How to Apply for an Australian Tourist Visa from Nepal?

Dreaming of exploring the stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and unique wildlife of Australia? Well,
you’re in luck! Nepal passport holders have the opportunity to apply for an Australian Tourist Visa and embark on an unforgettable journey.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of applying for an Australian Tourist Visa from Nepal.

Step 1: Determine the Visa Type

Visa type
Before you begin your application, it’s crucial to determine the type of tourist visa you need for your trip to Australia. The most common tourist visa for Nepali travelers is the Visitor (Tourist) Visa (Subclass 600), which allows you to visit Australia for tourism, visiting family and friends, or other short-term purposes.

Its necessary for every member travelling to lodge visa application separately. For example,
if you are travelling with your wife and a 6 month’s old son, then you need lodge 3 separate application

  • Your Visa - AUD 200
  • Wife’s Visa - AUD 200
  • Son’s Visa - AUD 200

Visiting Family/Friends In Australia

if going to visit family member and friends in australia, then you need to get letter of invitation from them. In this case,
since you are going to stay with them so they need to prove that they are capable of sponsoring your stay, you need to
attach their bank statement, property rental doc if available.

Which Stream To Select?

If you wish to get multiple entry visa, you must select “Tourist stream (tourism/visit family or friends)”.
Selecting other type may result “No Further Stay” 8503 condition.

What is 8503 Condition?

If since last entering Australia you have held a visa that has a “no further stay” condition imposed on it then you are not able to make an application for a substantive visa other than a protection visa.

Step 2: Gather Required Documents

To apply for an Australian Tourist Visa, you’ll need to gather essential documents, including:

Evidence Of applicant’s previous travel

If you have travelled before to any other country or Australia itself, you need to attach the scanned copies of these docs
- “Old” Passport scan where the immigration stamp is clearly visible
- Previous flight itinerary/ticket also works
- Previous visa-grant email/doc

Evidence of Current Employment

To show your ties to your home country and prove that you are economically stable, you need to get some docs from your employer/office

  • Latest Payslip: If your company gives you payslip every month then get it notarized and scan it. If your company does not give you payslips, then get a salary certificate. Sample Payslip: Click to see Sample Payslip

  • Company Joining Letter: You must have gotten something when joining the company.

  • Leave Grant Letter: You must get a letter in which your company mentions that they are ok to grant you leave for X days.
    Click to see Sample Leave Letter

Evidence Of Financial Status & Funding

To support your claim that you can sponsor your and your family’s trip to Australia, you will need to submit these docs

  • Property Valuation Certificate: To show that you and your family have a strong foundation in your home country,
    you need to show substantial property worth more than 1 crore (USD 100,000). You can goto any engineering consultancy and ask
    them to evaluate your family property. Scan the docs and attach. Click here for sample Property valuation doc

  • Your Bank Statement: Get 1 year bank statement from your bank, ask them to put stamp and signature on each page. Notarize each page and attach.

  • Your Balance Certificate: Good to get this from your bank if you have multiple accounts in the same bank.

  • Share Certificate: Goto your DP provider and ask them to valuate your D-Mat account. They will charge you about Rs. 100 per company.

  • Car Ownership Bluebook: Translate Bluebook of your car/bike to english from any of the notary public and attach it

  • Your Relative’s Bank statement in Australia: Ask them to send statement of last 3 months.

  • **Your Spouse’s Bank statement"

Evidence of Planned Tourism

You need to prove that you are genuinely planning to visit Australia and nothing else. You need to attach

  • Booked Flight Tickets: You do not need to buy tickets, just book the flight(inbound & outbound/return) and get the itinerary from travel agency.
  • A SOP Letter: Write a letter to Australian High Commission about why you want to go to australia. Which places will you visit. What is your plan in detail, who will be travelling with you and who will be here in your home country. Why should they believe that you will return to your home country. Sample SOP
  • Meetup/Conference Booking confirmation: If applicable you can book upcoming events abroad and attach docs

Family Register

You need to attach docs like below to let them know who is in your family.

  • Passport of Every Member in Your family: Your family in Nepal and also family in Australia
  • Marriage certificate: Your marriage certificate
  • Birth Certificates: Need to attach birth certificates of all of your kids

Invitation From Family

You need to attach invitation letter from any of the family member in Australia. They need to mention the following in the letter

  • Why they want to invite you
  • What you guys are planning
  • Mention that you can support their stay financially and mention some details like I work here and I earn this much. I have rental propery and get monthly rent of this amount.
  • At the end of letter, should mention their address and phonenumber in Australia, because High Commission might want to contact them.

National ID(Other than Passport)

You can attach

  • English Version Nagarikta Notarized or get it translated
  • Birth Certificate of Yours
  • Driver’s License

Travel Docs

Attach the applicant’s passport. Get color-photo copies of essential pages(mostly first page and last page in MRP and First page only in E-Passport) and get it notarized.

Step 3: Create an ImmiAccount

Visit the official website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs and create an ImmiAccount. You will use this account to complete your online visa application.

Create an ImmiAccount here.

Step 4: Complete the Online Application

Once you have an ImmiAccount, log in and complete the online visa application form. Be prepared to provide accurate and detailed information about your travel plans, personal details, and supporting documents.


– Frequently press “Save” button so that details you fill are not lost

– Click ‘?’ button near every field to learn more

– Once a doc is attached, you cannot see/preview the doc. But you can remove multiple times and attach again.

Step 5: Pay the Visa Fee

After completing the application form, you’ll need to pay the visa application fee online. Payment methods and fee amounts can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website. Keep the payment receipt as proof of payment.

Step 6: Attend Biometrics and Health Checks (if required)


You will need to book an appointment from VFS Global’s Website( Make sure you are in australia’s webpage.
When you book an appointment you need to book a date more than 2 days later. Because, VFS does not accept cash and only
accepts payments in the form of Manager’s check(Demand Draft) NPR 3787 /- per person. They only accept demand draft of 1 day earlier.

“b. The demand draft must be made at least 1 day prior to the appointment date. Applicants visiting without the demand draft will not
be accepted and will have to book a new appointment.”

Medical Exam

Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be asked to attend biometrics collection or health checks. These requirements will be communicated to you during the application process.

Normally if you are asking Visa for more than 3 months, then you will be asked to take medical exams which is very costly.
As of Aug 2023, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Norvic, IOM and TMC are authorized.
Norvic is the most cheapest option among them but, easiest and hassle free is Nepal Mediciti Hospital which is also cheaper.
The price diff is in hundreds.

Price Comparison

Step 7: Submit Your Application

Once you’ve completed the online application, attached all necessary documents, and paid the visa fee, you can submit your application through your ImmiAccount. Ensure that all information provided is accurate and up-to-date.

Step 8: Wait for a Decision

Visa processing times may vary, so it’s essential to apply well in advance of your planned travel dates. You can check the status of your application through your ImmiAccount.

Step 9: Visa Grant and Travel

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If your visa application is approved, you will receive a visa grant notice. Make sure to keep a copy of this document with you when you travel to Australia. It’s also a good idea to inform your family or friends of your travel plans and share your itinerary with them.

Congratulations! You’re now ready to embark on your Australian adventure. Remember to abide by the visa conditions during your stay, which typically include not working in Australia and leaving the country before your visa expires.

Please note that visa requirements and processes can change, so it’s crucial to check the official website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs or consult with the nearest Australian embassy or consulate in Nepal for the most up-to-date information before you start your application. Safe travels and enjoy your visit to Australia! 🇦🇺✈️