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Australia Visitor Visa for Kazakhstani citizens: Everything you need to know
11 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to getting an Australia Visitor Visa for Kazakhstani citizens! This article will provide all the essential information you need to know to successfully apply for a Visitor Visa to Australia.

Rely on our services for professional assistance and a smooth application process. Whether planning a vacation, visiting family or friends, or attending a business conference, we have you covered. Let's dive in!

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Australian visa types for Kazakhstani citizens

When entering Australia, you must present a visa. But which one should you apply for? Australia offers a variety of visa options tailored to different travel purposes. Check below the available visas for Kazakhstani citizens:

  • Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600): The Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is perfect for Kazakhstani citizens seeking a wonderful time in Australia. Whether planning a vacation, conducting business activities, or visiting family and friends, this visa has got you covered. You can enjoy a short-term stay and even engage in study activities. Apply for this visa online through our website or by using the user-friendly iVisa app. Sometimes, you might need to provide biometric data or have a quick conversation over the phone.

  • Australia Student Visa (Subclass 500): If you're considering studying in Australia for over three months, the Australia Student Visa is the right option. However, ensure you secure admission to an Australian educational institution before applying for this visa.

  • Australia Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189): The Australia Skilled Independent Visa is your ticket to live and work anywhere in this great country. To be eligible, you must meet certain criteria, including scoring at least 60 points. The points are based on factors such as your occupation, English proficiency, and age (below 45).

  • Australia Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 462): This Australia visa is an incredible opportunity for adventure-seeking travelers who want to have an unforgettable experience in Australia while working and earning money during their stay. It's the perfect combination of work and vacation.

  • Australia Transit Visa: If you plan to pass through Australia and stay up to 72 hours before catching your next flight, you'll need a valid Australian Transit Visa.

And that's not all! There are other travel documents available for citizens of different countries, like the Australian ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) and Australia eVisitor Visa (e-Visa). Use our Visa Checker Tool to see the options available to you.

Do Kazakhstani citizens need a Visitor Visa for Australia?

As a Kazakhstani citizen, you'll require a Visitor Visa to enter Australia for tourism, business, or visiting loved ones. However, there's no need to worry because, with our services, you'll have our iVisa Experts to assist you throughout the visa application process and make it a breeze.

What is the Australian Visitor Visa?

The Australia Visitor Visa is your gateway to an unforgettable adventure in Australia. This visa allows you to enjoy short-term stays to explore Australia's fantastic attractions and business opportunities.

The application process consists of completing the visa form and submitting the application online. The Australian authorities may request a quick phone conversation or ask you to visit a Visa Application Center to collect your biometric data and undergo a medical examination. But with our services, you don't need to worry. You can count on our full support at each step of this journey.

Benefits of an Australia Visitor Visa for Kazakhstani citizens

An Australian Visitor Visa brings many opportunities for citizens of Kazakhstan. Here's a glimpse at the amazing experiences you can have with this visa:

  • Visit friends and family residing in Australia.

  • Explore Australia's stunning tourist attractions.

  • Embark on a cruise along Australia's picturesque coastline.

  • Attend meetings, conferences, and other business purposes.

  • Enroll in short courses or educational programs for up to three months.

Benefits of applying for an Australia Visitor Visa with us

When you opt for our services to apply for an Australia Visitor Visa, you'll enjoy some awesome perks:

  • 100% government compliance: Our team meticulously reviews your application form to ensure it meets all the requirements set by the Australian government.

  • iVisa Experts: Our friendly iVisa Experts are dedicated to guiding you through the application process. They'll answer all your questions and assist whenever needed.

  • Simplified application form: We've designed an application form that is user-friendly, concise, and shorter than the government form. This allows you to complete it quickly and easily.

  • Fill out the form at your own pace: Save your progress, make necessary changes, and submit the online application form when ready.

  • Comprehensive step-by-step guide: You'll receive a PDF manual guide with instructions, helpful tips, and valuable insights to help you navigate the visa application process.

Multiple-entry visa: How long can I stay in Australia with a Visitor Visa?

The Australia Visitor Visa grants you a Multiple Entry visa valid for 1 year after arrival. The duration of your stay in Australia will depend on your specific circumstances. The immigration authorities may grant you a stay of three, six, or even twelve months, depending on your travel plans.

