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APPLICATION FOR A TRANSIT VISA FOR AUSTRALIA (SUBCLASS 771)
Refer to the following web page for detailed information about this visa: http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/transit/771/
Days of lodgement of application: MONDAY and WEDNESDAY FROM 09.30 am to 12.00 pm (Noon)
Lodgement of application: 3 weeks or earlier before proposed date of departure
Processing time: 5 working days if application is fully documented and if no additional information/checks and or/ interview is required
The Australian High Commission will be closed on the following days in 2013:
1 January, 2 January, 1 February, 12 March, 29 March, 1 April, 25 April, 10 June, 9 August, 10 September, 7 October, 24 December, 25 December and 26 December 2013.
Transit visas are for people who intend to remain in Australia no longer than 72 hours and who can establish that the principal purpose in entering Australia is:
* to pass through Australia in transit to another country (where a 'stopover' is intended, the applicant should apply for the appropriate visa in a visitor class instead); or
* to pass through Australia to join a vessel as a crew member
The applicant's stay in Australia must be for no longer than 72 hours. Extensions of stay will not be granted.
Note: There is no visa application charge (processing fee) for a Transit visa
1. Duly completed and signed application Form 876 – form 876 must be downloaded from the website ‘www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/876.pdf’
2. One recent passport size photograph of the applicant
3. A passport with a validity date of at least 6 months
4. FULL birth certificate for any child/children applying for a visa indicating the names of both parents (father and mother)
5. Copy of travel itinerary indicating the following:
- date and time of departure from your home country and flight number
- date and time of arrival in Australia and flight number
- date and time of departure from Australia and flight number
- date and time of arrival in your home country and flight number
6 Evidence that the applicant has been granted a visa for the country that the applicant intends to visit, take up employment or reside permanently
7. The applicant may be requested to provide the following:
- a copy of the airline ticket with confirmed dates
- proof of funds for personal support
8. Applicants under 18 years of age and applying for a visa on their own (irrespective of whether both parents hold a valid visa and/or are travelling to Australia with the applicant or not) must provide:
- joint written permission from both parents witnessed by the Police or by any legal authority of the country. The ORIGINAL of this letter must be submitted
9. Applicants under 18 years of age and applying for a visa with one parent only (irrespective of whether the other parent holds a valid visa and/or is travelling to Australia with the applicant or not) must provide:
- a written permission from the other parent witnessed by the Police or by any legal authority of the country. The ORIGINAL of this letter must be submitted
10. For crew members transiting Australia to take up employment on an Australian vessel must provide evidence that they are already holder of a valid Maritim Crew visa – refer to website ‘immi.gov.au/sea’ for information
11. Applicants aged 75 years and over must provide the following:
- A health examination undertaken with a panel doctor and using medical form 26
The medical form 26 must be downloaded from the website ‘www.immi.gov.au’ and the contact details of panel doctors in Mauritius are indicated below.
- evidence that that they have purchased a health insurance covering their period of stay in Australia
Panel doctors in Mauritius:
1. Dr Audrey Chui Wan Cheong
C/- City Clinic
102-106 Sir Edgar Laurent Street
Tel: 230 2420486
2. Dr J G Francois Tadebois
C/- Nouvelle Clinique du Bon Pasteur , Mg J Mamet Street
Tel: (230) 464 2640
REQUESTING A VISA LABEL AND VISA EVIDENCING CHARGE
• Australia does not require travellers to have a label in their passport, however, clients are still provided with the option of requesting one if it is necessary for transit or exit purposes. It is the traveller’s responsibility to confirm other countries’ transit or exit requirements before travel to Australia.
• From 24 November 2012, if travellers still need or request a label they will need to pay a fee for it. This cost for a visa label is called the Visa Evidence Charge (VEC). Travellers can only request and pay for a visa label if they have a current Australian visa. Regardless of when a visa application was lodged or granted, anyone who requests a visa label after 24 November 2012 will be charged.
• The charge for a visa label is AUD70, equivalent to Mauritian rupees 2,200. Payment of the VEC must be made in Mauritian rupees and as follows:
The Australian High Commission accepts payment of VEC in Mauritian rupees only. Payment must be made in cash or by bank guaranteed cheques made payable to 'Australian High Commission'. Other methods of payments (eg company/personal cheques and bank transfers) cannot be accepted.
Payments using credit cards are processed in Australian Dollars (AUD) only (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Diners, JCB).
Note: If paying by credit card in Australian Dollars you may incur banking and currency conversion fees and you accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.
Request for a visa label can be made as follows:
- By making a verbal request at the visa counter and submitting the original of his/her passport and paying the VEC of Mur 2,200
- By submitting the original of his/her passport, a duly completed and signed Form 1405 and paying the VEC of Mur 2,200
Note: Form 1405 'Visa Label Request Form' must be downloaded from the website 'http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/'
In both cases payment of the VEC must be made at the time of the request and after that the grant notification letter has been received.
Applicants may also choose to inform this office at time of lodging the visa application whether they wish to have a visa label issued instead of a grant notification letter. Applicants will then be advised when to make payment of the VEC.