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Temporary Residence Visa

Overview

Australia's temporary residence policy facilitates the entry, on a temporary basis, of people who can contribute to the economic, cultural and social development of the Australian community. Temporary residence visas allow people to live and work in Australia for a limited time. Most subclasses require sponsorship by an Australian organization which must be approved by the Department of Home Affairs in Australia before the application is lodged.

Who should apply?

There is a variety of visa options available to participate in specific professional, cultural or social activities in Australia.

For detailed information on options for people wanting to live and work in Australia temporarily please refer to the Australian High Commission, New Delhi website.

See:

Temporary Work (Long Stay)  

Temporary Residence (Social / Cultural Purpose)

New Zealand Relationship Visa

Please use the checklist available on this website for the relevant visa category.

Applications for some categories of Temporary Residence visa (for instance, Entertainment, Occupational Trainee and Working Holiday Makers) must be sent directly to a processing office in Australia. Details of how and where to lodge applications are mentioned on the Department of Home Affairs website.

See:

Department of Home Affairs

Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa
Application
Charge (AUD)
Base Visa
Application
Charge (INR)
Additional
Application
Charge – Over 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Over 18 (INR)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (INR)
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) (Subclass 461)  340   18,000  170  9,000  85  4,500

*Fees updated effective from 1 July  2018 .

Please refer Visa Pricing Currency Table for more information. 

The Visa Fees and VFS Global Service Charge are applicable per application.

Kindly Note:

Mode of Payment of Visa Fees:

  • Visa fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “Australian High Commission, New Delhi”.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • Applicants sending in their applications by post can pay the visa fee in the form of Demand draft favouring “Australian High Commission” payable at New Delhi.

VFS GLOBAL SERVICE CHARGE

In addition to the Visa Fees, applicant is required to pay the VFS Global Service Charge (inclusive of all taxes), as listed below.

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement Primary applicant INR 1248.00
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Secondary Client Fee INR 874.00
Additional Document Submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office INR 874.00


* Additional Document Submission charge is applicable for passport / documents submitted after the lodgment of visa applications with VFS Global.

Mode of Payment of VFS Fees:

  • VFS Service fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is submitted.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • For Postal Applications, the VFS Global Service Charge Demand Draft should be in favour of “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is couriered.

See: Postal Application

Click here for more information on various other Additional Services offered by VFS Global.

Documents Required

Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa Checklist (subclass 403)
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) Visa checklist (English)

For detailed information on Temporary Residence visa kindly visit Australian High Commission, New Delhi and / or Department of Home Affairs websites.

See:

Temporary Work (Long Stay)

Temporary Residence (Social / Cultural Purpose)

 Department of Home Affairs  

Notice to all Visa Applicants – Acceptable Passport Copies

The Australian High Commission accepts two formats of passport copies:

  • Notarized copies of ALL pages, blank or otherwise; or
  • Copies certified by VFS.

The High Commission strongly recommends clients carry their original passports with them when they lodge at VFS to avoid any issues: http://www.india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/Visas_and_Migration.html. Unacceptable copies – missing pages or un-certified/un-notarized pages – can lead to adverse visa decisions. There is no obligation on the High Commission to request acceptable copies after lodgment and your application will be delayed.

Photo Specifications

Two passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).


photo specs

Processing Time

For the current average processing time of visa application at Australian High Commission New Delhi kindly click here.

Note:The processing time does not include the transit time taken in forwarding the visa application from Australian Visa Application Centre to Australian High Commission, New Delhi.

Download Form

Form 147(New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship)
Form 1403 (Temporary Work -International Relation)

For the complete list of forms kindly click here