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​Visa Information

We are pleased to welcome B20 delegates to Australia. All international delegates must have a valid visa to enter Australia. B20 delegates are advised to apply for one of three visas outlined below. The passport you hold will determine which visa you can apply for. All B20 delegates must be registered to participate in B20 meetings. We encourage you to register prior to lodging your visa application.

​eVisitor

Passport holders from a range of European countries can apply online for an eVisitor visa. 
Applications for eVisitor visas are free.

Further information on the eVisitor visa can be found on the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/visitor/651/

You may access the eVisitor application online.
See: https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/visas/app/uu?form=TV

Electronic Travel Authority

B20 delegates may be eligible for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Eligible passport holders can apply for an ETA through a travel agent, airline, specialist service provider or Australian visa office outside of Australia. Travel agencies, airlines or specialist service providers may charge a fee to arrange an ETA on your behalf. Alternatively you may be eligible to apply for an ETA through the ETA website. There is no visa application charge for ETA applications lodged online but use of the ETA website will attract a service fee of $AUD20.

Further information on the ETA can be found on the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
See: http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/

Visitor (Subclass 600) visa – Business Visitor stream

B20 delegates not eligible for an eVisitor or an ETA visa can apply for the Visitor (Business Stream) visa (Subclass 600)​.

Passport holders from a number of countries are eligible to apply online.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/600.htm

If you are not eligible to apply online, you should use Form 1415 Application for a Visitor (Business Stream) visa (Subclass 600).
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1415.pdf

More information on this visa is available on the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/visitor/600/applicants.htm

Do not send your passport with your visa application. Instead provide a certified copy of the page from your passport showing your photo and details with your visa application.

Need help?

If you require assistance with the visa process you can contact the department’s Major Events Team by emailing major.events@immi.gov.au 

To find your nearest Australian visa office you can visit our website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Locations/Pages/default.aspx

​Things to consider before lodging your application

Health and character requirements

All visa applicants must be assessed against Australia’s health and character requirements. These requirements are designed to protect the safety and security of the Australian community.

Health requirements

As part of the visa application process you may be required to undertake a medical examination, chest x ray and/or other health checks.

The department will advise you of the applicable health checks (if any), based on your individual circumstances.

Information on which health checks may apply to you is available on the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1163i.pdf

Character requirements

As part of the visa application process, you must show that you are of good character to pass Australia’s character test. Information on the character test is available on the website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/79character.htm

If you are unsure whether you can pass Australia’s character test because of prior criminal convictions you should lodge a paper-based Subclass 600 application using form 1415 at the Australian visa office nearest to your current place of residence, at least two months prior to the event start date.

Contact information for Australian visa offices is available on the website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/overseas/index.htm

Obligations of visa holders

On arrival at Australia’s border you must identify yourself, present your travel documents and complete an Incoming Passenger Card (IPC). The IPC requires visitors to declare their health status and any prior criminal convictions. If you arrive in Australia without valid travel documents or a valid visa, you will be delayed until your identity and claims to enter Australia are checked, or you may be refused entry to Australia.

More information on immigration clearance processes at Australia’s borders is available on the website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/managing-australias-borders/border-security/air/airport.htm

You must comply with your visa validity and visa conditions while in Australia. When you receive your Australian visa you are issued with a visa grant notice that explains the conditions of the visa including period of validity and entry requirements. You are advised to carry this visa grant notice for your own reference.

Further Information for Visa Applicants

More information on Visitor visas and the conditions attached to these visas is available on the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
See: http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/visa-options.htm