A vacation is always more enjoyable when you are traveling with friends or family, which is why you may be interested in a visa group application. Now, if you choose Australia as your destination, the first thing you need to check out is which type of travel document you need to be able to cross the border. While multiple types of visas are available, we suggest that you look into whether or not you are eligible for an electronic visa. It would be a lot easier when it comes to the application process.
When we say ‘electronic visa’ we are either referring to an [Australia e-Visitor] or an Australia ETA. Which one you can apply for depends on your nationality. While some nationalities are eligible for one or the other, it is possible to qualify for both, in which case you choose the one that is most convenient for you.
To check out if you and your friends or family qualify for an electronic visa, you can use iVisa’s Visa Checker Tool. You can find it on the homepage. Access the tool, and you will see two drag-down menus. In the one on the left, you have to select your country of origin while in the one on the right, you have to choose Australia. If you are eligible for an Australia e-visa, you will be redirected to the application page. If not, you will be provided with contact information for the nearest Australian embassies.
As far as the Australia visa group application goes, iVisa allows multiple applicants on the same application. However, you need to keep in mind that each applicant is analyzed separately. Just because you and your friends apply using the same application process, it does not mean all of you will be approved. The requirements are checked for each individual. Not for all of you as a group.
How to make the most of an Australia visa group application
If you are not familiar with iVisa, you should know that we provide a smooth and fast application process. But before you engage in that, you should make sure that you and your travel companions meet the requirements. We assure you that there is nothing to be concerned about since they are all easy to get your hands on. Here is what you will need:
- Valid passport – each applicant needs to have a valid passport that maintains its status for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Australia. Failure to comply leads to a denied application.
- E-mail address – you will receive a copy of you Australia e-visa in your e-mail inbox, which is why you need to submit a valid address. Even if you undergo an Australia visa group application process, one address will suffice.
- Means of payment – you need to pay for your visa and for iVisa’s services using one of the approved methods. You can use a credit or debit card, but PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat are accepted as well. Again, one set of payment details is enough.
After you and your travel companions make sure that you fulfill all the requirements, you can move on to the application form. This process is not very different than the one for a single applicant. The only different is that you must push the ‘Add applicant’ button and then insert the personal information of your travel companion. The bigger the group, the more applicants you have to add.
After you handle the form, you can submit your application, and iVisa will deliver the travel documents in the timeframe you agreed on. Keep in mind that even if you choose an Australia visa group application, each applicant receives their own document. It is not possible for the same e-visa to contain more than one name.