Australia visa requirements for Kazakhstanis

When applying for the Australia Visitor Visa with us, you'll receive a tailored document checklist with all the visa requirements you must submit with your application. However, here are the general visa requirements for Kazakhstani citizens:

Australia Visitor Visa: Eligibility criteria for Kazakhstani citizens

  • Be a citizen of Kazakhstan.

  • Have a valid and original passport.

  • Meet all Australian visa requirements.

  • Provide evidence of sufficient funds to support your stay in Australia.

  • Intend to visit Australia temporarily for tourism, business, or study purposes for less than three months.

Required documents for Kazakhstani citizens

  • Copy of your valid Kazakhstani passport, including personal details, passport issue and expiry dates, and immigration stamps.

  • Copy of your identification card, if applicable.

  • A recent photo - Quickly and conveniently get one through our [digital passport photo service].

  • Bank statements

  • Flight tickets

  • Hotel reservation

  • Proof of employment or sponsorship

Remember, the government may ask for other supporting documents according to your situation. But we'll provide a detailed list of documents tailored to your application.

Passport requirements for Kazakhstani citizens

  • Your Kazakhstan passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended travel date to Australia.

  • It must be in good condition.

Financial requirements for Kazakhstani citizens

  • Bank account statements for the last three months.

  • Pay slips or an employment contract.

  • Tax records, income tax returns, or credit card statements.

  • Proof of property ownership or a rental contract (if applicable).

  • Evidence of enrollment in a Kazakhstani school, college, or university (if applicable).

  • A letter from your employer.

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Photo visa requirements for the Visitor Visa

When providing your photo for the visa application, please adhere to the following requirements:

  • The photos must be in color and taken within the last six months.

  • Use a plain white or light-colored background without shadows or reflections.

  • Direct your face to the camera and keep your head centered.

  • Keep a neutral facial expression with eyes open and mouth closed.

  • Head coverings are only allowed for medical or religious reasons.

  • The photo size should be 45 mm high x 35 mm wide.

Remember, you can use our [digital passport photo service] to get a compliant photo without stressing about the details.

Visitor Visa requirements for children from Kazakhstan

  • The Kazakhstani child's birth certificate must include the names of both parents or a family book with both parents' names.

  • You must provide the parents' identification cards or adoption papers along with the guardians' identification cards.

  • Children traveling alone or with only one parent: Provide the form 1229 (Consent to grant an Australia visa), along with copies of the parent's or legal guardian's driver's license, passport, or any other identification that includes their signature and photo.

  • Children that won't be staying with a family member or will participate in an organized tour not accompanied by a parent or guardian: Provide the form 1257 (Undertaking Declaration) signed by the person responsible for accommodation arrangements during the minor's stay in Australia.

Health requirements for an Australian Visitor Visa

  • As part of the visa application process, the immigration authorities may require a medical examination to evaluate potential health risks that could impact the Australian community.

  • We also recommend checking the vaccine requirements on the CDC website. For example, if you come from a country with a high risk of yellow fever transmission, you must be vaccinated to travel to Australia.

Character requirements for an Australian Visitor Visa

When applying for an Australia Visitor Visa, you must provide specific documents to demonstrate your good character. These may include:

  • Disclosure of any criminal convictions.

  • Assessment of your criminal record, including the severity and length of the sentence.

  • Consideration of any pending charges or ongoing court cases.

  • Evaluation of your immigration history, including previous visa refusals or cancellations.

  • Assessment of any potential risk you may pose to the Australian community or national security.

  • Review of your overall behavior and conduct, including any history of violence, harassment, or substance abuse.

Australia Visitor Visa application process

Embarking on an unforgettable journey to Australia is hassle-free with our professional assistance. We offer many benefits to simplify your application process. Additionally, you can use our handy iVisa app, to apply for your Australia Visitor Visa anytime, anywhere, conveniently.

Discover the step-by-step process for getting an Australian Visitor Visa:

A step-by-step guide to applying for a Visitor Visa in Kazakhstan

Just follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Provide your basic and travel information via our website or iVisa app. Pay the visa fee online using PayPal, Venmo, Amazon Pay, or your trusty credit or debit card.

  • Step 2: Fill out the simplified visa application form. You'll receive an email with a manual guide to help you with this step.

  • Step 3: Upload all the necessary documents, double-check everything, and click the "Submit" button. If needed, we'll schedule an appointment for you at the Australian Embassy or Visa Application Centre for a biometric data collection session and health examination.

Tourist visa: Tips for a successful Australia Visitor Visa application in Kazakhstan

To enhance your chances of a successful Australia Visitor Visa application, keep these valuable tips in mind:

  • Thoroughly review your application form, meticulously checking for any typographical errors or missing information.

  • Ensure you have gathered all the documents mentioned in our comprehensive checklist, which are vital in supporting your application.

  • Highlight your strong ties to Kazakhstan, such as business engagements, employment commitments, or property ownership, showcasing your intention to return to your home country.

  • Maintain transparency and honesty throughout the application process, accurately portraying the purpose of your visit and providing all relevant details.

  • Craft a well-written cover letter that briefly explains the purpose of your visit and emphasizes your genuine intentions.

  • If an interview is required, prepare by practicing your responses and organizing all supporting documents.

Common reasons for visa refusals in Kazakhstan

To avoid potential visa refusals, be aware of these common mistakes:

  • Lack of information: Providing a complete and accurate application form is crucial, refraining from false or misleading information.

  • Insufficient funds: Substantiate your financial capacity to support yourself during your stay in Australia by providing ample evidence of your financial resources.

  • Past violations: Past immigration or criminal violations can negatively impact your visa application. If applicable, honestly disclose any previous violations to maintain transparency.

  • Meeting the requirements: Fulfill all the health and character requirements set by the Australian government. By applying through our platform, our iVisa Experts will meticulously review your application form, granting you the confidence to submit an impeccable application.

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Australian Visitor Visa cost for Kazakhstani citizens

As a Kazakhstani citizen using our services, please take note of the following visa fees:

  • Australia Visitor Visa for Kazakhstani nationals: USD $426.66

This visa application fee incorporates the standard government visa fee of USD $126.67. Note that fees may vary depending on your nationality.

Australia Visitor Visa processing time

When applying for an Australia Visitor Visa with us, you must consider the following processing times:

  • iVisa processing time: 15 days. This duration encompasses the time required to complete the form, for our team to review your answers, and, if necessary, to schedule a visa appointment on your behalf.

  • Government processing time: The Australian government usually takes 28 days** to process visa requests for Kazakhstani citizens. However, please be aware that processing times may vary based on the workload at the Embassy and your circumstances.

What to expect after submitting a visa application in Kazakhstan?

So, you've gone ahead and submitted your Australia Visitor Visa application form online. Now you probably wonder what comes next. Well, here's what you can expect as a Kazakhstani passport holder:

  • Phone interview: As part of the application process, you may be selected for a phone interview with a consular officer. But relax! We've got your back and will provide a handy guide to help you prepare for the interview.

  • Biometric data and health exams: If there's a need for biometric data and health exams, don't worry! We'll assist you in setting up a visa appointment for these requirements. We'll ensure you know exactly where to go and what to do.

  • Outcome notification: The moment you've been waiting for! The Australian authorities will email you the outcome of your visa application.

Australia Visitor Visa approval and denial

There are two possible outcomes for your Australia Visitor Visa application:

  • If your visa is approved, you'll receive an email notification containing your visa grant number.

  • If your visa is denied, the Australian immigration authorities will send you a refusal letter explaining the specific reasons for their decision. You can appeal the decision or reapply for the Australian Visitor Visa.

Additional resources for further information about the Australia Visitor Visa

If you seek more information about the Australia Visitor Visa or just want to learn more about the remarkable country itself, browse through these reliable sources:

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs website.

  • Tourism Australia website.

  • Australian Border Force website.

  • Australian Consulate in Almaty, Kazakhstan website

Contact us for more info about the Australia Visitor Visa

Got questions about the Australia Visitor Visa or any other travel documents? No worries! Our team of friendly iVisa Experts is here to help. Contact our customer service via chat or email us at [email protected].

Before you set off on your journey, take some time to explore our comprehensive Australia Travel Guide and check out our valuable tips and recommendations to make your trip safe and unforgettable. Have a blast in Australia!

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/
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