.
If you realise your visa has expired you need to contact the Department immediately.
Enjoy your time in Australia.