Online Tourist Visa Applications Open for Chilean and Turkish Nationals
September 21, 2011
From September 20, 2011, all citizens of Chile and Turkey who hold a service, special or diplomatic passport are permitted to apply online for a tourist visa to Australia.
The addition of Chile and Turkey to the list of countries eligible to apply for the e676 Australian tourist visa online has been announced by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIBP) earlier this year.
With a fast, secure and convenient process, applicants are now able to check their application progress online and do not need to have a visa label placed in their passport.
Clients are sent a notification of their Australian visa entitlements and airlines can confirm the visa details through the Advanced Passenger Processing System.
Clients can also choose to print a copy of their visa approval notification email to carry with them while traveling to Australia.
Clients from Chile or Turkey who cannot lodge an e676 application online, can lodge their tourist visa application directly with the Australian Embassy in Santiago (Chile) and Ankara (Turkey) respectively.