Australian High Commission
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India, Bhutan

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long will it take for my visa application to be finalised?

See current global visa processing times.

I have been issued with a new passport after I applied for my visa, what do I need to do?

See change in your situtaion to update your passport details. 

Can I extend the validity period of my visitor visa?

No, but applying online for a new visitor visa is convenient and easy. Apply online now!

How do I check my visa details?

VEVO allows visa holders, employers, education providers and other organisations to check visa details and conditions.  

Do I have to submit my passport to the Australian High Commission?

No, Australian visas are electronic and verified online as you check into your flight and on your arrival in Australia. This allows travellers to apply while on the move.

I am unable to travel before the initial entry date expires. How can I extend the validity of the initial entry date?

Where the visa holder cannot enter Australia before the required entry date, the following applies:

  • Permanent visa holders (including subclass 309 visa holders) may still be able to enter Australia at a later date as long as the visa remains valid, and they continue to meet all other requirements and visa conditions. When you can travel, let us know by submitting the travel facilitation letter request form

  • Temporary visa holders (including subclass 300 visa holders), will need to apply for a new visa. Some additional measures are available for VAC refund, waiver and visa extension under specific circumstances. Further details are available on Department of Home Affairs COVID-19 and the border website.