Australian Transit Visa

The transit visa is for people who wish to travel through Australia, for up to 72 hours.

You MUST have a transit visa if you intend to clear Australian immigration or leave the airport transit lounge for any reason before boarding your onwards flight.

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    Please note you only require a transit visa in certain situations. You do not need a transit visa if you are from an eligible country (see eligible countries listed below) AND you meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • will arrive in Australia by aircraft.
  • have a confirmed ticket to leave Australia to travel to a third country by aircraft within 8 hours of arriving.
  • have valid travel documents to enter that country.
  • do not clear Australian immigration or leave the airport transit lounge for any reason before boarding your onwards flight.
    Eligible countries:
    Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (including its colonies), United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • a resident of Hong Kong who holds a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport or a British National Overseas (BNO) passport
  • a resident of Taiwan who holds a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan (other than passports purported to be official or diplomatic passports)
  • an Indian official passport holder
  • OR
  • a diplomatic passport holder (This does not include holders of Arab Non-National Passports and diplomatic passports from Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Comoros, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe. These passport holders must get a visa.)

If you are not from an eligible country and/or if you do not meet ALL of the criteria specified above, you MUST obtain a transit visa if you intend to stay in Australia for up to 72 hours.

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Susan - United States Of America (USA)
United States of America (USA)
14th August, 2023

John helped us through the VISA process.  He always responded promptly to our application questions and is an outstanding representative of this department.
Thanks again from Kevin and Susan