Transit visa allows people to Transit through Australia. This visa is for:
People who wish to transit through Australia and who do not qualify
for transit without a visa or
People traveling to Australia to join a vessel as crew
A transit visa is required even if:
The person fly out on the same aircraft and from the same airport at which the person arrived
The person stay in the transit lounge and do not leave the airport
The Transit visa allows entry into Australia with a maximum stay of
72 hours and is free of an application charge. However, a Transit
visa should not be used as a 'three day visitor visa.'
Part of the criteria which must be satisfied for the grant of a Transit visa include that the applicant establishes that their principal purpose in entering Australia is to pass through Australia in transit to another country, and that the applicant intends to remain in Australia no longer than 72 hours. This criteria cannot be satisfied if the applicant intends a stopover in Australia, for visitation or tourism purposes, or does not intend to travel on to a third country.
Applications for a Transit Visa should contain supporting evidence which may include some or all of the following:
Proof of employment
Proof of income
Information regarding family composition
Information regarding purpose of visit
It is important to remember that the onus is on the applicant to satisfy the decision maker that they meet the relevant criteria for the grant of the visa.
Documents required for an Australian Transit Visa
The Australian High Commission accepts two formats of passport
1. Notarized copies of ALL pages, blank or otherwise; or
2. Copies certified by VFS.
Two recent passport size photos for each person included in the application.
Visa Application Form NO. 876