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Application for a visa to Australia.
Citizens of the Russian Federation wishing to visit Australia for a guest or tourist purpose are required to obtain a visa to enter that country. Subclass of tourist / guest visa to Australia – 600, implies the issuance of an entry permit to persons who:
go on a tourist trip to Australia; wish to visit friends or relatives; request a visa for business purposes excluding work (visits to seminars, conferences, business meetings); intend to study in Australia for no more than three months.
The term for which a visa is granted, in most cases, is from three to six months. Sometimes it can be 12 months. However, it should be borne in mind that the granting of an entry permit to Australia is carried out individually and sometimes its duration may be less than was originally requested. The visa can be single or reusable. As a rule, a citizen of the Russian Federation has the right to enter the country within 12 months from the date of issuance and may stay on its territory for the entire period specified in the visa.
The documents that are submitted for a visa to Australia are as follows:
A completed application form. The form can be downloaded on the website of the Embassy of Australia in Moscow; valid passport for travel abroad, as well as a second passport and an old passport (if available); the internal passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation; a copy of the marriage certificate for the persons in it; a copy of the birth certificate of children; certificate of income from work; an extract from the bank account; a copy of the documents for private ownership.
Unlike most countries in Europe, Austria, for example, when booking a visa to Australia, tickets, apartments, and medical insurance (except for persons who are over 75 years old) are not required. Persons over the age of 70 must provide a certificate “On physical preparation for travel.” In the event that the documents are submitted by the courier service, a power of attorney must be attached to the package of documents for the receipt of the passport, completed and signed by the applicant. You can submit documents personally to the Australian Embassy in Moscow, as well as through courier services, for example Pony Express. The time for consideration of documents by the visa department of the Embassy is from 5 working days to 4 weeks. Visa fees pay in the amount of 130 Australian dollars.