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Australia takes global lead with e-visa technology



Australia is taking a world lead in e-visa technology with officials announcing that an extra 66 countries and territories will have access to online visitor visa applications.Immigration News

Australia is taking a world lead in e-visa technology with officials announcing that an extra 66 countries and territories will have access to online visitor visa applications.

Australia is taking a world lead in e-visa technology with officials announcing that an extra 66 countries and territories will have access to online visitor visa applications.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said the addition of these countries, including New Zealand, the Philippines, Kenya, South Africa, and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be part of a phased global rollout.

I am delighted to announce that I have expanded the list of countries and territories that are eligible for electronic lodgement of subclass 600 (Visitor) visa applications. This is part of a significant advancement for both Australia and its visitors, because it means that were even more competitive and can boast more efficient and streamlined visa processing, she explained.

The expansion means that around 190 countries and territories will now have the ability to apply online for an Australian visitor visa.

Applicants seeking to visit Australia as a visitor for business visitor activities or to visit friends or family can get access to the subclass 600 visitor visa and lodge visa applications online, from their office or home, making it much easier and more convenient to travel to Australia.

Cash said there are strong checks in place to ensure the integrity of the programme.Visa integrity is of paramount importance to the Australian government, which is why we are expanding online lodgement incrementally to ensure we get the settings right.Its about allowing streamlined access while maintaining all the necessary safeguards and checks, she pointed out.

Also, young people from Australia and Poland will have the opportunity to experience a slice of each others culture, with a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement between the two countries.

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