Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply for my student visa?

You should apply for your student visa at least 6 weeks prior to your course commencement. Applying early helps you and your family plan your move to Australia. See our website for further student visa information.

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

Lodging online is the fastest way to get your visa. For example, most online lodged Visitor visa (subclass 600) Tourist stream applications for citizens of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal are currently processed within 14 days, whereas paper lodged applications usually take between 28 to 42 days.

See current global visa processing times for information on other visa subclasses.

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

You need to inform us if your passport details change. If you applied online updating your details is easy, you can do it via ImmiAccount. If you applied on paper then you will need to fill in Form 929. See our website for more details.

Can I extend the validity period of my visitor visa?

No, but applying online for a new visitor visa is convenient and easy. Applying online is also the fastest way to get a visitor visa. Apply online now!

How do I check my visa details?

If you forget or can’t find details of your visa visit our website.

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.