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Australia Visitor Visa for Nepalese citizens: Your application guide
iVisa
9 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Australia, with its breathtaking natural wonders and cosmopolitan cities, has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers worldwide. However, you will need an Australian visa to enter the country.

As a Nepalese citizen, applying for an Australia Visitor Visa lets you experience the country's rich cultural heritage, stunning beaches, and iconic landmarks.

And we’re here to help you to get this Australian visa! This article will provide all the necessary information, including requirements, how to apply, and how much the visa fees cost. Also, use our services for a hassle-free application process.

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Australian visas for Nepalese citizens

Australia is open to visitors from Nepal with a range of visa options. Let's dive into some of the most sought-after visas.

Tourist stream (Visitor visa subclass 600)

The Australia Visitor Visa is your go-to for Nepalese looking to enjoy Australia's sights, take short courses lasting less than three months, or visit family and friends.

It’s a Multiple Entry visa, allowing for multiple trips to and from Australia within the visa's validity period.

Business visitor stream (Visitor visa subclass 600)

Planning a short business trip to Australia? The Business Visitor Visa (subclass 600) is designed for brief visits, allowing you to participate in meetings, conferences, or explore business prospects.

It’s the perfect fit for professionals seeking to connect with Australian businesses or attend key industry events that don’t involve getting paid.

Student visa (Subclass 500)

Dreaming of studying down under? The Student Visa (subclass 500) opens the door to educational opportunities in Australia, offering up to five years of study based on your course length.

Sponsored family stream (Visitor visa subclass 600)

Suppose you have family in Australia ready to sponsor your trip. The Sponsored Family Visa (subclass 600) can bring you closer to your loved ones. It’s ideal for family visits, special occasions, or just spending time together, with your Australian relatives acting as your sponsors.

For those from Nepal with dual citizenship, options like the Australia ETA or Australia eVisitor Visa could be available, depending on your second nationality.

Check out our Visa Checker Tool to find out if you’re eligible.

What is the Australia Visitor Visa?

The Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is a mandatory travel document for Nepalese citizens planning a trip to Australia for tourism or business purposes. This visa allows for short-term stays in Australia for up to 12 months.

It allows you to:

  • Spend quality time with friends and family residing in Australia, creating unforgettable memories together.

  • Explore Australia's breathtaking natural wonders and renowned tourist attractions.

  • Have the opportunity to enjoy a cruise along Australia's picturesque coastline, basking in the sun and savoring the refreshing sea breeze.

  • Attend business meetings or conferences in Australia, expanding professional networks and exploring potential collaborations.

  • Enroll in courses or educational programs for up to three months, gaining valuable knowledge and cultural experiences.

How long can I stay in Australia with a visitor visa?

With the visitor visa to Australia, you can stay for durations of 3, 6, or 12 months. The immigration officer reviewing your application will determine the specific time frame based on your situation and details.

Australia visa for Nepalese: General requirements

The Australian government outlines specific requirements and necessary documents for Nepalese citizens applying for an Australia Visitor Visa. When you apply through us, we'll provide a detailed guide tailored to your application, including a complete checklist of required documents based on your situation.

Here's what Nepalese passport holders need to know.

Eligibility criteria for an Australia Visitor Visa

Nepalese citizens looking to visit Australia need to meet these eligibility criteria for the Australian Visitor Visa:

  • Hold a valid passport.

  • Prove good character.

  • Have enough funds for your stay in Australia.

  • Plan to visit Australia temporarily for tourism, business, or short-term study (less than three months).

Required documents for Nepalese citizens

Nepalese applicants must submit the following documents for an Australian Visitor Visa:

  • A scanned copy of your passport bio-page.

  • A copy of your identification card, if applicable.

  • A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant.

You may also be asked for additional documents to verify your financial means, character, and trip purpose. Ensure all documents not in English are translated.

Good character requirements

Nepalese applicants must show good character to be granted an Australian Visitor Visa. This involves:

  • Disclosing any criminal convictions.

  • Undergoing an assessment of your criminal record, considering the nature and length of any sentences.

  • Revealing any current charges or ongoing legal matters.

  • Evaluating your immigration history, including any past visa refusals or cancellations.

  • Considering any potential risk to the Australian community or national security.

  • Assessing overall behavior, including any history of violence, harassment, or substance abuse.

Health requirements and insurance for traveling to Australia

When applying for your Australian Visitor Visa, a health exam might be needed based on several factors:

  • which visa you're going for

  • your length of stay

  • your activities in Australia

  • your application's originating country

  • any unique situations that affect you

  • major health conditions you might have.

While it's not a requirement, getting health insurance for your Australian visit is something we strongly suggest. It’s about ensuring you’re covered just in case medical issues arise, giving you less to worry about during your stay.

Financial support requirements for Nepalese citizens

To show you have enough resources for your trip and ties back to Nepal, you may need to provide the following:

  • Bank statements from the last three months.

  • Recent pay slips or an employment agreement.

  • Tax documents or credit card statements.

  • Proof of property or a rental agreement.

  • Confirmation of enrollment in educational institutions.

  • A letter from your employer.

Passport and photo requirements for Nepalese nationals

Your passport should:

  • Remain valid for at least three months beyond your planned visit.

  • Be in good condition and free of significant damage. Photo guidelines include:

  • High-resolution color photo taken within the last six monthsagainst a white or light background.

  • A neutral facial expression with eyes open, directly facing the camera.

  • Head coverings are accepted for religious or medical reasons, provided your face is visible.

  • Eyewear can be worn provided no glare or reflections on the lenses.

  • The size should be 45 mm x 35 mm.

Visitor visa requirements for children

Traveling to Australia with minors requires:

Specific requirements for each visitor visa type

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Each visa type has its criteria:

  • Tourist stream requirements: Proof of your travel plans and intentions for a leisure visit.

  • Business visitor stream requirements: Documentation of your business purposes, like invitations or conference registrations.

  • Student visa requirements:

Enrollment in an approved course, with evidence supporting your study plans and meeting the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria to show your intent to study temporarily.

  • Sponsored family stream requirements:

A sponsorship letter from an Australian citizen or permanent resident and proof of your relationship.

How to apply for an Australia Visitor Visa in Nepal

Getting an Australia Visitor Visa is a breeze with our help. We'll guide you every step of the way to ensure a smooth process. Just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Provide your personal and travel information on our website or through the iVisa app. Double-check the information and pay the fees using a debit, credit card, or PayPal. You’ll receive a confirmation email with additional instructions regarding your application and how to fill out the next part of the application.

Step 2: Complete the rest of the form, upload the supporting documents, and submit your application. Our experts will review your application and book your visa interview (if necessary).

Step 3: Attend your visa appointment (if needed).

What to expect after submitting an Australian visa application in Nepal

After submitting your visitor visa application, be aware of the following steps:

  • In some cases, a phone interview may be required. We will notify you if this applies to your application and provide a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for the interview.

  • If biometric information and health exams are necessary, we’ll help you schedule an appointment at an Australian visa application center (AVAC) or Australian biometrical collections center (ABCC).

  • You’ll receive a confirmation email containing your application ID and reference number, allowing you to track the status of your visa application. We’ll also communicate via email if any additional information or documents are required.

  • The outcome of your visa application, whether approved or denied, will be communicated to you via email.

Common reasons for visa refusals in Nepal

Take note of these common mistakes that can result in visa rejection:

  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate application forms.

  • Insufficient evidence of financial support or inability to sustain yourself financially during your stay in Australia.

  • Past violations of immigration or criminal laws.

  • Inadequate ties to the home country.

  • Failure to meet the health or character requirements.

When applying with our assistance, our visa experts will thoroughly review your application and provide a comprehensive list of required documents, ensuring a smooth visa application process.

Australia Visitor Visa cost and processing time

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The price for an Australian Visitor Visa depends on where you're from. The total cost for Nepalese citizens applying through us is US$351.66. This price includes the fee charged by the Australian government. Wondering what the visa will cost in Nepalese rupees? Here’s an easy way to figure it out.

Australia Visitor Visa processing time

Getting your Australia Visitor Visa through our service happens in two main steps. First, our team checks your application for mistakes and gets everything in order, including setting up necessary visa interviews. This part can take up to 30 days.

Next, we send your application to the Australian authorities for their part of the process. Generally, it takes about 28 days for visitor visas to be reviewed and decided on.

We suggest applying for your visa well before your planned travel date to avoid unexpected hold-ups.

Australia Visitor Visa approval and denial

The Australian government carefully reviews visa applications to determine whether to approve or deny the Visitor Visa. If approved, you’ll receive an email notification containing your visa grant number, confirming your approved travels.

However, if your visa application is denied, the Australian government will provide you with detailed reasons for the refusal. In such a situation, you can appeal the decision or reapply for the Australian Visitor Visa, including additional supporting documents to strengthen your case.

Benefits of applying for an Australia Visitor Visa with us

Paperwork can be daunting, we know. Our mission is to simplify travel and make visa applications easy! Check out some benefits of getting your Australia Visitor Visa with us:

  • 100% government compliance: Our visa experts will meticulously review your application to ensure full compliance with all government requirements.

  • Access to iVisa experts: Our team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process.

  • Simplified application form: Our online application form is designed to be user-friendly, considerably shorter than the government's form, and includes clear, straightforward questions for easy completion.

  • Flexible application progress: You can complete the form at your own pace, saving your progress and making necessary changes until it is error-free and ready for submission.

  • Comprehensive step-by-step guide: We provide a detailed PDF guide with step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and valuable insights to ensure a smooth and successful visa application process.

Australia Embassy in Nepal

If you're from Nepal and need consular assistance with your Australian Visitor Visa or have any questions about traveling to Australia, the Australia Embassy in Kathmandu is your go-to place.

Australia Embassy in Kathmandu:

  • Address: Bansbari, Kathmandu

  • Phone: +977 1 437 1678

Before your trip, check out our Australia Travel Guide for helpful travel tips to enhance your experience in Australia!

Contact us

We’re always ready to help! Our team can help you with any questions or concerns regarding the Australia Visitor Visa application process or other travel documents. Contact our customer service team via chat or email us at [email protected].

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