High-Risk Country and Their Chance Of Getting Australian Visitor Visa 2023
When applying for a Visitor Visa ETA (Electronic Transfer Authority) subclass (601) and eVisitor Visa subclass (651) to Australia you will come across the eligibility requirement of “holding a passport from certain countries” which refers to the applicant not being from a high-risk country.
What are “low and high-risk countries” exactly?
This might sound a bit harsh, but what the term “high risk” is related to is that historically visitors from these countries coined as high-risk countries have a high rate of their citizens overstaying their visas in Australia.
While “low-risk” countries have a historically low rate of visitors overstaying.
Overstaying is referring to staying past the expiration of your Visa and is not looked at fondly by the Department of Home Affairs.
So what if you are from a High-Risk Country?
If you are planning to visit Australia from a high-risk country in 2023, you can still apply for a Visitor Visa but you are not eligible for the Visitor Visa ETA subclass (601) and eVisitor Visa subclass (651).
What to expect when applying for a visa will be that the Department of Home Affairs will give your application additional checks prior to your visa being approved and longer processing times.
You do have a higher risk of your visa being denied and it is recommended to go through an experienced professional Migration Agent such as ONE derland consulting.
Listed below is the Australian Immigration Department’s list of low-risk countries that are eligible for the Visitor Visa ETA subclass (601) and eVisitor subclass (651).
High-risk countries are those countries that are not on this list and are not eligible for those Visitor Visa streams.
Low-Risk Country for Australian Visitor Visa Application
If your country isn’t listed above then it means you are living/holding a passport in a high-risk country.
Please check for any updated information on the IMMI website.
Due to any updates according to the latest statistics on foreign nationals overstaying their visas or breaking specific migration laws.
Please note that other countries have their own lists of high-risk countries, which may differ from Australia.
The Department of Home Affairs seeks to find the intention of the applicant for a Visa as a genuine visitor.
Officers are required to draw on local experience in reaching a considered view of the level of risk posed by the visitor applicant.
Such as Visitor overstay rates from certain countries and, the level of incidence of visitors seeking longer-term temporary or permanent residence once in Australia.
Applying for a visitor visa to Australia from a high-risk country
If you are from a high-risk country, you may need to provide additional documentation and undergo more rigorous screening before you can obtain a visitor visa for Australia. The Australian government maintains a list of high-risk countries, which is updated regularly based on public health and security risks.
What you need to do in applying for a visitor visa to Australia from a high-risk country is to check whether you are eligible to apply for a visa. You will need to provide information about your nationality, the purpose of your visit, and the length of your stay. Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to apply for a visitor visa, you will need to gather the necessary documentation to support your application.
If you are from a high-risk country, you may also need to provide additional documentation to satisfy the Australian government’s health and security requirements. This may include a medical examination, a police clearance certificate, or proof of vaccination against certain diseases.
Don’t worry, if you are from a country that is considered High Risk don’t be discouraged that you will not fulfill your dream of visiting Australia.
We Can Help!
We recommend if you are from a high-risk country to have a consultation with our Migration Agent to assess your eligibility for visa options.
We are here to answer your questions and concerns.
At ONE derland consulting we are able to guide and assist you with the best options for your visa concerns or inquiries.
We are with you every step of the way during your visa application process.
Our consultants are always on hand to speak with you at any time should you have any queries questions or concerns regarding your application
If you would like to find out more information or you would like to know if you are eligible to apply contact us at ONE derland Consulting by visiting our contact page here.
Speak with a consultant live, or book a consultation with Indah Melindasari via our online booking portal.
We are happy to help you achieve your dreams of coming to Australia.
Our Principal Migration Agent, Indah Melindasari, is a registered agent with Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), MARN: 0961448, who has been in this profession since 2009.
Indah and ONE derland expert team will be able to help tailor your migration plan to Australia based on your background and current and future circumstances.