1st International Conference on Bioinspired Materials and Membranes (IBMM2018)
in conjunction with
iEESEP2018

Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders and permanent residents of Norfolk Island). Visitor Visa information can be found in this link: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi/Visi

Visa Options

Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to apply for one of the following visas:

  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)

  • Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601)

  • eVisitor visa (subclass 651)

  • Visitor (Business Stream) visa (subclass 600)

If you are not being paid by an organiser for your participation in the event, you may be eligible for an ETA (subclass 601), eVisitor visa (subclass 651) or Visitor (Business Stream) visa (subclass 600)

Visitor visa (subclass 600)

This visa is for people travelling to Australia:

  • As a tourist

  • For business visitor activities

  • To see family

  • On tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China

The visa allows you to visit Australia for a period as determined by the Minister.

Electronic Travel Authority visa (subclass 601)

This visa is for people travelling to Australia:

  • As a tourist

  • For business visitor activities

In most cases, this visa allows you to visit Australia on multiple occasions within 12 months from the date of the grant of the visa or the life of the visa holder’s passport (whichever is shorter) for three months at a time. You must be outside Australia when the Electronic Travel Authority visa is granted or, if you apply for it while you are in immigration clearance, then you must be in immigration clearance at the time it is granted.

eVisitor (subclass 651)

This is a free visa for certain people travelling to Australia:

  • As a tourist

  • For business visitor activities

This visa allows you to visit Australia for three months at a time and travel to and enter Australia on multiple occasions within 12 months from the date the visa is granted.

More information on ETA, eVisitor visa and Visitor (Business Stream) visa is available on the department’s website.

See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/601-
See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/651-
See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/600-

Temporary Work visa (subclass 400)

The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) is the appropriate visa for those intending to undertake one or more of the following roles/activities:

  • People involved in the organisation or delivery of the event

  • Speakers, presenters or delegates who are being paid (including appearance fees) for their participation eg. professional motivational speakers or VIPs paid to attend as delegates

More information is available on the department’s website. See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/400-

Things to consider before lodging an application
Health and character requirements

Most visa applicants are required to meet certain minimum health standards in order to be granted a visa.

​​What you need to do to meet the health requirement will depend on your personal circumstances and the visa that you have applied for. All permanent provisional and certain temporary visa applicants are required to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process to determine if they meet the health requirement.

See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Heal

Character requirements

Everyone who wants to enter Australia must be of good character and will be assessed against the character requirements. As part of your visa application, you might be required to provide a police clearance certificate or other evidence to satisfy the character requirements.

See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Char

Biometrics Programme

Biometrics may need to be collected at an Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) for visitors and business people lodging a visa application from the countries listed on the department’s website.

See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Biom

See: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Biom/biometrics-countries

Invitation and registration to attend the event

When assessing whether you meet the criteria for the grant of a visa, the department may take into account whether you are registered or were invited to attend the event. Confirmation of registration, or a copy of your letter of invitation, should accompany visa applications. For online subclass 400 and subclass 600 applications, information about documents that need to be attached will be provided as part of the application process.

When should I lodge my application?

You should apply for a visa at least two months prior to the intended date of departure, and four months prior if there are any character or health concerns.

Global visa processing time

 
 
 
 
 
Methods of submitting your visa application

You can either apply online (if eligible) or lodge a paper application.

Online application

ImmiAccount is the 'front door' to the department’s online visa services.

ImmiAccount accepts all online applications including

  • eVisitor visa (subclass 651)

  • Visitor e600 visa

  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)

ImmiAccount does not accept applications for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601).

See: www.border.gov.au/immiaccount

Paper application

If you are not eligible to apply online you can lodge a paper application.


See: www.border.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations