Are you sure you are applying for the right visa?

Posted on: 10 April 2019

There are a lot of reasons that you might want to visit Australia. Some people want to come and work, while others have relatives in the country who they have not seen for many years. Some people want to come for a short visit, while others are thinking about a permanent move. Whatever your reasons for wanting to visit Australia, it is important that you, first of all, find out whether you will need a visa and which type of visa would be right for you.

Which visa do you need?

The Australian visa system can appear quite confusing to the uninitiated. There are in excess of 100 different Australian visas for which you might consider applying. It is vital that you make the right choice since if you make a mistake and apply for the wrong visa, it is unlikely that your application process will have a positive outcome. The right visa for you will depend on your specific circumstances at the time of application. If you are coming to Australia to work. then you might require an employer-sponsored migration visa or a skilled migration visa. If you are coming to Australia as a short-term visitor, then a visitor visa is probably the right choice for you.

What can you do with a visitor visa?

Coming to Australia on a visitor visa will allow you to enjoy a holiday in Australia; it will also let you visit with family and friends in the country. What many people do not realize is that a visitor visa will also let you take a short course of study in Australia for less than three months duration, or work in Australia as long as you don't sell anything to the public or work for any business or other organization in Australia.

Applying for a visitor visa

It can be tempting to think that you should apply for a visitor visa on your own. If you want to take that route, there is nothing stopping you, but in many cases, it would be a mistake. It is possible for a visitor visa to be refused for a variety of reasons, and the likelihood of refusal increases if you make mistakes in the way you structure or lodge the application. By working with an experienced immigration lawyer, you can minimize the risk of mistakes and maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome to your visa application. In many cases, an immigration lawyer can arrange for you to have a no-obligation initial discussion to assess your case and assist you with your visa application process.