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Fast, easy ETA visas to Australia now on sale for half price!

Fast, easy ETA visas to Australia now on sale for half price!

National Visas is currently having a limited time promotion on ETA visitor visas to Australia! Purchase your service now and benefit from a 50% discount off the regular fee. This special applies to both the Visitor and Business Visitor ETA visas. The cost of the ETA Visa is now only AU$19.00!!! UK£10 (approx) US$17 (approx) [...]

Australia adds more countries eligible for online visitor visa application

Australia adds more countries eligible for online visitor visa application

The Department of Immigration has updated its list of countries eligible for online Visitor visa application, now extending the total to 118 from the previous 67. The Australian Visitor (subclass 600) visa, which replaced the Tourist (subclass 676) visa beginning 23 March 2013, allows people holding a valid passport from eligible countries to visit Australia [...]

Requirements for travelling and migrating to Australia

Requirements for travelling and migrating to Australia

Australia welcomes leisure visitors and working migrants provided that they have the right travel documents for entry. The systematic Australia immigration requires entrants to present these documents to airport passenger processors, who will ensure that travellers have an appropriate visa to enter Australia. The Australian government discourages illegal travellers, and thus requires the following general [...]

Summer in Australia with sprinkles of yuletide fun

Summer in Australia with sprinkles of yuletide fun

In Australia, the end of the school Term 4 in mid-December heralds the start of the summer holiday. Surfers and swimmers flock to beaches, while bushwalkers and hikers trudge trails and bush-lands in order to take advantage of the fine weather. Have a glimpse of summer in Australia with the following pictures of the country’s [...]

Northern Territory gearing for more active tourism

Northern Territory gearing for more active tourism

The Northern Territory ranks at the bottom half of the list of regions in Australia preferred by tourists. A 2011-published study by Tourism Research Australia indicated that the Northern Territory has four main tourism regions (Alice Springs, Darwin, Central, and Top End)—an inferior number compared to Victoria’s 21 regions and New South Wales’ 14 regions. [...]

Australian migration tip: Applying for an Electronic Visa

Australian migration tip: Applying for an Electronic Visa

Short travel to Australia is possible with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa. This scheme is the country’s own way of making visits to the country for specific purposes easier by not requiring a passport stamp. Introduced in 1996, the ETA system is available for a number of countries and regions and is accessible through [...]

Steps for lodging an Australian Visitor Visa application

Steps for lodging an Australian Visitor Visa application

Migration to Australia is as active as ever, as indicated in the December 2012 report by the Department of Immigration: 6.4% and 1% increases in tourism and business Visitor visa applications, respectively; 97.8% grant rate for all Visitor visas; and 9.2% increase in the number of Visitor visa holders. As of 2012, there are more [...]

Five new Australian visa categories

Five new Australian visa categories

Following the termination of nine visa categories in March 2013, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship has introduced five new Australian visa types that will replace the phased-out ones. The following are the new visa categories: I. Temporary work (short stay activity) visa (subclass 400). This visa, which has an application cost of AU$145, requires [...]

Travel to Australia for Medical Treatment or Consultations

Travel to Australia for Medical Treatment or Consultations

People who come to Australia do so for varied reasons. While some do it for a holiday or vacation wherein they apply for a tourist visitor visa Australia, some others do it also to find work and live in better conditions and environment. However, there are also instances when one applies for a visa for [...]

New Short Stay Business Activity Visas Explained

New Short Stay Business Activity Visas Explained

There are different types of Australian visas to apply for and each of these comes with a specific set of requirements. It is important therefore, to know which type of visa you are applying for. If you want to enter Australia to organize an international event, conference, or a meeting in Australia, or if you [...]

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