Australian Embassy
Russian Federation
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Visitor Visas


This visa allows people to visit Australia for a holiday or recreation, or to visit family and friends. This visa may also be used for other short-term non-work purposes including study for less than three months.



Document Checklist

See the Visitor Visa (Tourist Stream) Document Checklist for a summary of documents you must provide when applying for this visa

How to Apply
Processing Times

Applications for Visitor visas should be lodged at the Australian Embassy Moscow at least 4 weeks ahead of your travel date. This is in keeping with the Australian Government’s global service standard of 4 weeks for these visa classes.

Applications must be complete and will be processed as quickly as possible within this timeframe. However, processing times may vary depending on a range of factors and personal circumstances.

Repeat visits and long stays

This visa cannot be used for long-term stays or residence. To be eligible for a further Visitor visa in the future, you must maintain extended periods of time outside of Australia. If you would like to migrate or spend longer periods in Australia, you should explore other more appropriate visa options.

Additional Information
  • Persons wishing to do short-term work or to conduct an activity as an invited participant in an event should apply for the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa even if they also intend to visit Australia for the purposes of tourism.

Health Requirements
  • In some circumstances you may be requested to undertake a medical examination. You should NOT undertake medical examinations until requested to do so by the Embassy

  • All visitors are strongly recommended to obtain comprehensive health insurance prior to travel.

  • If you are aged 75 or over, you must provide evidence that you have medical insurance for the full period of your intended stay in Australia and you must undergo a medical examination with an approved panel doctor.

See: Health Requirements 

March 2013