Australia Visa in Nigeria: Procedures and Requirements

At some point in one’s life, ones need to travel out of his/her country. To some people, travelling out of their country of origin is a normal thing and as such, there’s nothing fascinating about it.

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However, for majority of the people who haven’t need outside the shores of their country, the freak out and have on their mind set thoughts of that new country. One of those things that get their attention and keep them thinking is However to obtain their travel visa of that country.

If Australia is your travel destination and you’re looking for how to obtain their Australian visa in Nigeria then, you’re in their right place. Their requirements and how-to procedures of how to get their visa is discussed here.

Requirements For Obtaining An Australian Visa In Nigeria

Before you can successfully apply and hopefully get accepted and issued an Australian Visa, you need to have the following documents ready as them would be needed for a successful application. This list is just a guide, check out the Australian visa website for more information.

  • An international passport
  • A passport photograph on white background
  • Completed Australian visa application for (can be gotten at http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1419.pdf)
  • Polio and Yellow fever vaccination
  • Visa application fee
  • Travel insurance from a reliable insurance company with prove of your coverage
  • Letter of release from employer or school.
  • Bank statement of account (at least 6 months)
  • Proof of hotel booking and air ticket booking
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Procedures For Visa Application

The step by step guide below will help you register and get your visa.

  • Confirm the possession of all the requirements stated above and those on the Australian visa website. After the confirmation, move to the next step.
  • Book an appointment on the teleperformance website (https://au.tlscontact.com/ke/NBO/register.php)
  • Submit your application at the Australian visa application center (payment would be made here)
  • Wait for a reply from them

Visa types

Before you apply for a visa, you must decide the kind of visa that meets your requirements and the types of visas includes Visit, Study, Work, Live and Citizenship. Other types can be found on the Department of Immigration and Border protection website

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Processing times

Before you decide to apply for a visa please make sure you familiarize yourself with the information on the type of Visa you are applying for. Quick links to information on visa categories and other helpful information including Visa Fee, VFS Service Charge and Processing Time can be found on the VFS site.

You can also find information about processing times on the Australian High Commission in Pretoria’s website

These are average processing times only. They do not apply if the application is lodged incomplete and without all required documentation.

If you lodge your visa application late, please be aware that you may not be able to travel on your intended travel date.

Applicants should fill the Visa Application Form corresponding to the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their application. Applicants can get the visa application form by visiting the nearest Australia Visa Application Centre or by downloading the forms online

Please ensure that you read the Security Regulations before you visit the Australia Visa Application centre

Visa labels

You do not need a visa label in your passport for travel to Australia. All visa status information is stored electronically on the DIBP’s systems. Instead of a visa label, you will be issued a grant notification letter including visa details.

Please be aware that if you are transiting or exiting through another country, you will need to check with the relevant government authorities regarding requirements to show a visa label in the passport. The Australian Government cannot advise on other countries’ requirements.

If you would like a visa label in your passport, you must specifically request this, and pay an additional visa evidence charge after the visa has been granted. If you would like to enquire about the visa application process or if you have general enquires you can contact the VFS Nigeria office below:

Australian Visa Application Centres In Nigeria

Abuja Office

3rd Floor, El Yakub Muhktar Place, Zakariya Maimalari Street,CBD, Abuja

Lagos Office

Australian Visa Application Centre, Etiebets Place 21 Mobolaji Bank, Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos

Via email: info.ausng@vfshelpline.com

Via telephone: +234 (0)9 2916605

Wrapping up

The detailed steps on how to apply for Australian visa in Nigeria and actually get it is important. Remember you should be able to convince them that you really need the visit and assure them that you won’t elope. Traveling to Australia can be very expensive because it is one of the remotest country/continent of the world.

This often discourages a lot of people from visiting the country during (summer) vacations. For example, a flight from Lagos to Sydney costs over $2,300. That is a lot of money for many Nigerians. But these are reasons why you should go to Australia:

Australia has some of the best reefs in the world (for example the Great Barrier Reef); Because it is surrounded by 3 oceans (Pacific, Indian, and Southern), Australia has very fine oceans which are awesome to behold with loads of amazing surfing in the tide like Cable Beach and Noosa. They are a great spot for relaxation

Breathtaking sites like Uluru Rock which covers about 8km distance; lots of fun-filled barbecues where you can freely try wonderfully tasty Australian cuisines

Some of the best wines in the world are produced in Australia because of the presence of cool wine rivers of wine like River Margaret near Perth and Hunter Valley nears Sydney. Very fine parks like Karijin National Park in Western Australia. This will be an experience you won’t forget in a lifetime

So with all these points and many more, you wouldn’t regret taking that 18-hour flight from Lagos to Sydney. Remember to visit other cool cities in Australia if you wish to visit as a tourist, but then all this won’t be possible if you don’t get your Australian visa approved, so this is why you may to read this piece again to understand properly how to apply for Australian visa in Nigeria in case you didn’t understand any part well.

Sources: https://infoguidenigeria.com/apply-australian-visa-nigeria/
http://www.lawandvisas.com/blog/2015/07/16/how-get-australian-visa-nigeria

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