Fasttrack Australian Visa Service: Australian Visa For Indians

Australian Visa For Indians

Recently, it has been announced by the Australian High Commission that Australian visa has been made readily available for the priority Consideration Service (Fast track) in India. It is only from December 5, 2016, that this visa will be accessible as an optional Priority service with additional fees.

These visas can be applied for a Subclass 600 visitor visa for both the classes – Tourist as well as the Business Streams – though only at selected AVACs (also known as Australian Visa Application Centres). Australian visa for Indians is available in various AVACs in places ranging from New Delhi to Bangalore, Hyderabad to Chennai, Pune to Jalandhar among many others.

This service can be availed for an additional fee of INR 53,100 (AUD 1000).

What Is The Fast Track (Priority Consideration) Service?

It is a premium service which is offered in India and for priority review of the Subclass 600 Visitor visas, be it tourist or business stream. It can be availed for an additional fee of INR 53,100, and the applications can be finalized with forty-eight hours after being received by the Australian High Commission.

Before applying, it is recommended that the applicants should meet the legal requirements that are set out in migration legislation and for the grant of a visitor visa which includes character, health and security reasons.

However, it should be noted that there is no guarantee that the applicants should be finalized within forty-eight hours and also the service fee is not refundable in the case of a delay, no matter what the reason.

australian visa for indians

Who Is Eligible For Australian Visa For Indians Service?

This service is available to all the holders of Indian passports that are living in India and who are willing to pay the AUD 1000 service fee and lodge a Subclass 600 visitor visa application (tourist or business streams) that is available at any one of the AVACs in India.

Though before applying, it is recommended that the applicants should meet the legal requirements that are set out in migration legislation and for the grant of a visitor visa which includes character, health and security reasons.

However, it should be noted that there is no guarantee that the applicants would be finalized within forty-eight hours and also the service fee is not refundable in the case of a delay, no matter what the reason.

How To Apply For Australian Visa For Indians?

The applicants will have to lodge a Subclass 600 visitor visa application (tourist or business streams) that is available at one of the AVACs in India.

  • Visitor visa’s form 1419 application for Tourist stream
  • Visitor visa’s form 1415 application for Business visitor stream
  • The AVACs are located in the following places – Jalandhar, Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi, among many others.

To request for this service along with authorizing payment, the applicants are required to include a signed form 1472 and they must sign this form and acknowledge that they understand the terms of the service. An application charge of ‘Pay the Visa’ of AUD 135 is required along with the priority service fee of AUD 1000.

When does the 48-hour time of processing starts?

Only when the complete visa application along with the service request is received by the High Commission, only then the 48 hour processing time begins, and this process sometimes takes one or two days.

Will my visa be approved in 48 hours? Will I be able to get a refund of the priority service fee is the application is delayed or even refused?

The answer to the above question is ‘No.’ Though a majority of the applicants receives the outcome within 48 hours, it is not always guaranteed. The applicants should meet the legal requirements that are set out in migration legislation and for the grant of a visitor visa which includes character, health and security reasons.

However, it should be noted that the service fee is not refundable in the case of a delay, no matter what the reason.

Even though i have lodged the Fasttrack service, I haven’t heard of the outcome? Who should I contact?

If that is the case, then it is suggested that you track your application by visiting the website vfsglobal dot com.

A family member died/or is critically ill in Australia, and I need to travel urgently. Do I have to still pay the AUD 100 for my application for Australian Visa for Indians to receive the priority messaging?

If that is the case, then the applicants will not be required to pay the priority service fee and will be subject to the standard priority processing arrangements.

Can I mail in my visa application for Australian Visa For Indians?

The visa applications which are mailed are not eligible for the priority service.

Is the priority service available for all the applications of visa in India?

This service is available for all the Subclass 600 visitor visa (tourist and business streams) applications lodge din India and by holders of Indian passports.

What’s the usual processing time for the application of a visitor Australian Visa For Indians and that is lodged in India in the regular way?

Even though the time of processing time may vary, the times are published on the official website of the Australian High Commission in India.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *