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Australia Visitor Visa for Nigerian citizens: Requirements and application process
4 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

If you're a Nigerian citizen dreaming of exploring the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of Australia, it's crucial to understand the Australian visa requirements.

Whether planning a leisurely vacation, a business trip, or pursuing educational opportunities, having the necessary information and documents will ensure a seamless journey. Let's dive into the application process for the Australian Visitor Visa.

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You can choose to apply for your Australian visa with us or by contacting your local Australian Embassy.

How to apply for an Australian Visa for Nigerian citizens with us

We recognize that applying for a visa can be daunting and complex. That's why we have streamlined the process to make it as effortless and stress-free as possible for you.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Step 1: Visit our website or download our iVisa app and complete the simple and user-friendly visa application form with your travel and personal details.

  • Step 2: Double-check that all information provided is accurate and make the necessary payment for the visa fees using PayPal, Venmo, Amazon Pay, or a credit/debit card.

  • Step 3: Upload the required documents and submit your application.

After submitting your completed visa application form, you’ll get an email with details about the biometric appointment at the Australian Visa Application Centre and, which documents to take and medical examination.

All that's left to do is wait for the government's approval.

Visa requirements for the Australia Visa for Nigerian citizens

As a Nigerian citizen applying for an Australian Visitor Visa online and in person, you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of your valid passport containing your personal details, photo, passport issue and expiry dates, and immigration stamps.
  • A copy of your ID (if applicable).
  • A passport style photo

Additionally, the Australian government may request other documents, such as:

  • Proof of financial support, such as bank statements or financial assets.
  • Documents that demonstrate your ties to Nigeria, such as proof of employment or enrollment in a study program.
  • A travel itinerary or evidence of planned tourism activities in Australia.
  • Letters of invitation from relatives or friends in Australia (if applicable).
  • A police certificate.
  • A family register and composition form (if applicable).

It is essential to ensure that all documents are in order and complete to increase your chances of a smooth and successful visa application process for your Australia Visa.

Financial requirements for Nigerian citizens

To fulfill the financial requirements for your Australian visa application, you need to present financial documents such as bank statements, tax returns, audited accounts, and credit card limits from the previous three months. The closing balance of the account must be at least AUD $5,000 per applicant.

In the case where you have a sponsor for your visitor visa, they must also meet specific financial requirements. They should provide evidence of Australian assets, such as a house, car, or business, and a bank statement from the previous three months with a closing balance of at least AUD $5,000 for a single applicant. Additionally, they must show either Australian income or overseas tax assessment to meet their financial obligations.

What is the Australia Visitor Visa for Nigerians?

The Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is a temporary visa that permits Nigerian travelers to visit Australia for tourism and leisure purposes. Obtaining this visa is compulsory for Nigerian citizens visiting Australia.

Usually, there is no need for an embassy or consulate interview, but additional information may be requested through a phone call and biometrics need to be provided at your local visa center.

With an Australian Visitor’s visa, Nigerian travelers can:

  • Enjoy multiple entries, which means you can come and go from Australia during the validity of your visa.
  • Explore and experience the incredible attractions of Australia, including its beautiful natural landscapes and lively cities.
  • Take part in various tourist activities like sightseeing, encountering wildlife, and immersing yourself in the local culture.
  • Travel for leisure, visit your family and friends or engage in short-term business activities.

Remember, this visa does not allow you to work while you're in Australia.

How long is the Australia Visa valid for Nigerian travelers?

The Australia Visitor Visa is valid for 1 year and allows for stays in Australia of up to 3, 6, or 12 months each time. Plus, you can enter Australia as often as you want while your visa is valid.

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Applying with us

When you apply for your visa through iVisa, we provide you with a team of experts who will guide you through the entire process and help you complete your online application form. They will ensure that you have all the necessary documents and meet all the eligibility requirements to complete your application successfully.

Still have questions about the Australia Visitor Visa for Nigerian travelers?

Our goal is to assist you every step of the way and offer the necessary support throughout the process. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to help, ready to respond to your inquiries and resolve any issues that may arise.

Whether you choose to chat with us or send us a WhatsApp, we are committed to providing the guidance you need for a hassle-free visa journey.

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