Applying For an Australian Visitor Visa From High Risk Country
High Risk Country and Their Chance Of Getting Australian Visitor Visa
When applying for a Visitor Visa ETA (Electronic Transfer Authority) subclass (601) and eVisitor Visa subclass (651) to Australia you will come across the eligibly requirement of “holding a passport from certain countries” which refer to the applicant not being a high risk country citizen.
What are “low and high risk countries” exactly?
This might sound a bit harsh but really what the term “high risk” is related to that historically visitors in the past from these countries coined as high risk country have a high rate of their citizen 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?
You can still apply for a Visitor Visa if your country falls into the high risk category 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 the Department of Home Affairs will give your application additional checks prior to your visa being approved and processing times to your application will be longer.
You do have a higher risk of your visa being denied and it is recommend 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).
The High risk country are the countries that are not on this list and are not on 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 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 intention of the applicant of 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.
So please if you are from a country that is concerned High Risk don’t be discourage 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 visas 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 enquiries.
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 yourself a consultation with Indah 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.
Give us a call on (08) 9477 5831 and we’ll take care of the rest!